Sh'nia Gordon

#99 Sh'nia Gordon

F | So. | 5-7 | Ocklawaha, Fla. | Richmond Hill High

2015-16 Freshman

  •  Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
  •  All-Big 12 Freshman Team
  •  Started all 23 matches and finished with 1,010 minutes of action
  •  Finished fourth on team and paced Mountaineer freshmen with 13 points and five goals; goal total ranked No. 3 on team and No. 10 in Big 12 Conference
  •  Tallied three game-winning goals, the fourth-best total in the Big 12
  •  Also chipped in three assists
  •  First career shot went down as a game-winner, as she scored in the 20th minute of WVU’s 2-0 win vs. SIUE in the season opener at the Indiana Tournament on Aug. 21
  •  Tallied one goal and one assist for a career-high three points in 5-0 victory vs. Duquesne on Aug. 30
  •  Game-winning goal in WVU’s 8-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 6 came 83 seconds into the match and is the sixth-fastest goal in program history
  •  Tallied a career-high four shots in 4-0 win vs. Longwood on Sept. 13
  •  Connected on through ball in 49th minute for game-winning score at No. 13 Texas Tech on Oct. 11; also assisted on fourth score of game for a career-high three points
  •  Added insurance goal in 4-0 win vs. Duquesne on Nov. 13 in NCAA Tournament First Round
  •  Assisted on Kailey Utley’s game-winning goal in 5-2 victory over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 22 in NCAA Tournament Third Round
  •  Two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week (8/25, 10/13)

High School

  •  Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 52)
  •  No. 2-ranked player in South-West, according to TopDrawerSoccer.com (2015)
  •  No. 5-ranked forward in Texas region, No. 22 nationally
  •  Three-year member of ECNL Soccer
  •  Coastal Empire All-Star Game MVP
  •  2014-15 Savannah Female Athlete of the Year
  •  Scored a school-record 59 goals as a senior at Richmond Hills High; tallied 34 goals in 13 games as a junior
  •  2014 Savannah Magazine Most Athletic
  •  Also a member of high school track team and competed at the Texas Relays as a sophomore
  •  Played soccer in multiple states, including Texas and Georgia


  •  Daughter of Joseph and Porsche Schwendemann
  •  Has two brothers and one sister
  •  Birthday is April 9
  •  Majoring in exercise physiology  
  •  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  •  Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
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Two Earn Big 12 Weekly Honors; WVU No. 1

By Shannon McNamara | October 31, 2016

Sophomores Sh’Nia Gordon and Easther Mayi Kith were named the Big 12 Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, this morning.

Meet the Mountaineers: Easther and Sh'Nia

By Shannon McNamara | September 23, 2016

The No. 4-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team boasts a roster of talented, skilled and interesting student-athletes. This week’s Meet the Mountaineers features two sophomores who are building on experience gained as starters last season and excelling in more-developed roles this season – defender Easther Mayi Kith and forward Sh’Nia Gordon.

WVU No. 3; Gordon Big 12 Freshman of the Week

By Shannon McNamara | October 13, 2015

The West Virginia University women’s soccer team’s historical climb up the National Soccer Coaches Association Poll continues, as the Mountaineers moved one spot to No. 3 in today’s rankings. Additionally, forward Nia Gordon is the Big 12 Freshman of the Week.