TwitterName: Shannon Boxx
Sport: Soccer
Position: Midfield
Height: 5’8”
Current Residence: Redondo Beach, Calif.
College: University of Notre Dame '99, Psychology/African-American Studies

Olympic Experience:

  • 2004 Olympic Games, gold
  • 2008 Olympic Games, gold
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold

Career Highlights:

  • Started five matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, playing every minute, and was named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team
  • Started all five matches at the CONCACAF 2010 Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, registering two assists, and played all 180 minutes in the two-leg WWC playoff against Italy
  • 2009, Scored the tying goal in regulation with just seconds left in the championship game of the Algarve Cup and opened the scoring with an early goal during a 4-0 win against Canada in Toronto
  • Scored just one goal, but it was a crucial game-winner in a 1-0 victory against China in January to give the USA the 2008 Four Nations Tournament title

Fun Facts: Graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters in 1999 with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and African-American studies ... Her sister Gillian won a gold medal in softball at the 1996 Olympics and is now a firefighter in San Jose, Calif. ... She and her sister have identical Olympic rings tattoos on their ankles ... Always tries to eat banana pancakes the morning before a game

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