Shannon Ann MacMillan (born October 7, 1974) is an American retired soccer player, coach, FIFA Women's World Cup champion, Olympic gold and silver medalist. Named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year for 2002, MacMillan played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1994–2006 and was part of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup-winning team (commonly known as the '99ers). She won gold with the team at the 1996 Summer Olympics and silver at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
|Full name||Shannon Ann MacMillan|
|Date of birth||October 7, 1974|
|Place of birth||Syosset, New York, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|2001–2003||San Diego Spirit|
|2007–2008||UCLA Bruins (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
University of PortlandEdit
In the Olympic semifinal against Norway in 1996, she scored the game-winning goal in overtime. In the Olympic final against China, she collected a Mia Hamm shot that rebounded off the post and put it in for the first goal of the match.
She was a "super-sub" on the US WNT's 1999 Women's World Cup team and the 2000 Olympic team. She earned a spot on the roster for the 2003 Women's World Cup team after making a miraculously quick recovery from an ACL tear suffered just four months before the tournament began.
In 2002, MacMillan scored 17 goals and was voted the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.
She retired from international play in 2006 at the age of 31. She finished her international career with 60 goals and with 175 caps, the tenth most of any woman in history up to that time. She was the sixth-leading goal scorer in 2005.
Honors and awardsEdit
MacMillan was awarded the MAC Hermann Trophy Award in 1995. She was voted U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2002. She was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame on September 25, 2007. As a senior at Portland, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top soccer player.
In 2007, MacMillan became an assistant coach for the UCLA women's soccer team. On January 7, 2010, she was named Director of the Competitive Program at the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Soccer Club. She is currently the Executive Director of the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks.
She is a senior adviser to San Diego Loyal SC.
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