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Shannon Boxx

Shannon Boxx (born June 29, 1977, in Fontana, California) is an American soccer midfielder currently playing for magicJack of Women's Professional Soccer and is a member of the United States women's national soccer team. She won the Gold Medal with the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and played for the US at the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was a finalist for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award, and won an NCAA Women's Soccer Championship with Notre Dame in 1995.

Boxx is the younger sister of Gillian Boxx, who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics with the United States softball team.

In 2005, Boxx started all nine matches US national team matches, playing all but 23 minutes of all matches played. She was a finalist for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year, coming in third behind Birgit Prinz and Marta.

Boxx missed most of 2006, first for surgery to repair torn cartilage in her right hip, and then for torn medial collateral ligaments she suffered on her first day back in training with the national team. She returned in 2007 after an eight-month layoff, and was named to the United States' squad for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. Boxx helped the team reach the semifinal match against Brazil, but she was sent off after receiving two yellow cards, and the United States went on to lose 4-0. Boxx played every minute of all five U.S. games in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Full name : Shannon Leigh Boxx
Date of birth: June 29, 1977
Place of birth : Fontana, California, United States
Height : 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position : Midfielder
Club information
Current club: magicJack
Number : 7


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