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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " SHANNON BOXX " IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM PLAYING THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER POSITION AND CURRENTLY PLAYING FOR CHICAGO RED STARS IN AMERICA NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                                BLACK                     SOCIAL                 HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shannon Boxx (born June 29, 1977)[1] is a member of the United States women's national soccer team, playing the defensive midfielder position and currently plays for Chicago Red Stars in American National Women's Soccer League. She won gold medals with the United States at the 2004 Athens Olympics2008 Beijing Olympics, and 2012 London Olympics. She has also finished third place or better with the USA at the 20032007 and 2011 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.[2]

Early life

The multiracial Boxx, whose biological father was black, was raised by her white single mother in Southern California. In a 2008 interview, she remembered that she had little contact with her African American heritage until she went to Notre Dame:[3]
For me, I really learned about my other half. I took African American studies. I majored in it. I think that was one of the best things I could have ever done. My mom couldn't teach me those things. So I went and taught myself and learned those things when I was at Notre Dame.

Youth Club

From U/12-U/18,[4] Boxx played for the Torrance United Waves Soccer Club, Torrance, California, and helped to lead them to 4 State Cup Championships and two trips to the USYSA National Championship Final Four in 1993 and 1994[5][6] at U/17 and U/19.

High school

From 1991 to 1995, Boxx attended South Torrance High School, where she was a four-sport athlete, playing soccer, volleyball, softball and basketball. She was named to the Parade All-America team for girls' soccer in 1995.[7]

College

Boxx played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 1995 to 1998. She helped the team win the school's first NCAA Women's Soccer Championship in 1995, beating defending champions North Carolina in the semifinal. Boxx was named to the All-Big Eastteam in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and is tied for the most soccer games played for the Irish at 101 games.[7]

College statistics

CollegeGP/GSGoalsAssistsTotal pointsWin–Loss–Tie
Notre Dame 199525/217102421–2–2
Notre Dame 199626/2512164024–2–0
Notre Dame 199725/2513174323–1–1
Notre Dame 199825/257142821–3–1

Professional career

1999–2000

In 1999, Boxx played for the Boston Renegades of the W-League, and then went to Germany to play for 1. FC Saarbrücken in the women's Bundesliga. However, she was unhappy and considered retiring from soccer.[8]

WUSA

In 2001, Women's United Soccer Association began play, and Boxx was drafted by the San Diego Spirit in the third round of the entry draft, with the 19th pick overall.[7]
In the 2001 season, Boxx started all 21 matches for the Spirit, missing 20 minutes of the entire season, and was named to the All-WUSA team.[8] However, her playing time was reduced the following season, and in September 2002, she was sent to the New York Power, in a six-player trade that gave San Diego the first overall pick in the 2003 draft, used to select Aly Wagner.[9]
With New York, Boxx returned to form, starting all 21 games, scoring once and assisting a career-high eight times, and was named to the 2003 All-WUSA squad.[10] Formerwomen's national team coach and league commissioner Tony DiCicco called Boxx "the best in our league at (defensive midfield) – physical, strong, technical".[8]
WUSAGP/GSMINGoalsAssistsTotal pointsWin–Loss–Tie
San Diego Spirit 200121/21187035117–7–7
San Diego Spirit 200220/1513492265–11–5
New York Power 200321/21186818107–9–5

WPS

Shannon Boxx with Saint Louis Athletica in 2010.
In 2009, Boxx signed to the Los Angeles Sol for the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer and was named team captain. She started in 18 of the 19 matches she played for the Sol, scoring three goals with three assists. Boxx was named to the WPS First Team and played in the WPS All-Star Game. The Sol finished in first place during the regular season with a 12–3–5 record.[7]
In 2010, she was signed to the Saint Louis Athletica during the Los Angeles Sol dispersal draft.[11]
Later in the season after Saint Louis Athletica folded, she was traded to the FC Gold Pride.[12] Boxx helped the team win the WPS regular season title and championship. She started in 19 of the 20 games she played in, while scoring one goal and providing five assists. She was a WPS All-Star Game starter and received the fifth overall votes.[7]
For the 2011 WPS season, Boxx signed with magicJack and played 833 minutes in 10 games starting in them all. She helped the club make a run to the playoffs in the second half of the season and win the quarterfinal match against the Boston Breakers.[7]

NWSL

In 2013 she joined Chicago Red Stars in the new National Women's Soccer League.

International career[edit]


Boxx and the USWNT celebrate after a goal in the Gold medal match against Japan, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Back to front: Boxx-7, Wambach-14O'Hara-5Morgan-13Lloyd-10
Although Boxx was a member of the United States Under-21 national team pool, she did not receive her first senior cap until August 2003, when U.S. national team coach April Heinrichs named her to the team's 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup squad, making her the first uncapped player to be named to a U.S. Women's World Cup squad.[10] Prior to the call-up, following the suspension of WUSA, Boxx had planned to take a coaching position at Cal State-Dominguez Hills and pursue a graduate degree at Pepperdine University.[10]
Boxx scored a goal in each of the two pre-World Cup friendlies, against Costa Rica and Mexico, and in the opening match of the World Cup against Sweden, Boxx became the first American woman to score three goals in her first three matches with the national team.[8]
Boxx started five matches at the Women's World Cup, scoring again against Canada in the third place match. She was voted the player of the match against Canada by the FIFA Technical Study Group, who said Boxx "seized control of the game, spurred on her team-mates and finally scored the decisive goal in USA's victory".[2]
Boxx started 31 of 32 national team matches she played in 2004, including all six matches at the 2004 Olympics, where she scored a goal, assisted on another and helped the team win a Gold Medal.[7] She scored eight goals over the course of the year, including a hat trick against Trinidad and Tobago in an Olympic qualifying match. Boxx came in seventh in the voting for the 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award.
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.[13]
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.[14] 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.[15] Boxx played every minute of all five U.S. games in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
In 2011 she played in all but one of the world cup games, earning defensive team honors for her efforts throughout the tournament. During the World Cup final against Japan, which went to overtime penalty shoot-out, Boxx was one of the Americans elected to take one of the penalty kicks, and had her shot saved by Japan's goalkeeper.[16]
(*Correct as of December 15, 2012)

International goals

[hide]DateLocationOpponentLineup#MinAssist/passScoreResultCompetition
12003-09-01[m 1]United StatesCarson Costa RicaStart1.153Julie Foudy
3–0
5–0
Friendly
22003-09-07[m 2]United StatesSan Jose Mexico
off 61' (on Hucles)
1.110Julie Foudy
1–0
5–0
Friendly
32003-09-21[m 3]United StatesWashington SwedenStart1.178Mia Hamm
3–1
3–1
World Cup: Group A
42003-10-11[m 4]United StatesCarson CanadaStart1.151Mia Hamm
2–1
3–1
World Cup: third place match
52004-01-30[m 5]ChinaShenzhen SwedenStart1.113Kristine Lilly
1–0
3–0
Four Nations Tournament
62004-02-25[m 6]Costa RicaSan Jose Trinidad & TobagoStart3.122Abby Wambach
1–0
7–0
Olympic qualification
73.237Mia Hamm
3–0
83.381Aly Wagner
7–0
92004-03-03[m 7]Costa RicaSan Jose Costa Rica
off 60' (on Tarpley)
1.151Shannon MacMillan
4–0
4–0
Olympic qualification: semifinal
102004-07-21[m 8]United StatesBlaine Australia
on 46' (off Chastain)
1.156Mia Hamm
1–1
3–1
Friendly
112004-08-11[m 9]GreeceHeralklio GreeceStart1.114Mia Hamm
1–0
3–0
Olympics: Group G
122004-12-08[m 10]United StatesCarson MexicoStart1.144unassisted
4–0
5–0
Friendly
132005-07-23[m 11]United StatesCarson Iceland
off 82' (on Woznuk)
1.169Abby Wambach
3–0
3–0
Friendly
142006-01-18[m 12]ChinaGuangzhou NorwayStart1.177Kristine Lilly
2–0
3–1
Four Nations Tournament
152007-07-28[m 13]United StatesSan Jose Japan
off 85' (on Hucles)
1.117Stephanie Lopez
1–0
4–1
Friendly
162007-08-25[m 14]United StatesCarson Finland
off 79' (on Wagner)
1.130Kristine Lilly
1–0
4–0
Friendly
172007-09-22[m 15]ChinaTianjin England
off 82' (on Lloyd)
1.157Cat Whitehill
2–0
3–0
World Cup: quarterfinal
182008-01-20[m 16]ChinaGuangzhou China PRStart1.177Becky Sauerbrunn
1–0
1–0
Four Nations Tournament
192009-03-11[m 17]PortugalFaro SwedenStart1.190Megan Rapinoe
1–1
1–1 (pso 3–4)
Algarve Cup: final
202009-05-25[m 18]CanadaToronto CanadaStart1.12Heather Mitts
1–0
4–0
Friendly
212010-03-28[m 19]United StatesSan Diego MexicoStart; (c)1.143unassisted
2–0
3–0
Friendly
222011-03-07[m 20]PortugalQuarteira Finland
off 46' (on Lindsey)
1.18Carli Lloyd
1–0
4–0
Algarve Cup: Group A
232012-04-03[m 21]JapanChiba BrazilStart1.123Lauren Cheney
2–0
3–0
Kirin Challenge Cup
242012-09-16[m 22]United StatesCarson Australia
on 46' (off Lloyd)
1.163penalty
2–1
2–1
Friendly
252012-09-19[m 23]United StatesCommerce Australia
on 46' (off Cheney)
1.163Megan Rapinoe
5–2
6–2
Friendly
262013-02-09[m 24]United StatesJacksonville Scotland
off 66' (on Averbuch)
1.152Christen Press
3–0
4–1
Friendly
272013-03-06[m 25]PortugalAlbufeira IcelandStart1.162Christie Rampone
2–0
3–0
Algarve Cup: Group B

Personal Life

On February 28th 2014 Boxx had her first child, a baby girl named Zoe [17]