Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks’ Shannon MacMillan on the Role of Female Coaches in Youth Soccer
As we start the count down to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015, we wanted to kick off by celebrating the women who have already achieved so much in the world of soccer and are phenomenal role models. Here is an interview with Shannon MacMillion celebrating Women in Soccer.
When Shannon MacMillan was honored with the Herman Trophy in 1995, the University of Portland star became the first female player west of the Rockies to receive the coveted award as the best college player in America. She would go on to play 176 international matches over a twelve-year career with the U.S. Women’s National Team, scoring 60 goals as a midfielder and forward. In the 1996 Olympics MacMillan scored the winning goal in the semifinal against Norway, and then netted the first goal in the final against China that the U.S. won 2-1. She was also a member of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup winners that defeated China in the now-legendary penalty kick final.