Shannon Boxx Shares Pride & Joy of Playing With USWNT While Raising Her Pride & Joy
Boxx explains what being a mom meant to her while playing with the USWNT and how she hopes to inspire others, as others paved the way for her.
“Being a mom and playing at the highest level is an amazing thing that we’re allowed to do and we should be doing it,” Boxx said. “And I love that there are moms before me that showed me that, ‘hey, just because we want to have kids doesn’t mean we have to give up our career.’ And that was very valuable for me. So, I had a lot of good role models before me.”
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