Shannon Boxx

A midfielder who played nine seasons in American first-division pro leagues and won a series of honors with the U.S. national team.

Boxx’ career in the U.S. national team, which spanned 195 games between 2003 and 2015, included three Olympic championships and one World Cup title. Boxx played for the United States in four Women’s World Cups, including the United States’ winning effort in 2015 and its runnerup finish in 2011. She played a total of 16 games in those four World Cups and scored three goals, two in 2003 and one in 2007. She played all six of the United States’ games at the 2004 Olympics, all six of the United States’ games at the 2008 Olympics and two of the United States’ games (including the final) at the 2012 Olympics. She was named to the post-tournament all-star teams of both the 2003 and 2011 Women’s World Cups.

Boxx was one of only three women who played in all three seasons of the Women’s United Soccer Association, all three seasons of Women’s Professional Soccer and the first three seasons of the National Women’s Soccer League. Her three seasons in the WUSA were with San Diego and New York. Her three seasons in WPS were with Los Angeles, St. Louis, Gold Pride and magicjack. Her three NWSL seasons all were with Chicago. She was chosen as a WUSA all-star in 2003, when she was with the New York Power and a WPS all-star in 2009, when she was with the Los Angeles Sol. She won a WPS championship in 2010 with Gold Pride. In those nine seasons, she played 122 regular-season games and four playoff games.

Elected in 2022.