U.S. player pool
Quick Take: The Olympic and Women's World Cup hero has found her form again, having scored eight goals with fourteen assists last year as she established herself as the "supersub" -- who can enter at midfield or forward and decide a match. A strong dribbler who possesses one of the hardest shots on the team, she has seen time both at striker in the 4-4-2 formation and at right midfield in the 3-4-3. Tremendously strong and fast, she has the ability to wear down defenders. It was MacMillan who scored in both the semifinal and gold medal game at the 1996 Olympics to help the USA to the championship.
U.S. National Team: A key reserve on the 1999 Women's World Cup championship team, she played in all six matches, but started just one, and in that game against North Korea led the USA to victory with a goal and two assists ... Also recorded one of the biggest assists in U.S. history, driving a corner-kick for Joy Fawcett to head home for the winning goal in the Women's World Cup quarterfinal against Germany just seconds after entering the match ... Played in 26 games for the USA in 1999, scoring eight goals with 14 assists and became just the 12th player in U.S. history with 20 or more career goals ... 1998: A member of the USA's gold medal team at the 1998 Goodwill Games ... 1996: Member of the USA's gold medal winning team at the 1996 Olympics ... Led the Olympic Team with three goals in their five matches, including the match-winners against Sweden and Norway ... Her "Golden Goal" against Norway was one of the most important in U.S. Soccer history, putting the USA into the Olympic final and avenging the loss at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup ... Originally left off the roster for residential training camp leading up to the Olympics, she battled her way back onto the team and into the starting lineup ... 1993: The youngest member of the U.S. Women's National Team that won the silver medal at the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y., where she made her debut with the U.S. team ... Youth National Teams: Member of the U.S. Women's Under-20 National Team from 1993-94, winning the International Women's Tournament in Montricoux, France in 1993 ... First Appearance: July 7, 1993 vs. Australia ... First Goal: April 17, 1994 vs. Canada.
College/High School: Winner of the 1995 Missouri Athletic Club Award and the 1995 Hermann Award as college soccer's top player ... The 1995 Soccer America Player of the Year ... Won the 1995 Bill Hayward Award as Oregon's Top Female Amateur Athlete ... Finalist for the MAC Award and Hermann Trophy in 1993 and 1994 ... A four-time All-American, All-Far West Region First Team and West Coast Conference selection from 1992-95 at the University of Portland ... Second on the team in goals scored with 22 in 1994 behind U.S. teammate Tiffeny Milbrett ... Missed four games in 1994 due to a broken bone in her left foot, had a pin inserted in the foot and returned to the starting lineup 13 days later ... The 1993 and 1995 University of Portland Female Athlete of the Year ... Completed her sophomore season in 1993 as the women's NCAA Division I scoring leader with 23 goals and 12 assists while starting all 21 games ... She finished her freshman year in 1992 as the highest scoring freshman in the nation and fourth leading scorer overall with 19 goals ... The WCC Freshman of the Year, she was Second-Team NSCAA All-American and was voted to Soccer America's All-Freshman Team ... Attended San Pasqual High School in Escondido, Calif., where she was a three-year letter-winner ... Named as the honorary captain of the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team.
Club: Played club soccer for the La Jolla Nomads, which won the state club championship two consecutive years (1991 and 1992), winning the Western Regionals in 1991 before going on to finish second at the national championships ... Played 1996 and 1997 seasons in the Japanese women's professional league with Shiroki Serena alongside college and national team teammate Tiffeny Milbrett.
Personal: Full name Shannon Ann MacMillan ... Majored in social work at Portland Currently an assistant women's soccer coach at Portland, helping the team to the NCAA Final Four in 1998, her first year on the bench ... Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated's daily Olympic issue after her goal against Norway ... Received the key to city of Escondido in December of 1996 after winning her Olympic gold medal ... Enjoys reading, shopping, playing board games and playing with Joy Fawcett's two daughters.