Former U.S. National Team star Shannon MacMillan begins her second season as assistant coach at UCLA.
MacMillan brought a wealth of experience to the program when she arrived in 2007, having played 12 years with the U.S. Women's National Team from 1993 to 2005. During her career she was a member of two U.S. Women's World Cup teams (1999 and 2003), helping the U.S. to a championship in 1999. She also represented the U.S. in three Olympic Games, winning gold in 1996 and 2004 (alternate), and silver in 2000. She enjoyed her best season at the international level in 2002, scoring 17 goals en route to earning U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year honors. She currently ranks seventh all-time in three U.S. National Team categories, including: appearances (176), goals (60) and points (173). MacMillan began her career as a forward before moving to the midfield position in 2000.
Prior to joining the U.S. National Team, MacMillan was a standout at the University of Portland, earning All-America honors from 1992-95. During her senior season in 1995, she won both the Missouri Athletic Club (M.A.C) and Hermann Trophy Player of the Year awards.
MacMillan, who grew up in Escondido, Calif., was one of the founding members of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), playing for her hometown San Diego Spirit. San Diego Spirit.