Notre Dame continues transition under first-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo.
Notre Dame senior midfielder goes in third round to her hometown franchise, FC Kansas City.
Notre Dame midfield shines in 4-1 victory over Iowa.
Fighting Irish to face highest ranked opponent in two years (1:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Alumni Stadium).
Notre Dame kicks off 21st annual home tournament at 7:30 p.m. (ET) Friday at Alumni Stadium.
Images of the 1999 Notre Dame graduate playing for the U.S. soccer team in the 2012 Olympics.
Images of athletes with Notre Dame connections who have competed in the Olympics.
Boxx, Sobrero Markgraf anchor rock-solid U.S. defense to OT win over Brazil in Olympic title game.
Has played for Team USA in past three FIFA Women's World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011), helping Americans to runner-up finish in '11, and third-place showings in the prior two appearances ... named to 2003 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Team ... also was top-10 candidate for 2004 and 2008 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year honors ... started all five matches during '03 WWC (first two career caps came in final two warm-up matches before tournament), scoring twice, including clinching goal in third-place contest vs. Canada (the 1,000th goal in U.S. Women's National Team history) ... started four matches in '07 WWC, scoring in quarterfinal win over England ... started five matches in '11 WWC, playing every minute, and converting first penalty kick in shootout win over Brazil in quarterfinals (also saw her cross resulted in a first-half own-goal that gave USA 1-0 lead) ... has 167 caps and 23 goals in her U.S. Women's National Team career.
Helped Notre Dame win the 1995 NCAA national championship, while also finishing as runner-up in 1996 and semifinalist in 1997 ... three-time all-BIG EAST Conference selection (1995-97) ... piled up 39 goals and 57 assists in her career, ranking sixth in school history in assists and 13th all-time with 135 points, while being one of 12 players to register 30 goals and 30 assists at Notre Dame ... one of 13 Fighting Irish players to appear in every match of her college career, playing in 101 contests and making 96 starts ... tied for fourth in program history in consecutive matches played (101) and tied for sixth in total matches played ... integral part of the two highest-scoring teams in NCAA Division I history, with the '96 Notre Dame squad potting 140 goals, and the '97 team netting 135 goals ... in terms of average goals per match, the '97 team ranks third in NCAA history at 5.40, and the '96 club is fourth at 5.38.
Hailing from Torrance, Calif., she graduated from Notre Dame in 1999 with bachelor's degrees in psychology and African-American studies ... her sister, Gillian, also won a gold medal with the United States softball team in 1996 (and after Shannon earned her gold medal in 2004, both sisters had the Olympic rings tattooed on their ankles).