The DMCV Sharks Club’s philosophy is to achieve complete player development, by focusing on technical proficiency, mental conditioning, and diverse tactical understanding. We believe players thrive in a healthy learning environment, and learn more by being exposed to many different field positions, being given room to make decisions, and freedom to express themselves within their role on the team. The Sharks teams strive to win games from our players’ passion to learn our curriculum and their overall ability to translate it into performing positively on the field. We believe our team of coaches strike a balance between being demanding and fun while always maintaining their status as a role model. Our goal is to truly develop our players with improved overall skill and complete understanding of the game.
The DMCV Sharks Competitive program is run by Shannon Mac Millan. Shannon enjoyed a career with the US Women’s National team for 12 years; playing in 176 games and scoring 60 goals. During that time, she won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and another gold as an alternate for the 2004 Greece Olympics. She also played a vital role in winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup and followed that up with a third-place finish in the 2003 Women’s World Cup. In 2002, Shannon was named the US Soccer female athlete of the year. She was also recently inducted into the United States Soccer Hall of Fame.
Shannon graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in social work. She was a four-time All American for the Pilots and won both the Hermann and MAC awards as the collegiate player of the year her senior year. She was also a member of the US Soccer Envoys that conducted clinics in South Africa and Guatemala emphasizing the value of teamwork, respect, and leadership.
Shannon has worked for ESPN as a color analyst for women’s collegiate soccer in the South Eastern Conference (SEC). She also currently works for Fox soccer as a color analyst for the U17 and U20 women’s world cups.
In February of 2014, Shannon was inducted into the Cal South Hall of Fame. Shannon has also been inducted into the University of Portland hall of fame along with the West Coast Conference hall of fame. Collectively, she has been inducted into the following Halls of Fame:
Shannon currently holds a USSF National “B” license. She is a Certified Advance Sports Technology Facilitator.