After nearly 200 matches with the U.S. Women's National Team, including a World Cup title this year, Shannon Boxx retired. This will give Boxx more time to make her special banana pancakes for her daughter, Zoe. As Boxx explains the video above, the connection between food and family provided the foundation for her remarkable career that featured an NCAA title with Notre Dame and three Olympic gold medals.

Shannon Boxx

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