Women's Soccer

    Shannon Cross
    Shannon  Cross


    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa




    This Season

    Cross has had to endure an injury-plagued career, but has shown the fortitude to play. If she is healthy, she can score a lot for the Women of Troy.


    Cross missed the first 10 games of the season with an injury to her right knee...made her first appearance on Oct. 3 at BYU...registered her first career two-goal game on Oct. 26 in a 3-1 victory against Arizona State...scored the game-winning goal of the season on Nov. 7 in a 3-1 win at Oregon.


    In her 2002 sophomore season, Cross played in 14 games and made three starts...she missed a month of action after injuring her right knee...recorded seven shots on the season.


    Cross reinjured her right knee late in her 2001 freshman season, but was still one of the team's top scorers with four goals and 10 points...had a goal in three straight games...recorded a goal and assist on Sept. 30 at Loyola Marymount...scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back games on Oct. 12 vs. Arizona State and Oct. 7 vs. San Diego State...recorded a season-high five shots in the Arizona State game...registered her first collegiate goal on Sept. 3 vs. Tennessee in Provo, Utah...had an assist on Sept. 23 against Oakland.


    She redshirted for the season after undergoing anterior cruciate surgery on her right knee in June.

    High School

    Named South Bay Player of the Year by the Daily Breeze in 2000 at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach, Calif...earned 2000 all-area honors...named team's most valuable player twice during her career...earned All-CIF first team honors in 1998 and 2000.


    She is majoring in kinesiology...parents are Timothy and Nancy...has a brother, Greg, and two sisters, Amanda and Lauren...her sister, Amanda, was on the USC rowing team...enjoys softball and going to the beach in her spare time...lists Finding Nemo as her favorite movie...lists The Osbournes as her favorite TV show...born on Oct. 1, 1982.