Height 1.63 m
|Name Shannon McDonnell|
Current team Chicago Red Stars
Role Soccer player
|Full name Shannon Marie McDonnell|
Date of birth (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Orland Park, Illinois, United States
2004–2007 Illinois Fighting Illini
Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
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Shannon Marie McDonnell (born 28 September 1984) is a soccer midfielder. She is a Republic of Ireland women's national football team player. On the club level she represents WPSL outfit Chicago Red Stars, having previously played in the W-League with Windy City Bluez and Chicago Gaels.
McDonnell attended Carl Sandburg High School then spent four years at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, playing varsity soccer as well as studying speech and hearing sciences.
While at college McDonnell played for Windy City Bluez in the 2004 W-League season. She also featured for Chicago Gaels in 2006.
In July 2009 McDonnell and sister Mary Therese played for the Irish national team against Mary Therese's club side Chicago Red Stars in an exhibition game at the Sports Complex at Benedictine University.
Shannon signed for the Red Stars herself in June 2011, after the club left the WPS and reconstituted itself at the lower level of the WPSL. She was also hired as the club's camps director.
McDonnell first represented the Republic of Ireland during a summer 2009 training camp in Indiana. Shannon and younger sister Mary Therese McDonnell then featured in Ireland's failed qualifying campaign for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Their eligibility for the Irish team derived from their grandfather, who was from Foxford.