|Hometown:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|High School:||Mt. Albert Grammar School|
A member of New Zealand's 2008 Olympic squad that competed in Beijing, China...Started two of three Olympic matches as the Oly-Whites went 0-2-1 with a tie vs. China and losses against Belgium and Brazil...Came to UCSB after competing in the 2006 FIFA U-20 World Championships in Canada with the New Zealand National Team...Earned two international caps with the New Zealand 'A' squad...At the club level, he competed for Central United F.C. and led the team to the 2007 Northern Premier League title...Also played for his hometown squad, Auckland City F.C. and won the N.Z. Football Championship...Was named the Auckland City Young Player of the Year with Central United in 2006 and then again with Auckland City F.C. in 2007.
Played center and right back for four years at Mt. Albert Grammar School in Auckland...Named team captain as a senior in 2006 and led the Lions to a second Knockout Cup title in three years and to the Auckland Secondary School Soccer Association Championship...Mt. Albert went on to finish second at nationals that year...The Lions also won the league title in 2004 and 2005 and placed first at the national tournament in 2005...Won the Head Perfect Award for academics as a senior.
Michael Boxall was born Aug. 18, 1988 in Auckland, New Zealand...Majoring in business economics...When he is not playing soccer he is usually eating, sleeping, listening to music, or hanging out with friends...Roots for the Phoenix Suns...Is a big fan of Muhammad Ali...Would love to play with Tony Adams...Competing in the 2007 U-20 World Cup ranks as his most memorable sporting moment...His favorite movie is "Any Given Sunday"...Can be found reading the works of Dan Brown...Best described as motivated and he wants to get better every time he plays...Son of Murray and Aggie Boxall...Has an older sister, Casey and a younger brother, Nikko.
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