Angela Hucles

US Soccer

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Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7 (1.70 m) 
Born: July 5, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
College: University of Virginia                                        
Pronunciation: HUE-clees

U.S. National Team:  Earned the first nine caps of her international career in 2002, starting two games and scoring her first international goal against Costa Rica at the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, where she helped the USA qualify for the 2003 Women's World Cup ... First trained with the USA in September of 2001 ...
2008: Won Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China ...Is having one of her best years on the National Team, playing in 10 games, all off the bench, and scored a dramatic stoppage time game-winning goal for the USA in a 5-4 win over Australia on May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Came off the bench to assist on the USA's third goal in a 3-0 win over Costa Rica during Olympic Qualifying that send the USA to China ...
2007: Played in 11 games, starting four ... Was a member of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Team, but did not play in the tournament ...
2006: Played in seven games, starting four ...
2005: Played in seven matches, including one her hometown of Virginia Beach, Va. ... Started three matches and moved over 50 career caps ... Played in all four matches at the Algarve Cup, starting two ...
2004: A member of the 2004 Olympic Team, she played in two matches in Greece ... Played in 21 games, starting eight and scored four goals, three coming at the Algarve Cup in Portugal ... Registered her first and only two-goal game in that tourney against France ...Also scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Denmark ...
2003:
Earned a regular spot on the National Team, starting six of the 15 games in which she played, and made the 2003 Women's World Cup Team, but a shin injury precluded her from seeing any action during the tournament ...
Youth National Teams: Was a member of the Under-20 National Team from 1997-99 ...
First Appearance: April 27, 2002, vs. Finland ...
First Goal: November 6, 2002, vs. Costa Rica.

Professional / Club: Selected in the 12th round with the 93rd overall pick in the WUSA inaugural draft by the Boston Breakers in 2001 ...
2003: Had her best WUSA season, starting all 17 games in which she played while scoring one goal with four assists to help the Breakers to the playoffs for the first time ... Named to the All-WUSA Second Team ...
2002: Played in 19 games and started 17, scoring three goals with four assists ... Named as a reserve on the WUSA North All-Star Team ...
2001: Finished the season with two goals while playing in all 21 games (starting 19) ... Scored the first goal in Breakers history during preseason in a 3-0 victory over Duke in Durham, N.C., on March 6, 2001 ... Etc.: Played for the Hampton Roads Piranhas in the W-League in 2000, leading the league in assists ... Also scored six goals in 14 games ... Played for the Boston Renegades in the summer of 2005 and 2006.

College / High School: Played at the University of Virginia from 1996-99, where she was a four-time First-Team All-ACC selection ... Was a four-time Mid-Atlantic All-Star ... Finished her career as the all-time leader in goals (59) and points (138) at UVA ... Holds the record at Virginia for most game-winning goals with 19 ... Was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy in 1999 ... A Parade and NSCAA All-American selection in 1995 at Norfolk Academy ... A two-time All-State and All-Region selection in 1994 and 1995 ... Norfolk Academy's all-time leading scorer with 204 goals and 106 assists.

Personal: Full name is Angela Khalia Hucles ... Graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2000 with a degree in anthropology ... Her brother, Phillip, played soccer at William and Mary ... Selected in 2008 for the Women's Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Board ... Wrote columns on women's sports for the Boston Metro during the 2002 WUSA season ... Trying to learn to play the guitar but is a pro at video game Guitar Hero and drums on Rock Band ... Works with the Massachusetts State Treasury Department's "Savings Makes Cents" program in which she speaks to children at schools about the importance of saving money ... Is a New England SCORES spokesperson and a CityKicks volunteer ... Her typical pre-game meal is pasta and chicken, and sometimes ice cream ... Her favorite cartoon character is Wonder Woman, but she also loves Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street ... Likes building up her massive DVD and music collection ... Likes electronic gadgets such as her iPod and digital camera ... Newest gadgets she's enjoying are her big screen HDTV and American Idol video game for PlayStation ... Her favorite foods are Asian, Mexican and Italian cuisine ... Enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her little cousins ... Loves to read books of all sorts, but is particularly interested in real estate and learning more about different ways of investing.

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