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Angela Hucles

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WNT vs Japan Highlights July 28 2007

The U.S. Women’s National Team got a powerful header from Shannon Boxx in the first half, and second half strikes from Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach to record a rousing 4-1 win over Japan.

100 Moments 2008 Olympics's "100 Moments" series continues with a look at the 2008 Olympics. The U.S. Women's National team overcame Abby Wambach's broken leg and a loss in the opening game to earn the Gold Medal in Beijing. Players and former head coach Pia Sundhage recount the tournament and talk about the team spirit the team showed in fighting to get back to the top of the podium.

Sports Envoy Program Continues in April With Clinics in Morocco

CHICAGO (April 20, 2012) – U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Department of State will send a former coach and players to Morocco from April 22-28 as part of the Sports Envoy program.

Former U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Angela Hucles and defender Marian Dalmy will join former WNT assistant coach Lesle Gallimore for the clinics in Morocco. While in the North African nation, the envoys will work with 40 young female coaches from Morocco, as well as two coaches each from Tunisia and Libya. 

The coaches attending the clinics will learn about technical soccer skills and the psychology of coaching. They will then work with the Sports Envoys to conduct soccer clinics with local female soccer players and will also engage in discussions about the importance of women’s sports in light of the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

The Sports Envoy program is part of SportsUnited’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sport Initiative. Research has shown a strong connection between girls’ participation in sports and pursuing a higher level of education, which then leads to more women in leadership roles. Through the international program, U.S. Soccer seeks to promote sports and spark dialogue with children from around the world.

U.S. Soccer has been involved with Sports Envoy since 2006 and has sent former players and coaches to countries across South America, Asia and Africa. Participants include Marcelo Balboa, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair, Linda Hamilton, Jay Miller and Tony Sanneh. This will be the first envoy for Hucles, Dalmy and Gallimore.

Sports Envoy Program Continues in 2012 with Series of Trips in Spring

CHICAGO (Feb. 17, 2012) – The Sports Envoy program will continue in 2012, with a series of trips planned in the spring. U.S. Soccer, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will hold Sports Envoys from February to April in Malaysia, Algeria, Argentina, Venezuela and Morocco.

The Sports Envoy program is part of SportsUnited’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sport Initiative. Research has shown a strong connection between girls’ participation in sports and pursuing a higher level of education, which then leads to more women in leadership roles. Through the international program, U.S. Soccer seeks to promote sports and spark dialogue with children from around the world.

Former U.S. National Team players, coaches and administrators travel on the Sports Envoy trips to conduct soccer clinics for youth players, with a special focus on reaching out to girls, as well as clinics and discussions for coaches and administrators.

The first Sports Envoy of the year will be in February, when defenders Danielle Slaton and Tony Sanneh head to Malaysia, with former WNT General Manager Cheryl Bailey joining as the first Sports Administrator to focus on girls’ sports program administration.

WNT defenders Kate Markgraf and Linda Hamilton will travel to Algeria in March. In the same month, defender Amanda Cromwell and former WNT coach Lauren Gregg will conduct an Envoy in Argentina, while goalkeeper Siri Mullinix and defender Lorrie Fair go to Venezuela.

Midfielder Angela Hucles, defender Marian Dalmy and Washington head coach Leslie Gallimore will hold Envoy programs in Morocco in April.

U.S. Soccer has been involved with Sports Envoy since 2006 and has sent former players and coaches to countries across South America, Asia and Africa. Cromwell, Fair, Hamilton, Sanneh and Slaton have all participated in the program on past trips.

2012 Sports Envoy Programs
Dates Locations People
Feb. 18-25 Malaysia Danielle Slaton, Tony Sanneh , Cheryl Bailey
March 14-21 Algeria Kate Markgraf, Linda Hamilton
March 14-20 Argentina Amanda Cromwell, Lauren Gregg
March 15-20 Venezuela Siri Mullinix, Lorrie Fair
April 22-28 Morocco Angela Hucles, Marian Dalmy, Leslie Gallimore

Sundhage Makes Two Changes to U.S. Women's Roster For Match Against Germany on Oct. 29 in Augsburg

Ella Masar and Kacey White Will Replace Angela Hucles and Megan Rapinoe

CHICAGO (Oct. 16, 2009) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has made two changes to the 18-player roster that will travel to Germany later this month to take on the European champions on Oct. 29 in Augsburg, Germany.

The changes were necessitated by the retirement of midfielder Angela Hucles, and a left knee injury to midfielder Megan Rapinoe, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery today on her meniscus. Rapinoe will be sidelined only for a few weeks. Ella Masar will replace Hucles and Kacey White replaces Rapinoe.

Masar, a forward for the Chicago Red Stars, is a former standout for the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team but has yet to earn a full national team cap. She did participate in her first training camp with the senior side last January.

White, a midfielder on WPS champion Sky Blue FC, has 17 caps for the USA. Her two caps this year both came at the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March.

The USA will depart for Germany on Oct. 20 and train for eight days in Munich and Augsburg before facing the Germans at the new Impuls Arena in Augsburg.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica)
DEFENDERS (6): Brittany Bock (Los Angeles Sol), Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis Athletica), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Philadelphia Independence), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue FC), Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles Sol), Tobin Heath (UNC), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Out of Contract), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Kacey White (Sky Blue FC)
FORWARDS (3): Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)

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: Had her best ever year on the National Team, playing in 32 games and scoring eight goals, including a team leading four at the 2008 Olympics … At the Olympics, she scored against New Zealand in group play, against Canada in the quarterfinal and tallied twice against Japan in the semifinal … Started 15 matches during the year… Scored a dramatic stoppage time game-winning goal for the USA in a 5-4 win over Australia on May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. … Also scored a stoppage-time winner in the championship of the Peace Queen Cup to give the USA a 1-0 win over Canada … Scored her third goal of the year on a remarkable long range blast against Norway in Fredrikstad … Also scored in her home state of Virginia in a victory over South Korea in November on the Achieve Your Gold Tour … 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 the first two-goal game of her career 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 1997-1999 … First Appearance: April 27, 2002, vs. Finland … First Goal: November 6, 2002, vs. Costa Rica.
Allocated to the Boston Breakers for the inaugural WPS season in 2009 … One of two players (Kristine Lilly) to play for the Breakers in the WUSA and WPS … 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.
Full name is Angela Khalia Hucles … Graduated from the University of Virginia in May of 2000 with a degree in Anthropology … Her brother Phillip played soccer at William and Mary, was drafted to Chicago Fire but hung up the boots and will graduate from Virginia Law School in May 2009 ... Parents, Michael and Janis are both doctorate professors at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. in history and psychology, respectively … Selected in 2008 and 2009 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 … Has traveled to Africa on behalf of a charity organization Triad Trust to bring AIDS education to children … Her typical pre-game meal is pasta and chicken, and sometimes ice cream … Her favorite cartoon characters are Wonder Woman and Betty Boop, 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.
Played at the University of Virginia from 1996-1999, 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.