28 Facts About Angela Hucles


Angela Khalia Hucles Mangano is an American sports executive and former professional soccer player.


Angela Hucles attended Norfolk Academy where she was a Parade and NSCAA All-American selection in 1995.


Angela Hucles was twice named an All-State and All-Region selection in 1994 and 1995.


Angela Hucles graduated in 1996 as Norfolk Academy's all-time leading scorer with 204 goals and 106 assists.


Angela Hucles played college soccer at the University of Virginia, where she was a four-year all-ACC player and tallied 59 goals, including a record 19 game-winners.


Angela Hucles is still Virginia's career women's leader in goals, game-winning goals, and total points.


Angela Hucles led the league in assists with seven, playing in 14 games and scoring six goals.


Angela Hucles was then drafted in the 2001 WUSA Inaugural Draft in the 12th round by the Boston Breakers of the newly formed Women's United Soccer Association.


Angela Hucles went on to make 57 total appearances for the club, scoring six goals.


Angela Hucles scored the first goal in the history of the organization on March 6,2001, in a preseason exhibition against the Duke Blue Devils.


In 2002, Angela Hucles appeared in 19 games, starting 17, and finished with three goals and four assists.


In 2003, Angela Hucles appeared in 17 games, all starts, and scored one goal and assisted on four more.


Angela Hucles returned to a club in 2005 when she turned out for the Boston Renegades.


Angela Hucles only appeared in five games in 2005 but notched three goals and an assist.


In 2006, Angela Hucles had a much more productive season, appearing in 11 games and tallying 10 goals and two assists.


The league kicked off in 2009, which saw Angela Hucles appear in 19 games, all starts, and score two goals and an assist.


Angela Hucles made her first appearance for the United States on April 27,2002, against Finland.


Angela Hucles went on to appear in 109 total matches for the United States, with her last appearance on July 22,2009, against Canada.


Angela Hucles was a member of the US squad at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup but did not play in the tournament due to a shin injury.


Angela Hucles was a member of the gold medal-winning United States team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, appearing in two games in Athens.


Angela Hucles was expected to play a backup role with the squad, but an injury to Abby Wambach forced Angela Hucles into a starting position.


Angela Hucles responded by scoring four goals, including two against Japan in the semi-finals.


Angela Hucles's efforts helped the United States to the gold medal, and she finished second only to Cristiane in goals scored.


On October 16,2009, Angela Hucles announced her retirement from both club and international soccer.


In so doing, Angela Hucles helped contribute to SportsUnited's mission to promote greater international understanding and inclusion through sport.


Angela Hucles served as the Women's Sports Foundation President, effective January 1,2015 to January 2017.


Angela Hucles has become a regular speaker on topics of sports leadership, equality, inclusion and safe spaces, anti-bullying, and the power of sport and its impact on personal growth and development.


Angela Hucles is a member of the advisory board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.