Angela Hucles began her playing career with the Boston Breakers in the inaugural seasons of both the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) in 2001 and again in 2008 with Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).
With the national team, she started in 48 of her 109 career appearances for the USWNT and is currently ranked 24th on the all-time U.S. appearances list. She was a member of two Olympic-gold winning teams (2004, 2008) and finished third in two World Cups (2003, 2007). Her biggest role with the squad came in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she led the U.S. team with four goals, two of the goals coming in the U.S. semifinal victory over Japan.
Hucles played at the University of Virginia from 1996-1999. While at Virginia, she was a first team All-ACC Selection and a 4 time Mid- Atlantic Star. Hucles ended her career at Virginia as the all-time leader in goals with 59 and also the all-time leader in points with 138. She currently holds the record at the University of Virginia for most game- winning goals with 19. She was listed as a finalist for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy in 1999.
With a passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams and over 25 years of experience in the sports industry, Hucles founded Empowerment Through Sport in 2012, an organization focused on discovering sports leadership skills and athlete transitions that translate to life success. Hucles has regularly volunteered in many community programs and 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 also serves as the Women’s Sports Foundation President since January 2015. In 2009, the U.S. Soccer Foundation named her Humanitarian of the Year.