Viewed by most as the top womens defender in the world, Angela Ruggiero will be expected to bring that skill set to Vancouver to help the U.S.A. Womens hockey team try & get a Gold in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
Ruggiero is a veteran of the Olympics, as she enters her 4th games. With a Gold, a silver & a bronze, the last two both being less than she hoped, Angela will come into the 2010 games on a mission. Return to the top.
Her resume reads like no other in womens hockey. Namely because of a feat she accomplished that has still to this date, not been matched. She played in a professional mens league in North America in a non-goalie position. Playing for the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL, she created history, and entered the Hockey Hall Of Fame with the accomplishment... with her brother Bill, as the first brother-sister duo to ever play a pro hockey game together. Now playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the WWHL when she isnt on Team USA, Angela his helping to grow the womens hockey game by playing in one of its top leagues.
Shes such a notable name, that off the ice, her success has transcended into a television career. With a spot on Donald Trumps The Apprentice being the most notable of these.
She is the all time leader in games played for Team USA, 3 time World Championship Gold medalist. There is pretty much little to nothing left for her to accomplish, yet she still keeps going. With various business world job offers at her disposal, she put them all on hold to go after another gold medal in 2010. That drive & determination is what makes Angela so valuable to Team USA.
Team USA will come into the Olympics as a heavy favorite to win a gold in Vancouver. With Angela Ruggiero on the ice for them, that goal is a real possibility.
You can check out her website at www.angelaruggiero.com/
You can follow Angela on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AngelaRuggiero
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