Tuesday, March 4, 2008

NLL Girl of the Week - Angela

Denver native studying to become actuary at University of Colorado


Angela is a third-year member and team captain of the Colorado Mammoth's Wild Bunch. The Mammoth host the Portland LumberJax on Thursday at 9:00 PM EST at Pepsi Center.Angela, a third-year member and team captain of the Colorado Mammoth's Wild Bunch, is a full-time student at University of Colorado-Boulder, where she is studying Business Finance and working towards getting into the Actuary Certification Program.

After transferring from Colorado State to get closer to Denver for her commitments with the Mammoth, Angela began her pursuit of a career in Actuarial Science after a family friend spurred her interest.

"I've always loved math," said Angela. "It ties in finance and economics, which are my strengths. It's definitely what I want to do as a career."

Angela began dancing at age 2, training at Gayton Dance in Westminster, CO. Along with her duties with the Wild Bunch, her dance studio has gone on cruise ships and other events, including the halftime show of the Las Vegas Bowl.

She is also very active in the Denver community, volunteering for Chopper Charities to benefit children and families in Colorado. The charity supports many programs, including Children's Hospitals, Denver Public Schools and the Special Olympics. Angela also recently volunteered for Run the Register, a race up the Cash Register building in Denver, which raises money for the American Lung Association.

The Denver native will return to the Pepsi Center turf on Thursday, when the Mammoth host the Portland LumberJax at 9:00 PM EST.

"Each game is a memorable experience," she added. "Nothing beats riding out on Harleys. The Mammoth is an amazing organization to be a part of and we have the best fans in the NLL. They are supportive and crazy, faces painted. They really show up 100% every game."

For more photos, visit Angela's NLL.com Profile!