Former U.S. women’s national team midfielder Angela Hucles is the new president of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Hucles takes over for Olympic hockey gold medalst Angela Ruggiero, whose two-year term ended.
“It’s definitely a huge honor,” Hucles said. “I accepted this role knowing that the women who have served before me have all accomplished so much even before becoming President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. The fact that this position leads an organization that Billie Jean King – really the embodiment of the word ‘leader’ in every sense – founded is something that is not lost on me and is just really phenomenal, a true honor and tremendous responsibility.”
Hucles said her goals are to increase the visibility of the Foundation, get more women involved in the sports industry and to get more athletes to give back. She is the founder of Empowerment Through Sports Leadership Series, which aims to help girls realize their potential.
Hucles scored 13 goals in 109 matches for the United States, winning two Olympic gold medals and playing in two World Cups.
The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded by Billie Jean King in 1974 and “is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports.”
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