Biography:

Sabrina D’Angelo made her debut in the Canadian youth program as a 14-year-old in 2007. The following year, she was part of the Canadian team that won bronze at the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship. That qualified Canada for the first ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Although D’Angelo did not play in either tournament, it sparked her dream of being the starting goalkeeper two years later. In 2010, she started all five games of the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship as Canada won the gold medal and was the starting goalkeeper for Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. In 2012, D’Angelo backstopped Canada to silver at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, qualifying the team for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and earning her Canadian Female U-20 Player of the Year honours. D’Angelo made her senior national team debut in 2016, helping Canada win the Algarve Cup. D’Angelo set several records while playing for the University of South Carolina, including career minutes in goal (7535) and career matches started by a goalkeeper (81) as well as the senior record for shutouts (10 in 2014). She was the 2014 recipient of the school’s President’s Award, the highest honour given to a student-athlete.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Gerry and Bonnie D’Angelo… Older brother Derek… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at 5 years old because it was the sport her father had played while growing up… Outside Interests: Enjoys hanging out with friends, being outdoors, going for bike rides and nature trail walks… Graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Sabs… The necklace she wears every day is her good luck charm because it reminds her of her family… Always travels with her stuffed animal Victoria… Favorite motto: One moment at a time…