Iowa Rush to host 2012 Select Celebration Banquet and Soccer Pro Jordan Angeli
On Sunday, June 3, The Iowa Rush Soccer Club, will host its annual select soccer banquet celebration for player and parents. The event will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Campus in Ankeny from 6:30-8:30pm. This year’s theme is “Hollywood”.
The Select Celebration Banquet purpose is to continue to enrich the mission and vision of the Iowa Rush and engage players, parents, families and coaches in the Rush culture. The featured speaker of the event is an alumni of the Colorado Rush, Jordan Angeli.
Jordan grew up playing for the Colorado Rush. She was a part of a u-13, u-15, and u-19 Far West Regional Championship team and won the 2001 National Championship at u-15.
After high school, Jordan fulfilled her dream of going to Santa Clara University. Although she had great offers to go to other schools, she chose to go somewhere she knew would challenge her and make her into a better student and player. After a great sophomore season, she was invited to play on the U-20 US National Team as they competed in a World Championship in Russia. She continued to make a place for herself with the U-21 national team the next year and kept working hard to improve her game.
After 2 ACL injuries within a year of her junior/senior season, she finished her college career on a high note in 2009 back out on the field.
In January 2010, Jordan was drafted 16th overall to the Boston Breakers in the Women's Professional Soccer draft. Her rookie year, Jordan scored 7 goals and had 4 assists being named player of the month for July and selected to the "Best 11" in the league at the end of the year. That winter, she was invited into her first Full Women's National Team camps. Feeling on top of her game going into the 2011 season, Jordan scored the first goal of the year but it was shortly lived as she again tore her ACL just minutes later. She is now back at home in Colorado coaching with the Rush and working to get her knee and body healthy to compete again
Iowa Rush players and parents can register for this event at www.IowaRush.com. A silent auction will also be held in conjunction with this event with proceeds benefitting the lighting project at Prairie Ridge Soccer Complex.
Director of Coaching