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#12 Angela Benson
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gillette, Wyo.
Other College: UC Riverside
Club: GC United
Experience: 1 Letter
2013 (Junior):
Healthy for the first time as a Bluejay, Angela started each of Creighton’s 18 matches in 2013 ... Benson notched her first point for the Bluejays on Aug. 30, recording an assist in the 6-0 win over North Dakota ... Her first goal came on Oct. 3 at Providence, helping the Bluejays post a 3-2 win ... Benson increased her offensive numbers despite moving from the midfield to the back four in 2013.

2012 (Sophomore):
In her first season at Creighton, Benson appeared in 18 games, despite battling through a severe case of ulcerative colitis ... She earned the start in 11 matches, playing as a defensive midfielder ... Angela closed the season with seven shots, including a season-best two against Oral Roberts (Sept. 23) and at Northern Iowa (Oct. 25).

2011 (Freshman at UC Riverside):
Benson appeared in 11 games, including one start as a freshman for the Highlanders in 2011 ... She fired off two shots in a season-opening loss at UNLV on Aug. 19 ... Benson notched her first collegiate start in the Highlanders’ 1-1 tie against Idaho on Aug. 21.

High School:
Benson graduated from Campbell County HS in 2011 ... A four-year letterwinner for the Camels, Benson earned all-conference honors in each of her final three seasons ... An All-State selection following her junior and senior seasons, Benson was named to the 2010 Colorado Showcase All-Star team ... As a freshman, Angela claimed the Lady Camel of the Year Award ... Benson was also a member of the 2010 and 2011 Region 4A State Girls Championship team as well as the captain of the 4A State Girls Championship team in 2010.

Club Team:
Angela played club soccer for several teams in Wyoming, including the Laramie Blizzard, Gillette Edge and GC United.

Personal:  
The daughter of Mark and Cheryl Benson, Angela was born on Dec.12, 1992 in Gillette, Wyo. ... She has two siblings, Brandi (30) and Mary (25) ... Angela is pursuing a nursing and psychology major.