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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 in 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 December 12, 1992 in Gillette, Wyo. ... She has two siblings, Brandi (30) and Mary (25) ... Angela is pursuing a nursing major.
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