Angie Crivello played for UW from 1994-97.
Oct. 6, 2011
SEATTLE - The University of Washington is honoring 20 seasons of women's soccer at UW. All season, fans can log on and see special Q&A's with members of previous teams.
This week GoHuskies.com interviews Angie Crivello who played at UW from 1994-97. She won the team’s Heart of Lyons award in 1997, given for effort, dedication and determination.
GoHuskies.com: Why did you decide on UW?
Angie Crivello: “I have been a huge Husky fan since I was a kid...I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a Husky myself.”
GH: How did UW change your life?
AC: “I met a lot of great friends that are still a big part of my life.”
GH: Who is your favorite Husky soccer player (besides yourself)?
AC: “I can't name one favorite player, lots of great ones have come through.”
GH: What was your favorite memory of UW?
AC: “The list of memories is way too long to single out a favorite but I will never forget running (actually racing) around green lake, as a freshman, while being forced to wear a shower cap, diaper and other ridiculous items of clothing in 80+ degree weather on a busy summer weekend!”
GH: How did UW prepare you for where you are now?
AC: “Playing soccer at UW taught me time management skills and discipline (although some would argue I could still use a little work in both of those areas). You need to be very focused to juggle school work while playing a sport (and of course maintaining an active social life!)”
GH: What did you major in and how have you used it?
AC: “I majored in Sociology with a minor in Society and Justice thinking I was going to be in the FBI.....after graduation and REALLY thinking about it I decided that wasn't the best career path for me and had to go back to school to pursue my current career.”
GH: Where are you living now and what are you doing?
AC: “I currently live in Seattle still (Capitol Hill) and work in Bellevue as a Physical Therapist.”
GH: Why is Seattle the best soccer city in the US?
AC: “Great fans, great players.”
GH: What is one fact that people might not know about you that you have done or that has happened to you since you left UW?
AC: “I made it through 15+ years of playing sports with no broken bones or serious injuries until 2 years ago...I fell off a skateboard and broke my foot!”
GH: How involved are you still with the UW program?
AC: “I try to stay in the loop with how the team is doing and attend a few games each season..facebook is helpful in keeping alumni involved.”
GH: If you could go back to college knowing what you know now, what would you change?
AC: “I would probably have better attendance and would have put more thought into professional aspirations... to have avoided needing to go back to school for a year of prerequisites to get in to grad school (FBI not such a good choice for me, I'm not particularly observant, PT is a much better one!)
GH: Are you following Hope Solo on “Dancing With The Stars?”
AC: “YES! I don't usually watch Dancing with the Stars but I will definitely watch for as long as Hope is on. I can no longer claim to have never called in to vote for a reality TV contestant!!”