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Angela Ruggiero Quotes

Angela Ruggiero
That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
Angela Ruggiero
#American Athlete Quotes #Basketball

Angela Ruggiero
Before, I was the baby of the team and now, even though I'm not the oldest, I have more experience than almost anyone, ... I'll never be able to fill their shoes, but I know my role has changed a little bit. Their legacy has inspired every single person on this team.
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#Experience

Angela Ruggiero
When you look back from your Olympic experience, you never want to question whether you could have done more. The one thing you can control is your off-ice preparation.
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#Experience

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She's the embodiment of a true Olympic athlete. I saw firsthand how hard she trained. I can't say enough about her and how she improved her play.
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#Athlete

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I'm so excited to be back at my school and see so many familiar faces. It really feels like I'm home.
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#School

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I remember every single one of these kids.
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#Kids

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That's who the book was written for. It's awesome to go on the road and be able to influence so many young girls. The team is so excited to be able to do that and I take it as an honor.
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#Influence

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She's one of the toughest girls I've ever met. When she gets on the ice, she throws her weight around. She's a tough competitor.
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#Girls

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I live to play Canada. It's one of the biggest rivalries in the sport because it always comes down to the U.S and Canada.
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#Canada

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We love her, and she is a great athlete. She's probably going to be on this team in a few years.
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#Love

Angela Ruggiero
I think it's sad. For all of Canada to be upset with the United States for something that didn't happen...
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
We know what kind of class we have.
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#Class

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I'm upset that Canada has been running up the score , especially against the host nation. There was no need for that. They're trying to pad their stats.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
We won't face the same pressure against the Swiss that we'll face against a Finland or a Canada. But I expect a battle. It is the Olympics. Hopefully, every country brings their best game.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
I love the physical part of the game, and I don't back down from it. I've been in fights in beer-league games back home. But the rules are there for a reason, especially when you're playing a team that's not as big and strong as you are.
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#Love

Angela Ruggiero
I'm really happy we've had these close games, because Canada hasn't had these types of battles.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
Obviously, we'd love to be ahead the whole time, but if we're down by one or two goals against a great team like Sweden or Canada, we'll see it's OK. We were able to come back. For me, I'm happy it happened. We stayed composed on the bench. We didn't throw our hands up in the air.
Angela Ruggiero
#Goals

Angela Ruggiero
There was no need for that. They're trying to pad their stats. Canada is running up the score for whatever reasons — personal, short-term.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
Right now, while I'm playing, no. I want to make it to the final and win a gold. But for the sport, yeah, I would love to see it.
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#Gold

Angela Ruggiero
It hurts right now; it stings. I'm in shock. There are a lot of emotions going through my head. But if you're talking long term, yeah, maybe the rest of the world will see there are other teams out there that can win and Sweden and Finland are those teams right now. Maybe that'll give hope to some other European teams to put more money into their programs and make this sport really global.
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#Emotions

Angela Ruggiero
They are the reason I play hockey. I play hockey to beat Canada.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
I'm really happy we've had these close games, because Canada hasn't had these types of battles. There was never a sense of panic in the locker room or on the bench. Maybe that's the edge we have on (Canada). We know we can come back.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
You know that little girls and boys are watching and will try to emulate you. We're all role models.
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#Boys

Angela Ruggiero
We know this is sort of their gold-medal game. If they beat us, they'll have a higher medal than they've ever had. ... We work on focus in sports psych, so this is the time we need it.
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#Gold

Angela Ruggiero
I've never played a consolation game in my life. We expected to be playing for a gold medal.
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#Gold

Angela Ruggiero
The resilience of this team, the character we showed in coming back and beating Finland yesterday, we're all proud of ourselves in the fact that we're bringing the U.S. home a medal, It was great for us to start off strong, and I think we scored like two minutes, 30 seconds into the game, a good testament to the team that we were really refocusing and really went hard right from the beginning.
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#Character

Angela Ruggiero
We don't think about it (the big game with Canada). We try not to if it suddenly flips into our head.
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#Canada

Angela Ruggiero
It hurt, it stings, I'm in shock. There are a lot of things going through my head.
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#Hurt

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I've never played in a consolation game in my life.
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#Life