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Pietrangelo, Louise

Pietrangelo, Louise
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Title Louise Pietrangelo
 
 

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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Louise Pietrangelo Athlete Women's Hockey 1991 - Present Era
Notes  Louise Pietrangelo began skating at the age of four and quickly fell in love with the ice. Although she was a precocious member of the Stamford Skating Club, the solitary life of a figure skater did not excite Louise as much as the team-based sport of ice hockey. At the age of five, Louise enrolled in Instructional Hockey and from that point on she showed rapid growth in her skills.

She was chosen at the age of seven to play on an All Star Team and soon after that at the age of nine she captained the boys “AA” Travel Hockey Team that went on to play at the All Ontario Finals of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. At the age of fifteen, Louise continued to play boy’s house league hockey to keep her skills competitive but also played girl’s hockey whose team won the Niagara District Championship in her first year. In Louise’s next season with the Niagara Rapids Girls Hockey Team, she represented Niagara Falls at the Ontario Winter Games as captain and won a silver medal.

Louise went on to play for the Mississauga Junior Chiefs and during her 1998-1999 season, her team won second place in the league and Louise was awarded Best Defenseman. One of her greatest achievements as the starting defenseman that same year was when she was named to Team Ontario and won the Gold Medal at the Canada Winter Games. She advanced to the senior level and on to win a Bronze medal at the Provincial Championships. Louise went on to accepting a full four year scholarship to Dartmouth University where she was starter on a team that was ranked number one in the nation ;

  In her freshman year, Louise was awarded the team’s Rookie of the Year and that year the team won the Ivy League Championship and the Eastern Collegiate Championship. In the 2001-2002 season, Louise was voted as the team’s Most Valuable Defenseman and earned an All-Ivy Honourable Mention.

In 2002, Louise’s dream came true when she played for Team Canada in Lake Placid where they defeated team USA in the finals. In Louise’s last season at Dartmouth, she was voted Most Valuable Defenseman, earned a spot on the All-Ivy Second Team and ECAC Second All Conference Team. Her team won the Ivy League Championship and placed 4th in the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament. Louise finished her impressive career as Dartmouth’s third all time in points as defenseman ;
 
 
 
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