Leslie Angeli - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Hershey

A team leader, averaged 581.3 in air rifle and 567.6 in smallbore … Finished with a 567.6 air rifle average … Broke 580 in smallbore in 10-of-12 matches … Charted a season-high 589 in smallbore against eventual NCAA champion West Virginia … Averaged 97.7 in prone, 92.5 in standing and 93.5 in kneeling … Had a season-high 589 in air rifle vs. West Virginia … Had a season-best 575 in smallbore against Murray State.

Totaled a 563.7 smallbore average and a 579.6 air-rifle average … In post-season competition, posted averages of 563.5 in smallbore and 580.3 in air rifle … Season high smallbore score of 572 came in a tri-match with Memphis and Ole Miss … Also posted season-best air rifle score in the Memphis/Ole Miss match, a 585 … Earned one of nine individual slots for the NCAA Championships with a 587 in air rifle … Ranked sixth on the team in both air rifle and smallbore averages.

Emerged as a key contributor at the end of the 2007 season, posting a 560.4 average in smallbore and a 571.4 mark in air rifle … Highest scores of the season (571 SB/583 AR) came in the NCAA Qualifier at Murray State … Also competed in several international competitions during 2007, racking up a 20th-place finish in air rifle and a 24th-place finish in smallbore in the annual USA Shooting National Championships … Served as the first alternate in air rifle for the NCAA championships.

Prior to UK
Competed in Bisley England for the National Guard … Placed fourth in the NRA three-position air rifle championships in 2006 … Earned the Civilian Markmanship Program (CMP) Distinguished badge award in air rifle … Four-year competitor in the Junior Olympic Rifle Championships in both air rifle and smallbore … Team placed third in the National Guard Bureau International Match in England in 2004 … Third place was good for 50 meter three-position competition and 10 meter air rifle international precision divisions … Participated in the 2004 Olympic trials … Also competed in the USA Nationals for three years (2004-06) … Named to the Randall Team in 2006 … Won the gold at the 2004 National Guard match in Arkansas … The 2005 Pennsylvania woman prone champion … Attended Hershey High School … Junior coach was Erin Gestl … Also ran cross-country for four years and track for two … Named to the National Honor Society and won several scholastic writing awards.

Full name is Leslie Grace Angeli … Daughter of Stephen and Valerie … One older sister Nicole (23) … Born on May 11, 1988 in Evansville, Ind.

“Leslie is one of the hardest working athletes that we have ever come through our program. With the work she has done this summer and what she is working on currently improving, she will have great success this season. We look for her to round out the senior class this year and push us over the top. It has been a tremendous pleasure these past three years having her in our program. She will truly be missed when she graduates. She is a true Wildcat.”
>> Head Coach Harry Mullins

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