HIGH SCHOOL: Loyola Academy (#23)
CLUB TEAM: Lady Lightning 17 Platinum Seburger (#23)
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
JUNIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
2020 AAU (LADY LIGHTNING 17 PLATINUM SEBURGER): 12.4 points/game, 5.2 rebounds/game
SOPHOMORE (MONTINI CATHOLIC H.S.): 9.5 points/game, 4.3 rebounds/game, 3.1 assists/game, 2.8 steals/game
ILLINOIS PREP GIRLS HOOPS RANKING
Ranked 19th overall and #9 guard in class of 2022
FRESHMAN (MONTINI CATHOLIC H.S.)
Starter on team that went 30-5, reached IL Super Sectional Championship
LADY LIGHTNING 17 PLATINUM
USJN Mid-America Challenge All-Star Team
USJN Windy City Classic All-Star Team
Angelina Giordano plays dual roles as a reliable, focused shooting guard and point guard. Tenacious disposition and demonstrates leadership on the court calling plays. Can handle pressure as a point guard and looks for open teammates, but she’s also confident to drive through traffic to the basket. A fearless competitor with excellent ball handling skills and use of her left hand. Great speed and awesome defensively, especially pressing guards down the court, forcing turnovers. Skillfully takes oncoming charges with strong defensive position. Strong when rebounding and boxing out. Consistent perimeter shooter from the 3-point line and beyond. High court IQ, unselfish, often finding an open player under the basket. Drives aggressively with her off hand and when off-balance. Demonstrates athleticism chasing after loose balls. Potential D1 point guard, D2 or NAIA.
— Linda Blackwell Bentley, ScoutU Scout, 312-909-3602, Linda@ScoutU.com
5-9 Combo Guard. Hard-nosed, physical defender. Tremendous rebounder for her position. Tracks down and consistently wins 50/50 balls. Shoots the 3 with deep, extended range. Does an excellent job touching the paint and finding her teammates. Finishes with physicality. Bottom line – She does those little things that need to be done to win ball games.
— Mike Seberger, Illinois Lady Lightning Coach, 847-650-2682
In 20 years of coaching high school basketball, Angelina was one of the toughest and smartest kids I coached. She can rebound with bigger defenders. Her physicality allowed her to defend girls 3-4 inches taller than her. Her IQ is superior over many of her opponents. Angelina can shoot the 3-point shot, which allows her to get to the basket easily. Coaches dream to have a kid who fights for you the way she does.
— Hall of Fame Coach Jason Nichols (630-670-2933), Montini Catholic H.S.
MESSAGE FROM ANGELINA
My name is Angelina Giordano, and I am a 2022 graduate of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. I am 5-foot-9 and weigh 139 lbs. During my basketball career, I have played multiple positions such as a shooting guard, point guard and small forward. Currently my GPA at Loyola Academy is 3.82, and I’m planning on taking the ACT this spring.
The athlete in me is truly who I am as a person. I live to compete. I wake up in the morning wanting to make the most of my day. Whether it’s in the classroom or on the court, I am determined to get my assignments, work out, and shots in daily. I set goals for myself weekly – this way I stay focused, accomplish my tasks, and I am able to control my success. I will outwork anyone on the court. I train early in the morning, shoot for hours in my neighbor’s yard, go to practice and then plan for the next day. I am a fighter who won’t back down from adversity. I am a teammate who will have your back. I practice good sportsmanship and own a strong basketball IQ. I study film because I always want that “W.” Grit, will and tenacity are my strengths, and I’m always ready to battle.
Currently at Loyola Academy, I’m taking an Honors Physics course. During my freshman and sophomore years, I was in Honors English and Honors History. Throughout my high school career, I’ve been on the honor roll and received the GCAC All-Conference Academic Team Award two years in a row. Montini Catholic High School chose only a select number of students to be ambassadors for the school, and I was honored to be chosen. I also feel it is important to give back, so I love volunteering at my former grammar school by working concessions, scoring games and coaching the bitty ballers. Basketball is in my blood and I will do whatever it takes to be the best I can be!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile, and I look forward to showing you the hard-working athlete in me.
ACADEMICS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Class rank: NA
Academic achievements: Student Government (2018-19, 2019-20), Montini Catholic Honor Roll (2018-2019), GCAC All-Academic Team (2019-2020)
Community service: Concessions volunteer at local school. Coaches bitty basketball. Local food pantry. Distributed baked goods/made PPE masks for police & fire stations.
Extracurricular activities: Baking Club, Student Ambassador, LA Tank, Volleyball Intramurals
2021 LADY LIGHTNING
April 16-18: Queen City Shootout (Mason, OH)
April 23-25: USJN Windy City (Milwaukee, WI)
April 30 – May 2: Mystics May Event (Mount Pleasant, MI)
May 8-9: Lynwood Shootout (Lynwood, IL)
May 14-16: USJN Mid-America Challenge (Quad Cities, IA)
May 28-30: Memorial Day Showdown (Appleton, WI)
July 5-8: USJN Indy Premier (Indianapolis, IN)
July 9-12: Nike Tournament of Champions (Chicago, IL)
July 19-22: Orlando Splash (Orlando, FL)
July 23-25: National Championship (Orlando, FL)