By Jazmin Jett |Staff Writer|
Angela Streets, the talented shooting guard of the women’s basketball team, achieved a monumental milestone in her collegiate basketball career by earning her 400th point in a losing effort to Humboldt State.
Originally from Arizona, Streets was born in the Philippines due to her father’s standing in the Air Force.
Adjusting to life in California was tough for Streets at first; her family, including her twin brother, was still in Arizona.
Streets explained the difficulties she faced initially as life without her family proved to be a tough one.
As if living without her family wasn’t difficult enough, Streets also found herself having to adjust to the school system, which consisted of a quarterly system as opposed to the customary semester system she had grown used to.
Like most transfers, she found herself making up classes that were nontransferable to CSUSB.
Though she initially faced trials and tribulations, Streets quickly became accustomed to life here in California. She attributes her ability to persevere to her teammates and current roommate.
While it may appear that she’s played basketball her entire life, Streets only began playing basketball in middle school.
Once she began however, there was no stopping her. She has been playing since eighth grade, mostly playing at shooting guard, though occasionally taking on the role of a point guard and small forward.
When asked to compare and contrast the different positions she has played in her career, she emphasized that while playing shooting guard, she was the most comfortable as she found that it became easier to drive and shoot the ball.
Playing the point guard position has been the most difficult due to the need to memorize plays and bring the ball up the court against heavy pressure.
Streets career at CSUSB has been fairly successful, though even she admits that she’s had a few games she wishes she could play over.
Two games that haunt her were recent matchups against Cal State Monterey Bay and Sonoma State.
“I felt I could have helped my team out better,” she said.
Angela followed her poor performances with one to remember against Humboldt State. Recording her 400th point in a 34-point performance made that night a special one for Streets.
Though the Coyotes lost, there was still a reason for Streets to walk out of the gym with her head held up high.
“It was my best game of the season. We made little mistakes here and there but I felt we should have won,” said Streets.
Other good games for Streets include games against UC San Diego in which she scored 23 points and San Francisco state where she dropped 25 points.
Hoping to conclude her undergraduate study by the summer, Streets plans on earning a degree in kinesiology, with a concentration in pedagogi.
After graduating, Streets aspires to acquire her master’s degree and join the Air Force.
For it to have only been two years in California, Streets has made her stay quite a successful one.