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ASHLEY VAN AGGELEN, 31

Physical education teacher at St. James Collegiate Institute, head coach of the varsity girls' basketball team, head coach of the Winnipeg Avros female midget AAA hockey team, recently named Team Manitoba female hockey head coach for the 2015 Canada Games.

Accomplishments: After playing four seasons with the University of Manitoba Bisons women's hockey team (2000-2004), van Aggelen was the head coach of the Polar Ice of the Manitoba Women's Junior Hockey League for seven years, winning two provincial championships. She was an assistant coach with Manitoba's U18 female hockey team, who won bronze at the 2008 nationals, and with Team Manitoba at the 2010 Canada Games. In 2012, van Aggelen was the head coach for the Team Manitoba U18s, who put up the program's best-ever result by earning silver. She coaches numerous high school sports, including basketball and soccer. Van Aggelen's Winnipeg AAA Avros, undefeated in two of the three showcase tournaments so far, play their season opener today at 2 p.m. in Morden against the Pembina Valley Hawks and home opener Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Iceplex against Norman.

1. Favourite workout?

Riding my long board (skateboard) at Birds Hill Park. I have also taken to cycling in the last year. I currently teach a human-performance class at SJCI and like working out with the students when time allows. I still play senior women's hockey in the winter and in-line hockey in the summer.

2. Favourite workout song?

I'm a country girl at heart and that's the playlist that's usually on during my runs/long boards, so I will have to say at this exact minute it would have to be Beat This Summer by Brad Paisley or Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker.

3. Fitness tip?

I try to live my life by what Vince Lombardi once said: "A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."

4. What's in your fridge?

Chocolate milk, berries such as strawberries and raspberries, grapes and ingredients for homemade wraps.

5.What's your guilty pleasure?

If you can believe it, I'm a teacher that hates the taste of coffee. My guilty pleasure is definitely pop. I love to drink Coke and it's such a bad habit. When basketball season starts, I also find that when I don't plan ahead or have time to cook in between coaching hockey and basketball, I shamefully hit a fast-food drive-thru.

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 5, 2013 $sourceSection0

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