Anna Ortega (Giggles)

Support Giggles!

Hometown: Cicero, IL

Age: 29

Profession: Mortgage Loan Processor / Guaranteed Financial

Playing Rugby Since: 2010

Positions Played: Flanker, Wing, Fullback

What do you love about rugby?

I love that from Rugby I have made eternal best friends/sisters. We have all shared laughs, tears, sweat, blood (we don't share blood but you know what I mean), struggled, picked each other up-physically/mentally, and grown together as players of this wonderful sport. I love that every moment I step on that pitch I have the opportunity to play a sport that women years ago would never even think of playing and wouldn't be allowed to play.

What does the Kenya tour mean to you?

The Kenya tour will probably be one of the best and exciting experiences of my entire life! HANDS DOWN!

What about the tour do you most look forward to?

I can not wait to step off that plane (both when we arrive in Nairobi and arrive back home) with my team wearing our Sirens gear representing not only Chicago but the United States women's rugby. **tears of joy will be shed**