30   Danielle Anders
Danielle Anders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Villa Park, IL

High School:
Willowbrook

Height:
5-9

Position:
D


NIU: Eager to earn more playing time after season-long frosh starter had sophomore campaign cut short by injury. One of 14 returning letterwinners.

2005: Missed first half of season after an injury during exhibition play. Returned to action for second half of season and logged seven starts in nine total appearances. Earned praise for defensive efforts in Huskies' 2-0 Mid-Am triumph over Central Michigan (10-14-05).

2004: Impact player on defense as a red-shirt freshman as evidenced by starting all 18 contests -- one of only two players to achieve that feat. Saw majority of time at sweeper as NIU set single-season school record for ties during 6-7-5 campaign.

2003: Opted for red-shirt season to adjust to collegiate game.

Prep: Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-Sectional pick as senior after anchoring defense which chalked up seven shutouts over 9-9-1 campaign. Three-time All-West Suburban Conference Gold honoree and team MVP also made Academic All-WSCG for Willowbrook. Versatility was evident during junior year when injuries led to her playing every position on field including goalie. Team's Defensive MVP as a soph and senior. Four-year letterwinner as a defensive specialist who still managed 10 goals and nine assists. Won "Lil Warrior Award" as a freshman when she started all 21 matches and had two goals for 2000 Warrior crew which set school record for wins at 11-8-2.

Personal: Hopes to follow foosteps of sister Kristen as a four-year Huskie letterwinner (1997-2000). Part of a true soccer-playing family with sisters Lauren and Lindsey having played at Augustana and North Central, respectively. Major: Physical Education. Birthdate: 3-21-85 (21).

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