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#6 Danielle Fotopoulos
  • 2L
  • Forward
  • 5-11
  • Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • (Lyman/Southern Methodist Univ.)
  • **1998 Honda Award Winner**
  • **1998 NSCAA National Player of the Year**
  • **1998 ESPN.com/Soccer Times National Player of the Year**
  • **1998 Soccer America Player of the Year**
  • **1998 NCAA Final Four Offensive MVP**
  • **1996 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year**
  • **1998 & 1996 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year**
  • **1998, 1996 & 1995 All-American**
  • **1996 SEC Tournament MVP**

Named to US National Team for the 1999 Women's World Cup in May.

1998: Honda Award Winner...National Soccer Coaches Association of America Player of the Year...also National Player of the Year selection by ESPN.com/Soccer Times, Soccer America and Soccer Buzz...1998 NCAA Final Four Offensive MVP after scoring a goal and an assist in two matches - including the game-winning goal in the NCAA Championship match...All-America first-team selection by the NSCAA...also a first-team selection by ESPN.com/Soccer Times, Soccer America, College Soccer Weekly, and Soccer Buzz...1998 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year...Team co-captain...Named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week five times, making her the only player to be named to the team more than three times this year... NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team selection...Named SEC Player of the Week on Oct. 26, and Nov. 2...Was named to the All-SEC first team and the SEC Tournament team...Became the NCAA Women's Career Goals Scored leader with her 104th collegiate goal against Mississippi on October 18th ...Also set NCAA all-time career goals record (Divison I - male or female) with her 110th against Duke...Finished collegiate career as the NCAA All-Time goals (118) and points (284) leader ...Set the NCAA female career points scored mark with her goal against Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament...She is third on the NCAA's career points per Game chart with 3.08 per game and second in Goals per Game with 1.28 per game...Scored 32 goals this season to lead the nation and had 11 assists for a national -high 75 points...Scored 11 game-winning goals this year, a Florida single season record...UF's all-time leader in goals scored (66), and game-winning goals (18), second in points scored (156), and assists (24)...Selected Soccer Buzz's fan choice Player of the Year...Named a finalist for the Hermann and Missouri Athletic Club Awards, given annually to the top collegiate player of the year.

1997: Tore anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of right knee in April of 1997 while training as a member of the U.S. National Team...The injury kept her inactive until early November, when she did return to the National Team...Redshirted for the 1997 season...One of 18 players selected in January to tour as a member of the U.S. National Team...Sealed a 4-0 U.S. victory over Australia by scoring the National Team's third goal in the squad's first international competition since the Olympic games in Atlanta.

1996: 22 matches (22 starts) for 1,742 minutes...All-America second team selection by the NSCAA..National leader in scoring points for second consecutive year despite missing three matches due to an ankle injury...Finished second in the nation in goals scored...Also named to Soccer America's Collegiate MVP Team...1996 SEC Player of the Year and SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player...A first-team All-SEC and All-Southeast Region selection...Named a top 10 finalist for the 1996 Hermann Trophy awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding collegiate soccer player...Finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award...Named team's Most Valuable Offensive Player at the conclusion of the 1996 season...Selected to serve as a team tri-captain in her first season at UF...Led the team in every offensive category: shots (139), goals (34), assists (13), points (81), and game-winning goals (8)...Established SEC single season records for goals and points scored...Finished second in the conference in assists...Scored either a goal or a point in 19 of 22 matches played...Played 12 consecutive matches scoring either a goal or an assist...Set team record for consecutive matches (eight) scoring a goal...Scored seven game-winning goals...Surpassed the 200 career point barrier with a seven-point effort against N.C. State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Has totaled seven career hat tricks, three as a Gator (Mississippi, Auburn, N.C. State)...Set five SEC Tournament records...Scored all six goals in UF's 6-1 victory over Auburn in the SEC Tournament semifinal...Her six goals set both UF and SEC Tournament single match records for most goals (6) and points (12)...Totaled a SEC Tournament record seven goals and 15 points in three tournament matches played...Her 11 shots against Arkansas in the SEC Championship was also a tournament record for most shots in a single match...Made the winning assist in UF's 3-2 sudden death overtime victory in the SEC Championship match vs. Arkansas...Named to Soccer America's Team of the Week for her outstanding play in the SEC Tournament...Set an SEC single regular season match record for shots with 12 against Mercer...Twice received SEC Player of the Week honors in 1996 -- only repeat selection in the conference...Member of 1996 U.S. Olympic Team 25 member player pool...Took 1996 spring semester off to train full time with U.S. Olympic squad.

1995: Finalist for Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award as a starting forward for Southern Methodist University...Finalist for both Hermann and Honda Awards, given annually to the top women's collegiate player of the year...Named to both Soccer America Collegiate MVP team and Soccer News Elite 11...First team All American by NSCAA...Named to NCAA Tournament team...Southwest Conference Player of the Year...Named to All Central Region and Southwest Conference first teams...Led nation in scoring (83 points) and goals scored (32), while ranking second in assists (19)...Registered 10 multi goal games, including three hat tricks and one four goal game against Alabama in season opener...Helped lead SMU to school best 23 1 1 record, No. 3 national ranking and first ever Final Four appearance...Ranks third on SMU's all time career points list (128), third on goals scored list (52) and fourth on all time assists chart (24)...Appeared in Sports Illustrated's Faces In the Crowd twice (3/21/94 and 12/4/95).

1994: Led Mustangs in scoring (45 pts.) and goals scored (20)...Earned second team All South Region honors...Registered six multi goal games, including first career hat trick against Maryland.

High School: Two time All American and three time all state...Scored 129 goals and 86 assists in four year prep career...Coached by Gary Barnett at Lyman High School.

Club: Scored 13 goals in five matches, leading Tampa's Town N' Country club team to 1996 U 20 regional title and national tournament appearances, where she teamed with current Gators Michelle Harris and Tracy Ward.

Personal: Born March 24, 1976...Daughter of Donna and Bill Garrett...1994 graduate of Lyman High School...Married George Fotopoulos in June of 1996.

Major: Graduated in May of 1999 with a bachelor's degree in leisure management.


Fotopoulos' Collegiate Statistics
Year G GS Min. Shots G(GW) A Pts.
1994 20 19 - 120 20 5 45^
1995 24 23 - 126 32 19 83^
1996 22-22 1,742 139 34 (7) 13 81
1997 Redshirted due to ACL injury
1998 26-26 2231 146 32 (11) 11 75
Totals 92 90 3,973 531 118(18) 48 284
^At Southern Methodist University
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