Women's Soccer


Danielle Wagner
Danielle Wagner
25

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Worth, Ill.

High School:
Stagg

Height:
5-11

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
03/06/1987

High school/club: An All-SICA West Conference and All-Sectional selection 2002-05 • All-State selections 2003-05 • Named to the All-Midwest team in 2004 • Named All-Area by the Daily Southtown 2002-05 • Led Stagg to a regional championship and sectional final in 2003 • Helped lead Windy City Pride U-17 Elite team to four consecutive State Cup championships from 2002-05 • Club team claimed back-to-back President's Cup titles in 2003 and 2004 • Led Windy City Pride to Midwest Regional Championships in 2002 and 2004, and to a national finalist finish in 2004 • 2002 club-wide Goalie of the Year • Named to 2002 Alamo Cup Tournament Team and was final MVP • Club coach was Ko Thanadabouth.

Personal: Born March 6, 1987 • Daughter of Chuck and Jan Wagner • Has one brother, Paul, who is a senior at Illinois • Was the 2005 National Army Reserve Scholar Athlete and Chicago Tribune Sholar Athlete • Plans to major in kinesiology.

Getting to Know Danielle: Nickname: Dani, Wags • Favorite athlete: Walter Payton • Favorite TV shows: That 70s Show, The Simpsons • Favorite movies: Dumb and Dumber, Miracle • Favorite musical groups: Pearl Jam, Kenny Chesney • Favorite book: Perks of Being a Wallflower • Favorite quote: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" • Favorite restaurant: TGI Friday's • Biggest sports thrill: winning the 2002 Midwest Regional Championships in a shootout • Three words that describe me: dedicated, passionate, outgoing • Advice to young players: work hard at everything you do - it eventually pays off • I chose Illinois because: the coaches, the team and the academics are all great.

Coach Rayfield on Wagner: "Danielle comes in as part of one of the most collectively talented goalkeeping units in the country. Her strengths are her size, her hands, and her presence in the box. She will have to adjust quickly to the speed of the game at this level, but if she does she will have a solid chance to compete for the starting spot even as a freshman."

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