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Danny Cates

  • position Defender/Midfielder
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Irmo, S.C.
  • High school Dutch Fork
  • position Defender/Midfielder
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Irmo, S.C.
  • High school Dutch Fork

Danny Cates Bio

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2010
Saw action in all 22 games with 20 starts on the year … Scored two goals and added one assist … Posted 13 shots on the year … Critical member of Gamecock defensive line … Tallied first career goal in 2-2 tie vs. Iona (Sept. 17) … Also collected an assist vs. the Gaels … Tallied one shot vs. North Carolina (Oct. 19) and at Marshall (Oct. 23) … Tallied second goal of the season in 3-0 win over Memphis (Oct. 31) … Goal vs. the Tigers was unassisted, a shot from 40 yards out, which hit the crossbar and bounced over the goal line for the score … Posted one shot vs. Duke (Nov. 21) and Michigan (Nov. 28) in NCAA Tournament play … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Saw action in all 18 contests with 17 starts in the midfield … Registered two assists on the season … Posted 15 shots … Managed a season-high five shots vs. Davidson (Sept. 25) … First assist of the season came in 3-2 victory vs. intrastate rival Furman (Oct. 7) … Collected assist on Will Traynor[apos]s goal that sent SMU contest into overtime with just over 90 seconds left in regulation … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Saw action in 14 contests with seven starts as a true freshman … Collected four assists – all in consecutive games – while posting 12 shots on the year … First two assists of the season came on throw-in opportunities, first in a 4-0 win over College of Charleston (Sept. 19) and following in a 2-1 loss at Furman (Sept. 24) … Also earned assists in 4-0 win versus Davidson (Sept. 27) and 2-0 victory over FIU (Oct. 4) … Posted four shots against Davidson and three against FIU … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Rise Magazine selection as the No. 23 recruit nationally for the 2008 signing class … NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) adidas High School All-American in 2006 and 2007 … adidas ESP selection in 2006 and 2007 … Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program) team member … Garnered NSCAA adidas High School All-South Region honors all four years at Dutch Fork … SCYSA (South Carolina Youth Soccer Association) ODP team member (2005-08) … Played club soccer for Lexington United 89 under South Carolina head coach Mark Berson … Club squad earned South Carolina state title in 2006, runner-up in 2007 … Team was also Region III Premier League runner-up in 2008 … GFC state champions in 2005 … Played for coach Wayne Quinlan at Dutch Fork High School … All-state team member in 2007 … Three-time all-area and all-region honoree during prep career … Helped lead team to 2007 region championship … Super 22 honoree (2005-07).

Personal
Son of Robert and Maureen Cates … A physical education major.

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