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Danielle Au

  • position Forward/Midfield
  • height 5-5
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school North Gwinnett
  • position Forward/Midfield
  • height 5-5
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school North Gwinnett

Danielle Au Bio

2013 NSCAA All-South Region Team
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
2010 SEC All-Freshman Team

2013: Started 21 of 23 matches as a forward … Played 1,553 minutes … Second on the team in points with 18 … Scored seven goals and tallied four assists … Notched two game-winners on the opening weekend of the season against UNCW (8/23) and No. 7 Duke (8/25) … Named SEC Player of the Week (8/26) … Assisted on the game-winner at Clemson (9/6) … Scored the game-winner in the 86th minute in a 2-1 victory versus Alabama (10/11) … Converted Gamecocks[apos] only penalty kick of the season, tying the game in a 2-1 win over Kentucky (10/31) … Opened the SEC Tournament with the go-ahead goal in a 4-0 win over Georgia (11/6) … Recorded a two-assist game in the opening match of the NCAA Tournament in a 5-0 win over Furman … Capital One Academic All-America third team … NSCAA All-South Region third team selection … Named to SEC All-Tournament Team and SEC Community Service Team … Finished career ranked fourth in program history in goals (23) and points (59) … Ranks third all-time in game-winning goals with 11 … University[apos]s recipient of the SEC[apos]s Boyd H. McWhorter Post-Graduate Scholarship … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Started 20 of 21 matches as a forward and midfielder…led the team in points with 11 on four goals and three assists…broke out of a slump by notching her first points with a goal at Arkansas (9/23)…followed five days later with a two-goal performance at Auburn…added an unassisted goal against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament opening round match… added assists against ECU (9/9) and LSU (10/12) along with a game winner versus Georgia (10/7)… tallied 49 shots with 25 coming on goal…named to the 2012 Captial One Academic All-District team….ranks eighth in South Carolina history with 16 career goals, ninth in career points with 41 and fourth in career game-winning goals with seven

2011: Started 21 of 23 matches as a forward and attacking midfielder … Finished third on the team with 17 points on seven goals and three assists … Scored four game-winning goals, three coming in SEC play … Registered 57 shots, 28 coming on goal … Picked up Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week honors with her three goal weekend in Week 8 … Was an Our Game Magazine Top Performer in the last week of the regular season … Started the season strong with a goal in the opener at ECU (8/19) … Hit the game-winner against Clemson (9/9), her second goal in as many matches against the rival team … First multi-goal game of her career against Alabama (10/7) with goals coming nine minutes apart in the opening 20 minutes … Capped her six-point weekend with the final goal against No. 22 Auburn (10/9) … Scored game-winning goals in bac-to-back wins against Arkansas (10/23) and Florida (10/28) to secure a share of and then win the outright SEC regular season title … Connected on three assists in a six-match span, assisting on the game-winners against Arizona (8/26) and UNC Wilmington (9/11) in addition to an assist against Northeastern (9/2).

2010: Started all 25 matches, setting the freshman record for matches played and matches started … Scored eight five and three assists for 13 points, ranking seventh in program history among freshmen … Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors … Became the first Gamecock to score a golden goal as a freshman after hitting the game-winner against Furman (9/12) … Led South Carolina in shots and set freshman records for shots (67) and shots on goal (29) … Was second on the team with three game-winning goals … Picked up SEC Freshman of the Week and CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week honors with a two goal performance at the Carolina[apos]s Cup … Scored first career goal against Clemson (9/10) before scoring her golden goal in the next game against Furman … Hit the game-winner at Wake Forest (9/19) … Scored the final goal in a 5-1 win at Kentucky (9/26) … Hit the game-winner against UNC Greensboro in the NCAA First Round (11/12) just 58 seconds into the second half to become the first South Carolina freshman to score a goal in an NCAA game … Fired off nine shots against Clemson.

PRE-COLLEGE:ESPN Rise magazine honorable mention All-American (2009) … Two-time NSCAA High School All-Region (2008-09) … Region III ODP camp (2004-09) … Region III ODP team (2009) … ODP Winter Interregional (2009) … Georgia ODP team starting forward (2003-09) … Scored 79 goals in three years at North Gwinnett … D1Varsity.com Georgia Student-Athlete of the Year (2008) … All-Gwinnett County first team (2008-09) … Gwinnett County Player of the Year (2008) … Played for Atlanta Fire club team … Four-time state champion (2004, 2006-08) … Three-time Super Cup champion (2001, 2006-07) … South Regional Champion Series semifinalist (2006-07).

PERSONAL:Full name is Danielle Kawen Au … Majoring in international business … Chose USC over Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn, Clemson, Indiana and Georgetown … Sister (Samantha) played soccer at Kentucky from 2007-09 … Parents are David and Michelle Au.

WHY USC? South Carolina has an outstanding international business program and a terrific study environment and soccer program. Most of all, it[apos]s close to home.

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