7 - Dani Potts
Dani Potts
Height: 5-5
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
High School: San Ramon Valley HS
Position: Defender

AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Earned a spot on the WCC Preseason All-Conference Team ... started nine games and saw action in 19 contests ... started vs. then- No. 2 Stanford (Oct. 1) ... started vs. then- No. California (Oct. 4) ... started against then- No. 2 Portland (Nov. 1) ... part of the Bronco defense that kept opponents to a 0.90 goals-against-average and had nine shutouts.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2008: Started and played in 19 contests at central defense ... started and played 90 minutes at defender in 3-0 shutout at San Jose State (Aug. 22) ... part of backline that shutout Yale, earning SCU their first draw of the season and preventing their third straight loss (Sept. 19) ... started at central defender vs. then-No. 20 USD (Oct. 12) ... helped shutout then-No. 2 UCLA (Sept. 25) ... started and played 110 minutes vs. Saint Mary's (Oct. 17) ... part of Bronco backline that shutout USF 3-0 (Oct. 19) ... started at then-No. 3 Portland (Nov. 2) ... started vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 8).

AS A JUNIOR In 2007: Redshirted season due to injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Named All-WCC Honorable Mention ... saw action at defender in 20 matches, starting 16 ... crucial part of a back line that shutout 11 opponents so far this season ... played full 90 in team's sixth-straight shutout, a 2-0 win over San Diego on Oct. 8 ... played full 90 in shutouts of CS Fullerton on Sept. 24 and UCLA on Sept. 22 ... has played the full 90 in last five matches for Santa Clara ... made first start of season on Aug. 27 against Utah.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Named to Soccer Buzz' Freshman All-America second team ... also earned a spot on the magazine's West Region All-Freshman team ... A WCC All-Freshman Team selection ... started 18 of the 21 matches she played in ... took one shot on goal ... part of a stingy back line that shut out 13 opponents in 2005.

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Played for U17, U16 and U15 National Teams... also a member of the Cal North Olympic Development Program and Region IV teams for four years.  

CLUB TEAM: Member of the Pleasanton Rage... team won the Cal North championship in 2005 and were state finalists for four years... a semifinalist of the Far West Regionals in 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coaches Chris Pulpaneek and Philippe Blin at San Ramon Valley High School... selected as a 2003 NSCAA adidas Youth All-American... named to the EA Sports All-American team... picked as one of Soccer America's top 50 2005 college recruits... chosen as one of Bay Area's top 100 athletes... led team to three North Coast Section playoffs... earned multiple All-East Bay Athletic League honors... named Offensive Player of the Year as a freshman at San Ramon Valley... a 2005 team captain.  

PERSONAL: Full name is Danielle Nichole Potts... born in Walnut Creek, Calif... parents are Charles Potts and Carrie Spina... has two sisters... her grandfather, Clint Smith, was a college baseball All-American and played professionally for the Pittsburg Pirates... major is communication.