4 Danny Maeda
4 Danny Maeda
Height: 5-7
Weight: 150
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beaverton, Ore.
High School: Jesuit
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Major: Mechanical Engineering
College: 1V

JUNIOR (2011): Played in 13 games and started twice, averaging 40 mintes per game ... both starts came in WCC play, a win over Gonzaga (Oct. 2) and a loss at St. Mary's (Oct. 7) ... played 20 minutes in the Broncos' 4-2 win at No. 14 Cal (Sept. 16) ... appeared in a key WCC win over St. Mary's (Nov. 6), a match that was part of Santa Clara's 5-1-1 finish to the year ... registered a shot in four different games.  

Helped Santa Clara win the 2010 WCC Championship, playing in 16 matches as a defender and starting four ... played 74 minutes in the second game of the year, starting against Valparaiso (Sept. 10) ... distributed an assist in what would turn out to be the decisive goal in a victory over San Jose State (Sept. 24) ...  started in a crucial match at Portland (Oct. 3) near his hometown of Beaverton ... started back-to-back games against Saint Mary's (Nov. 5) and Portland (Nov. 12) - playing in all 90 minutes of those contests, which was a season-high.

FRESHMAN (2009):
Emerged as a key player in Santa Clara's back line ... played in 19 contests, making 12 starts ... 10 starts came against West Coast Conference opponents ... took a shot vs. Cleveland State (Sep. 5).

HIGH SCHOOL: At Jesuit: 2009 graduate of Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore ... team won state title in 2006 and captained team to the state quarterfinals in 2009 ... first-team All-Metro League in 2009 ... team MVP senior season ... team captain junior and senior seasons.

PERSONAL: Born in Portland, Ore... parents are Bob and Leslie Maeda...has one older brother, Bobby, who plays soccer at SFSU ... member of Japanese Honor Society ... majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in Japanese.