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Danielle Fotopoulos
Height: 5-11 (1.81 m).
Weight: 165 (75 kg).
Born: March 24, 1976 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Hometown: Altamonte Springs, Florida.
College:University of Florida.
Club: Carolina Tempest (WUSA).

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1996 2-0-0 2/1 3 2 8
1997 5-1-0 6/0 1 1 3
1998 1-0-0 1/0 0 0 0
1999 15-2-0 17/1 7 4 18
Total 23-3-0 26/2 11 7 29
World Cup
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1999 1-0-0 1/0 0 0 0
Total 1-0-0 1/0 0 0 0
World Cup Champion - 1999
Year Team GP G A Pts
1998 Tampa Bay Extreme (W-League) 4 6 - -
Total 4 6 - -
Year School GP G A Pts
1994 Southern Methodist 20 20 5 45
1995 Southern Methodist 24 32 19 83
1996 Univ. of Florida 22 34 13 81
1998 Univ. of Florida 26 32 11 75
Total 92 118 48 284
NCAA Champion - 1998

Quick Take: The 5-foot-11 forward is deceptively fast and skillful for her size. She broke one of college soccer's most hallowed records this past season, shattering the NCAA goal scoring mark. She finished her four-year collegiate career (two years at Southern Methodist and then two at Florida) with 118 goals, including the game-winner in the Gators 1-0 upset of North Carolina in the 1998 NCAA championship game. She demolished the NCAA all-time scoring record of 103 set by fellow U.S. teammates Mia Hamm (North Carolina) and Tiffeny Milbrett (Portland). A reserve, she is strong and aggressive.

U.S. National Team: A member of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup championship team, her only action in the tournament came against Brazil in the semifinal Played in 17 matches in 1999, starting just one, but scored seven goals with four assists ... 1998: Saw action in just one match for the USA in 1998, playing 14 minutes against Canada in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 2, but a spectacular and historic senior college season earned her a spot in residency camp for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup ... 1997: Traveled with the U.S. to Australia in February of 1997, scoring her fourth career goal against the Matildas on Feb. 28 in Melbourne ... Tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in her right knee during training with the national team on April 21, 1997, and red-shirted the 1997 college season at the University of Florida ... Recovered from the serious knee injury in just six months and made her return to the national team on Oct. 30, 1997, against Sweden ... Pre-1996: Participated in her first national team training camp in December 1996 ... Debuted with the U.S. National Team in Brazil in January of 1996, scoring three goals in her second appearance vs. Ukraine ... Took Spring '96 semester off from school to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team at residential training camp in Florida ... Trained with U.S. Under-20 national team in Boca Raton camp in 1993 ... First Appearance: Jan. 14, 1996 vs. Russia ... First goal: Jan. 18, 1996 vs. Ukraine (scored three goals).

College: Named to Soccer America's College Team of the Decade for the 1990's ... The all-time leading scorer in the history of the college soccer, she shattered the record with an amazing 118 career goals, scoring her 104th goal on Oct. 18, 1998, against Mississippi, to break the record previously held by U.S. teammates Mia Hamm and Tiffeny Milbrett ... Scored her 110th career goal against Duke on Oct. 30, breaking the record for most goals ever scored in collegiate soccer, men or women, by passing Thompson Usiyan, who scored 109 goals for Appalachian State from 1977-1980 ... The 1998 SEC Player of the Year and a First-Team NSCAA All-American, she finished a storybook year by leading Florida to the NCAA championship in 1998, scoring the winning goal on free kick in a 1-0 upset of North Carolina Led the 1998 NCAA Tournament in scoring with eight points ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and was the Offensive MVP for the Final Four ... As a senior, she finished second in the voting for both the Hermann Trophy and the MAC Award to Cindy Parlow Recipient of the 1998 Honda Award for soccer from the NCAA ... Finished her college career with 48 assists to go with her 118 goals for an NCAA record 284 career points, breaking another one of Hamm's records ... Had 32 goals and 11 assists for 75 points as a senior, marking the third time she has led the nation in points and second in goals scored ... Had 10 game winning goals as a senior, a Florida record, and became the Gators all-time leader in goals scored (66) in just two seasons ... Also an NSCAA All-American as a sophomore and junior, she played her freshman and sophomore seasons at SMU before transferring to Florida As a junior for the Gators, she led the nation in points for the second straight year, scoring 34 goals with 13 assists, and was second in the country in goals scored, scoring at least one goal in 19 of the 22 matches she played and scoring eight game winning goals ... Set single-season SEC records for goals and points, despite missing three games due to an ankle injury and was named the 1996 SEC Player of the year ... A 1995 and 1996 finalist for both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year ... Became Florida's all-time leading scorer in 1996 when she recorded a her third hat trick of the year in the Gator's 7-3 win over N.C. State ... The Southwest Conference Player of the Year in 1995 for the Mustangs ... Led NCAA Division I with 32 goals in 1995 as SMU advanced to its first-ever Final Four ... Scored 22 goals as a freshman for the Mustangs ... Played in 92 games in her college career, starting 90, and averaged 1.28 goals per game, second best in NCAA history ... Scored 30 or more goals in three of her college seasons, scoring in 68 out of 92 games played ... Scored six goals in one game against Auburn on November 9, 1996 ... Of her 118 career goals, she had 30 one-goal matches, 25 two-goal games, eight career hat-tricks, two four-goal games and her six-goal match

High School: A six-sport varsity athlete at Lyman High School in Orlando, lettering in soccer, swimming, tennis, cross country, track & field and basketball ... A two-time high school All-American, and three-time All-State selection, her team won three state soccer titles ... Scored 129 goals and had 86 assists during her four-year high school career.

Club: Her youth club team, Town 'n Country Heather, won the 1995 Athena Cup Under-19 National Championship as she scored 13 goals in five games ... Her club also won the U-20 National Championship in 1996 ... Played four matches for the Tampa Bay Extreme of the W-League in the Summer of '98, scoring six goals.

Personal: Formerly Danielle Garrett, she was married June 8, 1996, to George Fotopoulos, the new head women's soccer coach at Louisiana State, where she will be a volunteer assistant ... Twice has appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" Majored in Leisure Management at Florida.

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