As a Senior in 2016: Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year...First Team All-Big Ten...named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team after leading Maryland to a fifth-straight conference tournament title...recorded four saves in a 1-1 tie against #8 UCLA (8/26)…recorded four saves and allowed just one goal in a 1-1 tie against #4 Indiana (9/9)...saved three shots and recorded a shutout in a win over #22 Michigan State (9/23)…notched a shutout in a 4-0 blowout at Northwestern (9/30)…posted a career-high eight saves in a shutout at then-#22 West Virginia...named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/11)…recorded five saves in a 3-2 victory over Wisconsin to clinch the Big Ten title (10/14)...helped Maryland match a school-record five consecutive shutouts...registered seven saves against Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game (11/13)...Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner.
As a Junior in 2015: Tabbed Big Ten Championship Most Valuable Defensive Player after helping Terps to fourth-straight title...made four consecutive saves in the penalty kick round of the Big Ten semifinal matchup vs. Indiana (11/13)...Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner...named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.. notched a shutout and three saves in his first career start against #4 Notre Dame (8/28)...compiled six saves in a 2-1 win over #1 UCLA (9/4)...held Michigan to a shutout in a 0-0 tie (9/11)...completed a shutout in a 1-0 victory over Navy (9/14)...allowed zero goals in a 0-0 tie at Michigan State (9/18)…made three saves in a 2-1 loss to #25 Georgetown (9/23)…notched a 2-0 shutout against Villanova (10/5)...blanked both Indiana (10/16) and #17 Washington (10/23)...boasts nine shutouts, 55 saves and a 0.79 goals against average.
As a Freshman in 2012: Redshirt season.
Before Maryland: Competed for Broadneck and coach Sean Tettermer for three years after attending Mount St. Josephs as a freshman... listed as No. 50 overall recruit and fourth-ranked goalkeeper by TopDrawerSoccer.com... ranked the No. 58 recruit by College Soccer News... a three-time all-state player at Broadneck... named to the 2011 NSCAA High School Scholar All-American team... played club for Sheldon Nolan at DC United Academy for three years... won the 2010 MLS SUM Youth Cup Championship with DC United Academy.
Personal: Son of Gary and Mary Niedermeier... full name is Dakota Dale Niedermeier... born April 19, 1994 in Rochester, NY... has one sister Nicole... lists his sports hero as Oliver Kahn... chose Maryland because it had been a dream of his to play soccer here since he was a child... undecided on major...enrolled at Maryland in spring semester.