Meharg on Keeley
"I have great expections for Danielle with this being her senior year. She's a great leader and can play any spot on the front line with complete confidence. She always has an understanding of the tactical plan and will be an example for the younger players in the way she works hard and behaves on the field as a competitor."
As a junior in 2007
Played in a career-high 19 games, including every ACC contest, playing minutes at midfield and forward ... scored first-career goal in the 4-1 win against Princeton on Sept. 26 on only shot attempt ... the two points against the Tigers are also a personal best ... attempted shots in six games including a career-high three in the game vs. Northeastern (Sept. 9) ... for the second-consecutive year, earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.
As a sophomore in 2006
Appeared in 14 games as a sophomore, including seven games vs. ranked opponents ... made her first-career ACC Tournament appearance in the semifinals vs. #10 Virginia (Nov. 3) ... also saw first-career NCAA Tournament action in the first round vs. #17 Richmond (Nov. 11) ... played minutes in the 1-0 win over #1 Wake Forest in the national title game (Nov. 19) ... attempted her first-career shot on the second day of the Terrapin Invitational vs. Northwestern (Sept. 10) ... took a career-high three shots in the win over Appalachian State in the Terps' regular-season finale (Oct. 27) ... named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
As a freshman in 2005
Appeared in first-career collegiate contest vs. Michigan (Sept. 2) ... saw playing time in seven games overall on the forward and midfield lines ... also appeared in games against Stanford (Sept. 11), Pennsylvania (Sept. 21), Rutgers (Oct. 2), Princeton (Oct. 11), Old Dominion (Oct. 14) and Delaware (Oct. 16).
Lettered for four seasons as a forward on the North East High School field hockey squad ... helped team to the Maryland 1A North Region finals three times, winning the title in 2001 while also advancing to the state semifinals in 2001 and 2004 ... led the county in scoring in 2003 (16 goals, 13 assists), captaining the team to the Cecil County title ... tallied 25 goals and 16 assists as a senior, helping team to a 15-1 mark and the 2004 Upper Chesapeake Conference Championship ... an all-county pick twice and a Honorable Mention all-state selection in 2003 ... posted 56 goals and 37 assists over her career ... Strikers club team were the 2002, 2003 and 2004 National Field Hockey Festival Pool Champions ... also lettered in track twice, winning a gold medal in the 800m and a bronze in the 1600m at the 2003 Maryland 1A championship ... served as president of the Student Government and County Council Treasurer ... is also on the Student Advisory to the Superintendent of Cecil Council Public Schools.
Accepted into the Smith School of Business and plans to attend pharmacy school after completing her undergraduate degree at Maryland ... team representative on the Student Athlete Athletic Council (SAAC) ... member of the Pharmacy Society on campus ... earned a spot on Maryland's Dean's List in the fall and spring semesters of 2007 and the fall of 2006 ... daughter of Deborah and Paul Keeley ... has a 14-year old brother, Paul III ... Danielle Keeley was born in Newark, Del.
KEELEY'S CAREER STATISTICS
KEELEY'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Goals: 1, Princeton (Sept. 26, 2007)
Points: 2, Princeton (Sept. 26, 2007)