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Danny Cates
Danny Cates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irmo, S.C.

High School:
Dutch Fork

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 163

Position:
Defense/Midfield


2010
Saw action in all 22 games with 20 starts on the year ... Scored two goals and added one assist ... Posted 13 shots on the year ... Critical member of Gamecock defensive line ... Tallied first career goal in 2-2 tie vs. Iona (Sept. 17) ... Also collected an assist vs. the Gaels ... Tallied one shot vs. North Carolina (Oct. 19) and at Marshall (Oct. 23) ... Tallied second goal of the season in 3-0 win over Memphis (Oct. 31) ... Goal vs. the Tigers was unassisted, a shot from 40 yards out, which hit the crossbar and bounced over the goal line for the score ... Posted one shot vs. Duke (Nov. 21) and Michigan (Nov. 28) in NCAA Tournament play ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Saw action in all 18 contests with 17 starts in the midfield ... Registered two assists on the season ... Posted 15 shots ... Managed a season-high five shots vs. Davidson (Sept. 25) ... First assist of the season came in 3-2 victory vs. intrastate rival Furman (Oct. 7) ... Collected assist on Will Traynor's goal that sent SMU contest into overtime with just over 90 seconds left in regulation ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Saw action in 14 contests with seven starts as a true freshman ... Collected four assists - all in consecutive games - while posting 12 shots on the year ... First two assists of the season came on throw-in opportunities, first in a 4-0 win over College of Charleston (Sept. 19) and following in a 2-1 loss at Furman (Sept. 24) ... Also earned assists in 4-0 win versus Davidson (Sept. 27) and 2-0 victory over FIU (Oct. 4) ... Posted four shots against Davidson and three against FIU ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Rise Magazine selection as the No. 23 recruit nationally for the 2008 signing class ... NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) adidas High School All-American in 2006 and 2007 ... adidas ESP selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program) team member ... Garnered NSCAA adidas High School All-South Region honors all four years at Dutch Fork ... SCYSA (South Carolina Youth Soccer Association) ODP team member (2005-08) ... Played club soccer for Lexington United 89 under South Carolina head coach Mark Berson ... Club squad earned South Carolina state title in 2006, runner-up in 2007 ... Team was also Region III Premier League runner-up in 2008 ... GFC state champions in 2005 ... Played for coach Wayne Quinlan at Dutch Fork High School ... All-state team member in 2007 ... Three-time all-area and all-region honoree during prep career ... Helped lead team to 2007 region championship ... Super 22 honoree (2005-07).

Personal
Son of Robert and Maureen Cates ... A physical education major.