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Daija Griffin
Daija Griffin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Piscataway, N.J.

High School:
Piscataway

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L


11/15/2013

Gamecocks Earn 5-0 Shutout Versus Furman In NCAA Tournament First Round

Junior midfielder Taylor Leach scores game winner in 15th minute.

11/14/2013

No. 14 Gamecocks Open NCAA Tournament With Furman

South Carolina earned its second-ever national seed

10/25/2013

No. 13 Gamecocks Soar Past Vanderbilt 4-1

Drennan ties single-game assist record.

2013: Played in all 23 matches ... Played 975 minutes ... Tied for fourth on the team with 10 points ... Tied for second in assists with four, third in goals with three and fourth in points with 10 ... Tallied first career assist on game-winner in 1-0 win over No. 7 Duke (8/25) ... Notched first career goal at Clemson (9/6) ... Scored the game's only goal a week later versus USF (9/12) ... Recorded assists at Northeastern (9/1), Missouri (10/18) and in the first round of the NCAA against Furman (11/15) ... Found the back of the net versus Georgia (11/6) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament ... Took 33 shots with 16 being on frame.


PRE-COLLEGE: A 2013 graduate of Piscataway High School in Piscataway, N.J...earned four varsity letters in soccer from...also earned one letter in track...considered a four-star recruit and ranked as the #10 player in Pennslyvania by TopDrawerSoccer...named to the ESPN High School Top 150 Class of 2013...2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America HS Girls All-America...two-time NSCAA HS Girls All-Region...USYSA National Championship Lead Scorer in 2012 ... Region I ODP Interregional Team 2011...Region I ODP NJ State Team 2011...MSG Varsity Top 30 Players to Watch for 2012...GMC (Greater Middlesex County) Player of the Year...All-Area Player of the Year...two-time top-20 player in New Jersey...three-time top-20 player in the North Jersey Area...two-time All-State second team...three-time All-Area First Team...two-time All-Group 4 First Team...four-time All-GMC...four-time All-Red Division...three-time Greater Middlesex Area Top-20 scoring leader...2009 Middlesex Area Freshman of the Year...her Piscataway High School team was the 2011 GMC Champion and three-time GMC Finalist...while on the FC Pennsylvania Strikers, Griffin's team was a two-time USYSA National League Championship team, winning the 2012 USYSA National Championship...three-time USYSA Premier League Champions...three-time Eastern Pennsylvania NCS State Champions...off the pitch, Griffin was also a part of PEGS (Piscataway Exceptional Gathering of Students) and the Martin Luther King Leadership Program...National Honor Society member

PERSONAL: Daija Anell Griffin was born on Nov. 14, 1994...parents are Darius and Mary Griffin...father Darius Griffin, Sr., played basketball and football at Rutgers University...brother Reco Owens played football at Duke University...brother Darius Griffin, Jr., played basketball at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)...hobbies include listening to music and reading.

Griffin's Career Stats
YEAR GP-GS Min. G A P SH SH% SOG SOG% GWG
2013 23-0 975 3 4 10 33 .091 16 .485 1
TOTAL 23-0 975 3 4 10 33 .091 16 .485 1