Sophomore season (2014)
Freshman season (2013)
IN THE RECORD BOOK:
2016: Appeared in all 24 of Carolina's matches, starting each of the last 19 games...ranked fourth on the team in points (9) and goals (3)...tallied three assists for the second-straight year...netted the game-winner at Vanderbilt (10/20), scoring in the 97th minute to give the Gamecocks a 2-1 overtime win...was one of five Carolina players to net a goal in the NCAA Tournament opening round against Alabama State (11/11)...scored the third-quickest goal in program history against No. 11 Arkansas (10/9) after finding the back of the net 56 seconds into the match...finished the season with 11 shots on frame on 25 attempts.
2015: Appeared in all 20 matches, making one start...tallied seven points on two goals and three assists...her three assists ranked fifth on the team...ended the year as one of five South Carolina players with at least 10 shots on goal... found the back of the net in the Gamecocks' wins over No. 4 Texas A&M (9/24) and Charlotte (9/7)...totaled 21 shots on the season.
2014: Played in all 25 games in the attack...logged 786 minutes...scored one goal, a game winner...put a pair of shots on frame against Samford (8/24)...46 minutes vs. No. 22 Boston University was a season high...fired a season-high three shots at Alabama (10/3)...played a SEC-high 42 minutes in a 2-2 tie at No. 6 Texas A&M (10/26)...played in all four NCAA Tournament contests.
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.