Gamecocks earn two of 11 spots on the roster
SEC Quarterfinal loss ends season
D'Angelo registers third shutout of the season
Taylor Leach scored her first career goal in the match
South Carolina defeated Texas, 1-0, in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament
2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
2011 - Started 21 of 23 matches as a forward and attacking midfielder ... Finished third on the team with 17 points on seven goals and three assists ... Scored four game-winning goals, three coming in SEC play ... Registered 57 shots, 28 coming on goal ... Picked up Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week honors with her three goal weekend in Week 8 ... Was an Our Game Magazine Top Performer in the last week of the regular season ... Started the season strong with a goal in the opener at ECU (8/19) ... Hit the game-winner against Clemson (9/9), her second goal in as many matches against the rival team ... First multi-goal game of her career against Alabama (10/7) with goals coming nine minutes apart in the opening 20 minutes ... Capped her six-point weekend with the final goal against No. 22 Auburn (10/9) ... Scored game-winning goals in bac-to-back wins against Arkansas (10/23) and Florida (10/28) to secure a share of and then win the outright SEC regular season title ... Connected on three assists in a six-match span, assisting on the game-winners against Arizona (8/26) and UNC Wilmington (9/11) in addition to an assist against Northeastern (9/2).
2010 - Started all 25 matches, setting the freshman record for matches played and matches started ... Scored eight five and three assists for 13 points, ranking seventh in program history among freshmen ... Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors ... Became the first Gamecock to score a golden goal as a freshman after hitting the game-winner against Furman (9/12) ... Led South Carolina in shots and set freshman records for shots (67) and shots on goal (29) ... Was second on the team with three game-winning goals ... Picked up SEC Freshman of the Week and CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week honors with a two goal performance at the Carolina's Cup ... Scored first career goal against Clemson (9/10) before scoring her golden goal in the next game against Furman ... Hit the game-winner at Wake Forest (9/19) ... Scored the final goal in a 5-1 win at Kentucky (9/26) ... Hit the game-winner against UNC Greensboro in the NCAA First Round (11/12) just 58 seconds into the second half to become the first South Carolina freshman to score a goal in an NCAA game ... Fired off nine shots against Clemson.
PRE-COLLEGE: ESPN Rise magazine honorable mention All-American (2009) ... Two-time NSCAA High School All-Region (2008-09) ... Region III ODP camp (2004-09) ... Region III ODP team (2009) ... ODP Winter Interregional (2009) ... Georgia ODP team starting forward (2003-09) ... Scored 79 goals in three years at North Gwinnett ... D1Varsity.com Georgia Student-Athlete of the Year (2008) ... All-Gwinnett County first team (2008-09) ... Gwinnett County Player of the Year (2008) ... Played for Atlanta Fire club team ... Four-time state champion (2004, 2006-08) ... Three-time Super Cup champion (2001, 2006-07) ... South Regional Champion Series semifinalist (2006-07).
PERSONAL: Full name is Danielle Kawen Au ... Majoring in international business ... Chose USC over Georgia, Kentucky, Auburn, Clemson, Indiana and Georgetown ... Sister (Samantha) played soccer at Kentucky from 2007-09 ... Parents are David and Michelle Au.
WHY USC?: South Carolina has an outstanding international business program and a terrific study environment and soccer program. Most of all, it's close to home.