Junior midfielder Taylor Leach scores game winner in 15th minute.
South Carolina earned its second-ever national seed
Johnson caps off comeback with 83rd minute game-winner.
Drennan ties single-game assist record.
South Carolina faces first home/road weekend.
2013 NSCAA All-South Region Team
2013: Started 21 of 23 matches as a forward ... Played 1,553 minutes ... Second on the team in points with 18 ... Scored seven goals and tallied four assists ... Notched two game-winners on the opening weekend of the season against UNCW (8/23) and No. 7 Duke (8/25) ... Named SEC Player of the Week (8/26) ... Assisted on the game-winner at Clemson (9/6) ... Scored the game-winner in the 86th minute in a 2-1 victory versus Alabama (10/11) ... Converted Gamecocks' only penalty kick of the season, tying the game in a 2-1 win over Kentucky (10/31) ... Opened the SEC Tournament with the go-ahead goal in a 4-0 win over Georgia (11/6) ... Recorded a two-assist game in the opening match of the NCAA Tournament in a 5-0 win over Furman ... Capital One Academic All-America third team ... NSCAA All-South Region third team selection ... Named to SEC All-Tournament Team and SEC Community Service Team ... Finished career ranked fourth in program history in goals (23) and points (59) ... Ranks third all-time in game-winning goals with 11 ... University's recipient of the SEC's Boyd H. McWhorter Post-Graduate Scholarship ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012: Started 20 of 21 matches as a forward and midfielder...led the team in points with 11 on four goals and three assists...broke out of a slump by notching her first points with a goal at Arkansas (9/23)...followed five days later with a two-goal performance at Auburn...added an unassisted goal against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament opening round match... added assists against ECU (9/9) and LSU (10/12) along with a game winner versus Georgia (10/7)... tallied 49 shots with 25 coming on goal...named to the 2012 Captial One Academic All-District team....ranks eighth in South Carolina history with 16 career goals, ninth in career points with 41 and fourth in career game-winning goals with seven
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.