OUTLOOK ? Will be looked to for leadership ... Continues to learn the catching position and improves daily ... Needs to pick up where she left off at the plate last season.
2002 ? Was converted from first base to catcher for USC when the two previous catchers suffered injuries ... Hit her only home run of the season against East Tennessee State ... Had eight multi-hit games ... Started 49 of the 52 games she has played in this season ... Had a career season in hits and RBIs ... Longest hitting streak of the season is three games ...
Hit .500 at the SEC Tournament (6-for-12) ...
Recorded four RBI.
2001 ? Played in
53 games for USC, starting 52 of those games ... Was second on
the team with 329 putouts and fourth in fielding percentage at
.970 ... Had two doubles in a game against Kentucky on April
15 ... Was third on the team with 10 sacrifice bunts on the
year ... Had a 3-4 day with one RBI in a key conference
victory against Kentucky.
2000 ? Had a stellar season
at first base playing 68 games, starting 65 ... Strong
defensive first baseman, ending her freshman campaign with a
.983 fielding percentage ... Made only seven errors in 402
chances ... Offensive highlight came in a big way with first
collegiate home run - a grandslam - against Mississippi on
HIGH SCHOOL ? Lettered three times in
softball under Head Coach Melissa Carr ... Was selected as the
all-league best defender in 1999 ... Team highlights include
trips to the third and fourth rounds of the C.I.F. Playoffs
... Also lettered twice in basketball ... An honorable mention
all-league basketball selection.
PERSONAL ? Full name
is Danielle Quinones ... Majoring in Criminal Justice ...
Credits her parents as the biggest influence in her softball
career for their dedication to her sports ... Born Jan. 21,
1981 ... Daughter of Fred and Sandy Quinones ... Has two
sisters, Tara and Paige.
Get To Know
Would you rather... Live in the sea or in the clouds: Clouds because that is the closest I will get to heaven
Travel the world for life or own your own island: Travel the world
Be a movie star or a rock star: Rock star
Be a dog or a cat: Cat
Drive in a NASCAR race or fly an F-16 fighter jet: Fighter jet
Live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future: Past, the future would be too technologically advanced for me
Be a great singer or a great dancer: Dancer
Read a newspaper or watch the news: Watch the news
Be an Olympian or play professionally: Olympian, It?s a once in a lifetime opportunity
Be on the show Survivor or on Friends: Friends
Be Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera: Britney Spears
Be blonde or brunette: Brunette, live in my city and you?ll see why
Eat soup or salad: Salad
Be in a tornado or an earthquake: Been in an earthquake, so tornado
Be famous or wealthy: Wealthy so that I can get my Range Rover
Drive across country in an RV or on a motorcycle: RV