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#19 Amy Daniel
Position: Back
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mountain Top, Pa.
High School: Crestwood
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As a senior:

  • Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-America
  • Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-South Region
  • First Team All-CAA
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2010 and President's List Spring 2011
  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • Started 18 games as a back for JMU
  • Led the CAA in goals with 19 and points with 47
  • Finished seventh in the conference in shots (73), tied for sixth in assists (9).
  • Recorded her first career hat trick and added an assist for seven points in the team's season-opening win against Rutgers
  • Two goals and an assist against Michigan
  • Two goals and an assist against Richmond
  • Scored two goals, including the game winner, in back-to-back games at Towson and Delaware
  • Recorded two goals and an assists against Hofstra
  • Scored two goals in a 4-3 loss at VCU
  • Scored two goals in a 6-1 win over Radford
  • CAA Player of the Week (Aug. 31)
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

As a junior:

  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2009 and Spring 2010
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • Recorded first assist of the season in 3-2 overtime win against American
  • Scored first goal of the season in 5-1 win over Hofstra on a season-high three shots (two on goal)
  • Started every game of the season for the Dukes and one of defensive leaders

As a sophomore:

  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2009
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Started in all 21 games this season as a back for the best team in the nation statistically in goals against average and shutouts per game
  • Scored a goal and recorded an assist in the season opening 6-1 defeat of Saint Louis
  • Part of a defense that finished second all-time in JMU history with 11 shutouts

As a freshman: 

  • Spring 2008 JMU Dean's List
  • Made career debut in season opening 7-0 shutout against Georgetown
  • 16 total appearances with one start in first season

High school and club: 

  • As a senior First Team All-State
  • Academic All-State
  • Mideast All-Region Team
  • First Team all-American
  • Academic All-American
  • Times Leader All-Star Team
  • Citizen's Voice All-Star Team
  • Second team all-state as a junior
  • PIAA state champions and District II Champions twice
  • U-16 team undefeated three seasons
  • U-21 National Team
  • AAU Junior Olympic Games
  • Futures National Tournament
  • Team captain all four years
  • Also competed in track and field three seasons
  • Student council, Spanish Club, girl scout for eight years

Year GP-GS Goals Assists Points GWG Def.Sv.
2007 16-1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 21-21 3 3 9 0 0
2009 20-20 2 1 5 0 0
2010 18-18 19 9 47 3 0
Total 75-60 24 13 61 3 0


Getting to know Amy...

Why did you choose JMU?
I love the area. Also, the team and academics were a good match for me

What is your major/minor and why did you choose it?
IDLS, Middle School Education (math and science): I chose it because I want to make a difference in students' lives and make sure they are prepared for the future

What are your goals for the 2010 season?
Get back to the CAA Championship and win. Go on to the NCAA tournament!

What are your favorite things to do off the field?
I like to hang out with friends, cook, and sleep

What is your favorite JMU field hockey moment?
My entire sophomore year: we had a great team and won our 3rd straight CAA championship

What is the best class you have taken at JMU?
The best class I have taken at JMU was PSYC 160 with Dr. Duvall-Early

Where is your favorite place you have visited and where would you like to visit?
My favorite place I visited was New Orleans, LA for Junior Olympics and I would like to visit Europe

What do you want to do after college?
I would like to teach at a middle school, coach at a high school, and eventually start my own field hockey club

Where is your favorite place to eat on campus at JMU?
Mrs. Greens

What is your dream job?
Being a sports announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins

What do you like about Harrisonburg?
The variety of places to eat

What is your lucky number?

Who or what is your favorite...
Food? Chicken or Italian Food
TV Show? Anything on TLC
Movie? Recently... UP!
Book? "Twilight" Saga
Athlete? Sidney Crosby
Pro Sports Team? Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
JMU sport (besides field hockey)? Basketball and lacrosse