3 Natalie Daniels
3 Natalie Daniels
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Olympia, Wash.
High School: Olympia
Position: MF

COACH FALOR'S COMMENTS

"Natalie is a sophisticated central mid who uses a very cerebral and creative approach to the game. She's a technical player who can dictate tempo, shoot well from distance, and play teammates `in' with a variety services. She is most dangerous for us in the creation of quality scoring chances in transition."

2010 - JUNIOR SEASON

Earned second team all-Ohio honors and was selected to the all-Horizon Leage first team after setting school single season records in goals (nine) and total points (23)...scored at least one goal in eight contests and two in the Vikings' 3-0 win over Gannon (8/27)...became CSU's career assist leader after helping score the winning goal in Cleveland State's 1-0 win against Youngstown State...tallied five assists, raising her career total to a school-high 13...also became the Vikings' career leader in goals scored (16) and points (45)...chosen to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District second team...also earned academic all-league honors from the Horizon League...put in game-winning scores against UMKC (9/3) and Valparaiso (10/22)...attempted 52 shots, 30 of which were on goal...successfully converted the only penalty kick opportunity of the season for CSU in the 2-0 victory over UMKC...scored an unassisted goal against Washington in a return to her hometown.

2009 - SOPHOMORE SEASON

Named to the All-Horizon League second team...one of only three Vikings to start all 18 matches...ended the season with two goals and two assists...tallied the game-winning goal in the overtime victory at Kent State (8/30)...also recorded a goal at IUPUI (9/25)...notched assists against Eastern Illinois (8/30) and in the 3-1 victory over Butler (10/16)...had a team high 29 shots, 17 being on goal...fourth all-time in school history for career goals with seven.

2008 - FRESHMAN SEASON

One of the biggest assets to the team competing and starting in all 19 matches this season...first collegiate goal scored and collecting six shots against St. Bonaventure (8/29) ...railied up goals against Niagara University (8/31), Robert Morris (9/5), Green Bay (10/17), and Butler (10/26)...scored five goals, six assists and had 37 shots on goal equaling 16 points for a single season...had two assist against IUPUI (10/12) earning the fourth most in single game history...earned first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL

Two-time all-state choice at Olympia High, playing for coach Tessa Effland. . . scored 21 goals with 15 assists (57 points) as a senior to earn first team honors and 17 goals and 14 assists (48 points) as a junior en route to receiving second team All-State accolades. . . scored at least one point in 16 of her 19 matches as a senior to earn area player of the year recognition. . . four-time all-league selection, earning second team as a freshman and first team her final three years. . . played club soccer for Washington Premier Football Club, helping team to the state finals as a sophomore and the semi-finals as a junior. . . played with fellow signee Jordan King on the WPFC team that advanced to nationals June 2008.

PERSONAL

Born Dec. 20, 1990 in Olympia, Wash. . . daughter of James Daniels and Brenda Diettrich...has one older sister and one younger brother. . . was involved in FCCLA in high school...finance major.