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


"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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.