BEFORE SIENA: Graduated Boonton High School...Named Offensive Most Valuable Player with 11 goals in her senior season...Named to the All-Conference First Team...Selected to First Team All North and All County...One of two Bomber players selected to play in the senior all-star game last season.
PERSONAL: Born on March 29, 1995...Parents Tom and Lorraine DeGroot of Boonton, N.J...Older brothers, Bobby (Rutgers) and Joey (Montclair State)...an undecided business major.
WHY I CHOSE SIENA: "When I came to Siena to visit the campus and meet with the coaches, I knew this is where I wanted to go."
ZAPPONE ON DeGROOT: "Danielle's speed is a great advantage in our attack. She is fast when she has the ball which creates so many options for us, and is able to get back to defend quickly."
GETTING TO KNOW DANIELLE DeGROOT:
Nickname: Dan, Dani
Twitter Handle: @ddegroot329
What I like most about Coach: Her personality & passion for the sport
Best moment of the previous season: In our three games against our biggest rivals that beat us in the 2011 state sectional finals, I got a hat trick in one, scored the game winning goal in overtime in the other and knocked them out of states in the third
If I could travel anywhere: Italy
My before game routine: Braid and put a bow in my hair
Three words that describe me: Outgoing, Funny, Short
My dream car: Blacked out Audi A4
My favorite vacation spot: Ocean City, Maryland
My favorite twitter account to follow: @AmandaBynes
My favorite sports team: New York Giants
My favorite type of ice cream: Ben and Jerry's Half Baked