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  #9  -  Danesha Adams Return to: TEAM PAGE | TEAM ROSTER

Last Club: UCLA

 Bio:
Adams was named the 2006 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year and is a former UCLA standout... Adams earned her first cap with the full U.S. Women’s National Team on October 1, 2006, in a match up against Chinese Taipei, tallying an assist... She recently helped the U-21 team to the 2007 Nordic Cup championship in Vaasa, Finland, a year after they finished as runners-up in 2006... She was also a U.S. representative at the FIFA U-20 World Championships in Russia, earning the Bronze Ball as the tournament’s third most valuable player... Adams began her national team play as a member of the U.S. U-16 Player Pool...

Adams started all but two games during a brilliant career at UCLA... In her first college game, she netted both Bruin goals in a win over San Diego, and she followed up that game two days later with a pair of goals against Lincoln Memorial University... The two games were good enough for her to win Pac-10 Player of the Week accolades in her first week of collegiate play... She finished that season fourth in the Pac-10 with 28 points, and she was named a Soccer America and Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American... After netting four goals including game-winners over Duke and Princeton in the NCAA tournament, she was selected to the 2004 NCAA All-Tournament Team...

Adams went on to lead the Pac-10 in scoring her sophomore season by recording 46 points on 21 goals and four assists... She was a NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-American and First Team Soccer Buzz All-American selection, and she was a member of the Soccer America Collegiate MVP Team... The First Team All-Pac 10 selectee scored an NCAA Tournament record four goals in a 5-0 win over Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals, registering six goals in the Bruin run to the NCAA Final... That season, she set the UCLA single-season school record with nine game-winning goals...

Adams missed six games during her 2006 junior season due to playing with the U.S. National Team... She still ranked second on the Bruins with 28 points on 12 goals and four assists and hit seven game-winning goals... She was again selected to the All-Pac 10 First Team while receiving Soccer Buzz All-America Second Team and NSCAA/ adidas All-America Third Team accolades... She followed that up her senior season this past fall with 38 points on 15 goals and eight assists, again being named a NSCAA/ adidas All-American...



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