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  Danielle Dalton

Danielle Dalton

Player Profile


Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

High School:
Los Osos






High School A starter and two captain for four seasons in water polo at Los Osos High School ... In addition to winning all-league honors, Danielle was voted Most Improved (2010), Most Inspirational (2008) and Best Effort (2007) ... Also competed in cross country and swimming ... Helped lead the Grizzlies to the league championship (2010) in water polo ... Also competed for the Foothill Water Polo Club.

Matador Memo
Born August 12, 1992 in Chino, Calif. ... Father's name is Dan and her mother's name is Lori ... Danielle's step mother's name is Natasha ... Has three brothers (Christopher Dalton, Donovan Dalton, David Ortiz) and three sisters (Skylar Johnson, Brandy, Belinda) ... Cheers for the Lakers and her favorite Laker player is Shannon Brown ... Favorite actor is James Franco and Danielle's favorite actress is Drew Barrymore ... Her favorite television show is Family Guy ... Her favorite movie is The Hangover ... One of her favorite foods is sushi but stays away from green beans ... Her favorite rock band is 30 Seconds to Mars ... Her favorite solo musical artist is Taylor Swift ... Chose Cal State Northridge because she fell in love with the campus and the water polo team ... Her greatest sports moment was when she scored three goals against a nationally-ranked team, a day after homecoming ... The best thing about a student-athlete is bonding with her teammates ... The toughest part about being a student-athlete is finding the energy to do home work ... When Danielle relaxes, she knits, sleeps, surfs and hangs out with her friends ... Water Polo could be improved, according to Danielle, by having pro teams ... If she was president of the NCAA, she would invest more money into the sport of water polo ... Martin Luther King Jr. would be the person in history she would have liked to have met ... Would like to switch places for a day with Taylor Swift ... Would like to be stranded on an island with Socrates ... Would like to have dinner with Jesus Christ and Kobe Bryant ... If she was forced to listen to one CD the rest of her life, it would be Casting Crows ... Danielle would travel if she had a million dollars ... The best advice she gives is "go hard or go home" ... Her advice to young people "Don't do drugs, go to college" ... No one knows, according to Danielle, how much pressure she puts on her herself to always do better ... If a movie was made about Danielle's life, Meagan Fox and Whoopie Goldberg would play the lead role ... Can't imagine going the week without drinking grape juice, according to Danielle ... One possession she can't live without - chap stick ... Years from now, Danielle will still laugh about the time he performed a break dance move that went wrong in front of her parents ... If she could change one thing about the world, it would be to end violence ... The biggest obstacle Danielle has had to overcome, "too many to count" ... The one thing that makes Danielle smile, "dancing crazy" ... Her greatest hero is her dad because "he is the best man I've ever known" ... Business major.