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3  Danielle Fitzgerald
Danielle Fitzgerald

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fairfax, Va.

High School:
Oakton

Height:
5-1

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L

Club:
Herndon Firecats


01/31/2014

59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs

2013 (Sophomore): Has appeared in 10 games ... Saw action in first three SEC matches ... Earned firsttwo career starts against West Virginia and Auburn ... Played in the second half inUK's 3-1 win over LSU.

2012 (Freshman): Appeared in six games, including her first SEC game at Arkansas and on the road at Ole Miss.

Pre College:Committed to Kentucky based off of the coaches, team members, and great academics ... Native of Fairfax, Va., and born in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Played her high school soccer at Oakton High School, while playing for the Herndon Firecats in the club season under the direction of Nadir Moumen ... Club team was part of the Virginia State Cup Champions in 2010 and 2011, as well as Virginia Runners-up in 2006 and 2008 ... Led Oakton to the Virginia state semifinals in her freshman and sophomore years, while advancing to the district championships in 2010 ... Named all-district in 2009 and 2010, while also being tabbed as a Washington Post All-Met honorable mention in 2010 ... An all-state track athlete in 2009 and all-district in 2010 ... Earned the honors of 1st team All-District (co-player of the year), 1st team All-Region, and 2nd team All-Met ... An All-Region athlete in track and field ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is the daughter of Daryl and Cheryl Fitzgerald ... Plans to major in kinesiology.

Fitzgerald Q&A:

What is your nickname, and why? D, Fitz, or Dfitz for obvious reasons

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Kayla King

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Sammi Giancola, from Jersey Shore

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? Olympic gold medal

What would people be surprised to know about you? My first name is not actually Danielle, it's Yvette.

If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? MissFitz

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo

What is your prized possession? The quilt my grandmother made me for graduation.

Why did you choose your jersey number? I've been #9 up until now, but it was taken, so I figured its square root would suffice.

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? My high school marketing teacher, Ashley Elmore, who was on The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad.

What song gets you pumped up for a game? Let's go by Calvin Harris and Ne-yo

Who is the funniest player on the team? From what I've seen so far, I can't choose just one because a large portion of the team is funny.

What is your favorite city to visit? Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Kelly Clarkson

What is your biggest fear? Snakes, without a doubt.

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Potatoes. Mashed Potatoes, sweet potatoes, baked potatoes.

What is your dream job? Physical Therapy

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Drake

What's one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? I was born in Oklahoma City, and six months later was in a daycare three blocks down from the Oklahoma City bombings.

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