Danya Barsalona - 11
Danya Barsalona

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stony Creek, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Cardinal Newman HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
Forward/Midfielder

Birthdate:
01/12/1988

Experience:
3VL


SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Tied for second most on the team with four goals ... started in 20 matches ... tallied 10 points, tied for second most on the team ... notched her first goal of the season in the season-opening win at Alabama ... also assisted the game-winning goal ... scored a goal against Clemson ... assisted the game-winning goal against Rice ... notched the first goal of the game at Houston ... scored the equalizer at East Carolina to propel the game into overtime.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Earned a starting spot at forward in all 20 games for the Blazers ... finished the year with four goals, including the game-winning goal in UAB's 1-0 overtime win against Wright State ... also added three assists on the year for a total of 11 points ... went a perfect 2-for-2 on penalty kicks during the season ... 23 of her 43 total shots were on goal (.535) ... listed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for second straight year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Started in all 19 matches at forward for UAB ... was second on the team in goals scored with seven and points with 17 ... two of her goals, against St. Mary's and UCF, served as game-winners ... also finished second on the squad in assists with three ... took 33 shots for a shot percentage of .212 ... 18 of her shots were shots on goal (.545) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Played in all 21 games as a true freshman, starting in 15 of those contests ... scored a pair of goals during the season, with her first collegiate goal coming in UAB's 3-2 win over Marshall on Sept. 29 ... also scored a goal on Nov. 1 as the Blazers defeated UCF, 201, in the first round of the Conference USA tournament ... also nabbed her first assist of the year when UAB defeated Colorado College, 3-2, in the C-USA tournament championship game on Nov. 5 ... earned her first varsity letter.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played both soccer and basketball at Cardinal Newman High School where she earned Female Freshman Athlete of the Year honors ... played with the U17 and U18 Canadian National teams ... member of the Ontario National Training Centre with teammate Danielle Blair ... played club soccer for the Dixie Fury 88's and coach Pat Riverso.

PERSONAL
Full name is Danya Sarah-Elenor Barsalona ... born on January 12, 1988 ... daughter of Joe and Lidia Barsalona ... majoring in fitness leadership.

 
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