Alex Charlebois named Pitt "Athlete of the Week"
Alyssa Meier and Alex Charlebois score goals on Senior Day; Pitt honors its four seniors with wins its its last two matches.
Abby Baldys, Danielle Benner, Ashley Cuba and Kristina Rioux play their final game at Pitt on Sunday vs. Providence at 1 p.m.
CAREER: Danielle Benner has played in 18 games in her two seasons at Pitt, including 16 as a sophomore. She notched her first career point last season, with an assist in the Panthers' 6-1 win over St. John's.
2011: Saw action in 16 games, starting in three...tallied one point, with an assist in the Panthers' 6-1 win over St. John's (Oct. 9)...took two shots, both on goal...named a Big East Academic All-Star.
2010: Saw action in two games as a defender...in those two games, Pitt outscored opponents by a combined total of 6-0...provided solid defense in appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, Pa...became the first girl to start on the boy's varsity team at Upper Moreland...played varsity all four years and started two seasons while playing alongside her male teammates...member of the FC Bucks Women's Club team for seven years and the Yardley Makefield Soccer Club team for one...guided the Bucks to the East PA State Cup Finals in both 2005 and 2006 as well as the tournament titles at the Under-16 CASL Shootout, Orange Classic International Tournament and the Chesapeake Flight Championship at the 2005 Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament...selected as a FC Delco Top Division finalist and PDA Classic Semifinalist in 2006...responsible for leading her YMS team to the USY Region I National Championship in 2008 and was selected as a YMS Epic finalist the same year...under her leadership in 2008, the YMS team secured the EPYSA NCS State Cup Championship, the PAGS Fall League Championship title and the U.S. Club National Cup VII Regional title...also competed as a member of the basketball and track and field teams at UMHS...member of the Yearbook Committee, Asian Club and SADD...four-year honor roll student and National Honor Society member.
PERSONAL: Born October 3, 1991...daughter of Stephen and Deanna Benner...has two younger brothers, Andrew and Matthew...nickname is "Dani"...major is undecided.