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Danielle Hennig

Position Defender
Program Women’s National Team
Home Town Kelowna, BC
Birth Date December 23, 1990
Caps 137
Twitter @DaniHennig9

Competing for Canada wasn’t something that was on Danielle Hennig’s radar until near the end of her first year of university when she was extremely surprised to learn she had been invited to a national team camp.

She attended that camp with no idea of how the national team program worked, but left it knowing it was something she wanted to pursue wholeheartedly. She made her first international appearance in 2010 and now has become a leader on the squad, serving as an alternate captain.

In 2011 she was part of Canada’s near-podium performance at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara and then helped the squad win bronze at the 2013 Pan American Cup. In 2014, Hennig was the Field Hockey Canada Women’s Player of the Year and in 2015 she was part of the Canadian team that won bronze at the 2015 Pan American Game in Toronto Ontario, the first time since 1999 the Canadian women took home a medal at the event.

Hennig played collegiately for the University of Victoria and scored the game-winning goal in the 2008 CIS Championship final.