Athlete Profile

Danielle Hennig

Women's National Team

Nickname: Dani
Position: Defender
Age: 23
Height: 168 cm
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Birthplace: Kelowna, BC
Senior Caps: 62
1st Int'l Appearance: 2010 in Vancouver vs. India
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Career Highlights

- 2010 CIS First team All-star
- Academic All Canadian 2008-2010
- Augie Ciancone Award: top high school female athlete in Kelowna BC (2008)

Field Hockey Background

I signed up for field hockey in middle school (playing on grass) because I played almost every sport offered through school.

Coaches: Louis Mendonca, Lynne Beecroft, Arnar Bernhardsson

Proudest Moment

My first international cap for Canada - getting to play on home turf, in front of a home crowd and my family.

My Life

My parents are Derrick and Janice Hennig, brothers Kurt (older) and Luke (younger), family pet is dog named Clooney (Shepadoodle - German Shepherd crossed with Standard Poodle).

I enjoy spending time with family, camping and other outdoor activities and sports like skiing, running, soccer and basketball. In my down time I love reading and spending time at the beach or on beautiful lake Okanagan.

I'm currently working on a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with aspirations of becoming a Physiotherapist in the future.

Education

University: University of Victoria

Degree/ Major: Kinesiology

Languages: English

Advice for aspiring athletes...

You can make up for a lot of your weaknesses through sheer hard work and determination.

Favourite Quote

"Real training starts the moment you want to quit."

Interesting Facts

1. I have two screws permanently in my ankle
2. My mom is basically famous for her cookies, they're so good!
3. When I first started field hockey I wasn't sure if I liked it... I was a soccer player and the no feet rule frustrated me, but now I love it!

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