Danesha Adams
Danesha Adams

Player Profile

Shaker Heights, OH

High School:
Shaker Heights



U.S. National Team
Named U.S. Soccer's Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... Earned her first cap with the Full U.S. Women's National Team against Chinese Taipei on Oct. 1, 2006, registering an assist in that match ... Also represented the U.S. at the FIFA Under-20 World Championships in Russia ... Earned the tournament's Bronze Ball as the tournament's third most valuable player ... Also named to the FIFA All-Star Team ... Recently helped the U-21s to a first-place finish at the 2007 Nordic Cup title in Vaasa, Finland ... Also a member of the U-21 team that placed second in 2006 ... A member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team pool in 2005, but did not make the Nordic Cup squad due to injury ... Former member of the U.S. U-16 National Team Player Pool.

2006 -- Junior
Played and started 19 matches ... Missed the first four matches of the year while competing at the FIFA Under-20 World Championships in Russia ... Also missed two more matches while competing with the full U.S. Women's National Team ... Earned third-team NSCAA/adidas All-America honors ... Soccer Buzz second-team All-American ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Ranked second on the team in scoring with 28 points (12g, 4a) ... Also ranked second in game-winning goals with seven ... Named Soccer America's National Player of the Week after scoring three goals in victories over No. 3 Texas A&M and No. 11 UConn ... Had three multiple-goal games.

2005 -- Sophomore
Started all 26 matches ... Led the Pac-10 in scoring with 46 points on 21 goals and four assists ... NSCAA/adidas second-team All-American ... Member of Soccer America's Collegiate MVP Team ... First-team Soccer Buzz All-American ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Member of the all-tournament team at the NCAA College Cup ... Scored an NCAA Tournament record four goals in the Bruins' 5-0 victory over Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... Tallied a total of six goals during UCLA's run to the NCAA Final ... Set a new single-season school record with nine game-winning goals.

2004 -- Freshman
Played in all 25 games, starting 23 ... Soccer America and Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American ... Named to the 2004 NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Scored four goals during the NCAA Tournament, including game winners over Duke (3rd Rd.) and Princeton (Semifinals) ... Ended the season ranked second on the team and fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring with 28 points (12g, 4a) ... Ranked first on the team with five game-winning goals ...Scored both goals in a season-opening win over San Diego, her first collegiate game ... Followed that up with a pair of goals two days later against LMU ...Named Pac-10 Player of the Week and to Soccer America's Team of the Week after those two performances.

High School/Club
Region-IV ODP Team member ...Lettered one season, earning Rookie of the Year honors at Walnut High School in Walnut, Calif. ...Finished up her high school career at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio ...Third-Team All-Ohio selection ...Owns the Shaker Heights single-season record for goals and assists ...Played club soccer for the FC Slammers ...Helped the Slammers to a pair of state championships ... Named MVP of the Under-19 Super Group at the 2003 Surf Cup after leading her team to the title ...Also helped her team capture the Frosted Flakes Kellogs Cup in 2000, earning a picture on a Kellogs cereal box.

Daughter of LaVonne and Lawrence Adams ...Has one brother, Damaris ...Enjoys playing basketball and volleyball in her spare time ...Admires Kobe Bryant and Mia Hamm ...Born June 6, 1986 in Bellflower, Calif.