13 Danielle Hitzeman
13 Danielle Hitzeman
Birth Date: 08/25/1985
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vacaville, Calif.
High School: Vacaville High School
Previous College: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Position: RS/OH
Experience: 3V

TITANS `05: Played in 108 of the 109 Titan games in 2005, behind only Sara Morrison, Brittany Moore and Vanessa Vella who did not miss a game • Had 16 matches with 10 or more kills including a career-high 18 versus both UTEP on Sept. 3 and UC Irvine on Nov. 11 • Posted her best attack percentage on Sept. 2 when she hit .444 (10-2-18) vs. Marist • Was solid defensively, tallying 15 matches with 10 or more digs • Set a career-high in digs with 24 on Sept. 3 against UTEP, the only time she collected 20 or more on the year • Nine times she posted double-digits in kills and digs in the same match • Served up three service aces on both Sept. 2 (Marist) and Oct. 29 (UC Davis) in a pair of Titan wins • Had a season-best 4 total blocks (all assists) on Nov. 22 in the final game of the season versus San Diego.

ALASKA, FAIRBANKS: Played two seasons for the Div. II Nanooks under Head Coach Phil Shoemaker • As a sophomore, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Second Team and earned a conference player of the week award for her play the week of Oct. 4-10 • Moved to ninth all-time in season kills (375) and hitting percentage (.208) in her second season with UAF • Posted a triple-double against Northwest Nazarene on 10/15/04 with 12 kills, 26 assists and 11 digs • Named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic Team • Was named conference Freshman of the Year in 2003 • Received the team's Miss Fit Award, the Newcomer of the Year Award and was named the team's Best All-Around Player.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time All-Monticello Empire League honoree in three years at Vacaville High School under Head Coach Tammy Campbell • Helped the Bulldogs win the league championships in both 2000 and 2001 and a CIF San Joaquin Section championship in 2002 • Won a gold medal at the 2002 United States Volleyball Association Junior Olympic Championship, earning all-tournament honors • Also competed in soccer and track and field.

PERSONAL: Born on August 25, 1985, in Vacaville, Calif. • Parents are Keith and Debbie Hitzeman • Full name is Danielle Reynolds Hitzeman • Nickname is "D" • Has one sister, Desare (26) • Majoring in business administration • Lists Lee Maes and Shelby Solanga (club coaches) as her greatest volleyball influences • Enjoys the beach, shopping and watching movies • Names Buddha as a historical person she'd most like to meet • Favorites include: David Gray and Britney Spears (musical artists), mom's spaghetti and meatballs (food), Gladiator (movie), Sacramento Kings (team) • Her advice to kids is "Don't be in a hurry to grow up and drink your milk."


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