Danielle Henderson
Danielle Henderson

Player Profile

Elk Grove, Calif.

High School:
Sheldon HS






Bears Homer Twice for Series Win

Breana Kostreba and Victoria Jones hit home runs in a 3-1 rout of Oregon State in game two of the series


Cordes Goes Yard to Deal Oregon State Run-Rule Shutout

Cheyenne Cordes hit a two-RBI home run in the fifth inning to shut out Oregon State 8-0


Total Team Effort Shuts Out Broncos 5-0

Cal used all 17 of its healthy players to shut out Santa Clara


Bears Lose Battle with Bruins in Nine-Inning Thriller

No. 9/8 Cal dropped game one against No. 19/21 UCLA 6-5 in nine innings


California Tops Saint Mary's 10-2

The No. 9/8 Golden Bears beat the Gaels 10-2 in six innings

Career Highlights:
NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team (2013)
2x All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention (2012, 2013)
All-Freshman Team (2012)

As a Sophomore (2013):

An All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team selection...The only player to start all 57 games of the 2013 campaign...Led the team in walks (35), sac flies (2) and on-base percentage (.442)...Second on the team in home runs (11), slugging percentage (.552) and RBI (34)...Had 10 multi-RBI and 12 multi-hit games with a four-game hit streak (4/6-4/11)... Batted .455 in Regional play with a double, two home runs and two RBI with a 1.091 slugging percentage...Finished the regular season batting .287 with 27 runs scored, 32 RBI and nine home runs...Hit her first career triple vs. Washington (5/11)...Matched her career-high three walks in a single game vs. Stanford (5/3)...Responsible for two of three runs scored in a 3-1 win over Oregon (4/6) after hitting a career-high two home runs in a single game...Batted .429 vs. Oregon with three hits, all of them home runs, and five RBI in the series...One of four Bears to homer in a doubleheader against Arizona (4/2) to contribute to six California home runs between two games...Contributed a three RBI home run to help Bears to first conference win against Utah in series opener (3/22)...Named to the Chevron Spring Fling All-Tournament Team...Scored Cal's only run against Hawai'i (3/14) for the win...Went 3-for-3 against Saint Mary's (3/10) with one run scored... Went 2-for-2 against both Northwestern and Cal Poly to go 4-for-4 (3/1) on the day with two runs scored...Set a career-best four RBI vs. Indiana (2/10).

As a Freshman (2012):

Played 64 games for the Blue & Gold, starting as third baseman...made just four errors...batted .283...Hit a home run at the Berkeley Regional plus four RBI...Hit 16 home runs for 47 RBI

High School:

Led Sheldon to 2008-2009 CIF championships and a 2009 Nike Faster to First title...The 2009 squad was ranked first in the nation by USA Today/NFCA...Three-time scholar-athlete...Thrice named to the All-Delta River League First Team...Played volleyball her junior year...2011 Sacramento Bee Player of the Year...2011 ESPN RISE West Player of the Week...Placed on the 2011 All-California Team...Three-time Rivercats' All-City Team

Club Ball:

Played at the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game...2010 ESPN Rise All-State Softball First Team...Won 2008 16U nationals with Lady Magic Softball in Kentucky...Lady Magic took second at the 2010 Colorado Independence Tournament...Co-champions of16U Batbusters Best of the West

Parents are Mickey and Joe Henderson, both of whom attended Idaho State...Best sports moment was when her Lady Magic team won 16U nationals in 2008, when she made the last out of the game by catching a line drive from a slapper...Goes by the nickname "Hendu"...older sister and brother Jolene and David also attend Cal

Why I have my number:

I have had No. 8 because my mom chose it when I started softball. It was her favorite number so I have never changed it. When I didn't make the All-Star team, my sister (Jolene Henderson) wore No. 8 for me.

Pre-game Rituals:

Before any game, Jolene, Chey and I tape our wrists with sayings. I refuse to step on chalk lines on the field, and I have Jolene braid my hair before every game.