Student-Athlete Advisory Council Puts on Second-Annual Event
Danish U-23 National Team and University of Texas standout transfers to California
Forward begins training Jan. 5
Brunache and White earn all-academic laurels for third-straight year
Golden Bears complete season 12-6-4
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Has quickly become one of the team's better defenders
Strong tackle, excellent in the air
Extremely motivated to be successful
After playing a vast majority of minutes as a true freshman, she is turning into a young leader
Has the talent to impact the game on the backline or up top
Brings great U.S. youth national team experience to Cal
Composed and athletic player
As a Junior (2010):
Played in and started all 20 games
Led the Cal defense
Received Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention
As a Sophomore (2009):
Started and played in each of Cal's 21 games
Key member of Cal's defense
Took 10 shots
Earned a Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention
As a Freshman (2008):
Gained valuable experience during her freshman year, starting 17 of the 20 games in which she played
Led the team with a .400 shot percentage
Named to the Soccer Buzz All-West Region all-freshman team
Scored both of her two goals in the 2-1 victory over BYU
2008 Parade All-American and 2007 NSCAA All-American
Ranked No. 23 nationally in Soccer Buzz's recruiting rankings
Gained experience with the U.S. under-17 and under-18 national teams, garnering three international caps
Received an assortment of honors at St. Ignatius College Prep, including 2007-08 West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year, WCAL Freshman and Sophomore of the Year and three all-league selections
Led the WCAL in scoring for three years and won a WCAL award for scoring the most career goals (39) in league history
San Jose Mercury News Freshman of the Year
Helped her club team, Mountain View-Los Altos Mercury, to two state championships
Parents are Jean Claude Brunache and Pamela Wright-Brunache
Father played soccer at Penn State
Brunache's Career Statistics:
Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts 2008 20 17 5 2 0 4 2009 21 21 10 0 0 0 2010 20 20 5 0 0 0 Totals 61 58 20 2 0 4
Danielle Brunache off the Pitch:
Full Name: Danielle Francoise Brunache
I Chose Cal because...I loved the school and the players on the team were all seemed like they would be great teammates (and they are).
My favorite thing about Berkeley is...that it's close to San Francisco.
Something on my iPod that might surprise you is...System of a Down.
When I'm upset, I like to...take a walk.
I get mad when I miss this TV show: "Brothers and Sisters"
The best moment in sports history was when...the U.S. won the 1999 Women's World Cup penalty kicks.
Cal is better than other schools because...of the school spirit.
The one thing I learned from my parents is...how to laugh at myself.
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...really bored.
Do you have any hidden talents? I'm good with names
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? My cat