Danielle Groen of Oceanside, CA, was chosen to the 2012 Team USA Women’s Inline Hockey team that traveled to Bucaramanga, Colombia to compete at the XI - Senior Women Inline Hockey World Championships, June 30 - July 7. This was her first year being apart of the USARS World Team, but has being playing since age 7. Danielle currently is sponsored by Mission Hockey and plays for the Mission Momentum hockey club.
Location of high school: Cerritos, CA
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Varsity Roller Hockey - 4 years, Varsity Softball - 1 year, Cal Selects Ice Hockey - 2 years.
Other high school activities:
College attended: California State University Long Beach
Year of graduation: 2010
Degree/major: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years):
Other college activities:
Occupation, current employer: Loan Processor, American Student Financial Group, Inc.
Career goals: Obtain a Certified Public Accountant Certificate
Current skating club: Mission Momentum
Coaches name: David Reskey
When did you begin skating: 7 years old
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Mission Hockey
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Gold Medal with Team USA
Team USA Sport Accomplishments: N/A
Pan American Games: N/A
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports:
NARCh Womens Platinum Top Goaltender
NARCh Gold Medalist
Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports:
Other sports you currently participate in: N/A
Who is your favorite sports figure: currently, Jonathan Quick
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My mothers, she is the ultimate support in my life at all times and I wouldn't be where I am today without her.
List your hobbies: Hockey, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Hiking, and Working Out.
What music do you listen to during training or competition? Country and Hip Hop
What makes you a unique and special person: I do not quit easily, when I want something I will fight for it no matter how difficult it may be.
Favorite food before a competition: Garlic Chicken Pasta
Favorite movie: Slap Shot
Favorite place to shop: H&M
Most prized possession: Guy Herbert signed game used stick from the 1997 Playoffs with the Ducks
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Determined
Anything else you would like us to know about you:
Father’s name: Dennis
Father’s occupation: Safety Inspector
Mother’s name: Snookie
Mother’s occupation: Account Specialist
Brothers: Josh & Brad
Spouse’s (if married): Johnny Jay
Children’s name and ages: None
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: None
Olympic Games: None
Pan American Games: None
World University Games: None
Other Events/Sports: None