Dec. 6, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan water polo head coach Matt Anderson announced today (Thursday, Dec. 6) that sophomore Danielle Robinson (Burnaby, British Columbia/York House School) has transferred to the Wolverine program. Robinson will join U-M next semester after completing her rookie campaign at the University of Maryland, which eliminated its water polo program last summer.
"We're very fortunate to get Danielle," said Anderson, "but obviously, it came under unfortunate circumstances with Maryland dropping its program. Danielle had a very strong season last year as a freshman. She is an offensive-oriented, tall and strong right-handed driver. She is going to join us in January and really help us immediately to win games. She already has a year under her belt and is a seasoned veteran playing within the CWPA. We are excited to have her in our program."
Robinson appeared in all 26 Terrapin games last season, starting two, and posted 29 goals, 46 points and 27 steals in her first collegiate season to rank among Maryland's leaders in all three categories. She scored goals in 15 games, including eight multi-goal efforts, and was named CWPA Freshman of the Week after netting four goals against Notre Dame -- her first of three four-goal games.
A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Robinson was selected to play in the 2011 Canadian Select League and was identified by Water Polo Canada as one of the top 25 participants at Junior National Team tryouts that year. She contributed to four medal performances at age-group national events, including gold at the 2008 U18 Nationals and silver at the 2009 U18 Nationals.
Robinson will be immediately eligible to compete for the Maize and Blue.
Contact: Leah Howard (734) 763-4423