Danielle Fotopoulos Head Shot
Head Women's Soccer Coach
With legendary stature at the University of Florida
is one of the most notorious names in the sport of womenâ€™s soccer who calls Eckerd College home for the fourth year entering this fall.
transformation of the program since arriving has elevated the Tritons into contending status in the competitive Sunshine State Conference.
The NCAA Division I all-time leading goal scorer and former U.S. National Team member has continued to take the necessary steps to build the program after being appointed to the position in the summer of 2010.
With a total of 18 wins under her belt as head coach, Fotopoulos matched the team's single-win record with 10 victories in the 2012 campaign ('98, '00, '01).
Following a strong end to the fall of 2011, the Tritons responded in a big way after being picked to finish ninth and last in the SSC Preseason Poll.
Under the leadership of Fotopoulos, EC claimed its first conference win since 2006 in late September and rattled off two more league victories before cashing in with the fifth seed in the Florida Blue SSC Championship, the program's first tournament berth.
The Tritons went on to upset No. 4 seed Nova Southeastern University
in the opening round, setting the table for continued anticipation heading into 2013.
Fotopoulos, a former All-America selection with the Gators, arrived at Eckerd after serving on the U.S. U-14 National ID staff.
is also actively involved with the sport outside of Eckerd
as the current head coach of the U-15
In Gainesville, she
was a two-time SEC Player of the Year at Florida and was the Soccer America Player of the Year in 1998 after leading the Gators to an NCAA championship.
Fotopoulos continued her career with U.S. womenâ€™s soccer, and was a member of the 1999 FIFA World Cup championship squad.
professional career in the Womenâ€™s United Soccer Association
and was a two-time all-star selection.
She began her college coaching career in 2003, serving as co-head coach at Louisiana State University (LSU).
After spending two seasons in Baton Rouge, she later became an assistant coach at her alma mater with the Gators in 2006.
was inducted into UFâ€™s Hall of Fame
She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in 1999.
husband, George, reside in Land O'Lakes and have four children: Alexia, Will, Michael and Demetri.