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Safety Harbor, Fla.
High School
Palm Harbor HS

2008 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 SEC Pitcher of the Week (3/24, 3/10)
2008 LSWA Louisiana Pitcher of the Week (3/10)
2008 ESPN Preseason First-Team All-American
2008 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List
2008 Easton Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2007 Second-Team NFCA All-South Region
2007 First-Team All-SEC
2007 LSWA Louisiana Pitcher of the Year
2007 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2007 NCAA Palo Alto Regional All-Tournament Team
2007 SEC Tournament MVP
2007 SEC Pitcher of the Week (3/12, 2/ 26)
2007 LSWA Louisiana Pitcher of the Week (4/10, 3/27, 3/13, 2/27)
2007 LSU Female Student-Athlete of the Week (4/17, 4/10, 2/26)
2007 Easton Purple & Gold Challenge MVP
2006 SEC All-Freshman Team
2006 Tri-Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2006 Second-Team All-Louisiana
2006 SEC Freshman of the Week (2/20)
2006 LSWA Louisiana Pitcher of the Week (3/13)
2006 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2006 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2006 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Closed out her impressive career earning Senior Day start in series finale against South Carolina (April 26) … Threw one pitch, a strike on the outside corner, to start the game … Relieved by Cody Trahan, who went onto pitch a one-hit shutout against the Gamecocks … Missed the rest of the season with an injury.

Made 32 appearances, including 27 games started, with a 19-8 record … Missed almost a month in the latter part of the season with a wrist injury before returning to play in the NCAA Tournament … Was bothered by the wrist injury for most of the second half of the year … Was 16-2 in her first 21 appearances through the first 33 games of the season, before wrist injury limited her to just a 3-6 record in her last 11 appearances over the final 29 games of the season … Earned first-team All-Louisiana honors … Two-time SEC Pitcher of the Week selection (March 10, March 24) … Named the Louisiana Pitcher of the Week on March 10 … Member of the Easton Tiger Classic all-tournament team … Enters her senior season ranked in the top eight in LSU history in 12 different pitching categories …  Ranks second in strikeout ratios … Ranks fourth in strikeouts, shutouts and complete games … Ranks fifth in career wins, appearances, starts and innings pitched … Finished the season ranked 12th in strikeouts per seven innings, 58th in wins and 70th in the NCAA in earned run average … Ranked fourth in the SEC in strikeouts looking, fifth in strikeouts, and opponent’s batting average, seventh in earned run average and eighth in wins … Recorded four wins against nationally ranked teams, including a pair of wins against No. 16 Georgia … Struck out 10 or more batters in nine games, including a career-high 16 against South Florida and 15 against Auburn …Threw a complete-game one-hitter against No. 16 Georgia and Chattanooga … Named a preseason ESPN first-team All-American and was a member of the USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List.

Made 33 appearances, including 26 games started, with a 24-3 record … Was the unanimous selection for Louisiana Pitcher of Year … Earned second-team NFCA All-South Region honors … Was a first-team All-SEC selection … Named the Most Valuable Player of the SEC Tournament … Selected to the NCAA Palo Alto Regional All-Tournament Team … Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors on Feb. 26 and March 12 … Was a four-time Louisiana Pitcher of the week (Feb. 27, March 13, March 27 and April 10) … Named the LSU Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 26, April 10 and April 17 … Selected the Most Valuable Player of the East Purple & Gold Challenge … Moved into the top five in LSU history in career strikeouts and career strikeouts per seven innings … Recorded only three losses on the season, at No. 11 Washington, vs. then No. 1 Tennessee and at No. 9 Arizona State … Ranked 20th in the NCAA in ERA, 17th in strikeouts per seven innings and 29th in victories … Ranked fifth in the SEC with a 1.36 earned run average, third in opponent’s batting average, ninth in innings pitched, fifth in strikeouts, second in strikeouts looking, tied for fourth in wins, fifth in hits allowed and runs allowed, and was tied for sixth in earned runs allowed … Also ranked in the top 10 in the league in doubles and triples allowed … Numbers were even better in SEC play as she ranked second in wins, fourth in earned run average, second in opponent’s batting average, tied for third in saves and was third in strikeouts and strikeouts looking … Recorded no-hitters against Southern Miss and Missouri State … Recorded four wins and a two saves against nationally ranked teams, including a win and a save against then No. 2 Alabama and a save against then No. 1 Tennessee … Struck out 10 or more batters in nine games … Threw compete-game nine-inning two-hitters against Memphis and Ole Miss … Did not allow more than two earned runs in 27 of her 33 appearances.

Made 27 appearances, going 16-5 … Was named the Louisiana Tri-Freshman of the Year … Member of the SEC All-Freshman team … Earned All-Louisiana second team honors … Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 20 … Earned Louisiana Pitcher of the Week honors on March 13 … Member of the Purple & Gold Challenge and the Tiger Classic All-Tournament teams … Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in opponent’s batting average … Tied for the conference lead in wins by a freshman pitcher … Ranked fifth in shutouts in SEC games, which led all freshmen in that category … Ranked sixth in the SEC in strikeouts looking and 10th in wins in SEC games … In her first collegiate outing, threw a complete-game no-hitter against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Purple & Gold Challenge … Ranked sixth in single-season strikeouts per seven innings in LSU history at 7.94 … Threw eight complete-game shutouts and one combined shutout on the season … Posted a pair of wins over nationally ranked teams … Threw a one-hit shutout against South Carolina … Struck out a season-best 15 batters against Northwestern State … Had double-figure strikeouts in four games … Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Named the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year in 2005, the first player from the east coast to receive the honor … Earned Miss Florida Softball Player of the Year honors from the Florida Dairy Farmers … Holds the national high school record for complete shutout games in a season with 21 in 2005 … For her career, threw 13 perfect games, including seven her senior year, which ranks fourth all-time in the national high school record book … Led Palm Harbor to back-to-back Florida Class 5A state championships, including a perfect 31-0 record and No. 2 national ranking in 2005 … Went 25-0 as senior with 21 shutouts (including 15 no-hitters), 404 strikeouts and a 0.08 ERA, averaging 17.1 strikeouts per seven innings with only four walks … In four seasons, compiled a 68-8 record with 1,163 strikeouts with only 11 walks and a 0.14 ERA … Posted 58 career shutouts … At the plate hit .406 as a senior with 19 RBIs … For her career (2003-05), hit .410 with 79 RBIs … 2004 and 2005 St. Petersburg Times All-Suncoast Player of the Year … Three-time Pinellas All-County Player of the Year and 2005 Pinellas County Female Athlete of the Year … Named a first-team all-conference, all-county and All-Suncoast and all-state selection for three seasons … Earned second-team all-conference honors in 2002 … 2002 AAU All-American … Profiled in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd on Jun 27, 2005 … 2003 Clearwater’s Youth Sportsmanship Award winner … Won a Pony national championship in 2003, an AAU national championship in 2001 an NSA national championship in 1999 and 2001 and an ISA national championship in 1996 and 1998 … Member of the National Honor Society … Named to the honor roll and Dean’s List.

Full name is Danielle JoAnn Hofer … Parents are Ed and Diana Hofer … Has an older sister, Dana (23) … Majoring in communication studies … Born on June 14, 1987, in St. Petersburg, Fla.


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