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Player Bio

15 - Daniel Minami

Roster Image Year:
 Freshman

Position:
 Midfielder/Forward

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Home Town:
 Ocala, FL

Last Team:
 BSYSL

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Birthday:
 00/00/0000

 

As one of only two 15-year-olds on our squad, Daniel joined his brother this spring on our U15 squad. That set up an explosive tandem on our left flank that became a huge handful for all our opponents. Even when they weren't scoring, their passing combinations with Justin and Caleb, particularly, created great energy for the middle of the pitch also. The boys from Blessed Trinity Middle School were tapping the ball past our opponents with such artful fun that seemed to make them forget the work they were putting in. This repeatedly forced opposing midfielders and defenders to wheel around in pursuit, thus wearing them down, dominating possession time, and holding the ball in the attacking zone. Daniel is a quiet leader. He leads with action and hardly any words, but his actions were highly intelligent and heavy into attack mode along with the players around him. He scored a goal early in the season and added three assists going forward. Most of his work was behind the final scenes, scraping up a steal or a loose ball and unselfishly sharing it forward from the back of the attack. Well connected with good foresight, he could set up diagonal and far post plays from a distance. He also showed strong instincts defensively, and the coaches slid him to left wingback whenever there was a missing or injured player in our diamond defense, also sliding his brother back to midfield in front of him, and Railey over to right back. We made this adjustment several times with good results. Versatile and ready for the battle, Daniel earned the team's Simon Bolivar Focused Fighter Award. Every team needs someone to take up the fight; that was Daniel for the Spring 2018 undefeated Ocala Hurricanes.