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Honors and Awards:
2011: Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year ... All-Great Lakes Second Team ... first-team All-Big Ten ... named Big Ten's Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10, Oct. 24)
2010: Second-team All-Big Ten ... named Big Ten's Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20)
2009: Named Big Ten's Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Setp. 28) ... TopDrawerSoccer Women's College Team of the Week (Nov. 15) ... named to CollegeSoccer360.com's list of Primetime Performers of the Week (Nov. 17)
2008: Academic All-Big Ten
2011: Has started all twenty games ... made three saves against Minnesota (11/2) ... stopped six shots against Iowa (10/29)...made four saves and recorded a shutout against Indiana (10/23) ... made five saves against Purdue (10/21) ...made three saves against Illinois (10/16) ... stopped six shots against Northwestern (10/14) ... made eleven saves and recorded a shutout against Nebraska (10/7) ... made three saves against Ohio State (10/2) ... stopped nine shots against Minnesota (9/29) ... made three saves and recorded a shutout against Michigan (9/25) ... stopped four shots against Michigan State (9/23) ... saved seven shots and recorded a shutout against Penn State (9/17) ... made two saves against Central Michigan (9/14) ... stopped seven shots at Milwaukee (9/11) ... picked up second shutout of season by making one save at Northern Illinois (9/8) ... made three saves against Cincinnati (9/4) ... made eight saves and had one assist against Dayton (9/2) ... made one save in shutting out Green Bay (8/28) ... made two saves in win over No. 23 Washington (8/26) ... stopped 10 shots at Notre Dame (8/19)
2010: Started in 18 games ... ranked fifth in the NCAA with a .471 goals against average ... recorded 80 saves ... awarded Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors of the week three times (9/20/10, 9/28/10, 10/2/10) ... notched 11 shutouts on the season ... helped the team advance to the second round in the 2010 NCAA tournament.
2009: Played in 20 games with 19 starts ... had seven saves in her first start (8/21)... had an 8-6-6 record with seven shutouts, tying her for ninth for UW's shutouts in a season ... 95 total saves on the year with a 1.16 goals-against average and a .792 save percentage
2008: Did not play
2007: Redshirt season
Prep: Three-time all-conference, all-area and all-sectional selection at John Hersey ... played club soccer for Eclipse Select and helped the team to the 2006 national championship ... also participated in basketball, volleyball, track and cross country ... honor roll member ... played in the same conference as fellow recruit UW Carly Gallagher
Personal: Parents are Mike and Kathy ... has two siblings, Bob and Cori ... father, Bob, played football at Augustana College ... created the Red and White Hunger Fight ... majoring in life sciences communication
Dalton's Career Statistics
Off the Field with Michele Dalton
Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin? The sense of Badger pride shared by everyone.
Spot on campus: Memorial Union Terrace
Cartoon Character: Roadrunner, he always wins
Movie: The Brave Little Toaster
TV Show:Jersey Shore
Book: Mind Gym
Car: BMW M3, Black, 6 speed, sunroof, tinted windows
Athlete: Roger Federer
Soccer Player: Oliver Kahn
Sports team: Chicago Bears
First started soccer (age and/or grade): 4 years old
Most memorable soccer game: In 2009, defeating Arizona State in a shootout to advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament (at home!)
My favorite thing about Wisconsin soccer is: The life lessons I will take away from this experience
Before each match, I: Listen to the same two songs over and over again
Best UW road trip: There have been a lot of good ones, but the trip that sticks out in my mind actually ended on horrible note. In 2009, we got creamed against Stanford, 6-0, in San Francisco (we also traveled to see the Golden Gate Bridge... unsuccessfully). I reflect back and appreciate that game more and more because we actually pulled it together and had a winning season when we returned. For me, Stanford was the pivotal game for this program, this team, and for me as an individual, which makes it the best trip.
One word that describes the team: Resilient, as evidenced by how we finished after how we've started the last two seasons
Favorite thing to do off the field with my teammates is: Scooter gang!
Most memorable soccer achievement: 2010 - 9 game shutout streak
This summer, I: spent a few short weeks in San Diego, worked, played soccer, worked out, worked soccer camp, took a few classes, worked at an internship
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I've ALWAYS been number 18
The best thing about Madison is: the overall Badger pride shared by everyone
Dream as a collegiate player: Winning the Big Ten Championship
Fantasy job/career: Work in disaster relief management, traveling the globe helping individuals in dire need while establishing youth soccer leagues to uplift children during times of crises
Person(s) most admired/role models: Cher, Roger Federer, Janet Jackson
My most prized possession is/are: My car "Ernie," and my cat "Oscar"
My secret addiction is: White Fudge Pretzels
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I am insanely ticklish
The community service activity or group I most like: The Red and White Hunger Fight!
If you could be on the cover of a magazine it would be: Forbes Magazine. Smilin' next to Oprah and the Queen
The best sporting event you ever attended was: 1/1/2011 Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU
You won't catch me eating: Seafood, Onions, Mushrooms, Guacamole, and Mayonnaise
Nobody knows how much I love to: Just go for a drive
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: The escalator
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: France
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: to be an incredible dancer
If you could have any talent: Speak a million languages
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Attend a Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers game at Soldier Field and visit a foreign country
Post-college plans: Play professional soccer in the US and/or in Europe, travel a lot, eventually attend grad school and settle in San Diego.
Career goal: Make enough money to financially support myself while helping others
Most famous person I've ever met: Hulk Hogen
If I could have one superpower, it would be: the ability to read people's minds
My dream date would be: a surprise! No one is EVER able to surprise me!!! I suppose fireworks somewhere along the way would be neat.
I am most passionate about: my closest friendships and winning
My favorite quote or motto is: "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's desire that counts."