Basking Ridge, N.J.
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a faceoff specialist...pre-season first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection...one of the top faceoff specialists in the nation...has played in 28 career games, all in faceoff situations...has scored one goal and dished out four assists in career...has won 55.2 percent of his faceoffs with 170 career victories for the Hens...among team's active career leaders in groundballs with 85.
2010 Season: Took over team's full-time faceoff role for Tommy Lee and played a key part in Delaware's march to the CAA Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament...earned a spot on the CAA All-Tournament team for his play vs. Drexel and Towson...ranked No. 6 in the CAA and No. 25 in NCAA Division I in faceoff pct., winning 129 of 236 attempts (.547)...ranked No. 3 in the CAA and No. 43 in the NCAA in groundballs per game (3.82)...ranked No. 3 in the CAA with 129 faceoff wins...dished out an assist in CAA semifinal win over Drexel and scored first career goal in the CAA title game win over Towson...won better than .500 of his faceoffs 12 times in 16 games...won season-high 15 faceoffs (in 20 attempts) in CAA title win over Towson...also went 12 of 22 vs. North Carolina in NCAA Tournament, 7 of 12 vs. Johns Hopkins, 8 of 10 vs. Albany, 7 of 11 vs. Towson...recorded season-high seven groundballs vs. North Carolina and had six four other times.
2009 Season: Enjoyed a solid freshman campaign as Delaware's No. 2 faceoff specialist behind Lee...saw action in 11 games, missing only contest early-season contests vs. UMBC, Fairfield, and Hartford as well as the Villanove game due to injuries...took part in 72 faceoffs and won 41 times for a winning percentage of .569...also had 20 groundballs on the season and dished out two assists (vs. Robert Morris and Towson)...had season-high seven groundballs vs. Lehigh and three against Stony Brook...had best games in three-game stretch at mid-season when he won of 7 of 10 faceoffs vs. Stony Brook, 8 of 11 vs. Lehigh, and 8 of 11 vs. Brown in consecutive games.
High School: Played midfield and handled faceoffs at Ridge High School...served as captain as a senior...earned All-American honors as a senior and was an All-State selection as both a junior and senior.
Personal: Daniel James "Dan" Cooney...born March 14, 1990...son of John Cooney...has one older brother...father is a lawyer...history major at Delaware...enjoys surfing and kayaking in his spare time...has worked as a lacrosse coach during the summers.
Career-High Goals: 1 vs. Towson-II, 2010
Career-High Faceoff Wins: 15 vs. Towson-II, 2010