Ridge (N.J.) HS
At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad as a faceoff specialist • one of the top faceoff specialists not only in the Colonial Athletic Association but in the nation • tough competitor who returns as a senior coming off surgeries for both shoulders and his hip during the summer • has played in 46 career games, all in faceoff situations • has scored two goals and dished out 10 assists all off faceoff situations in career • has won 54.4 percent of his faceoffs with 361 career victories for the Hens • among team's active career leaders in groundballs with 179.
2011 Season: Appeared in all 18 games for the Hens as the team's faceoff specialist and led team to CAA Tournament title and and an NCAA Tournament berth • ranked No. 3 in the CAA and No. 22 in NCAA Division I faceoff pct., winning 191 of 356 attempts (.537) • also ranked No. 3 in the CAA and No. 22 in the NCAA in groundballs per game (5.22) • led the Blue Hens in groundballs with 94 • also scored one goal (vs. Detroit) and had six ssists • recorded career high faceoff wins with 19 against Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • also went 17 of 19 against Presbytarian, 11 of 19 vs. Drexel and 11 of 22 vs. Dartmouth • picked up 10 groundballs vs. Presbyterian, Bellarmine and Duke • named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association and to the CAA All-Tournament Team.
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: 19 vs. Duke, 2011