2009: Started all 21 matches on the year in the midfield … played the third most minutes on the team with 1,840 … first career goal was the
game winner against Winthrop (11/19) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Winthrop ... an All-ACC Academic Team member … for his career he played in 44 games, starting 28, scored one goal and had three assists for five points.
2008: Saw action in 14 games and earned seven starts … Started in six of the season’s final seven games … Played a season-high 69 minutes against NC State on Nov. 7.
2007: Appeared in six games for the Blue Devils ... registered one assist ... chipped in the assist on Duke’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Valparaiso on 9/2.
2006: Saw action in three games, playing a total of 36 minutes.
Prep: Named team MVP at Lake Mary High School ... selected to the all-county and all-conference squads ... second team All-Central Florida choice ... named to the Admiral All-Tournament team ... senior captain ... scored 15 goals to go along with 10 assists in his senior season ... member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies as well as the Key Club ... AP Scholar.
Personal: Born Ryan Gambill McDaniel on Sept. 24, 1987, in Tucson, Ariz. ... son of David and Cristy McDaniel ... has two brothers, Austin (18) and Tyler (16) and one sister, Courtney (14) ... father, David, was a four-year letterwinner in soccer at Duke from 1980-83 ... mother, Cristy, and aunt, Cheryl, are also Duke graduates.