Athlete of the Week: Danielle Hore

Athlete of the Week: Danielle Hore

Buffalo, NY - Freshman point guard Danielle Hore of the D'Youville women's basketball team has continued to dominate in her freshman year with the women and helped lead the Spartans to a 2-0 week in conference play.

Hore began her week by scoring a then career high 24 points in the 80-65 blowout victory against Penn State-Behrend on Wednesday. Her 24 points came on 8-12 shooting from the field and a perfect 7-7 from the line as she added eight steals, seven boards, and five assists in the win over the Lions.

Playing all 45 minutes in the 70-66 overtime victory at Mount Aloysius on Saturday, Danielle eclipsed her previous career high from Wednesday with 26 points and tying her career high with 17 rebounds. She also chipped in with two assists and two steals in the second consecutive victory for the women.

Through 13 games this season, Danielle is first in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) in steals (3.1 SPG), second in rebounding (12.0 RPG), third in assists (5.7 APG), and fourth in scoring (16.5 PPG). A dominant scorer throughout her freshman season, Hore has scored double-figures in every game of her young career. 

Not only has Danielle been one of the best scorers in the conference, but she has been the floor general for the Spartans and extremely effective on the defensive end of the floor. Hore has dished out five or more assists in a game 10 times this season and grabbed at least five rebounds in 12 of 13 games. In 12 games, Danielle has been a thorn in the side of her opponent with at least one steal.

A four-year player at Orchard Park High School, Danielle was named a All-WNY Second Team player and her team MVP. In addition, she played one year of soccer and played club basketball for the I-90 Elite.

On why she chose D'Youville, Danielle said "it was close to home and the people here were so nice. D'Youville is a very good school for academics." 

'DD's' career goal is to become a Personal Trainer or a Physical Therapy assistant. 

Hore is the son of David and Shari Hore and has a twin brother.