Athlete of the Week: Danielle Hore

Athlete of the Week: Danielle Hore

Buffalo, NY - Sophomore Danielle Hore had another impressive week for the Spartans as the D'Youville women's basketball team went undefeated and improved their winning streak to three games.

Hore began the week by scoring a season-high 26 points in the team's 65-55 win over Alfred State on Wednesday. Danielle added 12 rebounds and four assists in her sixth double-double of the season.

She then scored 16 points in the 74-62 win over Franciscan on Saturday, adding six rebounds and three assists. The win over the Barons was the team's third consecutive win and sixth in the last seven.

Amongst qualified players, Danielle leads the team in scoring (13.5 points/game), rebounding (8.0 rebounds/game), assists (4.5 assists/game), and steals (1.6 steals/game) - ranking within the top-10 in the AMCC in scoring, rebounding, and assists.

Throughout the season, Danielle has recorded six double-doubles while scoring double-figures in 17 games, including each of her last eight where she has averaged 17.0 points/game. In addition, the sophomore has grabbed at least six rebounds in each of her last 11 games.

As a freshman last season, Danielle flirted with a triple-double three times while tallying eight double-doubles. Hore started all 25 games as a freshman and led the team in points (14.7), rebounds (9.7), and assists (5.6) and scored double-figures in 23 games. By season’s end, Danielle was recognized as one of the best in the conference as she was an AMCC Second Team All-Conference player. She was also acknowledged as the AMCC’s best freshman as she was named AMCC Newcomer of the Year.

A four-year basketball player at Orchard Park High School, Hore was named an All-WNY Second Team player and her team’s MVP. She played club basketball for I-90 Elite and played one year of soccer while at Orchard Park.

Danielle is an Exercise Sport Studies major at D’Youville with the career goal of becoming a personal trainer or a Physical Therapy assistant.

Danielle is the daughter of David and Shari Hore.


Honorable Mention

Dan Busha, Men's Volleyball - Busha recorded a career match with his first career double-double as he recorded 12 kills and 10 digs in the 3-1 loss to Baruch on Saturday. Then to end the weekend, the freshman recorded his second career double-double with 10 digs and 20 kills, breaking his career high set the match before as the Spartans won their first match of the season 3-0 over Neumann. Busha currently leads the team in kills and kills/set.