6 - Daniel Valdez
Daniel Valdez
Height: 6-0
Weight: 173
Year: So.
Hometown: Ecuador
High School: Wesley Chapel
Position: M
Major: Business Administration

AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Valdez wasted no time in establishing himself as a Lions’ regular…The freshman played in 14 of 15 contests and made 13 starts, while amassing 948 minutes of playing time…The right-back helped manage the center the field for SLU, while posting seven shots on the offensive end.

CAREER
Valdez was named team MVP for Inter-Americana HS in Ecuador…Named team MVP for his Emgeba HS squad in Spain…Was the Sun Bowl MVP in Tampa, Fla.…Concluded his high school career by being named team MVP at Wesley Chapel HS and Pasco County MVP.

PERSONAL
Born June 17 in Guayaquil, Ecuador…Business major…He enjoys listening to music…His career goal is to obtain his graduate degree…Believes his best asset to the team is his hard work…Names Kaka is favorite athlete and Real Madrid and Brazil his favorite teams…He chose Saint Leo because of the soccer program and its strong academic standing…Son of Wellington Valdez and Aima Sierra….Has two siblings, Jean Carlo and Joao Valdez…His father played professional soccer in Ecuador for the Emelec squad.