Name: Danielle Somma
Sports played: Women's Soccer and Basketball
Years played: Soccer: 2002-05, Basketball: 2004-06
Year graduated: 2006
Academic major/minor: Mathematics and Pre-Engineering
Current address: Norwalk, Connecticut
Please share some of your favorite SJC memories - on and off the field:
Favorite moment on the field: When we beat USM 2-0 for the first time in years. We played against the Huskies at their home field and at the end of the game everyone was physically and mentally exhausted. It was the best we had ever played together and we all gave 100% to shut out USM. It was a great feeling. Favorite moments off the field: Hanging out with all my friends and suitemates in our common room doing anything from watching TV to playing board games.
Notable performances as an SJC athlete (records, championships, individual accolades):
Student Athlete Award 2005-2006, Senior Female Athlete Award 2005-2006, Women's Basketball Scholar Athlete Award 2004-2005, 2005-2006
Where are you employed? Please tell us your job title, duties, how long you've been there, etc.:
I am currently employed as an Engineer at Ocean Coastal Consultants (OCC) in Trumbull, Connecticut. OCC is a marine/waterfront Engineering firm and I started working for them in January. I am involved in a variety of waterfront projects in the NYC area. Most of my responsibilities, at this point, require field inspections and construction observation. OCC is planning on sending me to commercial dive school within the year so that I can become an Engineer Diver and be more involved in underwater inspections of waterfront structures.
I am also a member of the Maine Army National Guard. I am currently with the 262d Engineering Company out of Westbrook. I am a Heavy Construction Operator and have been with the Maine Army National Guard since August of 2010. We were recently deployed to Vermont to help with the Hurricane relief effort which involved cleaning up the debris from the storm and rebuilding the roads that were washed away. I plan on attending Officer Candidate School and becoming an Engineering Officer.
Please tell us about your family, if applicable:
I currently live with my partner and our dog Brady in Connecticut.
What do you do for fun?
Watch movies, go running, play dodge ball and soccer.
|Danielle Somma - Then & Now|
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