Danielle Daskalakis – Pro Bio

Posted on Oct 12 2016 - 3:02am by DV

danielle-daskalakisAge: 3/5/1990

Height: 5’4″

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Strong hand: Left

Home court: Westside YMCA

Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter and Ronda Rousey

Favorite pre-match music: Southpaw soundtrack

Best/favorite shot: Power serve with reverse

Current Race 4 Eight Ranking: #3

Highest Race 4 Eight Ranking: #3 (current)

Best Race 4 Eight Finish: 3rd

Strengths: serve, front court play, hops, competitiveness

Summary: Danielle Daskalakis has established herself as one of the best all-around handball players in the world, ranking at or near the top in women’s 4-Wall, 3-Wall, and 1-Wall. Daskalakis owns the best serves in women’s handball and often follows her devastating serve with a first-strike kill. Daskalakis’ impressive all-around play makes her a fan favorite in every city in which she competes and a threat to any player on the Women’s Race 4 Eight tour. Daskalakis brings a hybrid outdoor-indoor style to the Women’s Race 4 Eight tour that befuddles even the greatest stars in the women’s game, as evidenced by Daskalakis’ 15-point unanswered run to win game two against current two-time defending women’s world champion Aisling Reilly at the 2016 WR48 Player’s Championship. Daskalakis is also one of the WPH’s top coaches, leading the WPH sponsored Harry Mellis Westside YMCA junior handball program in weekly clinics in Brooklyn and coaching JR WPH clinics across the country. Danielle is truly an ambassador in the world of handball, idolized and by junior players and revered by fans and peers