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Dana Ulrich

Dana Ulrich

Women's Soccer / Midfielder / Senior / Glencoe, Ill.

Major: Psychology

Dana Ulrich is a senior midfielder on the Maroon women's soccer team. UChicago is currently ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III with a 7-0-1 record. Ulrich made her return from injury on Sept. 20, taking the pitch during a 6-1 win against North Central College.

Head Coach Amy Reifert: "A fourth-year captain who despite not being able to fully compete due to health issues has been a cornerstone of our leadership, our spirit and our team. She is an amazing teammate, captain and friend. Her voice and her leadership have been integral to creating our team culture and identity and our corresponding success. We are so grateful for all that she does and gives to the program. Our success is a direct reflection of how much impact one person can have off the playing field."

Teammate Claudia Hodgetts: "Dana Ulrich sets the perfect example of what it means to be a great teammate. As one of our captains this year, Dana inspires us all to bring heart to soccer each and every day. Dana works hard at every practice, brings a positive attitude, and, most importantly, supports all of us in any way she can. Dana knows what it means to be a great friend and a great person, which is why she is invaluable to our team as a leader. Whether one of us is having a bad day or needs help with a problem outside of soccer, we know that Dana will always be there to support us. Our team would not be the same without Dana, and I am so grateful to have played along side of her these past two years!"

Ulrich Quick Facts:

  • After graduation, Dana will be working in Chicago doing data analytics for sports venues.
  • Dana once ate McDonald's from three different countries in one day.


Other WAA nominees

Sarah Muisenga (Volleyball)

  • Head Coach Sharon Dingman: "Sarah is coming off her best weekend of the season and earned All-Tournament team honors after leading us to wins over No. 6-ranked Trinity (Texas), Texas Lutheran and Williams. Sarah is our leader, our go-to, and our busiest player. She demonstrates leadership in her actions, words, work output and sheer competitive spirit. Sarah has a will to win that has transformed our approach to matches. She believes and elevates her teammates belief to that point where we think we can beat any team we play."


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