2007: The first recipient of tne newly-named Mike Woodard Unsung Hero award... Displayed his versatility by playing both at midfield and as a marking back... Started a career high 16 games... Picked a glorious time for his lone goal of the season, scoring an unassisted marker in the 51st minute to tie the America East quarterfinal match at Hartford at 1-1... then scored UMBC’s fifth penalty kick (5-4) to end the match vs. the Hawks and help the Retrievers advance.
2006: Moved into a prominent role, starting 14 of 17 games on the season... Was fifth on the team with 15 shots... Scored his first career goal, tying the game in the 51st minute vs. nationally ranked Virginia Tech.
2005: Appeared to be more effective and gave UMBC an offensive spark when coming off the bench ... Contributed three assists, all of which occured at key times in UMBC good “results”... His first helper set up Kevin Mezzadra’s game-tying goal in the 2-2 draw with Davidson... Earned an assist on the insurance goal in a 3-0 win over Albany, then initiated the game-winning play on Kevin Gnatiko’s overtime strike in a 1-0 Homecoming triumph over Maine.... Did not receive credit for an assist, but his baseline drive and cross ended in David Feazell’s game winning goal in the overtime win at Binghamton.
BACKGROUND: Majoring in media and communication studies... Has played soccer on four continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa)... Earned NSCAA second-team All- State honors as a sophomore and a junior at Old Mill before missing much of his senior campaign with an ankle injury… Was also a first-team Anne Arundel County selection in 2002 and 2003… A member of the 2004 state finalist Patriot squad… Also a member of the Bethesda Internationals, which won five straight state titles (1999-2003) and a national championship in 2001… A teammate of national team member Freddy Adu… Older brother, Aaron, played soccer at McDaniel College... Younger brother, Andrew, was a standout for local power McDonogh and joins Dan at UMBC this fall… Lists favorite food as Korean food and favorite professional team as AFC Ajax… Considered a professional soccer career prior to coming to UMBC "to get a degree and play at a high level"... Son of Patricia and Stanley Bulls… Born Aug. 30, 1986.