Darrah Shields enters her first season at USC.
Shields was a three-time all-league first-team selection our of Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, Calif.... Also named to San Jose Mercury News' All-County First Team as a senior... Team finished second in league play all four years and reach CIF semifinals in 2011 and 2012... Led team with 19 goals, 11 assists as a senior... Was second with 11 goals as a junior, and leader in assists with 12... Led team in assists as a sophomore with 15, and second on team with 11 goals... Played club for Alpine Strikers FC Pumas and Union FC... Top scorer for 2010 and 2011 Pumas.
Shields is majoring in kinesiology... Parents are Tom and Maris... Has two siblings, Tommy and Margaret... Uncle Steve Shields played soccer at Miami University... Mother Maris played volleyball at Lewis & Clark and Stanford, and rowed at Stanford... Enjoys going to the beach in the summer and the mountains in the winter in her free time... Lists Lionel Messi as her biggest sports hero... Favorite foods at Italian and Mexican... Has always wanted to live overseas and become bilingual... Would like to travel to Turkey, Belize, Ireland, Italy and France... Born July 15, 1993.