2009: Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year...All-Valley First-Team selection...Preseason All-Valley selection...started all 20 games for the Redbirds, recording 1770 minutes of play to rank first at Illinois State for minutes played in a season...surpassed the Illinois State all-time career record for minutes played as Illinois State shutout Northern Iowa, 5-0, (Oct. 14)...Mutters played 6150 career minutes to eclipse Shannon Duggan's 2007 record of 5553 minutes...ranks third at ISU for career starts with 72...led the Redbird defense with a career-high three goals and a career-high three assists on the season...MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 28)...tied of first in the Valley for assists in conference play with two...2009 Redbirds team captain...contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.23 goals against average and eight shutouts...named to the 2009 MVC All-Tournament team after leading the Redbirds to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years...the eight shutouts ties for third place for most shutouts in program history.
2008: Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Valley First-Team selection ... Preseason All-Valley selection ... started all 20 games ... recorded six points on three goals, both career-high marks ... scored all of her goals on headers off corner kicks ... scored against Western Illinois (9/19), Morehead State (9/24), Northern Iowa (10/12) ... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.03 goals against average and seven shutouts.
2007: All-Valley Second-Team selection ... appeared in all 18 games with 16 starts, the most of any Redbird defender ... scored her first-career goal against Oakland (9/30) ... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 0.93 goals against average and seven shutouts.
2006: Appeared in all 18 games, with 17 starts, the most of any freshman.
Prior to ISU: Started every game in her four-year career, only the third player in school history to do so ... compiled 42 goals in her high school career ... led the conference in scoring in 2005 and 2006 ... Chicago Sun-Times Third-Team All-State selection as a senior ... three-time all-conference and all-sectional honoree ... earned Suburban Life and Daily Herald All-Area accolades as a junior and senior ... team captain and MVP in 2005 and 2006 ... team defensive MVP in 2004 ... also played basketball and ran track and cross country ... as a freshman, she qualified for the state cross country meet ... academic all-conference ... member of ASC United club team ... her ODP team won the Region II title and made it to the national semifinals.
Personal: Danielle K. Mutters ... born June 15, 1988 ... daughter of Scott and Deidre Mutters, both of whom attended Illinois State ... majoring in history.