Praise and Glory to GOD! We advanced to the semi-finals WOOHOOO! I am just so proud of my teammates. We are really playing as a team, fighting to win, and enjoying the process. That has been a main goal of ours, to take one point, one set, one match at a time and be in the moment. How awesome to come back from behind then command the fifth set. I hope it is as exciting for you fans of volleyball as it is for us. Don’t get me wrong there were some really tense moments but we were able to stay focus, keep the faith, stay patient and calm and not fall into a desparate state. The support it outstanding. Thanks.

Next up Cuba Rrrrrrrr!

GO USA!

Danielle

24 Responses to

  1. Maya says:

    Hi Mrs. Scott-Arruda

    I just want to say I was so thrilled to see the team and you play such a great game. You guys had me on the edge of my seat!!!!! I am such a big fan of yours!!!! I’m fourteen and I play varsity volleyball for Notre Dame Academy in California. As I watch you, you motivate and inspire me to become the best volleyball player I can be =) You are strong, confident, inspiring, beautiful and such a team player, and being a black woman at the same time makes me respect you even more! Every time a USA volleyball game comes on I have to record it.( Thank the Lord for t’vo) But then its so funny because I have all these recording of the games and my mom is like ” You’ve seen them a hundred times so lets delete some” I’m like ” But Danielle is terrific on this game which is every game so we can’t delete any of the games.” My t’vo is almost full because all the games you play, but I’m not complaining =). So when the whole team is on the court I’m like go team, but like when you go on or make a play I’m like G0 DANIELLE YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sad but also very true. As I watch you I always look at your form and technique to see what to do and not to do to perfect my skills. I can truly say that out of all my favorite athletes you are number 1 on my list =) I was wondering if you could like give me any advice you have on to become the best Middle Blocker I can be.

    I know you are heckka busy, but if you could find time out of your busy sched to write me back I would surely appreciate it =)

    My email is dbsdgirls@yahoo.com

    Thank you and have a blessed day!!!!!

  2. Samantha says:

    Great job USA! I’m very proud of you all….keep it up and I’ll be praying for you guys!

    Samantha.

  3. stephen says:

    u are so great! 4th time in Olympics, ur conditioning is still very good ,forceful attacking and effective blocking ! the team did a great job together! i’m among the many chinese fans who wish ur team enter the final! we will definitely wath the game tomarrow noon! go USA!

  4. Winnie says:

    Cool!Team USA finally made it to the semi-finals after all the games against Ven, Japan, Cuba, China, Poland and Italy!!!I was watching the game last night and it’s just so exciting!Especially the 3rd and 4th set, the score was like a complete reversal!!My sis and i were cheering so loudly despite its already midnight..^^I simply love the moment when your spike was a success!!And the magical moment of Lindsey serving, 8-0!!Haha..Anyway good game and all the best for the match against Cuba!!I believe in team USA!!GO!GO!GO!!!

  5. Martin says:

    Veryyy good game !! I am so happy !!!!!! good luck with Cuba ! hey usa hey ! goooooooo !!!!!!! :)

  6. Kin says:

    Congratulation, today’s game won vs. ITA.
    I am grad.
    USA might know CUB very well. I wish it becomes a good game, and USA wins.
    Go USA!!!!

  7. Maya =) says:

    Mrs. Scott-Arruda.

    You are such and inspiration to me. When I watch you play you motivate and inspire me to become the best volleyball player I can become. Well my name is Maya, I’m 14 years old and I have to say I am probably one of your biggest fans. I play volleyball, I made varsity volleyball my sophomore year. So finally August 9 was the day that starts my fascination and amazement with not only you being a volleyball player but your personality and person wise.As I watch you, you motivate and inspire me to become the best volleyball player I can be =) You are strong, confident, inspiring, beautiful and such a team player, and being a black woman at the same time makes me respect you even more! As I watch you I always look at your form and technique to see what to do and not to do to perfect my skills. I can truly say that out of all my favorite athletes you are number 1 on my list =) I was wondering if you could like give me any advice you have on to become the best Middle Blocker I can be.

    I know your are very busy but if you could get back to me I would truly appreciate it =)

    PS. I would love to meet you but I don’t think that would happen so an email would be just FANTASTIC0!!!!!!!

  8. Zhu Sha Zang says:

    Girl, i’m from Brasil and have watched a lot of your games. You’re a pretty woman and a excelent voleyball’s player.

    Obviously i’m believe that Brasil will take the gold medal, but i’m have too a lot of charism for u and pray for your succes. OK? Sorry, SILVER for you godess, but a lot of luck in your jorney. You’re incredible. Beautiful and Great woman.

    Bye Bye

    P.S.: if USA team gain gold medal, and u feel happy, i’ll feel happy too.
    P.S.2: I’m watching the game versus Cuba at this moment… SO EASY!!!! (at second set)

  9. Lu says:

    Danielle, I just watched you and your teammates defeat Cuba and… wow!
    It was a bumpy start, but you manage to take control of the game. Congrats!

    Love you guys, and the men’s team too.

    Of course, as I am Brazilian, I will be cheering for Mari, Paula and Cia. (if we defeat China). Our girls deserve that medal so much! But, anyway, it will be wonderful to see you guys play one more time in this Games. Especially because you are there. Tom and Berg are awesome as well.

  10. Alessandro says:

    Congratulations! Your team has advanced to the Finals!

    Alessandro from Brazil

  11. SP says:

    Congratulations!Haha.just watched the Cuba match and you guys rocked!

    Keep winning and i will always pray for Team USA in the finals.=D

    -Team USA fan

  12. Millie from Fiji says:

    An excellent win today….since 1984 is certainly good for USA Volleyball.

    With God on my side, who can be against us.

    You certainly stand out during the matches and it is definitely the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Will be watching the Gold play-off and cheering for USA.

  13. liu says:

    Warm congratulations!

    Gold medal is waiting for you and ur teammates, I believe!

    Admiring Lang Ping, so like you very much!

    You played fairly well in battle to Italy.

    On August 15, I was sitting in National Indoor Stadium. Proud of all of you, but not dare to call “go USA!” HAHA!!

    From the very beginning, I believe in Lanp Ping, in every teammate of you.

    YOU DESERVE THE GOLD MEDAL!!

  14. Erica from Taiwan says:

    The game to Italy was so fantastic!!!
    It let me almost cry for your play and spirits, I wish I was there and watched that game with my own eyes.
    Today you guys beat Cuba!!!
    That’s a nice play again!!!
    I am so proud of you guys and being your fans!!!

    Go USA!! GO!!

  15. daniela chieri says:

    ciao Dani
    do you still remember Chieri? …and yoga? ….and myself?

    Italy has gone now (it was tough to decide which one to support!), so Chieri is now supporting USA with Logan, Kim, Jenny and YOU!!!

    GO USA
    …and see you soon in Italy! A big hug

  16. Stacey Woods says:

    Hey cuz! You are looking great. We are all praying and cheering for you. I LOVE YOU!

  17. Luis Felipe says:

    Hello Danielle, how is everything in China ??? I’m Luis from Brazil and i’m a big fan of volleyball ( and yours too… ). I was very glad to see you playing with the brazilians girls at Finasa…you were doing very well….Anyway, i writting to congratulate you for the victory against Cuba and i hope USA and Brazil show a great match in Beijing!!! Take Care!!

  18. Jesus Miranda says:

    I like the way the Usa team are playing, like team. All players are so good, good 2 setter Santos and Berg. Great Danielle blocking each block and keep patience to win. Tom is excellent, Glass great talent, Bown,Hannef,willo,nicole,oganna,are so good. Now the Gold medal is near, good luck USA. Jesus miranda from New jersey. Danielle is going for a Gold medal match.

  19. keikei says:

    Dani

    NOWusa are in FINALLLLLLLLLL
    FINALLLLLLLLLLl
    FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    win brazil..WIN it dani…..

    with love
    keikei

  20. sissi says:

    bravo!
    Your work is getting better and better.

    You have our backing.
    By the way?we are chinese

    Come on?usa?