2008: Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team ... Started in all 20 games of the season for her senior year ... Her only two shots of the season came on senior day against No. 2 UCLA ... Played in 1441 minutes on the season with a season-high 102 minutes played against Washington State ... Played in every minute of a game on eight occasions, including the final four games of the season.
2007: Scored the first three goals of her college career. Also recorded one assist for seven points (fifth on the team). Played in 20 matches with 19 starts. Her three goals came only only seven shot attempts. Netted Oregon’s first goal in a 2-1 win at Utah State. Scored the Ducks’ final goal in 4-1 win against Gonzaga. Also scored in 2-2 tie with Arizona. Assist came on Jessica Goodell’s goal at No. 15 Purdue. Named to the Pac-10 all-academic first team and the the CoSIDA District 8 all-academic second team.
2006: Helped Oregon set school season records for lowest goals against average (0.81) and fewest goal allowed (17). Played in 20 games with 18 starts. Of her six shot attempts, four were on goal. Also drew two yellow cautions on the season. Named to the CoSIDA District 8 all-academic first team and the Pac-10 all-academic first team. Earned the team’s most improved player award. Won the 2006 Oregon club championship with Oregon United Soccer Academy (OUSA), playing with current UO teammates Jessie Chatfield, Nicole Dobrzynski, Adriana Montes, Allison Newton and Rianna Mansfield.
2005: Solid start and finish to the season. Played in 11 games, starting eight. Was named to the Oregon Classic all-tournament team after helping the Ducks to wins over Eastern Washington (1-0) and Louisiana State (2-0). Got her only assist of the season on Cristan Higa’s goal versus the Tigers. Only two shots of the year came against LSU. Started the first six games of the season. Also started against South Dakota State. Struggled after September, appearing in only two games, but rebounded to finish the season with strong showings against California and Stanford. Earned a start for the season finale versus the Cardinal.
High School: Three-time Washington state 3A first team selection and a Seattle Times all-star for Bellingham High School. Three-time Northwest League champs and the 2002 state runner-up. Four-time all-league selection. Team MVP as a senior. Played for the LWYSA Crossfire club team out of Kirkland, Wash., that finished second in the state. Also played for the WFC Rangers. Member of the Washington ODP team. Was also a four-year letterwinner in basketball as Bellingham won league and district titles in 2005. A three-time all-conference basketball honoree. Played for the Bellingham AAU basketball team that won five consecutive league titles. State qualifier in track where she competed in the sprints, relays and the high jump. Basketball and track teams earned state “academic championship” titles. Additionally, competed in her first tri-athlon in the summer of 2005, where she finished third in her division. Also managed to find time to establish Bellingham Bay Swim Team records in the 50 fly, 50 free, 50 and 100 breast and the 100 individual medley. Not to mention the fact that she was a state qualifier for DECA, won the NWL Sportsmanship award, was the ASB activities coordinator and earned a President’s academic award for excellence with a 3.98 GPA focusing in honors and AP classes.
Personal: Born Darcie Rae Gardner on Oct. 24, 1986, in Bellingham, Wash. Parents are Gary and Sandy Gardner. One older sister, Kaylee, a former varsity track and field athlete at Washington State. Career goal is to “make a difference.” Major is human physiology with a minor in psychology.