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Dani Marks
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Dani Marks

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Ra'anana, Israel

High School:
International School of Berne (Switzerland)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
D

Birthdate:
03/04/1994


07/08/2014

Men's Soccer Welcomes Eight Newcomers

Head Coach Bob Warming adds four freshmen and four transfers for the 2014 season

BEFORE PENN STATE
Played the 2009-10 season for Hapoel Ra'anana in the Israel Youth League in U-16 ... Named team captain and Player of the Year for Hapoel Ra'anana ... Played soccer for Team Berne, while studying in Switzerland, in the Swiss Youth League for U-17/U-18 from 2010-12 ... Played for Maccabi Netanya F.C. in the Israel National U-19 League for 2012-13 ...

PERSONAL
Dani Pele Marks was born March 4, 1994 in London, England to Stephen and Claudia ... Has a younger brother, Yoni, a younger brother, Sami and a younger sister, Zoe ... Served 16 months in the Israeli Defense Forces' National Service, released in February 2014 as a corporal ... Intends to major in journalism.

QUOTING MARKS ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I admire Penn State's commitment to excellence in everything."

QUOTING WARMING ON MARKS
"Dani is an excellent personality and player with a lot of upside who is the type of center back that can help us win. He knows what areas he needs to improve in and we look forward to helping him work on those areas in his game. We needed an experienced center back to join the team with the loss of seniors Akil Howard and Martin Seiler."

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