Mitch McDaniels
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe Catholic
Experience: 2 Letters

2012-13: Junior Season

McDaniels had a successful 2012-13 season as he posted a winning 22-15 overal singles record. He also came out ahead in conference play with a final record of 3-2. McDaniels picked up a 3-7 doubles record while competing with teammates James Hignett, Simon Hegelund, and Riaan Du Toit throughout the season.

2011-12: Sophomore Season

McDaniels reached the finals at the NMSU Invitational in doubles with partner Mads Hegelund in his first collegiate appearance. He was one of four UNM players to reach the round of 16 at the ITA Regional Tournament beating two seeded players along the way. He posted an overall singles record of 12-8 and an overall doubles record of 10-5.

2010-2011: Freshman Season

He redshirted the season.

Prior to UNM:

McDaniels is a 2010 graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ where he was on the honor roll. His high school team placed second at state both freshman and sophomore year. He won second place at state his senior year. He was named First Team All-City junior and senior years. He played for Team Southwest at Junior Davis Cup. He finished high school with a national rank of 119 for the 2010 class.


He is the son of Joe and JoAnne McDaniels and has six siblings, Nick, Amanda, Paul, Chris, Kevin, and Kimmy. His hobbies include ping pong and basketball. His favorite athlete is Andy Roddick. He plans to major in Economics.

Head Coach Alan Dils on McDaniels:

"Mitch is one of the hardest workers on the team. For him to play his best, he will have to take care of his body. The learning curve is still very high for Mitch. Very few people bring more passion to the game than he does. His improvement has been extraordinary. You can contribute that to his passion and his listening to his coaches and applying that to his game."