Daniel Sofield, a Jackson High School Senior, is a Graduate Student and Plans to Major in Sports Management
Daniel Sofield is a 6-foot-7 shooting guard for UWF who plans on majoring in sports management at graduate level.
He earned First Team All-New Jersey selection after averaging 27 points per game this year and scoring an astounding career-high 59 against Lacey High School as his senior win.
Early Life and Education
Sofield led Jackson Liberty to victory last season and earned first team All-Conference and Division Player of the Year honors. A prolific three-point shooter, Sofield averaged 26 points per game while also serving as an outstanding defensive force.
Sofield decided to remain at Jackson Liberty despite its program not having established an impressive winning tradition yet, hoping he could help establish one and has done exactly that.
He is the son of Jim and Tina Sofield and has two siblings – Samantha and James. He plans to major in sports management after graduation with hopes of playing professionally overseas afterward. In his free time he enjoys golf and video gaming – he possesses an unflappable work ethic as well as being driven towards success by strong motivation to achieve greatness; an ideal leader who gets along well with his teammates.
Coach Sofield is an accomplished baseball coach, having created players at all levels – high school, collegiate and minor league – across North America. He has served as coach at many Baseball Factory events such as Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament, USA 16U Baseball Championships, Cape Cod Select Training & Competition and Pirate City World Series.
Sofield amassed 1,824 points during his high school career at Jackson Liberty and helped lead them to both a state title and their inaugural victory in the Shore Conference Tournament. Despite offers from elite private schools, Sofield opted for Jackson Liberty instead as he wanted to create a winning legacy at his hometown school.
This season, sophomore guard Kevin Davis has been one of the Argonauts’ key contributors. At 6’7″, Davis can cause matchup issues due to both his size and skill set.
Achievement and Honors
Sofield averaged 26 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game at Jackson Liberty High School. He connected on 49 percent of three-point attempts and recorded his career-high of 59 in one win against Lacey High. Sofield also was honored as first team All-Conference selection.
Sofield, currently a sophomore at University of West Florida, has seen action in all 28 games played this year and leads their scoring with 191 points – also being named to the All-Gulf South Conference first team as well.
He is an exceptional three-point shooter, having become the program’s all-time leader for three-pointers. Majoring in sports management with a 3.62 GPA and having earned selection to the 2022 D2CCA All-Academic Team and twice earning inclusion on College Sports Communicators All-District Five squads.
Sofield has lived in Jackson all of his life. Though offered opportunities to play for more prestigious private school programs before graduation from high school, he chose Jackson Liberty because it represented home. Here he hopes to help create a winning tradition!
Less than 48 hours after his family narrowly escaped a fatal car accident, Sofield led Jackson Liberty to a 91-82 overtime win against Lacey in the state tournament. In that game he scored 59 points – an unprecedented score since 1990 for any Shore Conference player.
Sofield is projected to be one of the top players in Division 1 college basketball this year, yet has not made his commitment known. He is considering both Furman University and Florida Gulf Coast University before making a decision and plans on visiting them to “get a feel.”