Danielle McGonigle was born on September 10, 2004 in Delaware to Ted and Donna McGonigle. She has two brothers, AJ and Brayden and three sisters, Sarah, Ally and Julia. Danielle is a student at International Connections and she will graduate in 2023. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her six dogs, going to the beach, fishing/crabbing, sketching faces and painting. She takes art classes during her free time.
Danielle started taking gymnastics classes at First State Gymnastics in Newark, DE when she was five years old. She is one of six children and her sisters were in dance, but Danielle saw gymnastics on television and wanted to try it. She was asked to be part of team when she was six years old. Danielle has been training at First State Gymnastics her whole gymnastics career. She was competing level 4 in 2014 and quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2015 season. She was the 2015 Level 7 State Vault Champion. In 2016, Danielle earned silver medals in the all-around and on all events at the Level 8 State Championships and qualified to the Regionals.
In 2017 as a level 9 gymnast, Danielle earned a bronze medal on vault at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 7 Championships, finishing ninth in the all-around and third on vault. She was the alternate for the Level 9 Eastern Nationals. 2018 was Danielle's first year as a level 10 gymnast. She earned a bronze medal on vault with a 9.625 at the Region 7 Championships. In 2019, Danielle placed second on vault and fourth in the all-around at the State Championships. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals after finishing eighth in the all-around and first on floor exercise at the Region 7 Championships.
Danielle trains 35 hours per week at First State Gymnastics in Newark, DE under coaches Slava Glazounov and Brooke Parker. She is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast and to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals. Her long-term goal is to compete for a college gymnastics team.