Samantha Sanders

Samantha  Sanders


West Allis, Wis.

High School:
Nathan Hale





GET TO KNOW: Samantha Sanders

Senior Defender Provides Physicality To Rebels' Back Line


46 Rebels Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Includes 23 Football, 15 Soccer and 8 Volleyball Players


MEET THE PRESS: Matt Mott Monday Press Conference

Ole Miss Head Coach Matt Mott Meets With The Press


Junior Trio Help Raise Soccer Program's Profile

Hiskey, Miller, Sanders Named Tri-Captains for 2014 Season


Ole Miss Soccer: Defense Key To Success

Rebels Welcome Veteran Defense Back For 2014 Campaign

2014: Played in all 19 matches, starting 16 on the season ... Served as a team tri-captain ... Returned to the starting lineup for the first time against Louisiana-Lafayette (8/31) after tearing her ACL in her sophomore season ... Helped post five shutout victories on the season: Iowa State (8/24), at Austin Peay (9/12), Middle Tennessee (9/14), at Mississippi State (9/19) and at Alabama (10/5) ... Played the full 110 minutes of three double-overtime matches ... Played the full time in 14 matches on the year and 1,486 minutes total ...

Served as a tri-captain along with seniors Erin Emerson and Mandy McCalla ... Started all 14 games played on the season before tearing her ACL in the first half at No. 20 Georgia (10/6), ending her season ... Played 1,197 minutes prior to her injury, playing the full time at center back in 11-of-14 matches and playing all but 40 minutes of the season up to that point ... Helped the Rebels post six shutouts before her injury ... Played a season-long 110 minutes against No. 13 Southern California at the Minnesota Gold Classic to help the Rebels post a 1-1 draw ...

Started all 22 games on the back line for the Rebels ... Played 1,921 minutes, second most of any back line player ... Played the full game in 17-of-22 outings ... Helped Ole Miss post eight shutout victories on the season ... Took a shot in seven games ... Scored her first goal, the game-winner, in a 2-1 win at South Carolina (10/14) ... Four of her seven shots were on goal on the year ...

All Conference Player (2009-2011) ... Metro-Milwaukee Player (2011) ... Honor Roll (2008-2012) ... Church community project, working at the food pantry ... Coached kindergarteners and first graders on the weekends.

CLUB: Played club for FC Milwaukee (2009 - Present) and Challenge 94 (2004 - 2008)
... State Champions, FC Milwaukee (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... State Champions, Challenge 94 (2006, 2007, 2008) ... Region 2 Semi-Finalists (2010-2011) ... Madison I.D. Camp (2011).

ODP: STYSA ODP (2007-08).

PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1994 ... Daughter of Karen Ciezki and Mike Sanders ... Sister played soccer at Troy University ... Has lived in Texas and Wisconsin.

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      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

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