7 Samantha Place
7 Samantha Place
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newton, N.J.
High School: Kittatinny
Position: D

2011 Capped off one of the greatest careers in UMass Boston history with her strongest season yet … Named a 2011 NEWISA All-New England First Team Member and became the first player in program history to play in the Division III NEWISA Senior Bowl … Selected as a Second Team ECAC Division III New England Women’s Soccer All-Star… Earned NSCAA All-Region Fourth Team honors, her second straight season being named to the team… Became the First Player in program history to earn multiple All Region selections in the same season … Honored as a Little East Conference First Team Selection for the second straight year … Joined teammate Kristin Mulry as the first Beacons to earn All Conference honors all four years of their careers … Selected as the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the weeks of September 26-October 2 and October 24-30 … Awarded the Female Athletics Director Award for her accomplishments on and off the field as a Beacon ... Named the Umass Boston women's soccer MVP for 2011 ... Started in all 23 games for the Beacons … Helped the Beacons shut out a program-record 12 opponents … Kept opponents to just 16 goals in 23 games, a new program record … Recorded one assist … Picked up her lone assist of the year against conference rival UMass Dartmouth on October 2 in the Little East Quarterfinals.  

2010 Named a tri-captain for the Beacons ... Played in 23 contests, starting 20 games in the UMass Boston defensive unit that held opponents to a 1.15 goals against average on the year ... Named to the Eastern College Athlete Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Second Team while being honored by the Little East Conference (LEC) as a First Team selection, joining her teammate in Kristin Mulry as the only players in school history to earn All Conference honors in each of their first three seasons ... Named the LEC Defensive Player of the Week twice during the campaign, first during the week of September 19-25 and again for her play during the week of October 19-25 ... Finished the campaign with a career-best three assists to register three total points on the year ... On October 30 vs. Rhode Island College, enjoyed most productive offensive day by assisting on both goals in UMass Boston's 2-0 victory ... On October 13 vs. Emerson College, assisted on the game-winning goal in the Beacons 2-0 win.

2009 After enduring through off-season knee surgery, still managed to play in 18 of 20 matches and enjoy another solid year in which she was named to the Little East Conference Second Team backfield for the second straight campaign to become, like teammate Kristin Mulry, the first player in school history to earn All-Conference honors in each of her first two years of collegiate soccer ... Matched her totals from a year ago with six points on two goals and a pair of assists to lead all UMass Boston defenders for the second straight year ... One of two Beacons' defenders to notch a game-winning tally this season with the deciding marker in a 2-0 win at Plymouth State University on October 23 ...Earned LEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of October 19-25 ... Was one of the major reason for the dominance of the UMass Boston defense that produced a school-record low goals against average and shutout total ... Helped UMB hold opponents to one goal or less in 14 of the 18 matches that she played in.

2008 Enjoyed an excellent first collegiate season ... Named a Little East Conference Second Team All- Star as a defender, despite playingmost of the season with a knee injury ... Played in 16 matches, while making 12 starts and tallied six points on two goals and two assists ... Ranked fifth on the team in points ... Named the LEC Rookie of the Week for the week of September 29 to October 5 after coming off an injury to net a goal in the team's 2-0 victory over University of Southern Maine on October 2 in a week that saw the defense hold opponents to just two goals in 200 minutes of play ... Notched points in back-to-back contests with an assist at Wheelock College on October 9 and a helper vs. Eastern Connecticut State University on October 11. 

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters in soccer and three in basketball at Kittatinny High School ... Named All-League, State, Area and All-West Jersey for the Cougars' soccer team ... Selected to the New Jersey Herald All-Star Team ... Tabbed as KHS soccer's Most Valuable Player twice and earned Scholar-Athlete honors in soccer and basketball from Kittatinny High ... Chosen as the Cougars' soccer Team Captain ... Named the KHS basketball MVP as a forward and was a two-time Captain for the team ... Recipient of the Cougars' basketball Coaches Award ... Selected as Student of the Month at KHS ... Born March 31, 1990 ... Daughter of Nadene and William Place ... Undecided on major ... Enjoys snowboarding.

Career Stats

Season GP Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2008 16 2 2 6 22 .091 12 .545 0 0-0
2009 19 2 2 6 14 .143 9 .643 1 0-0
2010 23 0 3 3 8 .000 3 .375 0 0-0
2011 23 0 1 1 13 .000 7 .538 0 0-0
TOTAL 81 4 8 16 57 .070 31 .544 1 0-0