21 - Samantha Cristoforo
Samantha Cristoforo
Born: 06/03/1992
Height: 5-6
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rockland, MA
High School: Rockland
Position: MF

NOTABLESA great center mid who will make her presence felt in the midfield immediately .... Controls the game in the midfield ... Has great field vision and distributes the ball effectively ... Will make things happen offensively.

2010 One of only two freshman to play in all 24 matches, starting 22 contests in the Beacons midfield unit ... Enjoyed a very productive rookie season and was recognized by the Little East Conference as a Second Team All-Conference selection ... Capped rookie year with 11 points to rank fifth on the squad with three goals and five assists ... Named the LEC Rookie of the Week for her play during the week of October 17-23 ... Notched first collegiate point with an assist in her UMass Boston debut, a 3-2 victory over Western New England College on September 1 ... Scored first collegiate goal in just her second career match, a 3-2 win over Eastern Nazarene on September 7 ... Scored in the Beacons 11-0 victory over Wheelock College on October 7 ... Tallied the lone goal in UMass Boston's 1-0 triumph over Plymouth State on October 23 for her first career game-winning goal ... The Beacons combined to go 7-0-1 in games in which the freshman recorded at least one point in.

Personal/High School Earned four varsity letters playing soccer at Rockland High School where she played with current teammate Julie Nutting ... Helped lead Bulldogs to victory in the 2009 Fisher Division championship ... Named a Patriot League All-Star as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior ... Selected a team captain during junior and season seasons ... Played Club soccer with South Shore Select, leading the squad to three consecutive trips to the State Finals, which included two Massachusetts State Championships in 2007 and 2009 ... Was an honor roll student at RHS ... Born June 3, 1992 ... Daughter of Paul and Karen Cristoforo ... Majoring in environmental health science/nursing ... Enjoys playing soccer.