23 Sam Strong
23 Sam Strong
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: San Marcos HS
Position: Defender
g 2
a 0
pts 4
gw 1

High School/Club
Attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara and starred for the academy team Real So Cal ... Was called to suit up for the U-23 US Men's National Team on Apr. 22, 2015 in a friendly against Mexico, one of just two college players (Jordan Morris) on the roster ... Has received two caps at the U-23 national level ... Before playing for Real So Cal, spent time with Santa Barbara Soccer Club ... Served as captain for Real So Cal ... Scored seven goals in 18 games during the 2014-15 academy season at the U-18 level ... Netted nine times in 26 games during the 2013-14 season at the U-18 level ... Played alongside Justin Vom Steeg with Real ... Real So Cal made the playoffs in each of his three years with the squad ... Was an ODP Regional team member each year from 2010-12 ... Made the All-Region Tournament Team in 2011 and 2012 ... In his club career, played against opponents such as the LA Galaxy Academy, Real Salt Lake Academy, and French U-23 National Team ... Played one year of his school soccer with the Royals ... Also wrestled and played field hockey during his time at San Marcos ... Was rated as a three-star recuit by Top Drawer Soccer.

Personal
Sam Strong was born on Aug. 23, 1996 to parents Vida and Mike in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Has one older brother, Joe ... Aspires to be a professional soccer player and/or entrepreneur ... When not playing soccer, he is exercising and/or hanging out with friends ... Can't do without his headphones ... Before a game, he relaxes and "gets in the zone" ... Can best be described as motivated, loyal, and creative ... His most memorable moment is starting a game for the U-23 US Men's National Team ... Would love to play with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo ... His favorites sports team is the USMNT ... Calls Liverpool and Slovak center back Martin Skrtel his favorite athlete ... Enjoys watching Scarface ... Mr. Robot is his favorite show ... His favorite read is A Million Little Pieces by James Frey.

Recent Games
Oct 28 Sacramento State W, 2-1
Oct 31 at UC Davis W, 1-0
Nov 11 UC Davis W, 1-0
Nov 14 Cal State Fullerton L, 1-0
Nov 22 South Carolina W, 1-0
Nov 29 at Clemson L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 20 8
Games started 10 2
Goals 2 0
Assists 0 0
Points 4 0
Shots 7 0
Shot Pct .286 -
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 1 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 22 Westmont (Exhibition) W, 4-1 - - - - - - - -
Aug 28 Stanford W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 4 vs. Denver T, 2-2 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 6 at New Mexico L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 11 at Yale W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 13 at UConn L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 18 Col. of Charleston W, 3-1 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Sep 21 at UCLA W, 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 25 Akron L, 2-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 27 San Diego W, 4-0 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 1
Oct 1 at UC Irvine W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 3 at CSUN W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 8 UC Riverside W, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 10 Cal State Fullerton W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 14 at Sacramento State L, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 17 at Cal Poly L, 3-2 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 UC Davis W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 24 Cal Poly T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 28 Sacramento State W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 31 at UC Davis W, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 UC Davis W, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 Cal State Fullerton L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 22 South Carolina W, 1-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 29 at Clemson L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2015-16 20 10 .10 .00 .20 .35 .286 .20 .571
2016-17 10 8 .00 .00 .00 .60 .000 .10 .167
Total 30 18 .07 .00 .13 .43 .154 .17 .385
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2015-16 20 10 2 0 4 7 .286 4 .571 4 1 0-0 1
2016-17 10 8 0 0 0 6 .000 1 .167 2 1 0-0 0
Total 30 18 2 0 4 13 .154 5 .385 6 2 0-0 1
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 20 10 .10 .00 .20 .35 .286 .20 .571
Conference 8 2 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 11 3 .18 .00 .36 .36 .500 .27 .750
Away 8 6 .00 .00 .00 .25 .000 .13 .500
Neutral 1 1 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
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Wins 12 7 .17 .00 .33 .33 .500 .33 1.000
Losses 6 2 .00 .00 .00 .33 .000 .00 .000
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August 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
September 8 7 .25 .00 .50 .75 .333 .38 .500
October 8 2 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
November 3 - .00 .00 .00 .33 .000 .33 1.000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 20 10 2 0 4 7 .286 4 .571 4 1 0-0 1
Conference 8 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 2 1 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 11 3 2 0 4 4 .500 3 .750 2 0 0-0 1
Away 8 6 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 2 1 0-0 0
Neutral 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 12 7 2 0 4 4 .500 4 1.000 4 0 0-0 1
Losses 6 2 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 1 0-0 0
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August 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 1 0 0-0 0
September 8 7 2 0 4 6 .333 3 .500 1 0 0-0 1
October 8 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 2 1 0-0 0
November 3 - 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 0-0 0