#1 Samantha Ross
|HOMETOWN||Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater Area HS)|
Appeared in 17 games, starting 15, in her third year at BSU...set a school record for best goals against average in a season (0.89)...season save percentage of .870 ranks third all-time at BSU...set another school record for longest time in net without conceding a goal at (523:07)...recorded 80 saves on the season, including 10 saves in a 2-1 win at Winona State on Oct. 4, which was also the Beavers’ first-ever win against the Warrriors...was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 19.
Played in a career-high 19 games, finishing the year with a 10-7-1 mark...goals against average (0.97), save percentage (.890), minutes played (1,490:34), games played and wins were all in the top four by a BSU goalkeeper in a single season...double-digit saves on four separate occasions, including a career-high 11 in a 3-1 win against Upper Iowa (Oct. 5)...recorded a career-high three shutouts, first coming against Northern Michigan (Aug. 30)...save percentage was sixth-best in the country...became the sixth player in BSU history to be named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 3)...currently the BSU record-holder for highest career save percentage (.861).
Ross stepped in and played 10 games during her freshman season, which included nine of the last 10...saved 44 shots on the year, which put her 10th all-time in school history...posted a 4-3-3 overall record and a 4-2-1 conference record...four wins came against Concordia-St. Paul, the University of Minnesota, Crookston, the University of Mary and Upper Iowa University.
Prior to BSU
Selected as Stillwater Area HS Outstanding Defensive Player...earned two varsity letters and two varsity coach’s awards in soccer...collected more than 200 saves as a senior in net...part of Stillwater Area HS Honor Roll and National Honor Society of High School Scholars...was also a four-time letterwinner in cross country skiing.
Samantha Christina Ross...born July 6, 1989...daughter of Rick and Cheryl Ross...majoring in exercise science with a minor in psychology.