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    Samantha Santulli
    Samantha Santulli

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hinsdale, Ill.

    High School:
    Hinsdale Central

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    M



    2009: Saw action in 18 games in a reserve role for the Wildcats, including all four NCAA tournament games ... Recorded a career-high seven goals on the year, including free position goals against Penn in the NCAA semifinal (5/22) and North Carolina in the NCAA championship game (5/24) ... Both she and her sister, Kendall, recorded goals at Vanderbilt (2/27) and against Massachusetts in the NCAA first round (5/10) ... Dished out her first career assist against California (4/4) ... Tallied ground balls against the Golden Bears as well as in the semifinal victory over the Quakers ... Won a draw control against Rutgers (3/14) and at Massachusetts (3/25) ... Caused a turnover against Penn in the NCAA semifinal victory.

    2008: Played in 15 games in her freshman campaign ... Netted the first goal of her career at Hofstra (2/26) and added another against Duquesne (3/7) ... Saw action in both American Lacrosse Conference tournament wins over Penn State (5/3) and Vanderbilt (5/4) as well as the NCAA quarterfinal victory over Princeton (5/17).

    High School: Two-time All-American ... 2007 Illinois Midfielder of the Year ... Led state for third year in a row with 146 points (79 goals and 67 assists) during senior year ... All-time leading scorer in Hinsdale history ... Co-team MVP (with sister Kendall) as team won state championship for first time in school history ... 2006 Illinois Offensive Player of the Year ... Led state in assists and draw controls in 2006 and goals in 2005 ... 2006 first-team All-State choice and second-team in 2005 ... Member of the Great Lakes National Team 2005 and '06 ... Member or the 2006 Windy City Classic All-Tournament Team ... High school coach was Michelle Sabastian ... Member of Wildcat Elite club team ... Honor roll student.

    Personal: Born Samantha Marie Santulli ... Daughter of Bill and Liz Santulli ... Started girls youth lacrosse program in Hinsdale ... Major is undecided.

    Santulli's Career Statistics

    Year GP-S G A PTS GB DC CT
    2009 18-0 7 1 8 2 2 1
    2008 15-0 2 0 2 0 0 0
    Totals 33-0 9 1 10 2 2 1

    Santulli's Career Highs

    Goals 1, nine times (most recent vs. North Carolina, 5/24/09)
    Assists 1, vs. California (4/4/09)
    Points 1, 10 times (most recent vs. North Carolina, 5/24/09)
    Ground Balls 1, two times (most recent vs. Penn, 5/22/09)
    Draw Controls 1, two times (most recent at Massachusetts, 3/25/09)
    Caused Turnovers 1, vs. Penn (5/22/09)