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    Sam Greene
    Sam Greene

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Santa Monica, Calif.

    High School:
    Santa Monica

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    F



    Fourth on NU's all-time list with 16 career assists
    Fourth on NU's all-time list with eight assists in a season (2008)
    Tied for fifth in school history with 78 career games played

    2010: Played in and started all 19 matches ... Moved to defense at the start of the season; also saw playing time at forward and in the midfield ... Recorded her first goal of the season against Illinois State (9/17) ... Logged her first assist of the year against Eastern Michigan (9/12) ... Added a second assist against Minnesota (10/29) ... Helped the Northwestern back line record three shutouts, against Cincinnati (8/27), #3 UCLA (8/29) and Illinois State (9/17) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Started all 19 games at forward ... Second on team with two assists and tied for fifth with four points ... Scored a goal at Michigan on 10/4, part of a Northwestern rally that earned a draw on the road ... Assisted on game-winning goal in overtime against Loyola Chicago (9/4) ... Also had an assist at DePaul on 8/23 ... Second on team with 32 shots and 11 on goal (.344) ... Took a season-high four shots at Michigan ... Averaged 2.2 shots per match in Big Ten contests ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Appeared in all 20 games and started 19 ... Team-high eight assists and tied for team lead with 14 points ... Third in Big Ten with 0.40 assists per game ... Eight assists were good for fifth in the conference ... Third in the Big Ten with three assists in conference games ... Recorded assist in NU's match against San Diego on 9/5 ... Had two assists against Pepperdine on 9/7 ... Named to Pepperdine Nike Challenge All-Tournament Team ... First two goals of the season came in 3-1 win over Loyola (Chicago) on 9/12 ... With assist against DePaul on 9/14, completed a streak of four straight games with at least one point ... Assisted on game-winning goal against Illinois on 9/28 ... Registered assist against Indiana on 10/12 ... Posted a goal and assist against Iowa on 10/24 ... Assisted on NU's lone goal in Big Ten Tournament match versus Minnesota on 11/6.

    2007: Appeared in all 20 games and started eight ... Became crucial player at forward off the bench ... Tied for team lead with four assists ... Scored three goals and registered four assists for 10 points ... First collegiate start and goal came against UNC Greensboro (9/7) ... Scored first point with assist in season-opener against Drake on 8/31 ... Notched an assist against Penn (9/14) ... Scored goals against Michigan State and Wisconsin ... Also had an assist against Badgers ... Totaled 30 shots with 16 on goal.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Averaged nearly 11 goals and 11 assists per season ... 2004 Ocean League Rookie of the Year ... 2006 Ocean League MVP and team MVP ... Team won 2004-07 Ocean League Championships ... Club team was Eagles SC ... Won 2004 and 2007 national, regional and state championships ... Two-time Southern California State Champions ... Three-time SurfSuper group champions ... Four-year honor roll student ... Two-year letterwinner in track for participation in high jump.

    Personal: Born Samantha Michelle Greene ... Daughter of Fay and Cary Greene ... Member of Northwestern's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Coached at Julie Foudy leadership academy as well as Northwestern summer camps ... Interned with Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.

    Greene's Stats

    Year GP/S Shots G A Pts GWG
    2007 20/8 30 3 4 10 0
    2008 20/19 36 3 8 14 0
    2009 19/19 32 1 2 4 0
    2010 19/19 19 1 2 4 1
    CAREER 78/65 117 8 16 32 1