Duke Women's Soccer BIO
5-7 l Freshman l Defender
(IMG Pendleton H.S.)
High School/Club: Attended IMG Pendleton after her sophomore campaign playing for the IMG Academies club soccer team ... a “Player to Watch” by TopDrawerSoccer ... tallied three goals and 16 assists during the fall season of her senior year ... U-18 CDL League Champions ... made the Hellenic Team in the W League in the spring of 2012 ... captained the U-17 IMG team as a junior ... won the 2011 IMG Coaches Award for Best Overall Player/Leadership ... recorded seven goals and 15 assists during her 2010-11 campaign ... lettered one-year at Valor Christian High School during her sophomore year notching six goals and seven assists ... led her team to second place in the 2009-10 Colorado 4A Girls Soccer State Tournament Championship ... played for the Colorado Nike Rush from 2007-08, winning the 2008 U-15 State Cup ... U-15, U-16 Colorado Elite Flight Champions ... U-14 Colorado Premier I Flight Champions.
Personal: Full name is Samantha (Sammie) Rae Thomas ... born on November 19, 1993 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... daughter of Julie Thomas ... has one brother, Clete (28), and one sister, Cayla (26) ... her brother, Clete, plays professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins ... made the Pendleton H.S. Headmaster List from 2010-12 and Valor Christian H.S., Summa Cum Laude from 2009-10 ... member of the honor roll/gifted and talented program from 2005-12 ... volunteered with the 2011 Christmas Ball Collection for the Boys Club.