Samantha Dos Santos
Colonials Rally for 7-6 Win in Opener
Valos Goes 5-for-5, Linn Drives in Three
Colonials Win Opener, 8-0, Behind 12 Hits, Two Homers
Colonials Visit A-10 Rival St. Bonaventure on Sunday
Rico Tosses Shutout in 9-0 Game 1 Win
GW's all-time leader in sacrifice bunts (33), runners caught stealing (43), chances (905) and hit-by-pitch (23) ... Enters the season ranking second all-time in putouts (778), fourth in walks (56), fifth in stolen base percentage (.806), sixth in steals (25) and fielding percentage (.986), ninth in runs scored (55), assists (114) and steal attempts (31) and 10th in on-base percentage (.339) ... Owns the top three single-season totals for runners caught stealing.
2014: Served as team co-captain ... Saw action in 47 games and made 45 starts behind the plate ... Threw out an Atlantic 10-best 14 runners attempting to steal, tied for the second-highest single-season total in program history ... Also picked off three runners, tying for the league lead ... Led the team with eight sacrifice bunts, which ranks eighth on GW's single-season least ... Was hit-by-pitch seven times, tying for the team lead and matching the fourth-highest single-season total ... Ranked second on the team with 19 steals, which ranked third in the A-10 and is seventh on GW's single-season list ... Recorded 243 putouts on the year, eighth-most in a season, and had 277 chances, which ranked fourth in the A-10 and sixth on GW's single-season list ... Posted a .986 fielding percentage, second-best among Colonials with at least 50 chances ... Recorded 18 hits in 97 at-bats with six doubles, 20 runs scored and nine RBIs ... Also walked six times for a .339 on-base percentage ... Four of her nine RBIs came with two outs, when she batted .290 (9-for-31) ... Hit .280 (7-for-25) with six runs scored and was 7-for-8 in stolen bases in 14 A-10 games ... Her seven steals against conference opponents ranked fourth in the league ... Reached base at a .563 clip (9-for-16) as the leadoff hitter in an inning ... Hit .429 (6-for-14) with three doubles and four runs scored during a six-game hitting streak from March 22-April 5.
2013: Started all 50 games behind the plate and threw out a school-record 15 runners attempting to steal (26.8 percent) with an Atlantic 10-best seven pickoffs ... Was hit by a pitch a school-record 12 times ... Tied for the team lead with nine sacrifice bunts, which match the second-most in a single season in program history ... Recorded 314 putouts on the year, GW's third-highest single-season total ever ... Set a program record with 374 fielding chances and allowed just three passed balls ... Posted a .984 fielding percentage, second-best among GW regulars ... Guided the Colonials' pitching staff to a school-record 2.61 ERA, which ranked second in the A-10 ... Batted .205 (24-for-17) on the season but posted a .345 on-base percentage ... Recorded 15 hits in 53 at-bats for a .283 average against A-10 opponents, ranking fourth on the team ... Five of her 10 RBIs came with two outs ... Belted her first career home run in the first game of a doubleheader against Seton Hall (March 10) ... Also homered at Virginia (March 20) ... Batted .462 (12-for-26) between April 24-May 9, collecting all four of her multi-hit games during that span ... Hit .500 (7-for-14) during a five-game hitting streak from May 3-8 ... Reached base in seven straight games from April 5-13 and in eight straight from April 24-May 5 ... Hit what proved to be the game-winning two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the fifth in an A-10 Championship elimination game against Dayton (May 8).
2012: Saw action in all 55 games and made 53 starts behind the plate ... Committed just three errors in 254 chances for a .988 fielding percentage, best among all GW regulars and ninth-best all-time ... Caught 14 runners (26 percent) attempting to steal, a GW single-season record which tied for fourth in the Atlantic 10 ... Set a GW single-season record with 16 sacrifice bunts, ranking second in the A-10 ... Ranked second on the team with 27 walks, second-most in a season in program history ... Set a GW single-game record with four walks against Rhode Island (April 13) ... Reached base in nine consecutive games from Feb. 25-March 9, collecting four hits and seven walks in that span ... Batted 10-for-25 with four multi-hit games from March 27-April 7 ... Batted .179 on the season with 24 hits in 134 at-bats, but posted a .333 on-base percentage ... Ranked fourth on the team with 19 runs scored ... Collected five doubles and 12 RBIs and stole three bases ... Seven of her RBIs came with two outs.
High School: Led American Heritage to three straight district championships from 2009-11...team won Florida 3A State Championship her sophomore season...two-time Florida All-State Third Team honoree...squad was regional runner-up in 2010 and 2011...guided team to first undefeated regular season in school history her senior year...Patriots finished 2011 season ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 5 nationally by maxpreps.com...named to Sun Sentinel All-County First Team her sophomore and senior seasons and Second Team her junior season...earned team's Defensive MVP award in 2010...named to Miami Herald All-County First Team her senior year...awarded Patriot Award for Leadership...posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage her junior and senior years...named team's Top Newcomer as a sophomore transfer...awarded team MVP award and was named all-conference as a freshman in Virginia...batted .474 and posted a .544 on base percentage her senior season with 11 runs and 16 RBI...ranked the No. 12 defensive catcher in the nation by maxpreps.com...played ASA for Florida Gold Coast Hurricanes.
Personal: Samantha Brooke Dos Santos...born August 17, 1993...daughter of Jamie and Louis Dos Santos...has two sisters, Kelly and Alexis...majoring in criminal justice and minoring in psychology with hopes of becoming a judge.