Split time in net as a rookie, posting 85 saves against 173 goals for a .329 save percentage...It was the fifth-most saves a freshman has accumulated in program history...Also tallied 11 steals and two assists for the season...Made five saves in her collegiate debut to help the Colonials beat Gannon (2/11) and five more against Harvard later that day...Saw action in two of three games at the Mercyhurst Invitational, notching eight total saves to help the Colonials earn wins over Grove City and Siena (2/18-19)...Made six saves in a win over Gannon (3/11) and seven the next time out in a win at Chapman (3/14)...Established a career high with a pair of steals against Whittier (3/17)...Set season high with eight stops against Harvard (4/8) and tallied seven saves against Brown a day later.
Two-time team MVP ... Led Scripps Ranch High School to the 2016 Eastern League co-championship and CIF title game ... All-Academic Team selection ... Competed in the Junior Olympics with the San Diego Shores Water Polo Club and the Scripps Water Polo Club ... Member of the Spoken Word Club.
Samantha Nicole Runyon ... Born Feb. 13, 1998, in San Diego, California ... Daughter of Stephanie and Eric Runyon ... Has a younger sister, Chelsea ... Intends to major in psychology.
|Saves||8||vs. Harvard (4/8/17)|
|Assists||1||2x, Last vs. VMI (3/10/17)|
|Steals||2||2x, Last vs. Whittier (3/17/17)|
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