2011 (Junior): Played in all 17 of the team's games, making eight starts...Scored three goals for six points...Scored her first goal in the season opener against Sacred Heart at home on 9/2 as part of the Big Green Classic...Added another tally against Longwood two days later in the final game of the Big Green Classic on 9/4...Came off the bench to score her third goal of the season.
2010 (Sophomore): Started in 14 of Dartmouth's 17 games … Tallied 12 points, all goals … Scored goals in a win over Holy Cross and Penn and loss to UMass … Notched the game-winning goal against Bryant … Recorded 16 shots on goals … Appeared in all seven Ivy League games.
2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 15 games with one start ... Scored five goals and added an assist for 11 points to lead all rookies ... Her lone start came against Holy Cross on Sept. 13 ... Scored her first collegiate goal at Brown in the 8-3 win on Sept. 26 ... Added another score vs. Georgetown in 5-4 win on Oct. 19 to start a four-game point streak... Posted a season-high two goals in the 6-3 win over UMass on Oct. 28 to highlight the streak and earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors ... Had an assist against Yale (Oct. 17) and a goal at Harvard (Oct. 31) ... finished with 14 shots on goal and 23 total shots.
Before Dartmouth: Played field hockey on multiple club teams
because Ventura High School didn’t sponsor field hockey ... Appeared
for the Camarillo Cougars for three seasons, starting at age 13 and won a number of
tournaments ... Before the Cougars, she played for the Ventura
Roadrunners and the Monarcas Field Hockey Club ... Competed in soccer
at Ventura and was a team captain ... Two-time CIF quarterfinalist ... Three-time Scholar-Athlete award winner ... Was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the 2009 California Cup Field Hockey Tournament ... Has played in eight California Cups ... Coached The Roadrunners, a U-10 team in California.
Personal: Samantha McPherson was born on August 27, 1991 and is the daughter of Don and Patricia McPherson ... Has one brother ... Was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Student Government at Ventura.
McPHERSON'S CAREER STATISTICS