The Waves play their first home game on Aug. 25 against Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years of varsity soccer at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas under coach Tara Balogh … Was named Texas Division 6-6A All-District all three years she played varsity soccer … Also named team Defensive MVP all three years.
CLUB: Played 11 years of club soccer for FC Dallas ECNL … Was named team captain … Finished in the ECNL National Finals Top 10 in 2013, 2016, and 2017.
PERSONAL: Born in Houston, Texas to parents William and Barb Sample … Older sister to Isabel and Trey … Plans to major in biology at Pepperdine … Chose Pepperdine because “it has both a strong soccer program and great academics. Coach Ward has built a great program that I can’t wait to be a part of. There are many things I love about the school, but ultimately the coaching staff was a key factor in my decision. The sense of family they’ve created is something special. I am looking forward to growing as a player and a person at one of the most beautiful schools in the country.”
FAVORITES: Lionel Messi (Pro Athlete) … Dallas Cowboys (Pro Team) … The Lovely Bones; Love Does (Books) … She’s the Man; Stick It (Movies) … Criminal Minds (TV Show) … Mexican (Food) … Basketball (Sport besides Soccer)