The Waves play their first home game on Aug. 25 against Texas Tech.
PEPPERDINE 2017: Redshirted her first season at Pepperdine .... WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “gold” honors ... A Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Plano (Texas) West Senior High School ... Played three years of varsity soccer under coach Tara Balogh … Was named Texas Division 6-6A All-District all three years … Also named team Defensive MVP all three years.
PERSONAL: Born in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of William and Barb Sample … Older sister to Isabel and Trey … Majoring in biology … 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: Favorites include Lionel Messi (pro athlete), Dallas Cowboys (pro team), The Lovely Bones and Love Does (books), She’s the Man and Stick It (movies), Criminal Minds (TV show), Mexican (food) and basketball (sport besides soccer).