Venechanos On Sepulveda: Sam is the firecracker of the team ... she is one of the fastest players on the team ... we are planning on her playing a little more on the attack and she is looking forward to doing that ... she is a player who will do anything for the team to be successful.
2007 (Senior): Game-By-Game Statistics
Earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second-Team and Academic All-Conference honors.
Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls.
Tied for third all-time at UMass in career draw controls with 76 ... also ranks seventh all-time in career groundballs with 92 ... her 66 career games was the active team leader.
Finished the season starting all 17 games and recording 13 goals, five assists and 18 points ... had 34 draw controls, 28 groundballs, and 11 caused turnovers.
Against La Salle (4/29), tallied a season-high four points on two goals and a career-high two assists to go along with five draw controls ... her second assist of the game set up Kathleen Typadis' 50th goal of the season.
Against Saint Joseph's (4/27), scored a goal, had three draw controls, two groundballs and a caused turnover.
Notched two goals in loss to St. Bonaventure (4/22). Also took four shots, three on goal, picked up three ground balls and gained on draw control in the contest.
Scored a goal on three shots and controlled four draws in win at Duquesne (4/20).
Tallied three groundballs and caused two turnovers vs. Richmond (4/15).
Against George Washington (4/8), tallied a goal and four draw controls.
At Temple (4/6), scored a goal, had four groundballs, two draw controls and a caused turnover.
Had two groundballs and two draw controls at Yale (3/28).
At Boston College (3/25), had four groundballs and two caused turnovers.
Recorded a groundball at Northwestern (3/23).
Had an assist, two groundballs and a draw control at New Hampshire (3/20).
Against Albany (3/10), tallied an assist, controlled three draws, had one groundball and one caused turnover.
Against Dartmouth (3/7), scored a free position goal and had one groundball.
Scored two goals, had three groundballs, one draw control and one caused turnover at Harvard (3/3).
Scored a goal, recorded an assist, had two draw controls, picked up a groundball and caused a turnover at Vermont (2/28).
In her 50th collegiate game, scored a goal, had one groundball, one draw control and one turnover at Holy Cross (2/21).
2006 (Junior):Game-by-Game Statistics
Finished the season with 10 goals and two assists in 17 games ... made seven starts on the season ... had 27 groundballs, nine draw controls and six caused turnovers ... tallied a career-high four goals at Hofstra (3/22) to lead UMass in front of her home-town fans ... had two goals and an assist in win over Vermont (3/29) for her third consecutive multi-point game of the season and had a season-high four draw controls in that game ... registered a goal and an assist against New Hampshire (3/25) ... recorded three groundballs and a caused turnover in win over Duquesne (4/28) ... at Richmond (4/9) collected four groundballs and controlled one draw.
2005 (Sophomore):Game-by-Game Statistics
Named to the Spring A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... finished the season scoring in 12-of-17 games ... started all 17 games of the season ... set a career-high for a season in all statistical categories ... ranked fourth on the team in points with 16 goals and four assists for 20 points ... second on the team in draw controls with 33 ... also picked up 30 groundballs and seven caused turnovers ... hit the game-winning goal at New Hampshire (3/26) with six seconds in regulation ... that was the first game-winning goal of her career ... against Richmond (5/1), picked up a career-high tying five groundballs, controlled two draws and caused one turnover ... recorded two goals at Temple (4/29) ... scored two goals against George Washington (4/24) for her fifth multi-point game of the season ... netted three goals in win over Longwood (4/22) for her first collegiate hat trick and controlled a career-high nine draw controls ... posted two goals at Duquesne and was credited with two caused turnovers and one draw control ... solid effort at St. Bonaventure (4/15) where she scored a goal, picked up four groundballs, controlled two draws and caused one turnover ... scored at least one point in seven of the first eight games ... scored a goal and added an assist vs. No. 10 Hofstra (3/23) ... tallied two goals vs. No. 13 Syracuse ... posted an assist at Harvard (3/5) and picked up a career-high five groundballs.
2004 (Freshman):Game-by-Game Statistics
Saw action in 15 games making six starts as a freshman ... scored four
goals and handed out two assists for six points on the year ... took 13 shots,
seven on goal ... scooped up nine groundballs and caused two turnovers ... had a season-high three points on two goals and one assist in 15-14 win over La Salle (4/25) ... also collected a season-high three groundballs in that game ... tallied first collegiate goal at Hofstra (3/9) and added her fourth goal of the season at Richmond (4/9) ... her first collegiate assist was at Albany (4/14).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Freeport High School ... tallied 17 goals and seven assists for 24 points, while collecting 60 groundballs and controlling 39 draws as a senior ... scored 60 goals and posted 14 assists for 74 career points ... scooped up 188 groundballs and controlled 118 draws for her career ... team captain senior year ... named to the National Tournament Team ... played for the Long Island Elite Lacrosse Club as a junior, winning MVP honors in the Star Spangled Banner tournament ... named All-County as a senior and All-County honorable mention as a junior ... named team MVP as a sophomore ... was also a four-year letterwinner in tennis and a two-year letterwinner in track ... Vice President and Human Relations secretary of her school's chapter of SADD ... secretary of Athletes Helping Athletes ... member of the National Honors Society.
Personal: Samantha Sepulveda ... born Feb. 3, 1984 in the Dominican Republic ... daughter of Denia and the late Silfredo Sepulveda ... majoring in marketing with a minor in Spanish.
Getting To Know Samantha Nickname: Sammy Favorite TV show: America's Next Top Model Favorite sports movie: Miracle Favorite website: U-Mail Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla Fudge Swirl - yum! Second home on campus: Library/Boyden Favorite day of the week: Thursday Favorite place to eat in Amherst: Judie's Restaurant Favorite UMass athletic (non-women's lacrosse playing) moment: UMass beating UConn / Almost every men's lacrosse game Favorite lacrosse moment: Dinner at Ashley Swaz's house my sophomore year Favorite place to play: Syracuse / Garber Field Favorite road trip: Washington D.C. Dream job: Being the CEO of a company. When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... Eating, studying, doing homework, enjoying life, and traveling when possible.
Goals: 4 at Hofstra (3/22/06)
Assists: 2 vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Points: 4 at Hofstra (3/22/06); vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Groundballs: 5 at Harvard (3/5/05); vs. Richmond (5/1/05)
Caused Turnovers: 2 at Harvard (3/5/05); at Duquesne (4/17/05); vs. Richmond (4/15/07)
Draw Controls: 9 vs. Longwood (4/22/05)
Multi-Goal Games: 11; Hat Tricks: 2; Multi-Point Games: 14