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Samantha Solaru
Samantha  Solaru

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

High School:
Northwood

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward/Midfielder

Experience:
2L

Club Team:
Slammers FC

SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2014)
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2013)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Started 17 of 18 games, totaling 1,381 minutes...Tallied one assist on the year, her third of her career...Assist came in 2-1 loss vs. Samford (9/12)...Finished year with five shots, one each at Furman (8/24), at Vanderbilt (9/26), vs. Tennessee (10/5) at LSU (10/30) and in the NCAA Tournament Second Round vs. Texas Tech (11/21)...Three of her five shots came on goal for a .600 shot on goal percentage, third-highest on the team with five shots or more...Took 15 corners throughout the season, fourth-most on the Auburn squad...Logged a full 90 minutes in each of Auburn's three postseason matches...Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):
Started all 21 games at the midfield-forward position, logging over 1,600 minutes of play...Had no goals, but tallied two assists for two points...First collegiate assist came vs. No. 22 South Carolina (9/27), leading to a Casie Ramsier goal...Second assist came in a 3-1 victory over Arkansas (10/25), which led to a header by Kala Faulkner...Logged 22 total shots, eight coming on goal (.364)...Played in both Auburn's matches in the SEC Tournament, notching one shot vs. Texas A&M (11/6)...Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Topdrawersoccer ranked in the 2013 National Top 100 and No. 15 in the region

CLUB: Plays for Walid Khoury and Slammers FC ... 2012 ECNL National Champions ... 2011 state and regional champions ... 2011 National Finalists ... 2011 ECNL semi-finalist ... 2010 Coast Soccer League Champions.

HIGH SCHOOL: Plays for Chris Woolley at Northwood High School ... Has scored 32 goals to go along with 22 assists through three-plus seasons ... Has started every game of her high school career ... Currently has nine goals and nine assists on the season ... Team captain ... 2011 and 2012 Offensive Player of the Year ... 2012 First Team All-League and MVP (Pacific Coast League) ... Scored 15 goals and had eight assists as a junior ... 2011 Second Team All-League(Pacific Coast League) ... Scored six goals and had four assists as a sophomore ... Scored two goals and had one assist as a freshman ... 2010 Rookie of the Year ... 2012 Charter Oak Award recipient ... Three-time Principal's Honor Roll ... Also ran track ... School record holder in the 400m.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ade and Kelly Solaru ... Has a sister, Danielle...Majors in Molecular Biology, Pre-Med.

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