Samantha Solaru
Samantha  Solaru


Irvine, Calif.

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Club Team:
Slammers FC


Inside the Six with Samantha Solaru

Get caught up with senior defender Samantha Solaru, a native of Irvine, Calif. during her final campaign


10-09-16 Miss State vs Auburn Soccer

10-09-16 Miss State vs Auburn Soccer Anthony Hall


09-30-16 Soccer vs Missouri

09-30-16 Soccer vs Missouri


9-18-2016 Soccer vs South Carolina

9-18-2016 Soccer vs South Carolina


9-04-2016 Soccer vs USC

9-04-2016 Soccer vs USC


09-02-2016 Soccer vs Iowa State

09-02-2016 Soccer vs Iowa State


  • Played in 19 matches, starting 18, and totaled 1,474 minutes on the pitch
  • Contributed three assists and racked up 18 shots, including six on goal
  • Took a pair of corners
  • Notched an assist in a 4-0 rout of UAB (8/28)
  • Secured an assist in NCAA Tournament win versus Texas Tech (11/20)

  • Started 17 of 18 games, totaling 1,381 minutes
  • Tallied one assist on the year, her third of her career
  • Assist came in contest vs. Samford (9/12)
  • Finished year with five shots
  • Three of her five shots came on goal for a .600 shot on goal percentage
  • 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

  • Started all 21 games, logging over 1,600 minutes of play
  • Had two assists for two points
  • First collegiate assist came vs. No. 22 South Carolina (9/27)
  • Second assist came in a 3-1 victory over Arkansas (10/25)
  • Totaled 22 total shots, eight coming on goal (.364)
  • Played in both Auburn’s matches in the SEC Tournament
  • Notched one shot vs. Texas A&M (11/6)
  • Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • Played 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

  • Played for Chris Woolley at Northwood High School
  • Scored 32 goals to go along with 22 assists
  • Started every game of her high school career
  • 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 and is school record holder in the 400m.

  • Daughter of Ade and Kelly Solaru
  • Has a sister, Dani, who is a freshman on the soccer team
  • Enrolled in the College of Science and Mathematics

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