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Samantha Solaru
Samantha  Solaru

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

High School:
Northwood

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender/Forward

Experience:
3L

Club Team:
Slammers FC

10/27/2016

Auburn Dominates Tennessee on Senior Night

Tigers match program record with ninth conference victory in 3-1 win against Tennessee

10/27/2016

Ramsier, Solaru Named Academic All-District

Seniors selected to all-district team based on performance in classroom and on the field

09/05/2016

Inside the Six with Samantha Solaru

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

10/09/2016

10-09-16 Miss State vs Auburn Soccer

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

09/30/2016

09-30-16 Soccer vs Missouri

09-30-16 Soccer vs Missouri

09/18/2016

9-18-2016 Soccer vs South Carolina

9-18-2016 Soccer vs South Carolina

09/04/2016

9-04-2016 Soccer vs USC

9-04-2016 Soccer vs USC

09/03/2016

09-02-2016 Soccer vs Iowa State

09-02-2016 Soccer vs Iowa State


  SENIOR SEASON (2016)

  • Appeared in all 24 matches, starting 21, along the back line
  • Accumulated 1,792 minutes of game action for the Tigers
  • Was key in team's seven shutouts on the year
  • Registered three shots with two coming on target (.667)
  • Went the distance in seven matches
  • Made first start of the season in the 2016 opener against Clemson (8/19)
  • Earned first appearance in SEC play in a 2-1 win versus Vanderbilt (9/9)
  • Named CoSIDA Acacdemic All-District First Team
  JUNIOR SEASON (2015)

  • 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)
  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 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
  FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)

  • 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
  CLUB

  • 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
  HIGH SCHOOL

  • 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.
  PERSONAL

  • 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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