Rice -- Experienced and physical player who reads the game well... Ranks among the Rice career leaders for goals, shots, and points... Possesses excellent endurance, strength, and composure...One of just two players on the current squad to play in two NCAA tournament games... 2006: Played in nine games with seven starts, but was sidelined the second half of the season with an injury... The Owls got off to an 8-0-1 start with Conn playing, but the team went 3-6-0 once she was sidelined from action... Scored three times, including the only goal of the game in the 35th minute of the dramatic 1-0 win over nationally-ranked Texas... Earned a spot on the Sept. 13 Soccer America National Team of the Week for her game-winning goal against the Longhorns... Was also named the Conference USA offensive player of the week (on Sept. 11) for that complete, 90-minute effort... Stepped-up and scored the game-winning goal with a penalty kick in the 82nd minute on the road at Texas State... Catalyst of the 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Mississippi State by scoring the Owls' first goal of the day in the 54th minute... Was tied for third on the team with 16 shots prior to being sidelined... Took a season-high four shots twice, against Mississippi State and crosstown foe Houston Baptist... Maintained a .312 shots-on-goal percentage... Played 97 minutes in the double-overtime game at Penn, the second-longest outing of her career... 2005: Played in all 21 games with 14 starts... Started each of the last six games of the year as the Owls made their run into postseason play... Scored in seven different contests, notching the game-winner in overtime on the road against conference rival SMU... Scored goals against national powers Nebraska and Texas, as well as C-USA foes East Carolina, Marshall and Tulane... Took a season-high five shots in the semifinal round of the C-USA tournament, with three on-goal and one for a score... Maintained a .568 shots on-goal percentage, the second-highest mark on the team... Recorded five assists, two against NCAA tournament-bound teams Saint Louis and Texas-El Paso... Completed all 26 miles of the HP Houston Marathon in January, 2005... Recorded a time of 4:27.29 to place 699th out of more than 2,100 women's finishers from all over the world... 2004: Established school records for shots (9) and shots on goal (6) in a single game in the 2-1 Western Athletic Conference tournament win over UTEP... Tied the game against the Miners with a first-half goal after a corner kick... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 road win at TCU... Played in 21 of 22 games with 16 starts as a true freshman... Became a regular in the lineup, starting each of the last 10 games of the season... Played a career-long 110 minutes at Baylor.
Club -- Three-time ODP all-region and all-state honoree for Challenge... Three-year travel member who also served as team captain.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Brazoswood High School in Clute... Led the Lady Bucs to the District 23-5A championship and earned all-district honors as a freshman in 2001... Also competed in cross country and track and field, earning a total of 12 varsity letters... Named top newcomer for cross country and competed in the district meet... Served as president of the national honor society and national Spanish honor society.
Personal -- Full Name: Samantha Teal Conn. Born: Oct. 20, 1985, at Lake Jackson. Parents: Buster and Jeanne Conn, Clute.
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Asst. Points GWG
2004 21/16 38 2 0 4 1
2005 21/14 44 7 5 19 2
2006 9/7 16 3 0 6 2
Totals 51/37 98 12 5 29 5
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