Annual Athletics Awards Dinner
Senior Team Captain Is Rice Soccer’s First All-America Selection
2016: Conference USA Midfielder of the Year; NSCAA All-Central Region (First Team); All-Conference USA (First Team); Rice Midfield MVP; Rice Honor Athlete; Started all 17 contests and finished second on the team with 1,532 minutes... Played 98.5 percent of the team's total time... Subbed-out just three times (and twice were when the Owls built comfortable leads against Louisiana Tech and Sam Houston State)... Scored goals against Sam Houston and Louisiana Tech... Finished fourth on the team in shots and maintained a .344 shots-on-goal percentage.
2015: Sensational midfielder who earned second team All-Conference USA honors despite missing six games early in the year... Scored goals in C-USA games at Old Dominion and at home vs. UAB... Played 90 or more minutes six times... Maintained a .417 shots-on-goal percentage.
2014: Conference USA All-Freshman team; Rice Soccer Rookie of the Year; Recorded a sensational debut season of Division I soccer... Started all 21 games, the most by a Rice rookie -- all in the midfield... Finished fourth on the team in minutes played, a solid 92.6 percent of the Owls' total time... Played 90 or more minutes 15 times... One of just two freshmen to start on opening day on the road at Big 12 power Baylor, where she played all 97 minutes ... First career goal was by heading-in the game-winner with four minutes left in regulation at SEC power LSU... Only the 18th Owl in school history to have her first career goal be the game-winning goal... Also notched goals against C-USA foes Southern Miss and FAU... Recorded league assists in the Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion games... Fifth on the team with 27 shots... Took a season-high four shots twice, against North Texas and NCAA Tournament-bound Dayton... Maintained a .222 shots-on-goal percentage.
Club - Veteran player and long time team captain for the Dallas Texans 97 ECNL... Four-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer.com... Led team to three successful seasons in The Elite Clubs National League (Champions League/Top 16) and Texas Conference Champions (2013)... Selected for the 2013 ECNL id2/Nike National Camp, ECNL PDP Texas (2013) and US Soccer Federation Training Sessions (2012)... Led team to three North Texas State Cup Championships (2008-2010)... Member of 96' North Texas State ODP Team (2010) and participated in USYS Region III Camps (2009-2010).
High School - Varsity starter for Ursuline Academy of Dallas for three years and varsity team captain for two years... Led team to back to back State Championships (2012 & 2013) for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS)... Earned All-State Honors 2013 (first team) and State Championship All Tournament Team Honors (2012 & 2013)... During freshman year, was a member of the Plano West High School Junior Varsity Golf Team.
Personal - Full name: Samantha Landi Chaiken. Parents: Michael and Michelle Chaiken of Dallas, Texas (has one brother). Chose to attend Rice over University of Colorado and Miami-Fla. Rice College: Sid Richardson
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