Samantha Hire begins her third season at Pepperdine...One of four juniors on the Waves' roster... Made an immediate impact during rookie campaign and was recognized as one of the top freshmen in the West Coast Conference (WCC)...Consistent and versatile player who can play in the midfield or in the back...Focused player who keeps improving her individual skill level and knowledge of the game...Part of a recruiting class that was ranked No. 16 in the West Region by Soccer Buzz.
2005: Appeared in 18 matches during 2005...Had one goal and three assists for five points...Had the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Utah...Credited with assists in the Eastern Michigan, UNLV, and Portland games...Took 11 shots including four shots on goal...Earned Honorable Mention to the WCC All-Conference Team.
2004: Received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference (WCC) and was selected to the WCC's All-Freshman team...Appeared in 17 matches and started seven...Totaled three points...First career goal was an unassisted score in a 3-0 victory versus San Jose State...Credited with first career assist versus San Francisco.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Christian High in El Cajon, California...Three-time All-CIF First Team ...Harbor League "Player of the Year" and "Most Valuable Offensive Player" in 2003...San Diego Union All-Section first team in 2003...CIF Division IV Champions in 2003 and CIF Division IV Finalists in 2002...Also ran track and was a member of the cross country team.
PERSONAL: Born October 29, 1985...A resident of El Cajon, California...A 2004 graduate of Christian High...Club: Competed for the San Diego Surf...A teammate of current Pepperdine freshman Courtney Young... Team was a 2004 National Finalist that lost to current Pepperdine teammate Kathryn Cumming's Michigan Hawks' U-18 team in Orlando, Florida...1998 and 2004 Far West Regional Champions and three-time Cal-South State Champions...Twice won the Coast League title and four-time Surf Cup Champions...2004 North/South Premier Tournament Champions...Academics: An all-academic team selection...Received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence all four years...A four-time Dean's List selection...Considered Baylor before choosing Pepperdine...Planning to major in sports medicine.