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Samantha Schafer
Samantha  Schafer


River Forest, Ill.

High School:
Oak Park/River Forest High School



Spring 2016: Compiled a 7-13 record in singles play…3-5 at No. 3 singles…1-6 at No. 4 singles…3-2 at No. 5 singles

Fall 2015: Finished the UMBC Invitational with a 1-1 record…Went 1-1 with Ellie Zimmerman at Bucknell for Flight B doubles

Spring 2015: Compiled a 14-6 record in singles play…0-1 at No. 1 singles…3-1 at No. 2 singles…6-2 at No. 3 singles…3-1 at No. 4 singles…2-1 at No. 5 singles…Combined with Victoria Martinez for a 3-5 record…0-4 at No. 1 doubles…3-1 at No. 2 doubles…Combined with Kate Pettee for a 4-7 record…0-4 at No. 1 doubles…4-3 at No. 2 doubles

Fall 2014: Played very well at Bucknell Invitational winning 6-4, 6-2 in singles matches…Combined with Martinez to advance to the next round with three victories at Bucknell…Competed in consolation matches, winning both in Flight 1, 6-2, 6-0…Teamed with Aphrah Brokaw to win the Flight A doubles consolation at the Villanova Invitational

Spring 2014:  Turned in a solid campaign during first full collegiate season…Registered a team-best 9-16 mark during doubles competition…Finished 7-15 overall in singles matches…During tournament action, finished 1-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles…Posted a 6-14 mark during dual singles competition with all matches coming from the No. 2. (3-8) and 3 (3-6) flights…Registered a 7-15 record in doubles dual matches…Went 3-3 at the No. 2 doubles slot…Earned a pair of victories in the BIG EAST Tournament, including a 7-6 (4), 6-2 triumph at the No. 3 slot to catapult Villanova to a win over Providence to advance to the quarterfinals

Fall 2013: Won her first match as a Wildcat when she swept past Bloomburg in the Orange Draw, 6-0, 6-1…Teamed with Busby to win the Doubles North Back draw championship at Bucknell Invitational

Oak Park/River Forest High School: Earned four varsity letters in tennis…Cum Laude National Honor Society in 2012….Society of Women Engineers High Award (2012)…J. Kyle Braid Award Nominee/Fritzemeier Award Nominee…Highest Freshman Academic Award Emerging…Scholar Award in English…2010 Department of History Award for Exceptional Achievement…Played at the No. 1 singles (tennis) position in 2009-2011…2011 All Conference…Finished second place in sectionals in 2010 and fifth place in 2011…Qualified for states in singles play in 2010, 2011….2010 Team MVP

Personal: Born on September 13, 1995 in Elmwood Park, Illinois…Daughter of Steven and Laura Schafer…Has two younger siblings, Peyton (15) and Carleigh (13)…Majoring in Chemical Engineering