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Sam Roca
Sam Roca

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wayne, N.J.

High School:
Wayne Valley

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
Defender


Conference USA Honor Roll, 2006-07

2006 >>> Played in the team's Conference USA Tournament match against UAB (Nov. 1) ... Member of the Conference USA Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA >>> Named the Player of the Year by the New Jersey State High School Coaches Association ... Earned first-team All-State and Regional All-America honors ... Also garnered first-team all-county and all-conference honors twice ... Selected to the All-Bergen Record first team and the All-Herald News first team ... Recipient of the 2005 Commitment to Excellence for Wayne Valley High School ... Played for Dan Kilday at Wayne Valley ... A four-year varsity starter and two-time team captain ... Helped Wayne Valley qualify for the state playoffs twice and win over 80 percent of its games during his four years ... Competed for coach Stan Lembryk on the MetroStars club team ... Helped the MetroStars to the 2003 and 2005 Super Y League National finals ... Team also won the Metro Conference in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ...Four-year member of the State of New Jersey Olympic Development Team ... Volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne ... Involved in other school and church activities.

PERSONAL >>> Parents are Barbara and William Roca ... Born March 15, 1988 ... Majoring in liberal arts ... Last name is pronounced "ROCK-uh."