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Samantha Diaz-Matosas
Samantha Diaz-Matosas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

High School:
Brookwood

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
08/04/1988

Experience:
3L

2008 - Started all 22 matches at right back for team that finished regular season second in the SEC in shutouts (8) and ranked in the top two in every major defensive category ... Scored two goals and recorded 2 assists for 6 points ... Tied for team lead with two game-winning goals ... Scored South Carolina's first goal of the season with a penalty kick to defeat East Carolina (8/28) ... Had an assist in the third minute against Mississippi State (10/10) ... Tallied an assist and scored the game-winning goal against Ole Miss (10/12) ... Received Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week honors for her one goal, two assist weekend against Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

2007 - Played in all 23 matches and collected 18 starts in the backfield ... Scored one goal and two assists for four points ... Tallied goal against Furman (9/16) ... Recorded game-winning assist to Erin Sullivan in victory over No. 1 North Carolina (9/1) ... Also recorded an assist in win against Winthrop (9/12).

2006 - Started all 22 matches at forward and contributed on offense with two goals and four assists for eight points ... Scored a goal in 3-1 win over James Madison (9/3) ... Also scored in 1-1 tie at Arkansas (10/22) ... Tallied an assist to Annie Galloway's game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Clemson (9/15) ... Also had assists vs. Jacksonville State (9/17), Auburn (9/24) and Georgia (10/1).

PRE-COLLEGE - Earned several player of the year honors in the state of Georgia in 2006 including Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Year, Gwinett Pre Prep Rally Player of the Year, Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year, DI Varsity Georgia Player of the Year ... High school captain at Brookwood, scored 21 goals her senior year (2006) ... Scored winning goal in 2003 state championship game as a freshman on Brookwood varsity team ... Three-time all-county selection (2004, 2005, 2006) ... Member of three-time state cup championship team (2003, 2005, 2006) GSA `89 Phoenix Red.

PERSONAL - Full name is Samantha Aretha Diaz-Matosas ... Majoring in psychology ... Hobby is eating and hanging out with friends ... Favorite athlete is David Beckham ... Her sister Tamara played soccer at Queens University of Charlotte ...Born on August 4, 1988 ... Parents are Winston and Patricia Diaz-Matosas.

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