South Carolina faces first home/road weekend.
Auburn scores four unanswered goals to take the win
Danielle Au scores first goal of 2012 in draw
Rae Wilson and Coryn Bajema earn first goals of the season for South Carolina
Gamecocks Host Mercer in home opener Thursday at 7pm
2012:Started six of her 18 appearances as a midfielder...registered four shots, one on goal...at Arkansas (9/23), registered three shots, one on frame while playing a season-high 105 minutes.
2011: Did not play and redshirted due to a preseason injury.
2010: Played in seven matches at midfield ... Regsitered one shot against Ohio (8/29) ... Saw most extensive action at Northeastern (8/22) playing 21 minutes.
PRE-COLLEGE: Member of U20 Mexican National Team ... Played for Mexico U-17 in World Cup qualifying ... U-15 national finalist (2008) ... First Team All-District (2006-08) ... All-CENTEX second team (2006-07) ... Played for Lonestar FC club team ... USYSA Region III and national champions (2008) ... Premier League (2009) ... Western District Spring Championships (2008-09) ... Two-time district champions (2006-07).
PERSONAL: Full name is Samantha Andrea Gonzalez ... Undecided major ... Born September 20, 1992 ... Has a brother, Estefan ... Parents are Rudy and Beverly D. Gonzalez.
WHY USC?: During my visit, everything fit perfectly. South Carolina has great coaches, great girls, a great school, a great soccer program, a home-like environment and academics that excels in many fields.