2013 Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 1)
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
A three-year letterwinner with the LSU Soccer program from 2012-14 … Appeared in 46 matches with 39 starts during her collegiate career with the Tigers … Played primarily in defense as a central defender and right back in the squad … Scored two goals and recorded four assists for eight points in three seasons … Scored the game-winning goal in LSU’s 1-0 road win at Mississippi State on Sept. 28, 2012, for her first career goal as an LSU Tiger … Followed by assisting the game-tying goal in LSU’s 2-2 draw at Georgia on Sept. 30, 2012, to help lead the team to an unbeaten road weekend in SEC play … Honored as the SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance … Recognized for her defensive performance in LSU’s 1-0 shutout of the 13th-ranked USC Trojans on Sept. 8, 2013, as a member of the Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team in the event held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis … A standout in the classroom as a two-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2012 and 2013.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Started all 20 matches for the Tigers while playing primarily as the team’s right back during the 2014 season … Also saw time as a central defender and left back during the campaign … Recorded one assist for one point from her right back position … Provided the secondary assist from a throw-in on Fernanda Pina’s equalizing goal in the third minute of LSU’s SEC home opener against No. 6-ranked Texas A&M on Sept. 26 … Member of an LSU defensive unit that ended the 2014 season with a 1.76 goals against average while conceding 36 goals to opponents during the campaign … Helped the Tigers pitch four shutouts on the year against Troy, Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin during the non-conference season and Mississippi State in SEC play … Earned her third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Earned a spot as one of LSU’s starting center backs after making a move to the back line during the preseason … Started the first eight games of the 2013 season as a leader of LSU’s back line … Helped the Tigers post a 1.21 goals against average in the eight matches in which she played during the non-conference season … Featured in five of LSU’s six shutouts on the season … Helped the Tigers keep clean sheets in three home matches with a 1-0 win over Louisiana Tech and 6-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe before drawing 0-0 with TCU in their first three matches of the 2013 season … Named to the Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team on the strength of her defensive effort in a 1-0 victory over the 13th-ranked USC Trojans on Sept. 8 … Featured in LSU’s 1-0 shutout at Rice to wrap up the non-conference season … Saw her sophomore season come to an end at Rice after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the second half … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row ... Earned her second varsity letter.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Saw action in 18 matches while making 11 starts in the midfield during the 2012 season … Scored two goals and dished out three assists for seven points in her first collegiate season … Scored both goals and recorded one assist for five points in SEC play … Started seven of 13 games played against SEC opponents during the 2012 regular season … Netted the game-winning goal in the 81st minute in a 1-0 shutout of Mississippi State in Starkville on Sept. 28 to lead LSU to its first SEC win of the season … Followed by assisting Colby Maffei’s game-tying goal in a 2-2 draw with Georgia in Athens on Sept. 30 to complete an unbeaten SEC weekend … Honored as the SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance against the two Bulldog clubs … Scored her second goal of the season in LSU’s 3-1 road win over 16th-ranked Missouri late in the season … Assisted Fernanda Pina’s game-winning goal in a 2-1 home win over Stephen F. Austin … Also credited with an assist in a 2-0 shutout of Houston in the non-conference season … Attempted seven shots with four shots on goal on the offensive end of the field … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career … Earned her first varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Received a redshirt during her true freshman season in 2011 after suffering a season-ending knee injury in preseason training.
PRIOR TO LSU
An accomplished midfielder with Region III Olympic Development Program Team experience ... Played with the Region III ODP Team in 2007 ... Also played with the South Texas ODP Team from 2005-08 ... Played club soccer for the Eclipse ‘93 Black squad from 2006-11 ... Helped her club team win the Disney Showcase in 2010 ... Guided the team to the South Texas club state championship in 2009 ... Also played in such prestigious club tournaments as the Las Vegas Shootout and Texas Shootout ... A five-year letterwinner at Clear Lake High School during her prep career ... Led Clear Lake HS to three regional championships and three state semifinals appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... Earned a Class 5A all-state selection in 2008 ... Was also her high school’s Offensive MVP and Newcomer of the Year in 2008 ... Named her team’s Defensive MVP in 2010.
Full name is Victoria Kathleen Sample ... Born on Feb. 12, 1993 ... Parents are Michael and Margaret Sample ... Has two older brothers, Brian and Eric, and one older sister, Kristine ... Graduated from Clear Lake High School on the Distinguished Achievement Plan ... Majoring in nutrition and food science with a concentration in dietetics.