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10 - Sam Monahan
Sam Monahan
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.-3L*
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Catalina Foothills
Position: M
Major: Electronic Media and Film

Academic Notes: Majoring in electronic media and film.

Career Notes: Second all-time in program history with 21 career assists...Fifth in points (47)...Tied for fifth in shots (144)...Eighth in goals (13)...Tied for sixth in game-winning goals (4)...One of ten players in program history with multiple All-Big Sky first team selections.

2011 (RS Senior): Unanimous selection to All-Big Sky first team...Played in all 19 games and was the only player to start all 19 games...Totaled seven goals and four assists for 18 points...Attempted 43 shots with 18 shots on goal...Led the team in goals (7), assists (4) and points (18), third on team in shots (43), second on team in shots on goal (18)...Second in Big Sky in points and goals, tied for fourth in Big Sky in assists, tied for first in Big Sky in game-winning goals (3)...Scored the game-winning goal in each of the team's three wins...Recorded one goal and one assist against Embry-Riddle and Idaho State...Three goals and three assists for nine points in conference play...Named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week for October 3-9...Played every minute in 10 games...Ended season ranked No. 5 on the Top Drawer Soccer Big Sky Top 20 list.  

2010 (RS Junior): All-Big Sky first team...Played in all 19 games with 18 starts...Totaled one goal and nine assists for 11 points...Attempted 43 shots, placing 20 on goal...Led the team and the Big Sky in assists (9), second on the team in shots (43), third on the team in points (11), third on the team in shots on goal (20)...Tied for second all-time in program history for assists in a season (9)...Tallied one goal and one assist against Sacramento State...Recorded two-assist games against Arizona State and Eastern Washington...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Played every minute in nine games.....Ended season ranked No. 8 on Top Drawer Soccer Big Sky Top 20 list.  

2009 (Junior): All-Big Sky honorable mention...Played in 12 games with 11 starts after missing the beginning of the season...Started the last-11 games of the season...Totaled two goals and two assists for six points...Tallied 27 shots with 12 shots on goal...Had one goal and one assist in NAU's 4-0 Big Sky Championship final win over Idaho State...Also scored against Weber State and had an assist against Eastern Washington...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Played all 90 minutes in NCAA Tournament at No. 1 Stanford.

2008 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky honorable mention…Played in 20 of 22 games with 19 starts in the midfield…Scored three goals…Added six assists…Six assists tied for second in the Big Sky…Totaled two goals and two assists (six points) against Embry-Riddle…Game-winning goal against Embry-Riddle…Took 31 shots with 12 on goal…Played in all seven Big Sky matches with six starts…Third on team in shots (15) during league play…Earned Big Sky Championships All-Tournament Team honors…Played all but eight minutes of Women’s College Cup game against No. 2 Portland.

High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Ariz….Played for head soccer coach Charlie Kendrick…Team won three consecutive 4A Arizona State Championship in 2005, 2006, and 2007…Part of 2004 team which reached national ranking (5th) in 2004…Two-time All-Conference second team selection…First team honors as a junior.

Club: Played in the Women’s Premiere Soccer League (WPSL) this past summer... Played for Tucson Soccer Academy (TSA), the largest club team in southern Arizona…Competed at prestigious tournaments such as Wags, Score at the Shore, Nomads, Surf Cup, and President's Day….Top contenders for state championship title nearly every year.

Personal: Samantha Renee Monahan was born December 5, 1988 in Dumont, N.J....Daughter of Curtis Monahan and Wendy Roehrich…Has one brother, Curtis…Considered UNLV and Arizona before enrolling at NAU…Loves music…Enjoys snowboarding in her spare time.

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