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Sam McGowan

  • position Forward
  • height 5-9
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Essex, Ontario, Canada
  • High school Ecole Secondaire L'Essor
  • position Forward
  • height 5-9
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Essex, Ontario, Canada
  • High school Ecole Secondaire L'Essor

Sam McGowan Bio

2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2011 – Played in 12 matches with one start at forward … Tallied one assist for one point, getting her first career assist in the season opener at ECU (8/19) … Did not register a shot … Earned first career start at Arizona State (8/28), playing a season-high 34 minutes.

2010 – Played in seven matches after missing the beginning of the season recovering from an ACL tear … Scored one goal for two points … Opened South Carolina[apos]s scoring at Kentucky (9/26) in a 5-1 victory … Registered five shots … Saw her most extensive action with 36 minutes against Furman … Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE: Member of Ontario Provincial Team (2005-07) … WESPY (Windsor/Essex County Sportsperson of the Year) Finalist (2007, 2008, 2009) … WESPY award winner in 2009 … U-15 Provincial champions with London City Flash (2007) … U-16 Provincial champions and national finalist with London City Supernovas (2007) … Ontario Indoor Cup champions with London City Flash (2008) … Two-time Junior Female Athlete of the Year (2007-08) … Played for North London Galaxy club team … 2008 BMO National Championship finalist … U-16 Adidas Cup finalist … Silver medalist at Jubilee Cup Senior Women[apos]s Canadian soccer championship (2008) … LAWSL (London & Area Women[apos]s Soccer League) top scorer and City Cup MVP (2009) … U-16 Robbie Tournament MVP (2008) … Ontario Cup champion (2005) … Leading goal scorer of Ontario Youth Soccer League U15 and U16 division (2007).

PERSONAL: Full name is Samantha McGowan … Majoring in French education … Chose USC over West Virginia, Purdue, Tennessee and Missouri … Has two brothers and one sister … Parents are Pete and Sheila Friesen and Rob McGowan.

WHY USC?: When I visited the campus, I immediately felt comfortable with the coaching staff and team. I love the warm weather. I felt like i was part of the family right away.

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