AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Appeared in nine matches, starting six ... Credited with 12 shots on the year, with six on goal.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
Started in 14 of his 16 games played ... Scored two goals and had an assist for five total points ... Led the team in shots (33), and was tied for first in shots on goal (12), fifth in points and tied for fifth in goals ... Goals came in back-to-back contests vs. Cal State East Bay (10/2) and at Chico State (10/7) ... Scored just 57 seconds into the East Bay match, marking the fastest UCSD goal of the year and serving as the winner in a 3-0 decision ... Nabbed temporary equalizer in 2-1 defeat to the Wildcats ... Both strikes were assisted by Cory Wolfrom ... Returned the favor on Wolfrom's opener in 2-1 double-overtime triumph vs. Sonoma State (10/23).
AT CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE IN 2010
Appeared in 13 matches at Division I Cal State Northridge ... Led all Matador players with three goals, including one from the penalty spot ... Tied for second on the team with six points ... Converted on three of his six shots on goal.
A 2010 graduate of Westlake High School in Westlake Village ... Set a school record with 22 goals during his senior year ... An All-CIF First Team selection ... Named MVP for his team and the Marmonte League in 2009.
Born Dec. 3, 1991 in Poole, England ... Parents are Tony and Sally Ball ... Has two younger brothers named Alex and Will ... Is a psychology major at Revelle College ... Roots for Manchester United ... Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption ... Lists his father as his greatest influence ... An interesting note about Sam is that he has moved 17 times in 20 years.