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 Sam Thompson

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2018
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/10) ... Matched a career-high with 13 saves in a win over No. 10 UC Irvine (9/8). 

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2017
ACWPC Division II All-America First Team ... All-WWPA First Team ... WWPA All-Tournament First Team ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/20) ... Started all 25 games ... Tallied 225 saves with a .478 save percentage ... Recorded 29 steals and nine assists ... Had a season-high 13 saves on three separate occasions, including against No. 1 California (9/2) and No. 2 USC (9/21) ... Posted eight saves, an assist and three saves in the WWPA Tournament championship game vs. UC Davis (11/19) ... Finished with 12 saves, three steals and an assist in a win over Loyola Marymount (10/6) ... Tallied 10 saves and five steals in a victory against California Baptist (10/12).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
Did not play.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Finished season with 47 saves, three steals and one assist in the cage ... Compiled 12 saves in his only start against UC Santa Barbara (11/7).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Villa Park High School ... Century League MVP and All-CIF First Team selection in 2013 ... NISCA All-America Water Polo Third Team in 2013 and 2014 ... All-Crestview League First Team and All-CIF Second Team in 2014 ... Villa Park Best Defensive Player in 2013 and 2014 ... Also swam for the Spartans ... Competed for the Alliance Water Polo, One Water Polo and Riverside Water Polo clubs.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 29 in Laguna Hills ... Parents are William and Stacia Thompson ... Has an older brother named Max ... Undeclared major at Sixth College ... Hopes to become a mechanical engineer after graduating from UC San Diego.

GAME HIGHS
Saves 13 Multiple Times -
Assists 3 vs. Princeton 9/24/17
Steals 5 California Baptist 10/12/17
CAREER STATISTICS
Season Svs Stl Ast
GA
Save %
2015 40 3 1 21 .546
2017 225 29 7 246 .478
Totals 265 32 8 267 .512
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'8"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Villa Park, CA
High School: Villa Park HS
College: Sixth
Major: Intl Studies - Economics
Experience: 1 Letter
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