Sam spent last summer making time to develop his athleticism and soccer-specific fitness before heading off to his first season in the Big Ten with the Northwestern University Wildcats. The NU Wildcats have been getting stronger in the historically very competitive NCAA DI Conference.
Their coach, Tim Lenahan, had this to say about Sam coming into the program: "Sam really caught our eye several years ago at the Academy Showcase in Sarasota, Florida. Over the last two years he has done nothing but confirm our original thoughts and developed into one of the top players in the country. Every time we watch him play he scores goals. He has a grit and bite to him that will make him very effective in a league as demanding as the Big Ten. Sam has a very bright future wherever he plays on the field." We have been thrilled to support Sam's development over the years and we had not doubt he was going to succeed this fall after the focused effort he put in over the summer.
Having spoken with Sam since his arrival, it sounds like he is really thriving at the collegiate level and that he is glad he made the commitment to work with the Power House team last summer. Sam's parents recently commented that his fitness levels have been on of his biggest assets since arriving at Northwestern. We have no doubt that Sam will just become more to dominant as he acclimates to Big Ten soccer this season and beyond. Keep up the good work Sammy!