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Princeton M. Water Polo BIO
8 Sam Butler

At Princeton:

2013: Collected third ACWPC All-Academic honor … started 25 of 27 appearances … ranked second on the team in steals (43) and tied for third in assists (24) … drew 16 ejections and tied for second on the squad in blocks (6) … scored a goal in 11 games … had three multi-goal efforts … dished out a season-high four assists against Gannon on Nov. 9 … picked up a season-best five steals versus Fordham on Oct. 26.

2012: Academic All-Ivy League Fall Team ... CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team ... ACWPC All-Academic Team ... Southern Division Player of the Week (9/18) ... saw action in 29 games, making 20 starts ... led team with 45 assists and ranked second on the squad with 53 steals ... scored 24 goals, drew 22 ejections, made two blocks and won five sprints ... dished out three or more assists in a game on eight occasions ... had three assists and added a goal and steal versus Cal Lutheran (9/7) ... handed out four assists, a goal and a steal against MIT (9/8) ... notched career-best six steals versus No. 2 UCLA (9/9) ... notched three goals, three steals, two assists and a block versus Bucknell (9/16) ... tallied four assists, four steals, two goals and won a sprint versus Iona (10/20).

2011: Appeared in all 33 games as a freshman ... ranked second on the team with 25 assists and third with 29 steals … drew 16 ejections and scored four goals … opened his college career with an assist and four steals in a win over Santa Clara … scored his first goal in a win over Harvard … had first of four two-assist games in a loss at ninth-ranked UC-Davis … collected two assists in the CWPA semifinals against St. Francis …  scored a goal in a win over Navy in the CWPA championship game ... picked up two steals in Princeton's win over UC-San Diego in the NCAA third-place game.

Before Princeton:

Attended George Mason High School and was a four-year starter on the Navy Aquatics Club high school water polo team … served as a co-captain as a senior ... three-time Eastern High School All-Star Team honoree … helped Navy AC to back-to-back National State Challenge Championships … twice garnered tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

Career Stats:

 Season GP Goals Shots Assists Steals Sprints (W-L)
Ej. Drawn
Ejections Blocks
2011 33 4 18 25 29 1-4 16 20 3
2012 29 24 66 45 53 5-2 22 24 2
2013 27 25 39 24 43 0-0 16 23 6
Career 89 53 123 94 125 6-6 54 69 11

   Career Highs
 Goals
 3, 2 times, Most Recent vs. Bucknell (9/16/12)
 Assists  5, vs. Notre Dame College (11/2/12)
 Steals
 6, vs. UCLA (9/9/12)
 Ej. Drawn
 3, 3 times, Most Recent vs. Whittier (9/29/13)
 Blocks  1, 11 times, Most Recent vs. George Washington (10/25/13)
Position: Utility
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Falls Church, Va.
High School: George Mason
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