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#8 Sam Butler
Position: Attack
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
City/State: Falls Church, Va.
High School: George Mason

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, starting 20 ... led team with 45 assists ... 53 steals were second-best ... scored 24 goals, drew 22 ejections, made two blocks and won five sprints ... made three or more assists in a game on eight occassions ... dished three assists and added a goal, a steal and drew an ejection versus Cal Lutheran (9/7) ... made four assists, a goal and a steal versus MIT (9/8) ... notched career-best six steals, along with a goal and drew three ejections versus No. 2 UCLA (9/9) ... had three goals, three assists, two steals and drew an ejection versus Iona (9/15) ... notched three goals, three steals, two assists and a block versus Bucknell (9/16) ... had three assists, three steals and a goal versus No. 17 Navy (9/22) ... tallied four assists, four steals, two goals and won a sprint versus Iona (10/20) ... made a career-high five, along iwth two steals and a goal versus Notre Dame College (11/2).

2011: Had a big impact as a freshman with the Tigers, appearing in all 33 games and playing a significant role in both the Tiger offense and defense. Butler ranked second on the team with 25 assists and third with 29 steals. The freshman also drew 16 ejectios and scored four goals. Butler opened his college career with an assist and four steals in a win over Santa Clara and scored his first goal in a win over Harvard. Butler added a goal, assist and steal in a road win at Navy and had his first of four two-assist games in a loss at ninth-ranked UC Davis. Butler notched two assists in a win over George Washington and scored in a home win against Fordham. He added two more assists, two steals and two drawn ejections in the Southern semifinals against Johns Hopkins. At Easterns he notched two assists in the semifinals against St. Francis and then scored a goal in the championship game win over Navy. Butler added two steals in Princeton's win over UC San Diego to claim third place at the NCAA Championships.

Before Princeton

Butler attended George Mason High School and started for four years on the Navy Aquatics Club high school water polo team, serving as a co-captain his senior year. Butler was named to the Eastern High School All-Star Team as a sophomore, junior and senior, and recently helped Navy AC to back-to-back National State Challenge Championships, garnering tournament Most Valuable Player honors both years.


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 
Career 62 28 84 70 82 6-6 38 44 5

   Career Highs
 3, 2 times, Most Recent vs. Bucknell (9/16/12)
 Assists  5, vs. Notre Dame College (11/2/12)
 6, vs. UCLA (9/9/12)
 Ejections Drawn
 3, 2 times, Most Recent vs. St. Francis (9/30/12)
 Blocks  1, 5 times, Most Recent vs. Mercyhurst (11/18/12)

Academic All-Ivy (2012) 
Southern Division Player of the Week (9/18/2012)
CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team
ACWPC All-Academic Team


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