3 Samantha MacLean
3 Samantha MacLean
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
High School: Holy Name of Mary
Position: D
S/C: Oakville Ice

Notes: Elected captain for 2010-11 season ... Earned votes for best slap shot and best defensive player in midseason team survey her freshman year.

2009-10 (Junior): Part of Yale's top defensive pair and one of team's top penalty killers ... Led team in +/- with a +5 ... Was +3, and had a goal and an assist, in 3-1 win over Colgate Feb. 12 ... Extended streak of consecutive games played to 89 ... Scored game-winning goal with 33 seconds left to beat RPI at Ingalls Rink Jan. 16 ... Finished with career-high four goals and nine points for the season.

2008-09 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Received Yale's Coaches' Award for an exemplary work ethic, attitude and commitment to the core values of the Yale Women's Ice Hockey program ... Three assists in 29 games.

2007-08 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week Feb. 25 after scoring game-winning goal vs. RPI to clinch playoff berth for Yale in regular season finale ... Two goals and six assists in 31 games ... All eight of her points came in the final 19 games ... Scored first career goal in first round of Nutmeg Classic vs. Niagara, a 4-4 tie after overtime that Yale eventually won in a shootout.

Before Yale: Played in the NWHL at the age of 16, becoming one of the youngest players in league's history ... Had one goal and two assists for Oakville Ice in 2006-07 ... Played for Holy Name of Mary in grades nine and ten ... MVP of the Ontario Silver Stick Tournament ... Two time MVP of Ontario Secondary School Ice Gardens Tournament ... Team was three-time provincial gold medalists, two-time provincial silver medalists ... Played on and managed the women's lacrosse team in final two years of high school ... Profiled on mississauga.com.

Off the Ice: Member of Silliman College ... Economics as a major ... Sister, Shauna Wilde, was the captain of the women's golf team at Long Island University ... Has participated in Yale's Youth Days, teaching sports skills to local children.

Nickname: Sam
Favorite musician: Counting Crows
Favorite food: Bagels
Best present/gift you ever received: Yale blanket
Favorite quote: Get 'er done
Favorite athlete: Darcy Tucker
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia
What is your most prized possession? Eli blanket