14 Sam Higgins
14 Sam Higgins
Height: 5-5
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Shoreham, N.Y.
High School: Shoreham-Wading River
Position: Midfielder
Previous Team: Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue
Residential College: Silliman
gp 15
p 45
g 24
a 21

2019 (Sophomore): Second-team All-Ivy League ... Tied for eighth in Ivy League in assists per game (1.20) ... Ninth in Ivy League in ground balls per game (2.07) ... Led team in ground balls (29) and caused turnovers (20) ... Tied for first in team in assists (21) ... Third on team in points (45) ... Improved her shooting percentage from .412 in 2018 to .511 in 2019 ... Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 4 ... Tied career high with four goals vs. Princeton Apr. 20 ... Also had hat tricks  vs. Hartford (Feb. 26), Cornell (Apr. 6) and Dartmouth (Apr. 27) ... Career-high eight points (2-6-8) and six assists in 17-11 win vs. UConn Apr. 10 ... Had multiple-point outings in six of the last seven games ... Had at least one point in 13 of 15 games.

2018 (First Year): Second on team in assists (nine) ... Fourth on team in points (23) ...  Played in all 15 games, starting nine ... Started season-opening 12-10 win at Albany and had first career goal and assist; also had season-high three caused turnovers ... Season-high four ground balls vs. Boston College Mar. 20 ... Season-high four goals and six points in 19-17 win vs. Brown Matr. 17 ... Also had hat tricks against Harvard (Mar. 3) and Penn (Apr. 28).

Shoreham-Wading River High School: US Lacrosse All-Academic 2016 and 2017 … Five-year starter for lacrosse team … Captain of lacrosse team junior and senior years … All-County 2016 and 2017 … All-Division 2014 and 2015 … Led lacrosse team in assists 2016 and 2017 … Lacrosse team was league champions 2017 … Four-year starter for soccer team … Captain of soccer team junior and senior years … All-League in soccer 2016 and 2017 … All-County in soccer 2016 and 2017 … All-Conference in soccer 2016 and 2017 … Soccer team was league champions 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 … Soccer team was county champions 2015 … Played on varsity basketball team for three years (junior varsity as a freshman) … Captain of basketball team junior and senior years … Academic All-County in basketball 2017 … Basketball team was league champions 2017 … Team Athlete of the Year 2017 … Wildcat Athletic Club Award 2017 … Gold Key Award 2017 … National Honor Society … Natural Helpers (nominated by peers to attend a retreat and monthly meetings to build on skills to help others more effectively) … Brainstormers Club (trivia competition) … Global Club (community service) … Compassion Without Borders (leadership workshop) … Best Buddies (spend time with special education students, fundraise) … National Jr. Honor Society … Freshman tour guide … Theater Class Tutor for special education students as a senior … Open House as a senior -- direct peers to classrooms and help teachers with meetings … Peer Tutoring as a junior and senior … High School Peace Garden clean-up as a junior … Senior Recognition Night  as a junior -- assisted guidance department in distributing pamphlets, directing speakers and organizing snacks … Safe Halloween as a junior -- volunteered to guide elementary school students in trick or treating and work with students at the arts and crafts table … Senior Brunch volunteer as a junior -- prepared food and distributed items for activities … Volunteer at school’s Lax Out Cancer event from eighth grade through 11th grade … Senior Awards Night volunteer her freshman and sophomore years, assisting Athletic Club.

Yellow Jackets 2017 Blue: National Champions 2014 … Lax for the Cure Champions 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 … Lax by the Sea 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Notes: Basketball assistant coach during her senior year -- helped head coach of a Father Joe’s basketball team during practices at Miller Ave Elementary school … Habitat for Humanity volunteer during junior year of high school … Soccer Camp Counselor volunteer as a freshman, sophomore and junior years of high school … Participated in Tunnel to Tower Run, 5K run that raises money and honors families/people affected by 9/11, during junior year of high school  … Volunteer at Patriot Run , 2.54 mile run to honor Thomas Cutinella and raise funds for scholarship fund, during junior and senior years of high school …  Volunteer at coat drive during junior year of high school …  Has been a part of Big Brothers/Big Sisters since eighth grade, gathering and donating clothes and toys to local chapter … As a junior and senior in high school, trained teammates outside of practice to improve skills; also worked with younger children to teach them basic lacrosse skills … Has made holiday donations since second grade, collecting food for needy families at Thanksgiving and purchasing presents for families in need at Christmas … Took part in community trash clean-up as an eighth grader … Organized Pumpkinfest games and activities for elementary school students as an eighth grader … Sang Christmas carols at adult homes from sixth grade through eighth grade … Made sandwiches for needy at local church as part of  “Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang” from sixth grade to ninth grade … Organized folders and books for special education program at local school district as part of Read to Feed Program from sixth grade through eighth grade.

Why Yale? I chose Yale because of the prestigious programs the school offers. I felt the balance between the academic and athletic realms were unmatched. I instantly felt at home when I stepped on campus and thought I could flourish in all aspects with the support Yale provides for their students.”

Recent Games
Apr 6 Cornell L, 18-12
Apr 10 Connecticut W, 17-11
Apr 13 at Columbia W, 17-10
Apr 16 at Boston College L, 15-10
Apr 20 Princeton L, 19-4
Apr 27 Dartmouth L, 23-9
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 15 7
Points 45 15
Goals 24 12
Assists 21 3
Shots 47 24
Shooting percentage 51.1 50.0
Shots on goal 37 17
Shots on goal percentage 78.7 70.8
Free position goals-shots 4-11 2-7
Ground balls 29 11
Draw controls 8 3
Turnovers 29 14
Caused turnovers 20 1
Fouls 23 12
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 16 at Albany L, 15-13 1 2 3 0-0 1 0 3 0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Feb 20 Quinnipiac W, 18-7 2 2 4 0-0 3 0 1 3 3 66.7 3 100.0
Feb 26 Hartford W, 18-4 3 1 4 0-0 2 0 1 2 4 75.0 4 100.0
Mar 2 at Penn L, 15-4 0 1 1 0-1 2 0 2 0 5 0.0 3 60.0
Mar 7 Niagara W, 17-10 1 0 1 0-1 8 0 3 9 2 50.0 2 100.0
Mar 10 Canisius W, 17-7 1 5 6 1-1 1 0 1 2 1 100.0 1 100.0
Mar 16 at Brown L, 14-11 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 - 0 -
Mar 24 at Harvard L, 18-8 0 1 1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
Mar 30 at Towson L, 15-13 2 2 4 1-1 2 0 4 3 5 40.0 3 60.0
Apr 6 Cornell L, 18-12 3 0 3 0-1 1 0 2 0 4 75.0 4 100.0
Apr 10 Connecticut W, 17-11 2 6 8 0-1 0 1 1 0 5 40.0 5 100.0
Apr 13 at Columbia W, 17-10 2 0 2 0-2 1 1 2 0 4 50.0 3 75.0
Apr 16 at Boston College L, 15-10 0 0 0 0-0 1 4 1 0 2 0.0 1 50.0
Apr 20 Princeton L, 19-4 4 0 4 1-1 1 1 1 0 6 66.7 4 66.7
Apr 27 Dartmouth L, 23-9 3 1 4 1-2 3 1 5 1 5 60.0 3 60.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2017-18 15 9 14 9 23 6-12 18 6 27 9 34 41.2 24 70.6
2018-19 15 15 24 21 45 4-11 29 8 29 20 47 51.1 37 78.7
2019-20 - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
Total 30 24 38 30 68 10-23 47 14 56 29 81 46.9 61 75.3
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 15 15 24 21 45 4-11 29 8 29 20 47 51.1 37 78.7
Conference 7 7 12 3 15 2-7 11 3 14 1 24 50.0 17 70.8
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 8 19 15 34 3-7 19 3 15 17 30 63.3 26 86.7
Away 7 7 5 6 11 1-4 10 5 14 3 17 29.4 11 64.7
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 6 6 11 14 25 1-5 15 2 9 16 19 57.9 18 94.7
Losses 9 9 13 7 20 3-6 14 6 20 4 28 46.4 19 67.9
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February 3 3 6 5 11 0-0 6 0 5 5 8 75.0 8 100.0
March 6 6 4 9 13 2-4 16 0 12 14 13 30.8 9 69.2
April 6 6 14 7 21 2-7 7 8 12 1 26 53.8 20 76.9