9 Jenna Samora
9 Jenna Samora
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Eatonville, Wash.
High School: Eatonville
Position: F
Major: Biology

Academic Notes: Majoring in biology…Interested in marine biology or a career as a veterinarian…Three-time Big Sky All-Academic selection in 2009, 2010 and 2011...Four-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

Career Notes: School record holder in all-time games played with 81...Fourth in goals (25), points (60), game-winning goals (six) and shots (185)...One of 10 players in program history with multiple All-Big Sky first team selections.

2011 (Senior): All-Big Sky first team...Played in all 19 games with 15 starts...Totaled five goals and three assists for 13 points...Attempted 45 shots, placing 22 on goal...Led team in shots on goal (22), second on the team in shots (45), second on the team in goals (5), second on the team in assists (3), second on the team in points (13)...Seventh in the Big Sky in points, tied for seventh in the Big Sky in goals and shots and tied for tenth in the Big Sky in assists...Recorded one goal and one assist against Eastern Washington...Took four or more shots in six games...Took at least one shot in 14 of 19 games...Led team in goals (4), shots (23) and shots on goal (14) during conference play...Scored a goal in four of seven conference games...Team was 2-0-3 in games she scored...Played a career-high 103 minutes at Portland State.

2010 (Junior): All-Big Sky honorable mention...Played in all 19 games with 16 starts...Totaled five goals and three assists for 13 points...Attempted team-high 49 shots, placing 23 on goal...Second on the team in goals (5), second on the team in points (13), tied for second on the team in game winning goals (2), tied for third on the team in assists (3)...Ninth-most shots in a season in program history (49)...Recorded two assists in regular season meeting with Sacramento State...Scored two goals during regular season Big Sky play and game winning goal against Northern Colorado in Big Sky Championship semifinal...Also scored game winning goal against Eastern Washington...Named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week for October 11-17...Named as a Primetime Performer by CollegeSoccer360.com on October 19...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Played season-high 86 minutes in regular season meeting with Sacramento State.

2009 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky first team...Played in all 21 games with 14 starts...Led the team with eight goals, 18 points, 50 shots, 26 shots on goal and three game-winning goals...Also added two assists...Third in the Big Sky in goals and points, tied for first in the Big Sky in game-winning goals...Scored twice in 3-1 win over Embry-Riddle...Scored a goal in each of NAU's Big Sky Championship games...Scored the game-winning goal in the Big Sky Championship final vs. Idaho State...Named MVP of the Big Sky Championship...Had at least one point in nine games...Took at least one shot in 19 of 21 games, placed at least one shot on goal in 15 games...Had at least one point in five of seven regular season Big Sky games...Started and had one shot in 77 minutes in NCAA Tournament at No.1 Stanford.

2008 (Freshman): All-Big Sky honorable mention…Named Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year…Appeared in all 22 games with 10 starts…Finished second on team in points (16), goals (7), points-per-match (1.24), and shots (41)…Game-winning goal against Virginia Military…Seven goals tied for second among Big Sky conference players…Ranked top five in six of eight offensive categories in Big Sky Conference overall…Sixteen points placed third in conference…Ninth in the league in shots (41)…Fifth in Big Sky in points-per-game (.73)…Played in all seven conference matches with two starts…Ranked fourth in Big Sky with 19 shots during league play…Tied for fifth in points and goals…Voted to All-Tournament Team at 4th Annual High Altitude Tournament.

High School: Two-sport varsity athlete in soccer and track and field…Four-year starter and letterwinner under head soccer coach Rollie Arthur…Totaled 99 career goals and 71 career assists…Selected to the NSCAA/adidas High School All-America team in 2006, (34 goals, 19 assists)…Awarded NSCAA/adidas Washington State Player of the Year…Earned All-State first team, All-Area, and All-League first team in 2006 and 2007…All-League and All-Area first team in 2005…All-League second team in 2004…Team won Washington 2A State Championship in 2005 (20-0-0)…State semifinalists in 2006…State quarterfinalists in 2004…Four-year honor roll student at Eatonville High School…Severed as honor society president…ASB vice-president…Academic scholar athlete in two sports…Participated in several academic clubs including Junior Statesmen of America and STAND (Student Anti-Genocide Coalition).

Club: Played for MRFC Santos in the Mount Rainier Football League...2008 Washington State Champions...Finished year ranked 7th nationally....Played for Bill Crook and Joe Orr.

Personal: Jenna Maria Samora was born November 7, 1989 in Tacoma, Wash….Daughter of Barbara Samora…Mother, Barbara, was a collegiate swimmer at Humboldt State…Most admires her mother, “because she is strong, has taught me so much about life, and has always supported me”…Plays the flute and learning the guitar…Works as a jewelry artist and small business operator.