26 Samantha DeMarco
26 Samantha DeMarco
Height: 5-5
Year: So.-SQ
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Perry
Position: GK
Major: Biology

Academic Notes: Plans to major in biology...3.85 high school GPA...Member of high school's Key Club, Spanish Club, IMPACT and Harry Potter Club...Received Academic Letter in 2011 and 2012...Principal's List from 2010-13.

2013 (Freshman): Played in one game… Started against Colorado State where she allowed only one goal along with four saves. 

High School: Four-year letter winner and starter and three-year captain in soccer at Perry HS...Also competed in track & field in shot put and discus at Perry...Helped team make the state quarterfinals in 2011 and 2013...Two-time 5A DII All-East Valley Team goalkeeper...Three-time Arizona Republic 5A All-State honorable mention goalkeeper...AIA DI All-Division second team goalkeeper and DI Section 2 All-Section first team goalkeeper in 2012...AZ Central High School Player to Watch in 2012 and 2013...Holds school record in games played/started, most minutes played, save percentage and goals against average...Also played for two club soccer teams most recently for Gilbert Arsenal...Helped Gilbert Arsenal to numerous club tournament championships...NAU soccer summer camp all-star team in 2011-12.

Personal: Samantha Elizabeth DeMarco was born March 26, 1995 in Mesa, Ariz....Daughter of Robert & Kristi DeMarco...One younger sister, Tyler...Hobbies include reading, drawing and playing Halo...Most exciting event was going to Spain with her ODP team and placing second in the Donosti Cup and saved two penalty kicks in the championship game...Admires her parents and Hope Solo...Chose NAU because she loved the campus and the location...Also considered UAB, Vanguard, New Mexico State, Adams College and Wyoming.