15 Sam Hodgkins
15 Sam Hodgkins
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe
Position: OH
Major: Special and Elementary Education

Academic Notes: Majoring in special and elementary education.

2010 (Junior): Appeared in 11 matches with one start...Played in 13 sets...Played in eight Big Sky matches...Totaled five kills in lone start of the season at Portland State...Totaled four assists, two digs, and one service ace.

2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 10 matches with six starts…Started six of last seven conference matches…Season-best seven kills against Idaho State on Oct. 31…Season-best nine-points against Idaho State…Averaged 1.18 kills-per-set, 0.45 digs-per-set, 0.45 blocks-per-set.

2008 (Freshman): Played in 13 matches with three starts before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury...Knocked down a season-high 12 kills in the second match of the season, a 3-0 win vs. Rutgers on Aug. 30, and tallied a season-high six blocks in the Lumberjacks’ second win of the day vs. Rutgers...Recorded a season-high seven digs vs. Akron on Aug. 29.

High School: Three-year letterwinner and starter for coach Fred Mann at Mountain View HS...Team captain as a senior...Named the 5A Division I Central Region Player of the Year as a senior...Two-time first team all-region selection...Named to the All-Arizona team by the Arizona Republic and to the 5A all-state first team as a senior...2007 5A Div. 1 Player of the Year Arizona Varsity...East Valley Tribune All-Tribune first team in 2007...Two-time Tempe All-City team selection ..Team MVP as a senior...All-region second team in 2005 and all-state honorable mention in 2006...Team was region champs in 2006 and 2007 and state runner-up in 2007...Led team to a 38-9 record as a senior.

Personal: Samantha Kristine Hodgkins was born Feb. 26, 1990 in Mesa, Ariz....Daughter of Gregg and Kris Hodgkins...One brother, West...Enjoys sand and water volleyball, hanging out with friends, and music.