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

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
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