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CalBears.com Chats With the Student-Athletes About the Coaches
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Has great athleticism and potential to play anywhere on the outside
Extremely hard worker with a great attitude
Possesses a very good sense of the game
As a Junior (2011):
Took the field in 20 of Cal's 22 games
Tallied five shots
Named a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
As a Sophomore (2010):
Played in 19 of Cal's 20 games, starting 14
Notched two assists for two points
Received a Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention
As a Freshman (2009):
Played in 19 of Cal's 21 games, starting seven matches
Had the assist on the ultimate game-winning goal in her first cap as a Bear against Nevada
Took eight shots
Participated in ODP from 2005-07
Was a national select team member in 2005 and an alternate in 2005
In 2007, she played on an ODP team that played in the Super Y league national championship tournament
Was named to the all-tournament select team
Competed in the U.S. Club Regional Championships in 2006 and went onto to win the national tournament
Named MVP of BVAL my junior year and of the DVAL her senior year
Was named to the tournament all-star team
Four-year varsity letterwinner out of Clayton Valley HS, at which she led the team in assists and was second in scoring for three years and led as a senior
Named to three all-league teams, including a first-team honor in her junior year and was CVHS team MVP
Also competed on an AAU basketball team
Lettered in varsity track for three years, and was an NCS qualifier in the 100-meter dash
Walker's Career Statistics
Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts 2009 19 7 8 0 1 1 2010 19 14 2 0 2 2 2011 20 0 5 0 0 0 Totals 58 21 15 0 3 3
Samantha Walker off the Pitch
Full Name: Samantha Marie Walker
I Chose Cal because...I have always been a Cal fan since I was born and I love their traditions.
Favorite thing about Bay Area is...how you are never bored, there is always something going on.
Most interesting thing I did this summer was...go to Tahoe with my family.
When I'm upset, I like to...get my mind off it by running or talking to someone.
I get mad when I miss this TV show: "House"
The best moment in sports history was when...Brandi Chastain scored the winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup.
Cal is better than other schools because...the tradition here. It is a great academic and athletic school, you can not get any better!
Something I learned from my parents is...to never give up no matter how hard times get.
Do you have any hidden talents? I can make my tongue into a clover
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? The tranquility