CALIFORNIA: Enters her fourth season as the starting setter for the Golden Bears and is one of the team captains...was invited to the USA National Team tryouts in Colorado Springs in February 2005...is second among current Pac-10 players and first on the Cal all-time list with 4,327 career assists...has 89 career service aces to rank first on the Pac-10 active career list...
as a JUNIOR in 2005 was honorable mention All-Pac-10 and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...led Cal with 1,423 assists (12.71pg, third in the Pac-10, third on the Cal single-season list) and 38 service aces (0.34pg, 10th in the Pac-10) and was third on the squad with 280 digs...had a career-high 23 digs versus Arizona State Nov.11...had 54 assists and six block assists at Washington Nov. 4...tied a season-high with 65 assists versus Oregon State Oct. 27...hit .857 (6k, 0e, 7att) at Arizona Oct. 14...tallied 17 digs with a season-high seven total blocks versus Washington Oct. 7...had 60 assists and 12 digs versus USC Sept. 24...had a season-high 65 assists at Nevada Sept. 16...tied a school record with nine service aces versus Morgan State Sept. 3 (only Cal player with nine service aces in a three-game match)...was selected all-tournament at CenturyTel/Classic Honda Premier, Golden Bear Invitational and Circus Circus/Molten Invitational...
as a SOPHOMORE in 2004 was named honorable mention All-Pac-10 and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...had 1,349 assists (fifth on the Cal all-time single-season list) and was second on the team with 29 service aces...finished second in the Pac-10 in assists per game (13.63) and seventh in service aces per game (0.29)...had a career-high 71 assists and 14 digs against Saint Mary's in the NCAA second round Dec. 3...had 64 assists and 11 digs against Pacific in the NCAA first round Dec. 2...finished with 61 assists and a career-high 14 digs at Oregon State Nov. 11...had 62 assists with four service aces versus UCLA Nov. 5...had 64 assists versus Stanford Oct. 31...had 50 assists with six total blocks at Washington State Oct. 23...tallied a career-high two block solos at USC Oct. 9...had 65 assists, four service aces and 14 digs at Stanford Oct. 1...recorded 52 assists versus Arizona Sept. 24 and 59 assists versus Arizona State Sept. 23...had a career-high nine kills, a .562 hitting percentage (9k, 0e, 16att) with 11 digs at Houston Sept. 5...hit .833 (5k, 0e, 6att) with four service aces versus UC Davis Sept. 1...
as a FRESHMAN in 2003 was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...set a new Cal single-season record with 1,555 assists...also had 246 digs, 66 total blocks and 22 service aces...was second in the Pac-10 in assists per game (13.41, 14th nationally)...recorded 55 assists versus Georgia Tech in the NCAA Regional Dec. 12...had 50 assists and 10 digs versus Michigan in the NCAA second round Dec. 6...finished with 66 assists, a team-high 12 digs and eight block assists at Long Beach State Nov. 29...recorded a team-high 11 digs versus Texas Christian Nov. 28...had 13 digs versus USC Oct. 18 and 70 assists versus Stanford Oct. 11...tallied 65 assists and 12 digs versus Santa Clara Oct. 8...had 67 assists versus Washington Sept. 26...was a member of the Golden Bear Invitational All-Tournament Team with 110 assists in the three matches...had a career-high five service aces at UC Irvine Aug. 31.
HIGH SCHOOL: At Bishop Moore High School was the 2003 Orlando Sentinel Player of the Year and Central Florida Player of the Year, helping lead her team to state championships in 1999 and 2000...was also a five-time AAU All-American and a two-time Junior Olympic All-American...was listed as one of the nation's Top 50 high school players by both Volleyball magazine and Student Sports magazine...was captain for the Team Florida squad that captured the 2002 Colorado Cup...mother, Sandy, was her high school volleyball coach.
PERSONAL: Samantha Jean Carter was born August 2, 1985 in Cleveland, Tenn....parents are Larry and Sandy Carter...father played college football at Kentucky (1975-79) and professionally for the Denver Broncos...mother played college volleyball at Kentucky in the early '80s...sister, Lindsey, was a volleyball player at Rice from 2001-04...is majoring in sociology.
CAREER HIGHS Kills: 9 at Houston, 9/5/04 Attempts: 17 vs. Stanford, 10/21/05 Assists: 71 vs. Saint Mary's, 12/3/04 Service Aces: 9 vs. Morgan State, 9/3/05 Digs: 23 vs. Arizona State, 11/11/05 Block Solos: 2 at USC, 10/9/04; vs. Washington State, 11/18/04 Block Assists: 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03 Total Blocks: 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03