20 Sam Brown
20 Sam Brown
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Nazareth Academy
Position: Outside Hitter
Major: Public Health
m 28
k/s 2.20
h % .187
a/s 0.14
b/s 0.30
sa/s 0.41
d/s 0.88

Career Notes: Finished her career ranking 10th all-time with 1,044 career kills and 15th all-time with 2.44 kills per set... Also ranked third in attacks (3,348), third in aces (143), sixth in aces per set (0.33) and 10th in points.

2017 (Senior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Voted the team's Most Valuable Player... Played in 28 matches, 27 of which she started, and appeared in 99 sets... Posted 218 kills on a .187 attack percentage, 41 aces, 87 digs and 30 blocks for the season... Averaged 2.20 kills per set, which ranked second on the team... Improved her output to 2.23 kills per set and 1.09 digs per set against conference opponents... Ranked second in the Horizon League in aces per set with 0.41... Averaged 0.34 aces per set in league play, which ranked third in the conference... Her 41 aces were the 19th-most for a single-season in program history... Became the 13th player in program history to record 1,000 career kills on Oct. 28 at Northern Kentucky... Finished the season with 1,044 career kills, which ranks 10th on YSU’s all-time chart... Named to all-tournament teams at the Glory Road Invitational and the Eagle Challenge... Reached double figures in kills nine times, including three of the final five matches of her career... Posted season-best totals of 15 kills, eight digs and five aces in a five-setter against Oakland (11/5)... Had three blocks twice... Recorded multiple aces in 11 different matches.

2016 (Junior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Served as a team captain and surpassed 250 kills for the third straight season... Started all 30 matches at outside hitter, registering 278 kills and a career-high 262 digs... Averaged a career-best 2.53 kills per set and 2.38 digs per set... Posted at least 10 kills on 15 occasions, including the first four matches of the season and five of the final six... Ranked sixth in the Horizon League with 0.30 aces per set... Averaged 0.38 aces per set in league play, which ranked second in the conference... Had season highs of 17 kills and 23 digs in the five-set home opener against Duquesne (8/30)... Had 10-plus digs 11 times and registered six double-doubles... Tied her career high with five aces against Oakland (9/24)... Also set a new career with eight assists against the Golden Grizzlies when an injury forced her to serve as YSU's setter for a portion of the match.

2015 (Sophomore) | Match-By-Match Stats: Played in 102 sets over 28 matches, 26 of which she started... Led the Penguins with 2.50 kills per set, and her 255 kills ranked second on the team... Also registered 27 aces, 195 digs and 37 blocks for averages of 0.26 aces, 1.91 digs and 0.36 blocks... Averaged 2.55 digs, 2.02 digs and 0.43 blocks in Horizon League play... Had at least 10 kills in 14 different matches, and reached double digits in digs eight times... Notched six double-doubles... Set a new career high with 19 kills on 52 attempts in a five-setter against Wright State in the home finale (11/10)... Added a season-best 13 digs in that match against the Raiders... Had 18 kills and 10 digs in the Horizon League opener against Green Bay (9/24)... Also had 10-plus digs in each of the next two matches... Had between 11 and 14 kills in three straight matches from Sept. 5-7 against Duquesne, Colgate and Canisius... Had five blocks at Pittsburgh (9/4) and Northern Kentucky (11/7) to set new career highs.

2014 (Freshman) | Match-By-Match Stats: Named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team after leading the conference in aces and kills by a freshman… Started all 31 matches and played in 116 of the Penguins’ 117 sets… Finished the season with 293 kills, 42 aces, 251 digs and 44 blocks… Averaged 2.53 kills, 0.36 aces, 2.16 digs and 0.38 blocks per set… Averaged 2.55 kills, 0.38 aces, 2.20 digs and 0.40 blocks per set in conference play… Led the Horizon League with 42 aces and 0.36 aces per set, and her career-high five aces against Virginia tied for the most in the league in 2014… In league play, was third in the conference in aces per set (0.38)… Her four aces at UIC on Oct. 4 tied for the fourth-most in a league match… Had 36 more kills than any other freshman in the conference and was one of two freshmen in the league with at least 200 kills and digs… Joined teammate Lexi Egler as the only two Penguins in the last decade to have a 200/200 season as a freshman… Her 293 kills were the fifth most by a YSU freshman and the most since 2006… Also on the freshman records chart, ranked second in aces and fourth in points (362.0)… Her 42 aces were the 16th most for a single season regardless of class, and she was one of just four Penguins to register at least 40 since 1999… Reached double digits in kills 16 times, including seven straight league matches to end October… Also had 10 matches with at least 10 digs and had nine double-doubles… Led YSU in kills seven times… Had career highs of 16 kills and 18 digs in a five-setter at Oakland (10/25)… Posted a career-best four blocks at Duquesne (9/6)… Had two solo blocks twice… Registered multiple aces in 10 matches and had at least one ace in 24 matches.

High School: Registered 430 kills, 233 digs, 44 aces and 25 blocks as a senior at Nazareth Academy... Was named to multiple all-tournament teams, was selected to be on the Sun-Times All-Area Team, and earned all-conference honors... Also named the Suburban Life MVP and set a school record with 22 kills in a match… Nazareth advanced to the Class 3A sectional semifinals her junior year and went 29-7 her senior campaign… Helped lead 1st Alliance Black to a second place finish at the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships in the 18 USA Division… Was named to the all-tournament team.

Personal: Parents are Chuck and Debbie... Volleyball talent runs in Brown's family as her oldest sister Nicole played four years at the University of St. Francis, and her older sister Brittany is a setter at Loyola Chicago... Also has a brother (Zachary)... Major is public health.

Recent Games
Oct 27 at IUPUI L, 3-0
Oct 28 at Northern Kentucky L, 3-0
Nov 4 at Cleveland State L, 3-0
Nov 5 Oakland L, 3-2
Nov 8 at Wright State L, 3-0
Nov 11 Milwaukee W, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 14
Sets 99 47
Kills 218 105
Kills per set 2.20 2.23
Errors 86 54
Total Attacks 707 364
Hitting Percentage .187 .140
Assists 14 8
Assists per set 0.14 0.17
Service Aces 41 16
Service Errors 41 15
Service Aces per set 0.41 0.34
Reception Errors 12 10
Digs 87 51
Digs per set 0.88 1.09
Block Solo 2 0
Block Assist 28 10
Block Total 30 10
Blocks per set 0.30 0.21
Block Errors 5 2
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 275.0 126.0
Points per set 2.8 2.7
Matches started 27 13
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 19 YSU Alumni   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 25 vs. Winthrop W, 3-0 1 3 7 3 24 .167 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Aug 25 at Morehead State W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 20 .350 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 14.0
Aug 26 vs. Delaware State W, 3-0 1 3 6 0 13 .462 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Aug 29 Robert Morris W, 3-2 1 5 10 2 31 .258 2 4 3 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Sep 1 vs. New Mexico L, 3-0 1 3 9 3 26 .231 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 1 vs. North Dakota L, 3-0 1 3 4 2 14 .143 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 6.5
Sep 2 at UTEP L, 3-2 1 5 13 4 29 .310 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 15.0
Sep 4 La Salle L, 3-0 1 3 5 2 23 .130 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Sep 8 Fort Wayne L, 3-1 1 4 7 1 23 .261 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 8 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 3-2 1 5 9 3 32 .188 1 4 2 1 5 0 3 1 3 0 14.5
Sep 9 Akron L, 3-1 1 4 10 2 27 .296 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 11.5
Sep 15 vs. New Mexico L, 3-0 1 3 6 3 24 .125 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Sep 15 vs. Tennessee Tech W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 29 .276 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 16 at Toledo W, 3-2 1 5 8 3 28 .179 1 1 3 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 22 at UIC L, 3-0 1 3 2 1 10 .100 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 23 at Green Bay L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Northern Kentucky L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 IUPUI L, 3-0 - 3 3 1 19 .105 0 0 1 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Oct 6 Cleveland State L, 3-0 1 3 11 1 27 .370 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 0 13.0
Oct 8 at Oakland L, 3-0 1 3 8 4 19 .211 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 11 Wright State L, 3-1 1 4 13 9 40 .100 1 0 3 1 6 0 1 1 1 0 13.5
Oct 14 at Milwaukee L, 3-0 1 3 4 1 18 .167 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Oct 20 Green Bay L, 3-0 1 3 6 0 18 .333 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Oct 21 UIC L, 3-1 1 4 6 5 30 .033 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Oct 27 at IUPUI L, 3-0 1 3 5 7 22 -.091 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 28 at Northern Kentucky L, 3-0 1 3 13 1 27 .444 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Nov 4 at Cleveland State L, 3-0 1 3 4 6 25 -.080 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Nov 5 Oakland L, 3-2 1 5 15 8 53 .132 1 4 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Nov 8 at Wright State L, 3-0 1 3 5 4 19 .053 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Nov 11 Milwaukee W, 3-1 1 4 10 6 37 .108 0 5 1 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 31 116 293 2.53 140 868 .176 13 0.11 42 0.36 251 2.16 10 34 44 0.38 362.0 3.1
2015-16 28 102 255 2.50 141 828 .138 15 0.15 27 0.26 195 1.91 4 33 37 0.36 302.5 3.0
2016-17 30 110 278 2.53 138 945 .148 34 0.31 33 0.30 262 2.38 3 33 36 0.33 330.5 3.0
2017-18 28 99 218 2.20 86 707 .187 14 0.14 41 0.41 87 0.88 2 28 30 0.30 275.0 2.8
Total 117 427 1044 2.44 505 3348 .161 76 0.18 143 0.33 795 1.86 19 128 147 0.34 1270.0 3.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 99 218 2.20 86 707 .187 14 0.14 41 0.41 87 0.88 2 28 30 0.30 275.0 2.8
Conference 14 47 105 2.23 54 364 .140 8 0.17 16 0.34 51 1.09 0 10 10 0.21 126.0 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 47 105 2.23 40 360 .181 10 0.21 22 0.47 53 1.13 0 14 14 0.30 134.0 2.9
Away 10 34 71 2.09 33 217 .175 3 0.09 10 0.29 22 0.65 1 9 10 0.29 86.5 2.5
Neutral 6 18 42 2.33 13 130 .223 1 0.06 9 0.50 12 0.67 1 5 6 0.33 54.5 3.0
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Wins 8 31 69 2.23 21 214 .224 5 0.16 21 0.68 25 0.81 1 13 14 0.45 97.5 3.1
Losses 20 68 149 2.19 65 493 .170 9 0.13 20 0.29 62 0.91 1 15 16 0.24 177.5 2.6
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August 4 14 32 2.29 7 88 .284 3 0.21 9 0.64 9 0.64 1 5 6 0.43 44.5 3.2
September 12 44 86 1.95 27 284 .208 4 0.09 16 0.36 35 0.80 1 14 15 0.34 110.0 2.5
October 8 26 66 2.54 28 201 .189 5 0.19 7 0.27 22 0.85 0 6 6 0.23 76.0 2.9
November 4 15 34 2.27 24 134 .075 2 0.13 9 0.60 21 1.40 0 3 3 0.20 44.5 3.0