|High School:||Savannah Country Day|
|Parents:||Jeff & Corinne Samuels|
Samuels earned a spot on the all-University Athletic Association (UAA) first team during his senior campaign, finishing the year third on the team with five goals and 12 points. He recorded the 36th hat trick in the program's history on September 24th, scoring all three goals during the Eagles' 3-0 homecoming win over Berry College. On September 16th against Virginia Wesleyan College, Samuels scored just 18 seconds into the contest, giving him the second-fastest goal in the program's history. He added an assist in the game, helping Emory to a 5-0 win over the Marlins. In conference play, the forward scored a goal against Case Western Reserve University on October 14th, and assisted on the game-winning goal against Brandeis University on October 28th. He finished the season with 28 shots, 13 of which were on goal. Samuels ended his career with 18 goals and 18 assists for 54 points over 60 games, including 43 starts. He ranks sixth in school history with seven game-winning goals, 18th with 0.3 assists per game, and 20th with 0.9 points per game over his career.
Samuels was named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-South Atlantic Region Third Team, and an honorable mention to the all-University Athletic Association (UAA) Team. He led all Emory players with eight assists during the season, while finishing tied for second on the squad with 20 points, and third with six goals. His 0.53 assists per game was the 25th-best mark among NCAA Division III players, while his eight assists ranked him 51st. Samuels recorded a streak of eight-consecutive games with at least one point scored from September 4th - 25th, and registered a point in 10 of 11 games from September 4th - October 12th. He finished the year with two game-winning goals, coming in back-to-back games against the University of Chicago on October 9th, and Oglethorpe University on October 12th. Samuels also assisted on a team-best five game-winning goals, the second-best single-season total in Emory history. His eight career game-winning assists at the end of his junior season are the fourth-most in the program's history, and three shy of the school record. Over his 15 games played during the year, including 14 starts, he was second on the squad with 45 shots and 25 shots on goal. Samuels was named to the all-tournament teams at the Sonny Carter Invitational and the Shellenberger Classic.
Samuels earned the first postseason honor of his career after being named an honorable mention to the all-University Athletic Association (UAA) team during his sophomore year. Samuels started 15 of the 16 games he played in during the season, finishing second on the team with five goals, six assists and 16 points and leading all Emory players with three game-winning goals. He scored a career-best five points during Emory's 3-2 win over Maryville College on October 23rd, matching a career-high with two goals (including the game winner) and adding an assist. Samuels also scored the game-winning goal during Emory's 3-0 win over conference-rival Brandeis University on October 18th, and during Emory's 4-1 win at Piedmont College on September 23rd. Samuels also led all Emory players with three game-winning assists, including two in the team's final three games of the season. He finished the season ranked 113th among Division III players with 0.38 assists per game.
Samuels played in 15 games during his freshman campaign, coming off the bench in each one. He scored two goals and added two assists for six points during the season. Samuels recorded a two-goal game against Methodist University on August 31st.
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|2010||NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-South-Atlantic Region||Third Team|
|Sonny Carter Invitational||All-Tournament Team|
|Shellenberger Classic||All-Tournament Team|
Prior to Emory:
Played for four seasons on the Savannah Country Day School soccer team, serving as the captain during his senior campaign... Recorded career highs with 25 goals and 12 assists during his senior season for 62 total points... Was named to the all-Coastal Empire first team in 2008, and the Player of the Year for his team... Coached by Peter Foley in high school... Also played basketball and ran cross country in high school.
Born October 16, 1989.
"I chose Emory for the great academics and athletics, and the proximity to my home. Emory is a good fit for me."