1A Sam Acker
1A - Sam Acker
Height: 5-9
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Gunn
Position: Goalie
House Affiliation: Mather

Career Highs
Saves: 12 vs. Villanova (1/30/16)
Assists: 5 vs. George Washington (2/11/17)
Steals: 3 (6x) - most recent vs. St. Francis (4/15/17)

2017 (Sophomore)
Totaled 79 saves, 20 assists and 21 steals in 13 appearances in net … Recorded five games with three steals … Collected eight saves and dished out a career-high five assists in win over George Washington (Feb. 11) … Amassed four assists and stopped seven shots against Gannon (Feb. 12) … Posted seven saves and three steals against UC San Diego (March 4) … Totaled nine saves, four assists and three steals in win over Fresno Pacific (March 14) … Tallied eight saves and three steals in 9-8 win over Santa Clara (March 18) … Registered a season-high 11 saves and three steals against St. Francis (April 15). 

2016 (Freshman)
Totaled 55 saves, six assists, seven steals and one goal ... Registered 12 saves an assist and a steal in debut against Villanova (Jan. 30) … Stopped seven shots against St. Francis N.Y. (Feb. 7) … Tallied nine saves and two assists against Villanova (Feb. 14) … Tallied seven saves against Siena and two against Fresno Pacific (March 6) … Recorded a trio of saves against Chapman (March 13) … Tallied nine saves, two assists and three steals against Redlands (March 17) … Posted four saves against George Washington (April 17).

Before Harvard:
Three-year starter on the Gunn High School water polo team as a goalie … Also swam for three years for Gunn … Member of the Stanford Water Polo Club; Starting goalie 14A (2011), 16B (2012), 16A (2013), 18B (2014) and 18A (2015) … As a junior: First Team All-League (SCVAL), Second Team CCS, JO All-American Honorable Mention, ODP Pacific Zone 18A Team … As a senior: Gunn Team MVP, SCVAL League Overall MVP, CCS MVP, Palo Alto Weekly Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention, All-Mercury News Water Polo Girls First Team … USA Water Polo Academic All-American (2012-15) … AP Scholar Award (2014), Board Member of the South Peninsula Jewish Teen Foundation (2012-13), Leadership Council of the South Pen. Jewish Teen Foundation (2013-14), Alumni Council (2015) of SPJTF, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for work on South, Pen. JTF, Winner of the Gunn HS English Department’s Wellesley Book Award