PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIPACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE
1A Sam Acker
1A Sam Acker
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Gunn
Position: Goalie
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Mather

Career Highs
Saves: 16 vs. McKendree (1/27/18)
Assists: 5 vs. George Washington (2/11/17)
Steals: 3 (7x) - most recent vs. San Diego State (2/3/18)

Season Highs
Saves: same
Assists: 
4 vs. Villanova (2/18/18)
Steals:
3 vs. San Diego State (2/3/18)

Junior (2018)
At the Hoosier Invitational (Jan. 27-28): ranked second in save percentage (.654) and fifth in saves (17) among all players; made three saves in eight minutes of play vs. No. 25 Iona and registered 16 saves (career-high) and two assists vs. McKendree ... At Brown's Bruno Classic: recorded eight saves and three steals in a 10-8 loss to No. 13 San Diego State (Feb. 3) ... At the Princeton Invitational (Feb. 17-18): made three saves and an assist vs. Iona; posted four saves and two assists vs. No. 12 Wagner; stopped nine shots, had four assists and two steals vs. Villanova ... While hosting the Harvard Invitational (March 3-4): had four saves against Toronto; posted 14 saves and an assist vs. Siena ... At the San Diego State Invitational (March 10-11): registered 15 saves at No. 21 San Diego State; denied nine shots vs. No. 5 Hawai'i ... At the Loyola Marymount Invitational (March 16-17): stopped 14 shots and had an assist against No. 23 Marist; denied 14 shots vs. No. 24 Cal Baptist ... At the Red Flash Tournament (March 24-25): had four saves and a steal vs. No. 13 Indiana; stopped six shots, had a steal and two assists at St. Francis; recorded three saves and two assists vs. George Washington ... Stopped 14 shots, made two steals, and assisted one goal versus St. Francis (April 7) ... Delivered seven saves, an assist, and two steals against George Washington (April 14) ... Made three saves against St. Francis at CWPA Tournament (April 27).

Sophomore (2017)
ACWPC Superior All-Academic Team ... 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). 

Freshman (2016)
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

Recent Games
Apr 14 vs. George Washington L, 14-12
Apr 15 at No. 11 Princeton L, 13-7
Apr 27 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 11-3
Apr 27 vs. No. 10 Princeton L, 12-4
Apr 28 at Bucknell L, 10-5
Apr 29 vs. George Washington W, 10-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played - -
Games started - -
Quarters - -
Goals against - -
Saves - -
Save pct 0.0 0.0
Wins - -
Losses - -
Ties - -
Win pct 0.0 0.0
Date Opponent Score gs qtr ga sv sv%
Jan 27 vs. No. 25 Iona W, 14-6 - - - - -
Jan 27 vs. Mckendree W, 19-6 - - - - -
Jan 28 vs. Toronto W, 17-2 - - - - -
Jan 28 vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara L, 8-5 - - - - -
Feb 3 vs. No. 24 Marist W, 13-3 - - - - -
Feb 3 vs. No. 13 San Diego State L, 10-8 - - - - -
Feb 17 vs. Iona W, 15-6 - - - - -
Feb 17 vs. No. 12 Wagner L, 13-9 - - - - -
Feb 18 vs. Villanova W, 18-12 - - - - -
Mar 3 Toronto W, 7-3 - - - - -
Mar 3 No. 18 San Jose St. W, 7-6 - - - - -
Mar 4 No. 15 Wagner L, 10-6 - - - - -
Mar 4 Siena W, 15-6 - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. No. 21 San Diego State L, 7-6 - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. No. 5 Hawaii L, 10-5 - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. No. 19 Cal State Northridge L, 10-8 - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. No. 11 UC San Diego L, 7-5 - - - - -
Mar 13 at Pomona-Pitzer W, 11-9 - - - - -
Mar 15 at No. 7 UC Irvine L, 16-6 - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. No. 23 Marist W, 7-5 - - - - -
Mar 16 at No. 11 Loyola Marymount L, 10-5 - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. No. 24 Cal Baptist W, 7-4 - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Fresno Pacific W, 14-7 - - - - -
Mar 24 vs. No. 13 Indiana L, 11-10 - - - - -
Mar 24 at Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 13-7 - - - - -
Mar 25 vs. George Washington W, 14-8 - - - - -
Apr 7 St. Francis (Pa.) W, 14-4 - - - - -
Apr 7 No. 13 Indiana L, 7-6 - - - - -
Apr 8 No. 9 Michigan L, 12-7 - - - - -
Apr 8 No. 12 Hartwick W, 12-10 - - - - -
Apr 11 at Brown L, 10-8 - - - - -
Apr 14 vs. Bucknell L, 9-8 - - - - -
Apr 14 vs. George Washington L, 14-12 - - - - -
Apr 15 at No. 11 Princeton L, 13-7 - - - - -
Apr 27 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 11-3 - - - - -
Apr 27 vs. No. 10 Princeton L, 12-4 - - - - -
Apr 28 at Bucknell L, 10-5 - - - - -
Apr 29 vs. George Washington W, 10-2 - - - - -
  gp gs qtr ga sv sv% win loss tie win %
2017-18 - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
2018-19 - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
Total - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
  gp gs qtr ga sv sv% win loss tie win %
Total - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
Conference - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
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Home - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
Away - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
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Wins - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
Losses - - - - - 0.0 - - - 0.0
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PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP, ACADEMIC INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE