25 Samantha Soyez
25 Samantha Soyez
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Goddard, Kan.
High School: Hillsboro HS
Position: Guard/Forward
Previous School: Newman

2013-14: Soyez appeared in 26 games at guard as a senior starting 20 games...Averaged 3.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and a team-high 3.7 assists per game...Finished 5th in the MIAA in assists per game and tied for 7th in total assists dishing out 95 helpers...Averaged 21.0 minutes per games while shooting 33.0% (29-88) from the field and 29.4% (10-34) from three-point range...Shot 80.0% from the free-throw line connecting on 24-of-30....Scored a career-high 12 points twice in a win at home over Fort Hays State and at Southwest Baptist...Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in a win at Northwestern Oklahoma State...Dished out a career-high 11 assists in a win over Evangel at the Pizza Hut/Fairfield Inn Thanksgiving Classic.

2012-13: Appearing in all 27 games for the Lions at guard as a junior, Soyez made 19 starts on the year while averaging 3.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game averaging 18.3 minutes per contest...Shot 38.3% (31-81) from the field on the year, while hitting 25% (8-32) from three-point range and 67% (22-33) from the free-throw line...Ranked second in assists on the team with 56, including a team-high nine in a win at home over Central Oklahoma...Scored a season-high 11 points in a two-point win at home over Missouri Western...Grabbed a season-high six rebounds twice in victories over Southwest Minnesota State and Central Oklahoma...Also dished out six assists in a win at home over Southwest Baptist.

At Newman: Helped lead the Jets to a 42-14 record in her two years...back-to-back Heartland Conference regular season championships and a Heartland Conference Tournament championship her sophomore year which was Newman's first ever trip to a NCAA D-II regional...scored a career-high 15 points in a 88-81 win over Texas A & M International...Played in 55 games with 49 starts in her two years with the Jets.

In High School: Starting Point Guard led Hillsboro High School (23-3) to a 3A State Title earning All-State honors as a freshman.  Transferred to Goddard High School her sophomore year leading them to a 2nd place finish at the 6A State Tournament earning all-state honors.  Her junior year suffered a hip injury so missed the end of the season.  Her senior year for the Lions averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists per game taking a young team to the championship game of sub-state.  Named to the All-Tournament team at the Firebird Classic, hosted by Lawrence Free State High School; Earned First Team All-AVCTL; All-State 6A Honors; Holds Assist record at Goddard High School

Personal: A Communications major at Southern...daughter of Will and Gayla Soyez... older brother Elliot is a junior on the Lions' golf team.