Was a three-year letterwinner at Leland High in San Jose for coach Chris Hanren ... Was a First Team All-Mt. Hamilton Division pick as a senior, leading the Chargers to the co-championship ... Led team to the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs as a senior ... In her previous two years at Leland High, she helped the team to the first round of the playoffs ... Put away 216 kills in 461 attempts with just 60 errors as a senior for an impressive .338 hitting percentage ... Had 46 service aces and 40 digs as a senior ... Also competed in basketball and lacrosse ... Was a First Team all-league pick as well as co-MVP of the Mt. Hamilton Division ... Was the Chargers' team MVP, was named the squad's Most Improved as well as receiving the Coaches Award ... In lacrosse, Samm was named the team's MVP, Most Improved as well as the team's Best Offensive Attacker.
Played for the Stingray Volleyball Club Team ... Helped squad to a fourth-place finish in the Spokane Tournament.
Samantha Wilson was born on Dec. 7, 1991 in San Jose, Calif. to Nancy Wilson ... Has not yet declared a major at UCSB ... Goes by the nicknames Samm and Sammy Jo ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite reads are "The Notebook," "My Sister's Keeper," "Last Song," "Always Running" and "A Million Little Pieces" ... Enjoys watching "The Hills," "The City" and "Desperate Housewives" on TV ... Digs the music of Blink 182, Yellowcard, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flats, Eminem, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Usher ... Was also recruited by Southeastern Louisiana University, Chapman University, the University of La Verne, Lewis-Clark State College, Hollins University and Bethel University.