#24 Sam Stewart
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Lincoln-Way East|
2015: Appeared in 28 games as a sophomore, starting eight times - six times at catcher and twice at designated player ... went 8-for-39 at the plate with 10 RBIs ... hit three home runs, fourth on the team ... picked up hit in season opener Feb. 6 against Jacksonville State ... connected on a three-run homer Mar. 15 in win over Saint Peter's as part of a 2-for-3, four-RBI performance ... hit a pinch-hit home run in Horizon League play Mar. 21 against Green Bay ... drilled a go-ahead, pinch-hit three-run home run in eventual league win at Cleveland State Apr. 18 ... tallied run-scoring hit in Horizon League Championship opening win over Wright State May 6, and also drove in a run as a pinch-hitter the next day against the Raiders ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2014: Saw action in 49 games, including 47 starts, in her freshman season at Valpo ... started 28 times as the Crusaders' designated player and 19 times at third base ... hit .211 on the year with 17 runs scored and 21 RBIs ... drew 18 walks, ninth-most among all Horizon League players ... recorded five multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs four times ... enjoyed huge game against Seton Hall on Feb. 8, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored, a home run (the first of her career) and four RBIs ... her four runs scored matched a program single-game high dating back to at least 1998 ... went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Central Arkansas on Feb. 15 ... drew a pair of walks at Hawai'i Mar. 12 ... reached base in eight consecutive games Mar. 22-Apr. 5, including a streak of four straight games with a walk and a five-game hitting streak ... connected for a home run and three RBIs in Apr. 8 win over Northern Illinois ... homered in back-to-back Horizon League games versus Oakland Apr. 18-19 ... drove in three runs and tallied a pair of hits in series opener against the Golden Grizzlies.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner with the Griffins ... an All-Conference and All-Area selection as a junior in 2012, helping to lead the Griffins to a conference championship ... also earned All-State Special Mention ... played ASA for the Orland Park A's (2010-2013) and Lincoln-Way Storm (2007-2010) ... also played basketball at Lincoln-Way East.
Personal: Sam is the daughter of Lance and Suzette Stewart ... major is nursing.