Sam Perez

#14 Sam Perez

Yr. So.
Bowls R
Hometown Aurora, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Oswego East

2019-20: Started 28 traditional matches in her junior year ... finished season with a 182.3 average ... broke 200 on six occasions and led Valpo seven times ... started off season at Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational Oct. 19 with a 204 against #7 Maryland Eastern Shore and followed with a team-high 193 versus #5 Sam Houston State ... led Valpo in pair of wins Nov. 2 at the Crusader Classic, posting a 193 against North Central and a 219 against Kentucky Wesleyan ... rolled back-to-back games of 216 against #12 Central Missouri and a team-high 224 in a win over Aurora Nov. 9 at the Warhawk Classic ... also led Valpo that day with a 177 against Tusculum and a 192 in a win over #13 Lincoln Memorial which went to a modified baker tiebreaker ... struck out in 10th frame to force tie and then rolled a strike on her ball in the tiebreak ... rolled a career-high 235 to lead the way in a victory against #8 Youngstown State Feb. 29 at the Big Red Invitational ... followed that effort with a 214 against host #3 Nebraska in the next match.

2018-19: Started 30 traditional matches as a sophomore for Valpo ... posted a 184.7 average ... rolled eight games of 200 or better and led Valpo in nine games, tied for the most on the team ... led Valpo twice Oct. 20 at the season-opening Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational, including a game of 214 in the traditional opener against #10 Tulane ... paced Valpo in back-to-back wins at the Bearcat Hammer Open Oct. 27, rolling a then-career high 222 in a win over Lincoln and following with a 219 in a victory over Drury ... led the Crusaders with a 200 average over five traditional matches at the Warhawk Classic Nov. 10 ... rolled back-to-back games of 204 against #21 UW-Whitewater and 202 against #14 Lincoln Memorial ... later closed traditional play with a team-best 221 against #2 McKendree ... rolled a career-best 232 to pace Valpo against #5 Sam Houston State at the Mid-Winter Classic Jan. 12 ... broke 200 twice at the Columbia 300 Saints Invitational Jan. 26, leading Valpo with efforts of 203 in a win over Kentucky Wesleyan and a 200 versus Lewis ... named to the SBL All-Academic Team.

2017-18: Made 10 starts in traditional action for Valpo as a rookie ... finished the year with a 161.5 average ... rolled top two games of the year back-to-back Oct. 28 at the Brunswick Bearcat Open, posting a 181 against #10 Central Missouri before finishing with a season-high 198 versus North Central.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Wolves ... helped team to seventh-place finish as a junior and fifth-place finish as a senior at state tournament ... earned top individual state finish as a senior in 2017, placing 39th ... named team MVP and served as team captain as a senior ... outside of high school, one-half of the 2016 ISYL doubles championship team ... two-time top-10 finisher in Illinois Pepsi tournament (2012 - 4th; 2015 - 10th) ... Junior Gold qualifier the last three years ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Joseph and Susan Perez ... major is nursing.