Sam Perez

#14 Sam Perez

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

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.