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Sam Hamilton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evergreen, Colo.

High School:
Evergreen High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Midfielder

Club:
Colorado Rush


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Honors and Awards:
2017
MLS Combine Invite…2016: Summit League First Team…Senior CLASS Award Candidate…CoSIDA Academic All-American…CoSIDA Academic All District…Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (10/3/16)...2015: All Summit League First Team...CoSIDA Academic All-District...College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/7/15).

Career:
Earned 83 CAPS, a Denver Division I record, and started 57 of his appearances, including 42 of the 43 under head coach Jamie Franks…Part of a senior class that finished with a 59-13-11 record, the third best mark in the country during that span…Scored three goals and tallied 13 career assists, good for ninth in Denver’s Division I history.

2016:
Played and started in all 24 matches, seeing action in 2,187 of Denver’s 2,269 minutes played… Sat in-front of a Denver back line that finished third in the country in goals against average (0.52) and third in shutout percentage (0.58), did not allow a shot against Saint Louis (9/15) and did not allow a shot on goal in five matches…Assisted both goals in Denver’s 2-1 win at Northwestern (9/2)…Five of his nine assists came on Denver game-winners.

2015:
Appeared in all 19 matches making 18 starts as the co-captain… Scored two goals against UC Santa Barbara (9/4) and San Diego (9/6), both of which were a part of the 2015 New Mexico Invitational...Sat in-front of a Denver back-four that allowed a 0.40 goals against-average, kept a 0.63 shutout percentage (12 clean sheets), and allowed just 2.5 shots on goal per game. 

2014:

Played in all 20 matches and logged1,218 minutes...Made career high 14 starts...Assisted on Eric Kronenberg's overtime goal versus Navy on August 31st...Picked up a pair of assists in the Summit League championship match versus Western Illinois.

2013:
Played in each of DU's 20 matches...Scored first career goal at Western Illinois (Nov. 9)...Put 66.7% of his shots on goal (2-of-3).

Before Denver:
Played four seasons for Evergreen High School...Selected Second Team All-Colorado and Academic All-State in 2011...First Team All-Conference...All-State honorable mention as a sophomore in 2010...Plays his club soccer for the Colorado Rush U-18 Academy...Captained the side during his stint with the Rush.

Personal:

Born July 27, 1995 in Denver, Colo...Son of Robert and Mary Hamilton...Has one brother, Jack...Hopes to become a professional soccer player and then use his DU degree to become successful in the business world...Chose Denver because of its academic standards, its standard of professionalism and the program's ability to breed true soccer players with opportunities play at the next level...Also recruited by Bucknell, Georgia State and Davidson.

Erik Bushey on Hamilton:
"Sammy is a clear leader on our academy team and he does so first and foremost by example. He is a quality player who will work until the job is done, or at least die trying. If I was going to war, I'd want Sammy on my side. Rush's loss is DU's gain, and I believe he will have a bright future there."

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