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Tosh  Samkange
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Tosh Samkange

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sammamish, Wash.

High School:
Eastlake High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 155

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
03/15/1997

Club:
Seattle Sounders Academy


2017:
Played and started in 19 matches in Denver’s back four, seeing 1559 minutes of action… Played on a Denver back-four that allowed just 54 shots on goal for an average of 2.84/per game…Denver’s defense combined for a 0.76 goals against average.

2016:
Made 10 appearances in Denver’s back-four, including earning the start at Butler (10/10). Saw 289 minutes of action.

2015: 
Appeared in 13 matches making five starts at left back…Played 490 min…Tallied one assist against Utah Valley (9/20)...Played left back in 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.

Before Denver:
No. 110 ranked player in 2015 class according to College Soccer News..Played four seasons as a centerback for the Seattle Sounders Academy, after four seasons with Washington club Crossfire Premier..Played for the Seattle Sounders reserves in two games in 2014 at both centerback and right back...Played for the 2010 ODP Region IV Team and the 2011 Washington ODP.

Personal:
Born on March 15, 1997 in White Plains, N.Y...Son of Harry and Shar Samkange...Has one brother, Austen...Chose DU because of the ambition and drive of the coaching staff as well as the great academics and beautiful campus.
 
Franks on Samkange:
Tosh has all the intangibles that a center-back needs and after having him on campus, we were ecstatic to add his character to our locker room.  He is a competitor and a winner that brings the best out of his teammates.  We will encourage him to be more vocal and take on more of a leadership role early in his career, but it’s because we believe that he is more than capable of doing it.  His pace, athleticism, and ability to tackle will make him compete for a spot right away. 

McCormick on Samkange:
Tosh is a hardnosed defender who is committed to helping the team win any way that he can. He makes the game tough on opposing attacking players and is someone you don’t want to play against. He is a stand up kid with great character who will be a leader by example whether it is on or off the field. 

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