30 Sam Walther
30 Sam Walther
Height: 5-7
Year: '18
Hometown: Gambrills, Md.
High School: The Gunnery [Conn.]
Position: G
gp 23
gs 23
min 1382:32
ga 25
gaa 1.08
sv 597

2017-18: Started 23 of 25 games during her senior season... Ranked second in Division III with a .960 save percentage and was fourth with a 1.08 goals-against average, both program records... Recorded a program-record 10 shutouts, ranking her second in Division III... Made 70 saves to sweep Williams 6-2 and 2-1 on Nov. 17 and 18... Made 43 saves to shutout Colby 1-0 and 4-0 on Dec. 1 and 2... Made 82 saves en route to four straight shutouts from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, defeating Trinity 4-0 and 1-0, Morrisville State 3-0 and Wesleyan 4-0... Received NESCAC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 5 after not allowing a goal in three games... Made 40 saves in a 2-1 win over Conn. College on Feb. 17... Received NESCAC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 18... Anchored a defensive unit that ranked fifth in Division III in scoring defense, holding their opponents to 1.16 goals per game... Finished the season with a career-best 597 saves in 1,382+ minutes... Completed her career with a 38-35-14 record and a program-record 26 shutouts... Holds program records in career goals-against average (1.40) and career save percentage (.948)... Ranks second on the program's all-time list with 2,252 saves... Named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team... Selected as the NESCAC Player of the Year... Selected as a first team All-American for the second consecutive year.

2016-17: Started 23 of 25 games as a junior... Broke two single-season program records with a .952 save percentage (fourth in Division III) and 1.27 goals-against average (fifth in Division III)... Led Division III with eight shutouts... Made 33 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over No. 7/7 SUNY Oswego on Dec. 9... Received NESCAC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 12... Recorded one shutout and 56 saves en route to 2-0 and 2-1 victories at No. 6/7 Middlebury on Jan. 27 and 28... Recorded one shutout and 73 saves en route to 3-2 and 1-0 victories over No. 9/RV Amherst on Feb. 10 and 11... Finished the season with 590 saves to place her fourth on the program's all-time list with with 1,655 career saves... Received All-NESCAC First Team honors... Selected as a first team All-American.

2015-16: Started 24 of 25 games during her sophomore season... Ranked 13th in Division III with a .941 save percentage... Ranked 12th in Division III with 1.54 goals-against per game... Recorded five shutouts... Made 20 saves in a 1-0 win at Williams on Nov. 21... Notched 31 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over Wesleyan on Jan. 3... Received All-NESCAC Second Team honors.

2014-15: Started 19 of 25 games as a first year... Ranked 11th in Division III with a .937 save percentage... Ranked 15th in Division III with 1.76 goals-against per game... Recorded three shutouts... Registered 20 saves for her first collegiate shutout on Jan. 16 in a 0-0 draw at Williams... Made 29 saves in a 2-0 win over Trinity on Jan. 23... Made 25 saves in a 2-0 win at Bowdoin on Feb. 14... Registered a career-high 80 saves in a quadruple overtime 3-2 loss to Middlebury in the NESCAC quarterfinals on Feb. 28... Received NESCAC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 16 and March 2.

Personal: Majors in government and psychology... Sam attended The Gunnery... She played for the Pittsburgh Pens Elite for four years and the Connecticut Polar Bears for one year.... Sam is the daughter of John and Holly Walther.

Recent Games
Feb 3 at Bowdoin T, 0-0
Feb 9 at #9/RV Amherst L, 4-1
Feb 10 at #9/RV Amherst T, 2-2
Feb 16 Connecticut College T, 0-0
Feb 17 Connecticut College W, 2-1
Feb 24 Bowdoin L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 23 16
Games started 23 16
Minutes 1382:32 968:14
Goals against 25 16
Goals-against average 1.08 0.99
Saves 597 450
Save pct .960 .966
Wins 12 9
Losses 8 4
Ties 3 3
Win pct .587 .656
Date Opponent Score gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t
Nov 17 at Williams W, 6-2 1 60:00 2 2.00 31 .939 1 0 0
Nov 18 at Williams W, 2-1 1 60:00 1 1.00 39 .975 1 0 0
Nov 21 Morrisville State L, 1-0 1 58:25 1 1.03 33 .971 0 1 0
Nov 26 at Utica L, 3-0 1 59:58 3 3.00 18 .857 0 1 0
Dec 1 Colby W, 1-0 1 60:40 0 0.00 23 1.000 1 0 0
Dec 2 Colby W, 4-0 1 49:18 0 0.00 20 1.000 1 0 0
Dec 8 at SUNY Oswego W, 3-0 1 59:56 0 0.00 16 1.000 1 0 0
Jan 5 vs. Plymouth State T, 1-1 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 vs. Southern Maine W, 6-1 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 9 at SUNY Potsdam L, 2-1 1 58:03 2 2.07 24 .923 0 1 0
Jan 12 Trinity W, 4-0 1 59:58 0 0.00 16 1.000 1 0 0
Jan 13 Trinity W, 1-0 1 64:50 0 0.00 20 1.000 1 0 0
Jan 16 at Morrisville State W, 3-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 21 1.000 1 0 0
Jan 19 at Wesleyan W, 4-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 25 1.000 1 0 0
Jan 20 at Wesleyan L, 3-1 1 59:13 2 2.03 17 .895 0 1 0
Jan 26 #5/#6 Middlebury L, 3-1 1 59:06 3 3.05 33 .917 0 1 0
Jan 27 #5/#6 Middlebury L, 2-1 1 60:44 2 1.98 46 .958 0 1 0
Jan 30 SUNY Potsdam W, 3-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 14 1.000 1 0 0
Feb 2 at Bowdoin W, 2-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 25 1.000 1 0 0
Feb 3 at Bowdoin T, 0-0 1 65:00 0 0.00 27 1.000 0 0 1
Feb 9 at #9/RV Amherst L, 4-1 1 59:25 3 3.03 27 .900 0 1 0
Feb 10 at #9/RV Amherst T, 2-2 1 65:00 2 1.85 27 .931 0 0 1
Feb 16 Connecticut College T, 0-0 1 65:00 0 0.00 34 1.000 0 0 1
Feb 17 Connecticut College W, 2-1 1 60:00 1 1.00 40 .976 1 0 0
Feb 24 Bowdoin L, 3-1 1 57:56 3 3.11 21 .875 0 1 0
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t win %
2014-15 19 19 1159:55 34 1.76 503 .937 4 9 3 .344
2015-16 24 24 1363:27 35 1.54 562 .941 7 8 3 .472
2016-17 23 23 1418:52 30 1.27 590 .952 12 8 3 .587
2017-18 23 23 1382:32 25 1.08 597 .960 12 8 3 .587
Total 89 89 5324:46 124 1.40 2252 .948 35 33 12 .512
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t win %
Total 23 23 1382:32 25 1.08 597 .960 12 8 3 .587
Conference 16 16 968:14 16 0.99 450 .966 9 4 3 .656
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 655:57 10 0.91 300 .968 6 4 1 .591
Away 12 12 726:35 15 1.24 297 .952 6 4 2 .583
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 12 12 714:42 4 0.34 290 .986 12 0 0 1.000
Losses 8 8 472:50 19 2.41 219 .920 0 8 0 .000
Ties 3 3 195:00 2 0.62 88 .978 0 0 3 .500
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November 4 4 238:23 7 1.76 121 .945 2 2 0 .500
December 3 3 169:54 0 0.00 59 1.000 3 0 0 1.000
January 9 9 541:54 9 1.00 216 .960 5 4 0 .556
February 7 7 432:21 9 1.25 201 .957 2 2 3 .500