25 Sam Vincent
25 Sam Vincent
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Westerville, OH
High School: St. Francis DeSales
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/L

After three seasons, she has played in 115 games and drawn 87 starting assignments ... Eleven multi-hit games to her credit ... Has 26 stolen bases, good for 14th place on the school's all-time ladder. 

Junior (2018):
Saw in 37 games and drew 29 starts, 22 coming in right field ... Hit .282 (22-of-78) and scored 12 runs .... Second on the club with nine stolen bases ... Handled all 22 of her defensive chances flawlessly ... Two multi-hit efforts and knocked in two or more runs on one occasion ...  Accounted for two of the Eagles’ 11 hits in a five-inning, 9-0 win over Wash U (Apr. 7) in the first game of a doubleheader ...  Picked up two of the team’s four hits and singled in the first run of the game in a 4-0 win over LaGrange (Apr. 17) ... Helped generate the team’s first run of the game on a double steal that saw Lana Herrmann cross the plate from third and later scored that same inning following a two-run double by Cassie Baca in a 2-1 triumph vs. LaGrange (Apr. 17) ... Knocked in the final score of a three-run first inning with a two-out single in a six-inning, 11-3 triumph over Piedmont (Apr. 13) in the opening game of a doubleheader ... Picked up one of the team’s two hits against Maryville (May 11) in the first game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Singled and later scored the second of a three-run first inning in a 5-0 triumph over Birmingham Southern (Feb. 9). 

Sophomore (2017):
Played in 34 contests and made 31 starts ... 25 of her staring assignments came in right field, five in center field and one as designated player ... Second on the team and fourth among UAA players with a hitting mark of .418 (33 of 79) ... Was successful on all eight of her base-stealing attempts with her final total tying for second on the team and 12th in the league ... Turned in six multi-hit games ... 11-game hitting streak (Mar. 17 - Mar. 30) was the longest by an Emory player during the campaign ... Team-leading 15 sacrifice hits tied the program's fifth-highest seasonal total ... Hit .600 (6 of 10) with a run scored and two stolen bases in the Case Western Reserve series ... Three hits in four plate appearances and helped Emory to a 7-0 verdict over CWRU (Mar. 24) in the second game of the series ... Two-out single scored Jessie Michael in the bottom of the sixth, closing out a four-run frame and accounting for the team's final score in a 7-5 win vs. Averett (Feb. 26) ... 2-for-3 at the plate and scored the deciding run in the Eagles' 6-4 victory vs. Centre College (Mar. 19) ... Two hits in as many plate appearances in an 8-0 decision over Centre College (Mar. 19) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored in a five-inning, 9-1 triumph against DePauw (Mar. 30) ... Two hits in the series opener against Brandeis (Apr. 7). 

Freshman (2016):
Appeared in 44 games and drew 27 starting assignments, 14 in right field, 11 as the designated hitter, one in left field and one in center field ... Ended the season with a .304 hitting mark (24 of 79) ... Third on the squad with nine stolen bases ...  Posted three multi-hit games ... Turned in a solid postseason run, starting all 10 of the Emory NCAA Tournament games and tying for the team's lead with a hitting mark of .346 (9 of 26) while scoring a team-high five runs ... Scored Emory's final run on a sac fly by Amy Wray in the seventh inning in a 3-1 decision over Benedictine (May 21) in the decisive game of the NCAA Atlanta Super Regional ... Crossed the plate with the Eagles' initial tally of the contest in the fifth inning, tying the game at 1-1, in an eventual 2-1 victory vs. Benedictine in the NCAA Atlanta Super Regional opener (May 20) ... Led off the third inning with a single and scored the Eagles' first run in a 3-1 decision over Birmingham Southern (May 13) in the opening contest of the NCAA Mount Berry Regional ... Scored twice and went 1-for-2 at the plate in an 8-3 victory over Southwestern (Apr. 17) ... First multi-hit game of her career was a 4-for-4 performance in an eight-inning, 4-3 triumph over Southwestern (Apr. 16) ... Drew the start in center field vs. NYU (Mar. 9) at the UAA Championships and went 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored in a 4-1 victory.

High School:

Played four years of softball at St. Francis DeSales High School, where she was coached by Julie Barber … Played all three outfield positions as a prep and served as team co-captain her final year … Hit .387 as a senior  and topped the team with 11 stolen bases … Earned all-conference honors following her junior season after posting a .403 effort at the plate and swiping a team-best 14 bases …Named as a Scholar Athlete her final two campaigns …  National Honor Society member and graduated as a valedictorian … Student ambassador for her school and a Westerville Special Olympics softball and gymnastics coach. 

Played travel ball for the Ohio Stingrays '97, where she was coached by  Tim Theophilus.

Daughter of Charles and Jan Vincent ... Born July 8 ... Majors in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology.

"I chose Emory because it gave me the opportunity to have the best of both worlds -- an excellent education and the ability to play the sport I love.  The professors are nothing but the best and the softball program is great.  I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such an incredible community here at Emory, and I know that there is no better place for me to be."

Career Stats

2016 44-27 79 26 24 0 0 0 0 9-11 .304
2017 34-31 79 14 33 3 0 0 0 8-8 .418
2018 37-29 78 12 22 3 0 1 0 9-11 .282
2019 38-23 52 15 14 2 0 0 0 1-2 .269
TOTAL 153-110 288 67 93 8 0 1 0 27-32 .322