2 - Sam Hurster
Sam Hurster
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Ladue Horton Watkins
Position: A

Here is a great quandary to have as a coach:  being unable to decide the strong hand of one of our best attackmen.  An outsider could assume the coaching staff needs to be more focused!  But Sam is truly ambidextrous on the lacrosse field, allowing him to be a threat from multiple spots on the field.  Hampered by several injuries as a freshman, Sam is unbroken in his devotion to his teammates and the program.  This is exemplified in so many ways:  (1) playing as much lacrosse as he could last summer, including some box lacrosse in Ontario; (2) consistently grabbing the ball bucket and taking extra shots; and (3) always supporting the rest of us with a positive, can-do spirit and focused approach.  Sam ran at both midfield and attack as a freshman as he vied for playing time, but is expected to serve exclusively as an attackman this spring and to play a large role in determining the offense's success…2011: Played in 10 games, earning a starting role against St. Joseph’s…Scored two goals against Dartmouth and one each against Hartford, Harvard and Providence…registered a shooting percentage of .455…Secondary School Background: A graduate of Landu Horton Watkins High School where he lettered in lacrosse (4), soccer (3) and football (1)… Lacrosse team captain his junior and senior year…Two-time First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State selection…Led team in goals and assists with 96 points as a senior…2010 Conference Champions and Division II State Champions with an undefeated divisional record…Also soccer team captain…Second team All-Conference in soccer his senior year…First team All-Conference Kicker in football…Four-year Honor Roll student…Personal:  The son of Lynn and Steven Hurster…Has three sisters, Megan, Leeanne and Christine…Enjoys playing golf and squash…Volunteers as a lacrosse coach for junior youth leagues around St. Louis…Undecided on his concentration.