|Hometown:||St. Louis, MO|
|High School:||Ladue Horton Watkins|
A throwback to the days of gunslingers roaming this country, Sam is ready to fire at a drop of a hat. He has one of the quickest triggers, with an explosive release of a "heavy" shot at any moment. The heat he brings is intense, and what separates Sam apart from many of the best shooters in the land is his ability to unload with both hands equally well. Having a truly two-handed attackman on the field presents multiple scheme and personnel options for our coaching staff as we can move him to either side of the field and have mirror-image plays without worrying about a drop in efficacy. With three freshmen offensive players vying for playing time with him in 2013, Sam is incredibly accommodating and he can adjust seamlessly to whomever joins him on the field. But shooting alone does not fully describe Sam or justify how he hit the 30-goal mark in 2012. Few have worked as diligently in the off seasons as Sam at becoming a stronger and more skillful offensive weapon. His advances in the weight room have been eye-opening and he has utilized his newfound mass and strength gains to become a physical dodger…2012: Second Team All-Ivy selection…Registered a hat-trick in each of Brown’s last six, scoring three goals vs. Bryant, Penn, Yale, Providence, Cornell and Dartmouth…Also had three goals vs. St. Joseph’s…Led the Brown team with 31 goals, third best in the Ivy League… With eight assists, he was Brown’s second leading scorer with 39 points… Picked-up 21 ground balls…Scored 13 goals in Ivy games to lead the Bears…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.