24 Samantha Stortini
24 Samantha Stortini
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sudbury, ONT
High School: Lockerby Composite
Position: D

2009-10: Played in 25 games, missing three due to injury but still led the defense, blocking a team-high 36 shots, the third-straight season in which she led the team in that category ... also chipped in a goal and an assist from the back line.

2008-09: Served as an assistant captain for the Bears, starting in all 29 games on defense … Finished second on the team in assists, with six, a new career high … Was also tied for fourth in points, adding one goal to bring her total to seven … Recorded a goal and an assist at St. Cloud State, helping the Bears to a shootout win over a perennially strong team … Also had two assists in a win over Northeastern on January 3 … Picked up 10 penalties for 20 minutes, and notched a team-high 33 blocked shots.

2007-08: Saw time in all 29 games for the Bears…Scored her first collegiate point in the season opener at Union on October 26…Recorded her first goal just three games later at Connecticut on November 4…Finished the year with one goal and four assists…Also had a team-high 30 blocked shots.

Before Brown: Graduate of Lockerby Composite … Captained Lockerby and was league’s leading scorer … Played club hockey for Sudbury Lady Wolves … Assistant captain of Wolves’ Midget AA team for two years, and Intermediate AA team for one … All-Star at Quebec tournament while playing for Ontario Raiders All-Star team … Also competed in track and cross country at Lockerby … Placed in top 5 at regionals in track … Named a Viking Scholar … World Issues Award winner .

Personal: Samantha Taylor Stortini is the daughter of Tim and Ruth Stortini of Sudbury, Ontario … Has a brother, Zack, who plays for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers … Enjoys working out, traveling, and shopping.