AS A JUNIOR: MAAC All-Academic Team...Started all 17 games at outside back...Helped lead Siena to the top defense in the league (0.94 goals allowed)...Had one assist.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 19 games at outside back...Had one assist, the game winner at Holy Cross (9/24).
AS A FRESHMAN: Started six of 17 games.
BEFORE SIENA: A four year varsity starter at Comsewogue...Earned All-State recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named team MVP at the conclusion of her junior and senior seasons...Was a All-Long Island selection as a senior...An All-Conference recipient as a freshman...Lettered in track and earned All-League honors.
PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1989...Daughter of Richard and Lorraine Butzke...Has a younger brother, Joshua...Has an older sister Eva is a senior at George Washington University...Aspires to attend medical school after Siena.
KARBOWSKI ON BUTZKE: "Sam is a brilliant defender with a great feel for the game, patience and confidence on the ball and tremendous timing on tackles. She is very consistent and reliable in her play and has developed more confidence to attack from the back."