Samantha  Pethokoukis
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Samantha Pethokoukis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Fenwick

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Twitter Handle:
@Sam_Peth

10/20/2017

Red Foxes Edge Siena In Four Set

Saints Drop Both Matchups to Marist

10/15/2017

Volleyball Drops Contest to Fairfield

Fairfield Sweeps Siena to Remain Undefeated in the MAAC

10/14/2017

Volleyball Sweeps Quinnipiac

Saints Notch First Sweep of the Season

10/01/2017

Siena Outlasts Manhattan For First MAAC Win

Siena Captures Hard Earned Five Set Victory

09/24/2017

Volleyball Swept By Niagara

Purple Eagles Take Down Siena 3-0

10/02/2017

Volleyball vs. Manhattan (10/1/17)

Volleyball vs. Manhattan (10/1/17)

08/23/2017

2017 Siena Volleyball Photo Day

2017 Siena Volleyball Photo Day

11/27/2016

Women's Volleyball Senior Day vs. Manhattan (11/6/16)

Women's Volleyball Senior Day vs. Manhattan (11/6/16)

08/23/2016

2016 Siena Volleyball Picture Day

2016 Siena Volleyball Picture Day

10/24/2015

Siena Volleyball vs Marist

Photos from Siena's 3-1 win over Marist (10/17/15)


GENERAL:
  • Athletic middle who burst onto scene as a freshman
  • Has good size and footwork at the net
  • Possesses powerful swing and good blocking ability

2016:
  • Played in 20 matches, while making 19 starts
  • Tallied a season-high 11 kills at Saint Peter's (11/13/16)
  • Had two 10-plus kill matches
  • Recorded four service aces at Fairfield (10/15/16)
  • Put up 10 blocks at Manhattan (10/1/16)
  • MAAC All-Academic Team

2015:
  • MAAC All-Academic Team
  • One of only two players to play and start in all 29 matches
  • Led the team with 14 solo blocks, 90 block assists and 104 total blocks
  • Second on the team with 274.0 total points
  • Season-high 13 kills against Marist (10/17)
  • Registered five or more blocks in eight matches

2014:
  • MAAC All-Rookie Team selection
  • Named MAAC Rookie of the Week (10/21)
  • Started 23 of 26 matches played and finished second on team with .284 attack percentage
  • Second on team with 82 blocks and 1.0 blocks per set
  • Tallied season-high nine kills three times
  • Had nine kills and season-high seven blocks in sweep of Saint Peter's (10/18)

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Enjoyed stellar senior season at Fenwick where she was team captain and MVP
  • Suburban Life 2013 Cook County All-Area team pick, selected to play in the 2013 Illinois High School Girls Volleyball All-Star Game by SportstownChicago.com and named one of the top-50 volleyball players in Illinois by the Chicago Sun Times
  • An excellent student, earned Academic First Honors
  • South suburban Michio Chicago club team finished sixth in the 2013 USAV Junior Nationals in Dallas

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Daughter of John and Sara Pethokoukis
  • Sister Gabriella is a junior volleyball at Villanova who has persevered through battle with cancer (Burkitt Lymphoma)
  • Has a younger brother Nicholas and a younger sister, Sophia
  • An undecided arts major who enters year with 3.49 GPA

COACH PIERRE SAYS:
    "Sam is an athletic and consistent middle who can hit at all angles. We will again count on her heavily for the block and on offense. She is one of the best blockers of the team.."

GETTING TO KNOW SAMANTHA:

    Nickname: Sam
    Major: Economics
    Instagram Handle: sampeth
    What I like most about Siena: The small class sizes and athletic program
    What I like most about Siena volleyball: The dedication that all the players have
    What I like most about coach Pierre: He is laid-back and funny
    Other Siena sports I follow: Women's basketball and softball
    Player I most relate to on the team: Briana Flagg
    My goal for the upcoming season: To win the MAAC Championship again
    My hobbies are: Volleyball, hanging out with friends and spending time with my family
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Australia
    My biggest fan: My mother
    My before match routine: Stretch a lot
    Person I look up to the most: My older sister, Gabby
    Three words that describe me: Loyal, Responsible, Loving
    Sport I always wanted to try: Lacrosse
    If I could have any pet, I would have: My puppy, Winnie
    My dream car: Audi R8
    Future Plans: I want to move to Boston when I'm older

    Favorites

    Reality TV show: Scandal
    Vacation spot: Cancun, Mexico
    Color: Pink
    Ice cream: Cookie Dough
    App: Snapchat
    Animal: Dolphin
    Food: Sushi
    Movie: Zoolander
    Song: Partition by Beyonce
    Pro athlete: Sydney Leroux
    Pro team: Bulls
    Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

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