WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 10, 2018)- During halftime of the Tars 1-0 win over Palm Beach Atlantic, on Saturday, October 6, Rollins Women's Soccer Head Coach Alicia Schuck presented former Tars' midfielder Samantha Collin with the Ashley Waplinger Award. Every season the Ashley Waplinger Award is given to a Rollins Women's Soccer Graduate who displayed outstanding enthusiasm, dedication, and discipline, acted as an inspiration, and constantly provided encouragement, during her career as a Rollins Tar.
Sam appeared in 66 games during her four years with the Tars, starting 25. She scored four goals while earning six assists during her time in the Blue and Gold. While at Rollins Sam was named CoSIDA Academic All-District, and Third Team Academic All-American. Sam was a constant presence on both the Athletic Director and SSC Conference Commissioner's Honor Rolls. During the Tars run to the NCAA National Championship game in 2014 Sam earned the prestigious Elite 89 Award, given to the player with the highest GPA at all of the NCAA's Championship events. Sam earned her degree in Physics, graduating in 2017.
Head Coach Alicia Schuck says, "Sam Collin is a special person in our history of Rollins Women's soccer. Her influence to build our team culture through constant companionship, care, and love for her teammates made a profound effect on our program. Sam gave the best motivating toasts at team meals, laughed continually, and played a gorgeous style of soccer in the center midfield. One of her on-field special moments was during her freshman campaign when she scoring a game-changing goal against Tampa in the NCAA's as the clock was expiring to send us into OT. This was a monumental moment towards her sophomore appearance in the National Championship run. Sam is a brilliant individual and we are extremely proud of her and deserving of this outstanding award."
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