2015 (Senior): Co-captain … played in all 17 games, making four starts … tied for sixth on the team with 12 goals … her five assists were fourth on the squad … scored a season-high three goals on a win over Delaware State … enjoyed four multi-goal games … scored twice against Marist, Detroit and Kennesaw State.
2014 (Junior): Played in 18 games, starting in 15 ... Dished out four assists for four total points ... Picked up 23 ground balls and won five draw controls ... Season high three assists came vs. Colorado (Feb. 13).
2013 (Sophomore): Played in and started 15 games in her first season at Stetson ... Led the Hatters with nine assists on the season ... Was fifth on the team with 11 goals and 20 total points ... Was seventh in the Atlantic Sun with .60 assists per game ... Was 5-for-14 on free position shots ... Recorded eight ground balls, and caused six turnovers ... Was third on the team with 19 draw controls ... Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.
Prior to Stetson: Spent one year at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC.
High School: In just two seasons of lacrosse at Jensen Beach High, she posted a dominating 64 goals, 25 assists, 93 ground balls and 64 caused turnovers as she earned All-District 9 and All-League first-team honors ... As a junior she was named Most Improved following the program's first season ... In addition to lacrosse, she was active for years in gymnastics, was a three-year letter winner in basketball and a one-year letter winner in cross country and track and field ... Was an honor roll student, was active with Habitat for Humanity and was a member of the Homecoming Committee.
Personal: Full name is Samantha Akl … Was born on June 16, 1993, in Boston, Mass. … Parents are Melinda and Abdo Akl … Has one brother, Antonio ... Is a chemistry major.