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Sam Mattice
Sam  Mattice

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ

High School:
Xavier College Prep

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
06/10/1996


02/16/2018

Strong Academic Fall Finish for the Toreros

37 Toreros earned academic honors for the fall semester

10/27/2016

Eight XC Runners Named to WCC All-Academic Team

The Toreros had five members on the women’s team and three on the men’s side

10/01/2016

Women's XC Team Shows Speed at Paul Short Invite

Toreros Claim 21st place out of 45 schools

09/17/2016

Sam Mattice Leads Toreros to Second Place Finish

Mattice, Andrea Hughes, and Lindsay Benster all notch top ten finishes

09/03/2016

Toreros Hit the Ground Running

Toreros Host the USD Invite September 17 at Mission Bay

10/19/2016

USD Cross-Country Invite

USD Cross-Country Invite 9/17/16

09/24/2015

Mark Covert Classic (9/5/15)

Women's cross-country's 2015 season opener at the Mark Covert Classic (Fullerton, Calif.)

09/21/2015

Aztec Invitational

The Toreros took second in both the Men's 8k and Women's 5k on September 18, at Mission Bay Park.

USD HIGHLIGHTS 
  • School Record - 10k (Track; 34:54.88, Mt. Sac Relays 4/14/16) 
  • School Record - 6k (20:23, Bronco Invite 10/17/15) 
  • School Record - 5k (17:09.5, Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge, 10/3/15) 
  • Team MVP (2015-16)
  • WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention (2015 & 2016)
  • WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll (2015 & 2016) 
  • San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month (May 2016)
JUNIOR (2016-17)
  • Limited to three fall races: the Mark Covert Classic (19:19.1), the USD Invite (2nd place; 22:24) and the Paul Short Invite (21:09)
  • Did not race in the spring due to injury
SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
  • Had a stellar sophomore campaign where she broke three school records
  • Beat her own record in the 6k (20:23), set a new record in the 5k (17:09.5), and set the 10k track record (34:54.88)
  • Became the first USD track athlete to be named San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month (May 2016)
  • Was an honorable mention selection for the WCC All-Academic Team
  • Set a new personal best in the 1500m with a time of 4:40.53
FRESHMAN (2014-15)
  • Set a school record with a time of 20:51.8 at the Bronco Invite
  • Had the top Torero time in five races: the UC Riverside Invite (21:36.9), the Paul Short Invite (21:12), The Bronco Invite (20:51.8), the WCC Championships (21:05), and the NCAA West Regionals (22:06)
  • Also raced in the Paul Short Invite (19:36.4)
  • Competed in two races in the spring before being sidelined with an injury
  • Started spring season with top Torero time in the 5000m at the Oxy Invite (17:23.56)
  • Ran personal best in the 1500m with a time of 4:41.18 at the Aztec Distance Carnival
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Attended Xavier College Prep where she ran for Coach Dave Vansickle
  • In her senior year she was team captain and was a first team All-American as she helped her team finish second in state
  • Helped her team win state championship in her sophomore and junior year
  • Finished fourth in state in her junior year 
PERSONAL
  • Born June 10, 1996 in Scottsdale, Ariz. to Melissa and Clifford Mattice
  • Chose USD for the academic reputation, the beautiful campus, and for the cross-country/track program
  • Was also recruited by Santa Clara, LMU, Marquette, Portland, and Arizona State
MAJOR: Communication Studies
VIDEO
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Day in the Life with Jay Schuyler
The real-life baseball experience
Video Thumbnail Golf: WCC's
Inside look at WCC competition
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis: Sweep
San Diego defeat Pepperdine 4-0
Video Thumbnail Softball: The Win
Toreros defeat Saint Mary's in weekend series
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Tuber
Coach Scholl introduces "Tuber" - the on campus Torero Uber
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Barista Scholl
Coach Scholl gets students ready for class by helping out at Aromas Cafe
Video Thumbnail Football: Pro Day
Toreros submit their resumes to the NFL scouts
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Portland State Win
Toreros move on to next round in CIT
Video Thumbnail Football 2018: Spring Game
Toreros play spring football game for family and friends
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Toreros vs. Aztecs
USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Post Season Run
USD vs. Hartford highlights
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
Video Thumbnail Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Video Thumbnail Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Video Thumbnail Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics

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