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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


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

06/20/2016

Setting the Record with Sam Mattice

Mattice set three school records in the 2015-16 school year

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 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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