6 Samantha Bono
6 Samantha Bono
Birth Date: 12/20/1988
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oxford, Mich.
High School: Oxford
Position: Midfield

2009: Played in all 19 matches and started 17 times...named Academic All-MIAA...ranked second on the team with 15 points and six goals...took 46 shots with 25 on goal (.543)...scored the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win against Huntington on Sept. 16...netted a hat trick on three shots on goal in her third match as a Bulldog coming Sept. 5 at Anderson in a 7-0 win...scored a goal at Trine in an 8-1 win on Oct. 10...had a goal and assist in a 5-0 win over Rochester on Oct. 27...ranked eighth in the MIAA in shots per game (2.42).

Prior to AC: Played two years at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan...saw action in six games and fired two shots on the season as a sophomore...played in seven games as a freshman...named Academic All-Summit League both seasons.

Personal: Majoring in athletic training and psychology...born in Normal, Illinois on December 20, 1988...daughter of Mike and Patrice Bono...attended Oxford High School graduating in 2007...four-year letterwinner in soccer for head coach John Thaler...named First Team All-League and All-District over her first three seasons...named four-time scholar-athlete...scored 23 goals as a junior, finishing among the top-five in Oakland County and earning honorable mention all-state honors...team MVP is 2006 as well as a First Team All-Metro pick...played club soccer for the Vardar Stars in Rochester...member of the National Honor Society...named Helen Smith Award winner as Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year at Oxford in 2007...leading scorer in school’s history...favorite sports team is the Detroit Red Wings...favorite athletes are Mia Hamm and Pavel Datsyuk...favorite TV shows are The Office, Family Guy and Hannah Montana.