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#5 Ben Sampson
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Woodbury
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At Delaware: Looks to add depth to the Blue Hen defensive unit • second-year member of the squad • has played in three career games.

2013 Season: Saw action and started for every game this year for the Hens • Recorded five points this year with two goals and one assist • Scored goals against Manhattan and Howard • His only assist of the year came at #7 UMBC on Oct. 1 • Helped anchor a defensive unit that posted six shutouts while having a 1.18 goals against average • Team went a school best 14-5-1 and hosted its first ever NCAA Tournament game • CAA Academic Honor Roll, First team CoSIDA District II All-Academic; CAA All-Rookie Team.

2012 Season:  Started the first three games of the season for Delaware before suffering injury that kept him out of action the remainder of the year • selected to Duke's John Rennie/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team • Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. • team went 4-11-3 under head coach Ian Hennessy, losing five games by a single goal.

High School: Three-time letterwinner under head coach Joe Quintavalle at Woodbury (Minn.) High School • All-State and all-metro selection during senior season in 2011 • two-time all-conference selection in 2010 and 2011 • key contributor as a sophomore • helped team to a third place finish in the state tournament • AP Scholar and honor roll student during his prep career.

Personal: Benjamin Michael "Ben" Sampson • son of Mark and Louise Sampson • born Jan. 29, 1994 • computer engineering major at Delaware • father works for 3M • has two younger sisters, Rachel and Liz, in addition to two younger brothers, John and Scott • selected Delaware because of its engineering program and soccer team • started playing soccer at the age of five • considers his father his biggest sports influence • lived in Poland for two years as a youngster • enjoys playing pickleball and tennis in his free time.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP Goals Assists Points Shots
2013 20/20 2 1 4 10
2012 3/3 0 0 0 0
Totals 3/3 2 1 4 10
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