Looks to add depth to the Blue Hen defensive midfield unit as a junior • third-year member of the squad • has played in 23 career games and scored two goals • CoSIDA Academic All-American candidate.
2014 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Played in all 20 games and started in 19 contests • the junior scored one goal and recorded one assist on the season • tallied his goal in UD's 6-2 win over Iona and notched his lone assist on the season in Delaware's 2-1 win over the Hofstra • launched 19 shots, which was the fifth highest total on the team • registered a season-high three shots in the Blue Hens' 3-0 win against St. Bonaventure and in Delaware's 2-1 victory over Hofstra • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American 3rd Team • Capital One/CoSIDA District II All-Academic 1st Team • Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic Team • Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Men’s Soccer.
2013 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Earned Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team honors as a redshirt freshman • CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic first team selection • saw action and started all 20 games for the Blue Hens • one of only two players to start all 20 games (Guillermo Delgado) • recorded five points on two goals and one assist • scored goals against Manhattan (Sept. 6) and Howard (Oct. 23) • lone assist of the year came in win at #7 UMBC on Oct. 1 • helped anchor a defensive unit that posted six shutouts while having a 1.18 goals against average • helped lead the Blue Hens to one of their finest seasons in school history with a record of 14-5-1 and an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament for head coach Ian Hennessy • member of the Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll.
2012 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
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 • CAA Academic Honor Roll • team went 4-11-3 under Hennessy, losing five games by a single goal.
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.
Benjamin Michael "Ben" Sampson • son of Mark and Louise Sampson • born Jan. 29, 1994 • honor student as a computer engineering major with a minor in computer science 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 and in Singapore for six years as a youngster • enjoys playing pickleball and tennis in his free time • conducted academic research during the summer.
(GAME BY GAME)
Points: 2 vs. Manhattan (9/6/13); vs. Howard (10/23/13); vs. Iona (9/4/14)
Goals: 1 vs. Manhattan (9/6/13); vs. Howard (10/23/13); vs. Iona (9/4/14)
Shots: 3 vs. St. Bonaventure (9/7/14); vs. Hofstra (10/15/14)