#15 Samantha Rubal
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy Orange HS)|
High School: Prepped at Olentangy Orange High School under head coach Katie Duy…Finished her prep career with 683 kills and 236 blocks while earning three letters…Named OCC Player of the Year and Under Armour All-American Watch List in 2016…As a senior she was named Team Captain, First Team All-District, and became the first player ever from her school to earn All-State honors (2nd Team)…Helped her squad to the State Sweet 16 as a regional semifinalist in 2016…OOHS Volleyball Offensive Award (2016), PrepVolleyball Senior Aces “The 150” (2016), Leading Candidate for PrepVolleyball.com’s Top 50 Juniors in 2015…OOHS Scholar Athlete Award (2014-16)…AVCA Phenom List (2015)…First Team All OCC (2015-16)…Second Team Central District (2015)…
Club: Helped Mintonette Sports to a National Championship in 2012 and a national runner-up finish in 2015 as the 28th seed at the Girls Junior National Championships…Led her squad to three other national top-15 finishes at GJNC.
Personal: Daughter of Ann and Joel Rubal…Has two younger sisters, Jennifer and Allison…Also recruited by Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Ohio University, Morehead State and Oakland…Her great uncle (Dan Reeves) played and coached in the NFL while participating in a combined nine Super Bowls, which is second-most in league history…Her favorite television show is Scandal…Favorite book is The Great Gatsby…Favorite movies are My Sister’s Keeper and The Blind Side.