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Samantha Rubal

#15 Samantha Rubal

HT. 6-3
HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy Orange HS)


  • Saw action in 33 sets across 14 matches while making eight starts in the middle
  • Registered 30 kills, 24.0 blocks and five digs in her first season as a Bison
  • Totaled a season high six kills in a win over Jacksonville (11/3)
  • Picked up a season high 5.0 blocks on the road at Jacksonville (10/7)
  • Notched at least three kills in six of her eight starts

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’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)


  • 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


  • 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