|High School:||McDonogh School|
First word to describe Sam is smart. This is true both off and on the field. He is double concentrating in Philosophy and Math, a subject he also serves as a university tutor. And his intellectual higher plane also can be observed with his helmet on. Sam senses and anticipates the next move, the upcoming pass, the impending opening. The team defense is better when he is in the game, and he can kick start the transition engine. The other word utilized to depict Sam is crafty. He can pick up ground balls with an uncanny smoothness, dodge and avoid checks while creating offense himself, and anticipate missed shots that can be turned into Brown's possession as he beats the opposing attackmen to the endline. Sam has been relied upon at both close defense and long-stick midfield since he arrived to Brown, and he will continue to play a multi-faceted role for us in 2012, including serving as a vocal and exemplifying leader...2011: Started 12 of 14 games played…His 37 ground balls ranked second on the Brown team…Scored a goal against Penn and handed out an assist vs. Cornell…Had five ground balls against Duke, Yale, Penn and St. Joseph’s…registered five caused turnovers against Duke…2010: Earned four starts while playing in 13 games…Picked up 17 ground balls, including five against St. Joseph’s and four in Brown’s win over Cornell…Secondary School Background: A graduate of the McDonogh School where he lettered in lacrosse, and also competed in basketball and football… Lacrosse Team Captain… Named All-County and All-MIAA… Also named a MSLCA All-Star and Digital Sports All-Metro… Second Team All-State… Was on the high school Tewaarton watch list and named a Baltimore Sun Player to Watch… Also selected to play in the Under Armour Underclassman games for two years… Played club lacrosse for the Maryland Lacrosse Club… Member of the honor roll… Personal: The son of Darren and Heather Ford… Has an older brother, Robby and a younger brother, Ryan… Enjoys playing the fife, watching sports, and reading… Concentrating in Philosophy and Math.