The 6-foot-3 senior guard has led the Monarchs to a 28-2 record and a berth in the Open Division state tournament against Palisades, scheduled for March 13. The state's returning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Samuelson is averaging 29.5 po
Samuelson has maintained a 4.26 weighted GPA in the classroom.
A volunteer coach and counselor for the Kiernan/Mater Dei Camp of Champions, she has donated her time as an assistant and entertainer at the Boo Bash Dance and Dinner for special needs children. She has also participated in multiple community service init
G: What is your team motto?
KS: Always Family.
G: What one piece of advice do you have for freshman about being a successful high school student athlete?
KS: Just to keep working hard in your sport and always put school first because if you fall behind in classes then you could end up ruining your athletic career too.
G: What is your favorite highlight from this year?
KS: Traveling to Arizona with my team and being able win the Nike TOC with them.
G: What training habit has the most impact on your performance?
KS: Shooting everyday so that my shot stays consistent.
G: What have you learned from your coach that you will never forget?
KS: To not only play as hard as I can at all times, but to most importantly have fun doing it.