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Samuel Lacey Australia Soccer Athlete
Samuel Lacey Since I have been playing soccer for more than a decade it has been, and is, a large part of my life. It is something I would definitely want to continue after finishing school. Seeing as soccer is not a guaranteed career, I believe that It is also important however, to obtain a good education and there are many fields of interest to me that I would consider studying beyond high school. So, playing college soccer is something I would love to do as it would combine my passion for soccer as well as for learning and give pathways into a future career, whatever it may eventually be.
Personal Date of Birth: Address: Sex: Height: Weight:
11-21-1995 6 Mingara Ave, Stonyfell, SA, 5066 Male 5â€™11â€? 148lbs
Academics High School: Current Year:
Pembroke Year 11
Currently studying International Baccalaureate Diploma comprising of high level Maths, high level Physics, standard level Chemistry, standard level English, standard level French, high level Economics, and Theory of Knowledge.
“Sam will be a valuable team athlete for the college he chooses to attend.” Ash Smith Executive Director Athletes USA
Athletic info Sport: Current Club: Current Coach:
Soccer Metro Stars Ricky Petropolous
20m Sprint: Standing Right Foot Jump: Standing Left Foot Jump: Standing Two Feet Jump: Juggling: Beep Test: VO2Max Max Cycle Power
3.2secs 1.85m 1.90m 2.04m 1375 13.6 64 827
Achievements and Teams 2006
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2009 Gold Medal FFSA u12 Cup (with Adelaide City FC) Vice Captain Adelaide City u11 White Trialist FFSA Eastern Zone u11 Representative Marryatville Primary School Open SAPSASA KO (as a 10yr old v. 13U)
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Silver Medal Kanga Cup International Youth Football Tournament u12, Canberra (with Adelaide City losing final to Singok, Korea) Gold Medal FFSA u12 Cup (with Adelaide City undefeated) Premiership FFSA u12 McDonalds Junior Premier League (with Adelaide City - undefeated) Premiership Comets u13 Summer 7 – A – Side (with West Sharks – undefeated) Academy FFSA u12 West Round of 16 SAPSASA KO (with Marryatville Primary School) Captain Marryatville Primary School Year 6/7 A in EZPSSA Div 1 Captain Marryatville Primary School Open SAPSASA KO Referee - u8 Adelaide City White v Cumberland, 25/03/2007- u8 Adelaide City White v Adelaide City Grey, 3/06/2007 Telstra Football Anytime Advanced Course Representative FFSA Eastern Zone 12U Representative Adelaide South East SAPSASA District Team Final 26 Trialist SAPSASA State Team Trialist 2008 FFSA 13U State Team
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Premiership FFSA u13 McDonalds Junior Premier League (with Adelaide City) Silver Medal FFSA u13 Cup (with Adelaide City) Silver Medal FFSA u13 State Talent Identification Championships Gold Medal SAPSASA State Championships (with East Adelaide – winning 10 from 10 games) Captain, Best and Fairest, and Leading Goal Scorer Pembroke Year 7A Representative FFSA East Zone 13U Representative East Adelaide SAPSASA District Team
Gold Medal Kanga Cup International Youth Football Tournament u14, Canberra, (with Adelaide City) Premiership FFSA u14 Junior Premier League (with Adelaide City) Silver Medal FFSA u14 Cup (with Adelaide City) Captain, and Best and Fairest Pembroke Year 8A Full Scholarship AFS/COALAR to Brasilis FC Academy, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Captain Pembroke Year 9A
Debut Senior Match u19 for White City FC at 15 years of age Selected for Metro Stars u19 Team at 15 years of age
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Trained with Auzielle FC, Toulouse, France Gold Medal FFSA u19 Cup (with Metro Stars) Finalist FFSA u19 Super League (with Metro Stars) Selected for Metro Stars Reserve Grade Train on Squad
Additional Information 1. Cross Country Nationals As a junior, I twice represented South Australia at the Australian Cross Country Championships. On the second occasion I ran the anchor leg for the team. I set the state’s fastest time, ran the eighth fastest time overall, and brought the team home for a Bronze Medal.
2. Kanga Cup The Kanga Cup is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest international youth soccer tournament. It is held annually in the nation’s capital, Canberra. It attracts teams from all parts of Australia, New Zealand, Asia and other parts of the world. I competed twice in the week long event, losing the final to a Korean team in 2007 and winning in 2009.
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FFSA A Grade State Junior Cup Winner FFSA A Grade State Junior Cup Runner Up FFSA A Grade State Junior Premiership Winner Kanga Cup A Grade Winner Kanga Cup A Grade Runner Up School Team Captain District Representative Zone Representative State Talent ID Championship Runner Up SAPSASA State Championship Winner
4. Brazil As a 13 year old, I was awarded a fully funded trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to further my soccer career. Along with 12 other Australian players aged between 13 and 17, I spent 6 weeks at Brazilis FC. We trained twice a day, every day. It was a great experience and really improved my touch, ball control and understanding of the game. It was also very challenging, travelling to the other side of the world and living relatively independently, a challenge which helped develop my character
5. SASI Cycling In 2011, I was awarded a scholarship to the South Australian Sports Institute for cycling. After extensive trials and assessment, I was selected as one of 9 recipients from 5000 students. Adelaide is the home of cycling in Australia. This was an amazing experience and I was fortunate enough to be coached by 2012 London Olympian Glenn O’shea, the SASI Head Coach, and Australian National Team Coach Tim Decker. I learnt so much and was extremely busy. I would train and play soccer on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, then train and race on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. At the end of the year I had to decide between the two sports as the commitment required for both was extensive and I was moving into my final senior years at high school. I chose soccer.
Why should a coach choose you for their team? I believe that a coach should choose me for their team as I always give 110% every time in both trainings and games. I feel that I bring good voice and communication to any team and am able to use my experience to assist myself in adapting to any style or structure that a particular coach may choose to play. Over the past 12 years Iâ€™ve played, I have developed skills in all areas of playing and would be a great asset to any team. My passing precision, goal assists, creativity and shooting are strong attributes. I donâ€™t turn the ball over.
What makes you different to other players? What makes me different from other players is my work-rate. In everything I have done throughout my life, whether it be in sport, school or any other area, I always make sure I give my fullest to ensure I obtain the best results I possibly can. I also believe that my vision and mind set during play is different from other playersâ€™ both in knowing what do to on the field with the ball and without.
How hard do you work on your goals? Whenever I set myself a goal, I do everything I can to achieve it. Whether it is in school and working diligently day in, day out or in sports and putting in whatever extra work is necessary to carry out that task.
College Goals In college, I would ideally complete at least a degree in some field of engineering or the likes of, and potentially continue further studies as well as playing soccer, representing the college team and winning, hopefully aiding them in attaining the best results possible throughout my time there.
Life Goals In life, I have many short and long term goals, some of which are to continue playing soccer at the highest level I can for as long as I can, to graduate from college and potentially continue with further studies, to finish the Kona Ironman, travel the world, and in short try to do almost everything there is to do in life.
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Club Record Holder u10 400m Magill Little Athletics Club (1:10.3 – 15/01/06) 1st Place u10 60m Hurdles 2006 Little Athletics South Australian Multi Event Championships District Champion u12 800m 2007 Bronze Medal u12 4 x 100m Relay 2007 SAPSASA State Championships Achilles Cup Winner u16 2008 Pembroke Athletics Team Silver Medal u15 2008 SSSSA 50km Relay Gold Medal u15 2010 SSSSA 50km Relay
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District Champion 2005 u10 SAPSASA District Champion 2006 u11 SAPSASA District Champion 2007 u12 SAPSASA Gold Medal u10 2005 Little Athletics South Australian Championships Bronze Medal u10 2005 SAPSASA South Australian Championships Bronze Medal u11 2006 SAPSASA South Australian Championships South Australian Representative at Australian Championships 2005 and 2006 Bronze Medal u11 Team 2006 Australian Championships, Hobart, Tasmania 8th Fastest u11 1500m 2006 Australian Championships, Hobart, Tasmania Gold Medal 2008 u14 Team Athletics South Australia, Schools Cross Country Championships Gold Medal 2009 u14 Team SASSSA South Australian Championships School Cross Country Champion 2012 Colors Award 2012 for Excellence in Cross Country
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Scholarship 2011 South Australian Sports Institute Silver Medal 2011 SSSSA Schools Tour C Grade Gold Medal 2012 Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series
1st Place u11 Division 2 2006 South Australian Orienteering Championships Gold Medal 2006 South Australian Open Primary Teams Orienteering Championships Gold Medal 2007 South Australian Open Primary Teams Orienteering Championships Fastest Individual Time 2008 South Australian Open Primary Teams Orienteering Championships Gold Medal 2009 South Australian Junior Secondary Teams Orienteering Championships Fastest Individual Time 2010 South Australian Junior Secondary Teams Orienteering Championships
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Silver Medal u20 2011 SASSSA South Australian Mixed Teams Championship Gold Medal u19 2011/12 JT Cycles Triathlon Championship Short Course Rd 4 Gold Medal u16 2011/12 JT Cycles Triathlon Championship and Rd 5South Australian Triathlon Championships Long Course Gold Medal u16 2011/12 JT Cycles Triathlon Championship Long Course Rd 6 Gold Medal u20 2012 SASSSA South Australian Mixed Teams Championship
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Silver Medal u10 2005 South Australian Beach Volleyball Championships Gold Medal u11 2006 South Australian Beach Volleyball Championships Gold Medal u11 2006 South Australian Indoor Volleyball Championships Semi Finalist Open Primary 2007 South Australian Beach Volleyball Championships Gold Medal Open Primary 2008 South Australian Beach Volleyball Championships Open A Debut Pembroke Senior School 1st Team (as Yr 10 age 15, 04/01/11)
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