9 - Samantha Zoltanski
Samantha Zoltanski
Height: 5-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bridgeton, Mo.
High School: Pattonville HS
Position: Defender

2013: Appeared in three games for the Lions as a senior playing in games against Augustana (S.D.), Nebraska-Kearney and Northwest Missouri...Notched one shot on the season at home against Augustana (S.D.).

2012: Appearing in 17 games as a sophomore for the Lions, Zoltanski started eight games at defender...Helped Southern shut out a pair of opponents against Nebraska-Kearney and Northwest Missouri while recording three shots on the year with one shot on goal in a 6-3 win at Lindenwood.

In 2011: Coming off a knee injury her freshman year Zoltanski saw action in 19 matches, starting in 10, for the Lions...she scored one goal, a game winner, in overtime as the Lions downed visiting Northwest Missouri State 2-1 in double overtime...Samantha was also part of the defensive squad that shut out four Lions opponents on the season including a 1-0 victory over Southwest Baptist in the first round of the MIAA Post-Season Tournament in Kansas City.

In 2010: Redshirted the season after a knee injury

In High School: Played four years for the Pattonville Pirates ... was a first-team All-Conference selection in 2009 and earned All-Conference Honorable-Mention honors in 2008 ... had helped lead the Pirates to three consecutive Conference titles, along with a District championship and a third-place State finish in 2009 ... also played at Pattonville HS with current Lion teammate Candis Clark.

Personal: Major is mass communication ... born April 7, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Tom and Nina Zoltanski.