12 Samantha Knight
12 Samantha Knight
Height: 5-7
Year: R-Sophomore
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
High School: Carl Sandburg HS
Position: S
m 30
k/s 0.16
h % .141
a/s 6.49
b/s 0.02
sa/s 0.32
d/s 2.52

2017: Ranked seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference with 6.49 assists per set ... Led Cougars and finished seventh in the OVC in service aces per set (0.32) ... Tops on the team in double-doubles with 16k, including  40 assists and 17 digs at hiome against Southeast Missouri ... Her 38 service aces were No. 100 nationally at the NCAA Division I level ... Moved up to eighth on the all-time in career assists (1,325) ... Set career high with 40 assists against Southeast Missouri (10/7) ... Recorded career-best four service aces twice vs. Georgia State (99) and Seattle (9/15).

2016: Moved into the starting lineup midseason and made 14 starts in a 6-2 offense ... Finished season with 553 assists (4.73 assists per set) ... Posted eight double-doubles during the season in assists and digs, including a 19-assist, 14-dig effort in the championship match of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament ... Recorded double-digit assists in 27 of 30 matches with a season high of 27 against Southeast Missouri (11/4) and Austin Peay (11/18) in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament ... Helped the Cougars set school record for Division I wins in a season (22) and Ohio Valley Conference wins (13)  ... Helped SIUE advanced to the OVC Tournament finals.

2015: Sat out season with an injury.

Prep: Team captain and Most Valuable Player of her team as a senior ... Named best server on the team as a junior and was a two-time All-Tournament performer at the Plainfield North Tournament ... Competed for the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club, which is ranked in the top five nationally ... Great decision maker on the court and has tremendous court awareness ... Daughter of Joe and Tina Knight.

Recent Games
Nov 1 Eastern Illinois W, 3-0
Nov 4 at Tennessee State W, 3-0
Nov 10 at Southeast Missouri W, 3-2
Nov 11 at UT Martin W, 3-2
Nov 16 vs. Eastern Illinois L, 3-1
Nov 29 vs. Arkansas State L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 16
Sets 119 68
Kills 19 9
Kills per set 0.16 0.13
Errors 7 3
Total Attacks 85 44
Hitting Percentage .141 .136
Assists 772 428
Assists per set 6.49 6.29
Service Aces 38 19
Service Errors 25 12
Service Aces per set 0.32 0.28
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 300 162
Digs per set 2.52 2.38
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 2 1
Block Total 2 1
Blocks per set 0.02 0.01
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 20 12
Points 58.0 28.5
Points per set 0.5 0.4
Matches started 30 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 25 vs. Toledo W, 3-2 1 5 0 0 4 .000 39 0 1 0 13 0 1 0 1 2 0.5
Aug 26 at Purdue Fort Wayne W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 2 .000 19 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Aug 26 vs. Quinnipiac W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 3 .000 21 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 3.0
Sep 1 Wright State W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 3 .000 26 2 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 2 Tulsa L, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 17 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 2 UMKC W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 21 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 8 at Chattanooga L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 4 .000 22 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 vs. Georgia State W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 5 .400 22 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 6.0
Sep 9 vs. Jackson State W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 2 .000 22 2 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 15 Seattle U W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 26 4 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 16 Montana W, 3-1 1 4 2 1 6 .167 31 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 16 UIC W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 21 1 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
Sep 22 at Austin Peay L, 3-2 1 5 0 0 0 - 31 1 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 3 1.0
Sep 23 at Murray State L, 3-2 1 5 0 3 6 -.500 33 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Sep 27 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 21 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 30 Belmont W, 3-2 1 5 0 0 3 .000 26 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 6 UT Martin W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 4 .250 28 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 3.0
Oct 7 Southeast Missouri W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 6 .000 40 3 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 2 3.0
Oct 13 at Eastern Kentucky W, 3-2 1 5 1 0 2 .500 25 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 14 at Morehead State W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 21 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 20 Jacksonville State W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 2 .500 27 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 21 Tennessee Tech W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 24 2 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 27 Murray State W, 3-2 1 5 0 0 4 .000 31 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 28 Austin Peay L, 3-2 1 5 1 0 3 .333 31 0 2 0 14 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Nov 1 Eastern Illinois W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 2 .000 17 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 4 at Tennessee State W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 22 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 10 at Southeast Missouri W, 3-2 1 5 1 0 3 .333 24 2 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 3.0
Nov 11 at UT Martin W, 3-2 1 5 1 0 3 .333 27 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Nov 16 vs. Eastern Illinois L, 3-1 1 4 0 1 3 -.333 31 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Nov 29 vs. Arkansas State L, 3-1 1 4 2 0 3 .667 26 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 30 117 10 0.09 5 50 .100 553 4.73 17 0.15 219 1.87 0 1 1 0.01 27.5 0.2
2017-18 30 119 19 0.16 7 85 .141 772 6.49 38 0.32 300 2.52 0 2 2 0.02 58.0 0.5
2018-19 18 66 12 0.18 6 66 .091 342 5.18 1 0.02 99 1.50 0 9 9 0.14 17.5 0.3
Total 78 302 41 0.14 18 201 .114 1667 5.52 56 0.19 618 2.05 0 12 12 0.04 103.0 0.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 119 19 0.16 7 85 .141 772 6.49 38 0.32 300 2.52 0 2 2 0.02 58.0 0.5
Conference 16 68 9 0.13 3 44 .136 428 6.29 19 0.28 162 2.38 0 1 1 0.01 28.5 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 54 8 0.15 1 40 .175 366 6.78 23 0.43 137 2.54 0 0 0 0.00 31.0 0.6
Away 10 43 6 0.14 4 25 .080 245 5.70 7 0.16 102 2.37 0 1 1 0.02 13.5 0.3
Neutral 6 22 5 0.23 2 20 .150 161 7.32 8 0.36 61 2.77 0 1 1 0.05 13.5 0.6
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Wins 23 89 14 0.16 2 64 .188 581 6.53 35 0.39 221 2.48 0 1 1 0.01 49.5 0.6
Losses 7 30 5 0.17 5 21 .000 191 6.37 3 0.10 79 2.63 0 1 1 0.03 8.5 0.3
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August 3 12 1 0.08 1 9 .000 79 6.58 2 0.17 25 2.08 0 1 1 0.08 3.5 0.3
September 13 50 7 0.14 5 35 .057 319 6.38 23 0.46 124 2.48 0 1 1 0.02 30.5 0.6
October 8 33 6 0.18 0 25 .240 227 6.88 10 0.30 90 2.73 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.5
November 6 24 5 0.21 1 16 .250 147 6.13 3 0.13 61 2.54 0 0 0 0.00 8.0 0.3