Samantha Carpenter

#3 Samantha Carpenter

HT. 5'8"
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Forest City, N.C.
MAJOR Physical Education

2016 Season (Senior): Had a career season in her final season in a Buccaneer uniform as she .274 in 38 games with five home runs and 15 RBI...Posted a career-high three hits in a March 5 contest vs. Siena...In total, Carpenter put together seven multi-hit games including a 2-for-4 outing against rival Chattanooga in the SoCon Tournament...Carpenter also stole her first bases of her collegiate career during her senior season with the first coming against Tennessee State on Feb. 20...Carpenter was named to the All-SoCon Academic Team and SoCon Honor Roll at the conclusion of the season.

2015 Season (Junior):  Hit .259 in 27 games in 2015...Notched a two-hit game vs. Youngstown State in the season opener...Hit her fifth career home run in an April 3rd game at Samford...Named to the Spring Academic SoCon squad.

2014 Season (Sophomore): Started in 26 contests, including 18 at 3B... Appeared in 34 games.

2013 Season (Freshman): Appeared in 31 contests for ETSU, receiving a starting nod in all but two... Batted .244 with 20 hits, while slugging .390.

Prior to ETSU:  Lettered in both softball and volleyball at Chase High School...Earned eight athletic letters playing both sports...Named to six all-conference teams in high school (three in each sport)...In her senior season in volleyball she collected over 125 kills...Batted over .450 during her junior and senior seasons...Named Player of the Year in both volleyball and softball.

Personal:  Born September 18, 1994... daughter of Jimmy and Shelia Melton... plans to major in Physical Education.

Career Highs Hitting: Hits: 3, 2x last vs. Siena (March 5, 2016), Runs: 2, 5x last vs. Kennesaw State (March 13, 2016), Home Runs: 2 vs. Kent State (Feb. 8, 2013), RBI: 4 vs. Kent State (Feb. 8, 2013), SBs: 1, 2x last vs. Morehead State (March 5, 2016).