2012 (Freshman Season): Played in all 19 games for the Huskies and started in mid in 16 contests... Scored a goal in her first three collegiate games and finished the season with nine points on four goals and one assist... Registered two game-winning shots... Scored her first collegiate goal with the game-winner over Vermont (8/19)... Found the back of the net against Boston College (9/24)... Recorded the game-winning shot against Maine (9/26)... Scored a goal in Connecticut's 3-2 win over DePaul (9/28).
Before UConn: The 5-7 forward that led her high school team to two State Championships as she earned All-League and All-Section honors her four years at John Jay High School... McGuire earned numerous accolades throughout her high school career, including 2010 ESPN All-American, 2011 NSCAA All-American, 2008-11 All-League, 2008-11 Elks Club Player of the Year and the 2011 New York Sportswriters Co-Player of the Year... She was a team captain her senior year and led the team in scoring with 105 goals throughout her four years... McGuire also earned the 2010 Exemplary Character and Citizenship Award.
Personal: Samantha Erin is the daughter of Ernest McGuire and Debbie Bayer ... Has two brothers, EJ and Sean, and three sisters, Ashley, Caitlin, and Paige ... An exploratory major.