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37 Sam Francis
37 Sam Francis
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Year: 2017
Hometown: Newburyport, Mass.
High School: Newburyport
Position: M

Career Statistics

2017: Played in all 18 games for the Bobcats.... Led the team and finished second in the NESCAC in faceoffs won, winning 261 out of 475 (54.98 percent).... Led the team in ground balls and finished fifth in the NESCAC with 95.... Recorded four ground balls, caused a turnover and won 13 of 17 faceoffs in Bates' 23-5 win over Roger Williams (Feb. 25).... Won 13 of 19 faceoffs and recorded two ground balls in Bates' 10-8 win at Babson (March 1).... Won a season-high 28 faceoffs and recorded nine ground balls in Bates' 23-17 win over Amherst (March 12).... Won 13 of 19 faceoffs and recorded nine ground balls in Bates' 14-7 win at Trinity (March 18).... Won 23 of 27 faceoffs and recorded a season-high 12 ground balls in Bates' 19-10 win over Hamilton (April 2).... Won 21 of 35 faceoffs and recorded four ground balls in Bates' 19-18 win at Tufts (April 18).... Dished out an assist, won 14 of 22 faceoffs and recorded eight ground balls in Bates' 24-10 win over Colby (April 26).... Won 18 of 26 faceoffs and recorded eight ground balls in Bates' 23-10 win over Plattsburgh State in the NCAA tournament (May 10).... Won 18 of 32 faceoffs and recorded nine ground balls in Bates' 26-14 win over Amherst in the NCAA tournament (May 13).

2016: Played in 14 games for the Bobcats in the midfield.... Led the team in faceoffs, winning 136 out of 252 (54 percent).... Led Bates in ground balls with 47.... Recorded four ground balls, forced a turnover and won 17 faceoffs in Bates' 12-8 win over Roger Williams (Feb. 27).... Recorded two ground balls and won six faceoffs in Bates' 19-4 win over the University of New England (March 6).... Recorded seven ground balls, caused a turnover and won 13 faceoffs at Amherst (March 12).... Recorded a season-high 10 ground balls, caused a turnover and won 18 faceoffs in Bates' 14-13 win over Keene State (March 23).... Recorded six ground balls and won 16 faceoffs in Bates' 11-8 win over Williams (March 26).... Recorded two ground balls and won 16 faceoffs against Bowdoin (April 6).... Won 18 faceoffs and recorded six ground balls in Bates' 19-18 win over Tufts (April 19).... Recorded five ground balls and won nine faceoffs in Bates' 11-7 win over Connecticut College (April 23).... Recorded four ground balls and won 13 faceoffs in Bates' 12-11 win at Colby (April 27).

2015: Played in all 17 games... Led the team in faceoffs, winning 184-305 (60.3 percent)... Ranked seventh in the NESCAC in ground balls with 87...Tallied a career-high 14 ground balls vs. the University of New England...Caused four turnovers... Registered one assist vs. Middlebury (Apr. 11). 

2014: Played in five games.... Recorded three ground balls, a caused turnover, and three shots on the year.... Won 2-of-12 faceoffs (16.7 percent) on the year.