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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

2017 statistics

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.