2009: Saw action in 14 matches this season, playing in 23 sets....posted 18 kills on the season...had a season-high 4 kills at Ohio State (11/21) and Iowa (11/27)...dished out 22 assists with a season-high 9 assists vs. Minnesota (10/02)...served up one ace.
2008: Played in 24 matches, starting 17 ... served up 15 aces, including season-high three aces vs. Utah (9/13) ... recorded a career-high .727 hitting percentage (8-0-11) vs. Iowa (10/3) ... posted a career-high 14 attempts twice at Indiana (9/27) and vs. Wisconsin (10/17).
2007 (Syracuse): Saw action in 21 matches, playing 43 games ... ranked second on the team with 6.40 assists per game ... posted 1.21 kills and 1.23 digs per game to go with 11 service aces and 26 blocks ... recorded a season-high 10 kills and added two block assists against Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... hit career-high .857 with six kills on seven swings against Holy Cross ... also served up season-best three aces against Holy Cross ... dished out 10 or more assists 13 times, including a season-high 37 at Binghamton... added 30 assists, six digs and a career-high five blocks at Cincinnati ... tallied nine digs against Ole Miss and at Binghamton.
2006 (Syracuse): Played in 32 matches, starting 18 ... ranked second on the team with 164 assists, 2.13 per game ... tallied 1.82 kills per game, 0.92 digs per game, 35 blocks and 14 service aces ... recorded double-doubles against UC Riverside (13 kills, 12 digs) and Villanova (10 kills, 11 assists) ... posted double-digit kill tallies five times and double-digit assist totals six times ... recorded five kills in her collegiate debut against Eastern Washington ... set career-highs with 12 digs and five service aces against UC-Riverside ... led team with 11 kills, while posting three block assists against Sacramento State ... tallied 11 kills and put up a season-high four block assists against Temple ... dished out a season-high 28 assists against Notre Dame ... posted season-best 15 kills against Connecticut.
High School: Team captain her junior and senior seasons at Francis Libermann Catholic High School ... named to the Region 5 All-Star team ... earned MVP honors during the Provincial Championships her junior and senior years ... named team MVP her final three seasons ... received Exceptional Athletic Achievement Award from the Toronto Catholic District School Board ... also a member of the basketball, soccer and track and field teams ... member of the Scarborough Falcons Volleyball club and Canadian Junior National team (2005).
Personal: Full name is Samantha Kaylan Ainsworth ... born May 19, 1988 ... parents are Mark and Sylvia Ainsworth ... father played volleyball at Rutgers and York ... mother played basketball and volleyball at York ... has one brother, Graydon, who plays on the volleyball team at IPFW ... plans on majoring in art history.