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Sam Raben
Sam  Raben

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Greenwood Village, Colo.

High School:
Cherry Creek HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Position:
Defender

09/23/2017

No. 4 Deacs Top Wolfpack behind Second-Half Surge

Wake Forest scored three goals in a span of less than eight minutes, including two within 20 seconds to beat NC State, 3-0.

09/09/2017

No. 2 Wake Forest Takes Down No. 8 Louisville, 3-1

The Demon Deacons opened ACC play with a big road victory, scoring three unanswered goals.

02/05/2015

Wake Forest Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

Deacons have the ninth best recruiting class in the nation

03/23/2016

#DeacsInSpain: Men's Soccer Visits Spain - Trip Recap

Check out the one-stop spot to relive Wake Forest's 2016 spring break trip to Madrid and Barcelona from March 4 to March 13.

12/11/2016

National Championship: Wake Forest vs. Stanford

Wake Forest vs. Denver December 11, 2016

12/09/2016

College Cup: Wake Forest vs. Denver

Wake Forest took on Denver in the national semifinals on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

12/08/2016

A Season in Photos: 2016 Wake Forest Men's Soccer

Memorable images from the Demon Deacons' run to the College Cup

12/03/2016

Elite Eight: Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech

Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 2-0 in the Elite Eight to advance to the program's first College Cup since 2009.

11/27/2016

Sweet 16: Wake Forest vs. SIUE

Jon Bakero scored twice as Wake Forest defeated SIUE 2-1 on Nov. 27 at Spry Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight.

Sam Raben profile


2016 (Sophomore)
Started all 25 games Wake Forest played in 2016, which means he's now started all 47 games the Demon Deacons have played since he arrived before the 2015 season ... Provided three assists on the season, giving the primary assist on Ema Twumasi's game-winning bicycle kick against Cal Poly (Aug. 28) that made SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Day at No. 5 and assisted on Jon Bakero's game-winner against FIU (Sept. 20) ... Also assisted on a goal in the Oct. 15 victory over then-No. 2 Louisville.

2015 (Freshman)
Started all 22 games on defense for Wake Forest ... Did not record a point on the season and only attempted one shot on the year ... Was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 20 after helping Wake Forest shut out North Carolina, ending its 16-game unbeaten streak ... Helped Wake Forest record 12 shutouts on the season and a stellar 0.58 goals against average on the season ... Also assisted with Wake Forest's five-game shutout streak that tied the program record for most consecutive shutouts ... Was on the back line for the second-longest shutout streak in program history that lasted 543 minutes from Oct. 2 through Oct. 20 ... Finished the season on Top Drawer Soccer's Top 100 Freshmen in the Nation list at No. 13 after checking in at No. 13 in the midseason release.

High School/Club
Attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo. ... Played in the Colorado Rapids Academy ... State Cup Champion (2011-12) ... Region IV Semi-Finalist in 2012 ... U.S. Soccer National Cup Champion in 2010 ... Named second team All-State and All-Conference in 2012 ... Starting varsity centerback in 2012 and named captain in 2013.

Personal
Son of David and Carrie Raben ... Sister Lizzy Raben plays soccer at Duke and played in the College Cup Final in 2015.

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