Sam Raben
Sam  Raben


Greenwood Village, Colo.

High School:
Cherry Creek HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160



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.


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.


Wake Forest Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

Deacons have the ninth best recruiting class in the nation


#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.


NCAA Rd. 3: #1 Wake Forest 2, #19 Butler 0

The Demon Deacons clinched a berth in the NCAA quarterfinal with a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs on Nov. 26.


ACC SF: No. 1 Wake Forest 2, No. 5 Clemson 1

The Demon Deacons advanced to their second-straight ACC Championship game with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers in the semis.


National Championship: Wake Forest vs. Stanford

Wake Forest vs. Denver December 11, 2016


College Cup: Wake Forest vs. Denver

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


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

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

Sam Raben profile

2017 (Junior)
Served as the anchor of the defense, and was the only defender to start all 23 games ... Has now started all 70 games since he arrived to campus ... Recorded a pair of assists in road wins over No. 8 Louisville (Sept. 9) and NC State (Sept. 23) .. Helped Wake Forest post 13 shutouts, as well as a top-five goals-against average in the nation ... The Deacs recorded six straight shutouts for a shutout streak of more than 600 minutes, second-longest in program history ... Took eight total shots, three of them on goal ... Played the full 90 minutes or more 20 times, including in each of the final 17 games ... Led the team with more than 2,000 minutes played.

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.

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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