Samantha Sullivan was familiar with the sport of rugby for her father had played in college and in the Army but she had never played prior to her being accepted to West Point. She was a three-sport star in high school, excelling at cross country, indoor track and captained her school’s soccer team. Her twin brother, Jackson, is also attending West Point and is on the school’s track team.
Samantha walked on with the Army Women’s team her freshman year and it wasn’t long before her speed and athleticism earned her a starting role on the wing and she’s never looked back.
Army Women’s head coach, Bill LeClerc, said that “Samantha became our main strike weapon and is now the 7s program all-time try scoring leader. She was second on the team with 26 tries as a freshman, she led the team last year with 25 and again this past year with 33 tries.”
Off the field, Samantha is a member of the new Hawk Eye ID Program. She is also the first-ever West Point Military Academy Brigade Trust Captain, heading up a committee of cadets to highlight sexual assault and sexual harassment and creating a culture in which every cadet is empowered to protect their teammates.