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Samantha Rafanello ‘19 Recruiting Profile

  • Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks)
  • Redondo Beach, CA
  • Women's Volleyball
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Samantha Rafanello's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
Surfside CA
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  • 2018 Highlights

Personal Statement

    Growing up in Manhattan Beach, California you can’t help but fall in love with the game of Volleyball. For me, my passion grew most for Indoor. Throughout my volleyball career, I have experienced and overcome many difficult challenges that have assisted my growth as a person and led me to intensify my focus on becoming a successful Libero/DS, capable of playing at the college level.  I am fortunate to have been surrounded by great mentors from my basic skills trainers who taught me at a young age to my high school coaches and private coaches who continue to teach me the value of teamwork, commitment, sacrifice, and leadership. I have been told that I am a fierce and strong player who is very coachable and will work tirelessly to be the best teammate, athlete, and leader. I treasure the title of being a student-athlete and strive to maintain the balance between my academics, athletics, and community involvements.

    I'm looking for a competitive program that will be a good fit for me athletically as well as academically. I believe I not only have the talent to compete for a college team, but the character, work-ethic, and leadership skills to make a positive and significant impact on your program. I know that I have what it takes to be a leader on your team!


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional Champs
  • 2016 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    Coaches Award 2016
  • Team Awards:
    Captain 2016 season, Conference Champs
  • 2015 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    academic athletic achievement
  • Team Awards:
    Captain of the Team

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2017 Surfside CA (17-LEGENDS)
  • 2016 SG Elite
  • Notes: Captain , starter
  • 2015 Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC) (15-1 Roxy)
  • Notes: Captain, starter
  • 2014 Sunshine Volleyball Club (14-1 Southbay)
  • Notes: 1st place at LA Qualifier American Division to capture JO bid, Finished 11th overall at Junior Olympics 2015
  • 2013 Surfside volleyball Club (13 SouthBay -Gold)
  • Notes: Starting Libero , Arizona Fiesta Division Winner

Coach References

  • Private Coach
  • issac Kneubuhl
  • High School Head Coach
  • Ben DIaz
  • Other
  • Jessica Doerner
  • Private Coach
  • Alfee Reft
  • Strength
  • Eryn Rodgers

Additional Sports

  • Beach Volleyball
  • 2 Years
  • Junior Varsity Team



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High School Information

High School:
Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks)

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Spanish 3 , World History Environmental Science
AP Classes:
Yes. Geometry , Spanish 2 Heritage AP Spanish AP History
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Magma Cum Laude Spring 2016
  • Award
    • Cum Laude Fall 2015
  • Award
    • Athlete Academic achievement award 2015-2016
  • Award
    • National Honor Society 2016-present
  • Award
    • National Ambassador Honor Society 2016-present
  • Award
    • Athlete Academic achievement award 2015 -2016 -2017seasons Freshman and Sophomore Year
  • Award
    • Junior Year Coaches Award : 2016 Season Volleyball
  • Award
    • All League 2016 Volleyball Season
  • Award
    • Magma Cum Laude Fall 2016
  • Award
    • CSF member 2016 fall semester
  • Award
    • Spring 2017
  • Award
    • Fall 2017 Maxima Cum Laude Spring 2017 Magma Cum Laude Fall Semester 2017 Most inspirational player award 2017
  • Activity
    • Junior Life Guards 2011-present
  • Activity
    • Friendship Circle Volunteer 2015
  • Activity
    • 2016
  • Activity
    • American Martyrs Catholic School Fall Fair 2015 Volunteer
  • Activity
    • American Martyrs Catholic School Open House for High School 2015-2016
  • Activity
    • American Martyrs Golf Tournament ( gift bag helper
  • Activity
    • 2016)
  • Activity
    • Ambassador for Notre Dame High School 2015-present
  • Activity
    • Alter Server at our Parrish
  • Activity
    • American Martyrs
  • Activity
    • Catholic Church
  • Activity
    • Family to Family program American Martyrs Catholic Church ( adopt a family 2008-present)
  • Activity
    • DIG PINK Fundraiser at Notre Dame High school
  • Activity
    • 2016(efforts raised over $6300)
  • Activity
    • Coaches Assistant at Peak Volleyball Academy for the middle school fall of 2016-present
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    • American Martyrs Catholic School's week 2017 Assisting co-chair Friendship Circle
  • Activity
    • 2017
  • Activity
    • Immersion NDHS : volunteering at the Food Bank
  • Activity
    • homeless Shelter 2017 Member of the Christian Leadership 2017 NDHS ( peer leader)

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Statistic 2016 Junior Var
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