2014: Appeared in three games for the Black Knights in his junior season ... registered a ground ball and caused turnover at VMI on Feb. 16 ... saw action against Furman (Feb. 22) and Holy Cross (March 8) as well.
2013: Close defenseman who appeared in five games as a rookie ... recorded one ground ball and one caused turnover in the Black Knights' 14-7 win at rival Navy (Apr. 13) ... did not figure statistically in his four previous games played opposite Manhattan (Feb. 13), VMI (Feb. 16), Michigan (Mar. 2) and Lafayette (Mar. 23) ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
Prior to West Point: Played under head coach Mike Block at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory high school ... earned All-America honors from US Lacrosse and the Texas State High School Lacrosse League ... served as a team captain ... garnered all-state and all-district honors ... named the South District's Most Valuable Player ... led Strake Jesuit in assists (14), ground balls (148) and takeaways (59) as a senior ... standout all-conference football player as well.
Personal: Samuel Francis Finney was born on Dec. 3, 1993, in McAlester, Okla. ... son of Troy and Julie Finney ... comes from a big family with five siblings - Luke, Sean, Kendra, Clare and Max ... Sean attended the U.S. Naval Academy ... enjoys hunting, fishing, climbing and traveling ... began playing lacrosse in third grade ... family spent time living in South American ... major is Art, Philosophy and Literature.