2014: Started 10 games for the Black Knights in his junior season ... named an honorable mention All-American by the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association ... All-Patriot League Second Team selection ... second in the nation in save percentage (.622) ... held every opponent to single digits on the scoreboard ... went 7-3 and had 27 ground balls ... recorded a 5.43 goals against average with 51 goals allowed with 84 saves ... anchored a defense that was the top-ranked defense at the end of the year ... had two games with 10 or more saves ... posted 10 against Holy Cross in a 13-3 win, playing just over 50 minutes on March 8 ... finished with a season best 16 at second-ranked Loyola on March 15 ... recorded nine saves against Rutgers (March 4), Bucknell (March 29) and Boston University (Apr. 5) ... allowed season-low two goals twice during the season ... Furman scored only twice on Feb. 22 in a 12-2 win for Army with Somers playing 54 minutes ... allowed two goals against the Crusaders in the 13-3 win on March 8 ... faced 20 or more shots in seven of his 10 starts ... missed four games, including the Patriot League Semifinal against Lehigh with an injury.
2013: Won Army's starting goaltender job three games into the season ... finished the year with second team All-Patriot League honors ... closed the year ranked first in the nation with a 7.18 goals-against average and 10th nationally with.587 save percentage ... those marks also landed first and second in the Patriot League, respectively ... breakout collegiate game came in front of 3,600-plus fans at the Carrier Dome as he held then-No. 18 Syracuse (Feb. 24) to just six goals ... made a career-high 18 saves against the Orange for a .750 save percentage ... went on to anchor a Black Knights' defense that finished the season ranked third in the nation in scoring defense, surrendering 7.79 goals per game ... reached double-digit saves six times on the year, including the final three games of the season ... gave up double-digit goals just twice on the year ... tied for third on the team with 30 ground balls, including a career-high five in a 10-4 Patriot League win at Colgate (Mar. 31) ... added four caused turnovers on the year ... took home the team's Jack Rust Award as the top defensive player ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
2012: Logged more minutes than any other back-up goalkeeper on Army's roster ... played in four games and totaled 36:51 in the cage ... allowed five goals and made four saves on the year ... faced 15 shots and registered six ground balls ... drew action opposite Wagner (Feb. 15), Cornell (Mar. 3), Holy Cross (Apr. 21) and Johns Hopkins (May 5) ... did not surrender a goal against Holy Cross or Johns Hopkins.
Prior To West Point: First team All-America, first team all-state and first team All-FCIAC as a senior goalkeeper ... All-FCIAC honorable mention as a junior ... played under head coach John Wiseman at Wilton High School in Connecticut ... did not play varsity lacrosse until junior year ... varsity lacrosse Leadership Award winner ... garnered U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete Award ... earned one varsity letter in wrestling.
Personal: Samuel Richard Somers was born on Jan. 24, 1993, in Portland, Maine ... parents are Thomas Somers and Diane Dolak ... has an older stepbrother, Shayne ... played in a jazz band for six years ... enjoys playing pick-up basketball ... major is Art, Philosophy and Literature.