2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster
#33 Sam Brunelle
Hometown Ruckersville, Va
High School William Monroe
- Ranked No. 6 overall by espnW in Class of 2019, reaching as high as No. 1.
- Attended William Monroe High School.
- Two-time Naismith High School All-American (Second Team in 2019 / Third Team in 2018)
- 2019 McDonald’s High School All-American
- Won the three-point contest at the McDonald’s All-America game
- 2018 Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year
- 2018 USA Today Virginia Player of the Year
- USA Today Second Team USA in 2018
- 2018 MaxPreps High School All-America Third Team
- Three-time All-State selection
- Finished her prep career with 2,229 points and 1,272 rebounds.
- Injured for about half her senior year in 2018-19, but still averaged 17.6 ppg and 10.3 rpg. William Monroe went on to win its first regional championship since 1987, when her mother, Katie, was on the team.
- As a junior, she started all 25 games and averaged 30.0 points, 15.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Guided William Monroe to its first playoff appearance since 1988 (reaching state quarterfinals with a 23-2 record), posting a trio of 40-point games along the way.
- As a sophomore in 2016-17, she started in all 24 games and led her team with 25.0 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.2 spg and 3.4 bpg to help her team to a 16-8 record. Brunelle scored 601 points during her sophomore season, including 30+ five times and a season high of 40 points (vs. Clarke County).
- As a freshman in 2015-16, she started all 26 games and averaged 25.0 ppg, 17.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.8 spg and 2.9 bpg. Holds Virginia High School League records for most points by a freshman (650) and single-game rebounds (28).
- Won the 2018 Hampton EYBL first session tournament with the Fairfax Star.
INTERNATIONAL – USA
- Member of the U16, U17, U18 USA national basketball teams.
- Three-time gold medalist with Team USA and winner of one bronze.
- Won a pair of international gold medals in 2018 – winning the 3×3 title at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and the 5×5 title at the FIBA U17 World Cup in Belarus. Prior, she won at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Argentina. Won bronze at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Cup in Spain.
- Played twice in the USA vs Canada Ballin’ Across Boarders Global Game
- Selected as one of six USA Basketball participants in the 2019 NCAA Next Generation at the NCAA Final Four in Tampa, Florida.
- Principal’s Honor Roll all 4 years of high school
- National Honors Society Member
- Future Business Leaders of America member and State place in Video Productions
- At Notre Dame, Brunelle plans on pursuing a career in sports broadcasting