Men's Soccer


A three-time monogram recipient •played in 43 career games, including 10 starts •registered seven points on three goals and one assist •BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2007 • represented the men's soccer team on Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).

AS A SENIOR: Played in 20 games and made 10 starts •notched three points on one goal and one assist •attempted 13 shots •assisted on Notre Dame's second goal in a 5-0 triumph of Michigan in the season opener •deposited the game's first goal (48th minute) in a 2-0 win at Marquette • earned his third monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Played in a career-high 17 games and notched four points on two goals • key contributor off the bench for the Fighting Irish • netted the first goal of his career (51st minute) in a 3-0 win over Syracuse • put the Irish on the board in the 57th minute in the next game, a 3-0 triumph at Cincinnati • earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Missed the majority of the season due to an injury • appeared in two matches • did not play in the first nine games of the season before making season debut in a 3-0 win over No. 16 Michigan • had to miss the next 10 games before playing again in a 2-0 setback to No. 2 Connecticut in the final of the BIG EAST Championship • named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • received a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in four games • totaled 45 minutes of playing time and attempted one shot • played in wins against No. 8 Creighton (4-1), Marquette (4-0), Georgetown (4-1) and Michigan State (3-0).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A 2005 first-team all-Indiana soccer selection, which was the first in the history of Ben Davis High School • led his high school team in scoring as a junior and senior • a four-year letterwinner in soccer • as a senior captain, he led Ben Davis to its first-ever sectional championship and state ranking • holds school record for most goals in a season with 23 and points in a season with 54 • a two-time Mr. Offense award winner for the Giants • was an all-Marion County selection during his junior and senior campaigns and was an honorable mention selection as a sophomore • earned Star West player of the year honors as a senior along with being named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team • scored a goal in the 2005 sectional championship game en route to his team's victory • a member of the `87 ODP squad • his team won the 2004 regional ODP championship and placed third in the ODP national championship in Texas • played in the Region II National League with his club team, Westside United • 2004 Region II Director Cup champions along with being the 2005 State Cup runner-up with Westside United • also served as the kicker on the Ben Davis football team in 2004 and 2005 • earned honorable mention all-state honors during his senior season as he led his team in points with 60 • played basketball as a freshman • has earned academic all-state honors and is a member of the National Honor Society • born July 8, 1987 • son of Dr. Nathaniel and Clara Samba • has four siblings • graduated from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters in May 2010 with a design degree.

Samba's Career Statistics

2006 4-0 1 0 0 0 0
2007 2-0 2 0 0 0 0
2008 17-0 5 2 0 4 1
2009 20-10 13 1 1 3 1
Totals 43-10 21 3 1 7 2

Tamba Samba
Tamba  Samba


Indianapolis, IN

High School:
Ben Davis

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 203


Event Calendar


August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:30 PM
San Diego
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 27
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Storrs, Conn. (Morrone Stadium)
September 8
5:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Soccer Field)
September 15
7:30 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 19
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
September 26
7:00 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:30 PM
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 24
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
October 27
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
November 1
ACC Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 5
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
November 8
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 19
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus sites
November 26
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus sites
December 2
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
December 8
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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