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


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November 29
2:00 PM
Maryland Round of 16
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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December 5
NCAA Quarterfinal
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December 11
7:00 PM
NCAA National Semifinal
Kansas City, Kan. (Sporting Park)

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December 13
2:00 PM
NCAA National Final
Kansas City, Kan. (Sporting Park)

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