2019: Recorded two digs in collegiate debut at Morehead St (Sept. 6) ... In first collegiate start, had three digs and an assist against Providence (Sept. 6) ... Posted career-high five digs in win over N.C. Central (Sept. 14).
2018: Did not see any playing time.
High School: Four-year varsity player on the volleyball and basketball teams at Coastal Christian ... Played outside hitter ... As a junior, her team earned the best record in school history (20-5) ... She made the state playoffs all four years ... Was a team captain and member of the CRC All-State Team, Star News All-Area Team, and Calvary Cougar Classic All-Tournament Team as a senior ... Was on the CRC All-Conference Team as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Broke the school records for career kills and kills and aces in a match ... Earned a school award for recording over 1,000 career digs ... Finished her high school career with 193 aces, 1024 digs, and 764 kills ... Also a senior team captain on the basketball team ... Earned team MVP honors as a junior ... Member of the Calvary Day Tip Off All-Tournament Team, the Village Christian Tip Off All-Tournament Team and the Star News All-Area Team ... WECT Player of the Week and Star News Athlete of the Week ... Holds the school records for three-pointers in a game, season, and career ... Finished with 755 career points, 214 steals, and 104 three-pointers ... On the Honor Roll and a member of the National Beta Club her last three years of HS.
Club: Played for the North Carolina Elite as a freshman ... Clubbed with the Cape Fear VBC as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Personal: Samantha Claire Stanko was born in Coatesville, Pa., to Stephen and Teresa Stanko ... Sister, Brittany Stanko, played soccer at NC State (2012-2016) ... Her grandfather, George Stanko, played basketball at Villanova ... Her father was a Valencia College baseball player ... Chose PC because of the great atmosphere and ability to play the sport she loves alongside a fantastic coaching staff ... Intends to major in Biology.