In this week’s episode of the Lax Goalie Rat Podcast coach Damon sits down to chat with Princeton senior goalie Sam Fish.
A native of San Diego California, Sam started playing in goal from the first time she stepped on a lacrosse field.
Fish learned her training as a goalie from goalie coach Joe Brown who also trained Duke women’s lacrosse goalie and Lax Sponsored Athlete Sophia LeRose.
Prior to stepping on campus at Princeton, Fish had a decorated high-school career winning four first-team all-league goalies and a three-time first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), played in the 2014 and 2016 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Tournament and was named all-tournament in 2016 and was named a member of the 2017 Under Armour All-America Senior Team.
Fish is one of the rare goaltenders who had earned the starting goaltending position in their freshman season.
Since that point Fish has gone on to have a phenomenal career at Princeton, winning two Ivy League Goalie of the Year awards in 2019 & 2022 and being named an All-American in 2019.
Sam also mentions that her dad is a big Lax Goalie Rat fan. Sam’s dad would send her Lax Goalie Rat blogs to help her level up her game.
Sam joins the show today to talk about growing up playing lacrosse in San Diego, her time at Princeton, her dad’s Lax Goalie Rat fandom, and much more!
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.