2013 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Sam Craven
Player Profile
Positions Played   Left-Sided Central Defender
Height   6' 1"
Weight   182 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   UK Passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   September 27, 1988 / England
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Lynn University & U of Buffalo/ 2011
Last Professional Team   Mansfield Town FC
Combine Coach   Jesse Myers, Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro) 

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 3 Good technical foundation
Passing 3.5 Long range is excellent
1st Touch 3 Clean
Crossing 3  
Finishing N/A  
Heading 4 Strong and physical defensive header

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Fairly consistent, can play quicker at times
Communication 4
Executes Under Pressure 3
Movement Off Ball 3
Small-Sided Game 3.5
Full-Field Game 3.5

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 4 Good
Speed 2
Quickness 2
Endurance 3
Agility 3 Good overall physical skils set. For a big player, he moves well. Strong player 1v1 and in the challenge.

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Sam is a guy that can play professionally. He is an adequate left back, one that is a bit better down the left side than a player that will continue to overlap. He will probably end up as a left center back. His ability to play long diagonal is exceptional.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Shaun Pendleton

Notes: He played three seasons at Lynn, scoring three goals with seven assists in 47 games, was a two-time all-conference selection, and helped the Fighting Knights to two conference titles. He transferred to the University at Buffalo prior to his senior year in 2010

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
USL Pro, FC New York (2011). Mansfield Town FC

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or medical conditions reported

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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