Samantha Carranza
Samantha Carranza
Year: FR
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
High School: Academy of Our Lady of Peace

2019 (Track & Field)
Competed in five events as a freshman for the Regals…recorded season-bests in the 100m (13.27), 200m (27.4), 400m (62.49), 4x400m (4:15.39), and the 4x100m (48.94)...Inducted into the Scholar-Athlete Society for the first time.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace ‘18
Four-year varsity letter in track for the Pilots… Holds the school record in the 200m dash… Led the team to three CIF Championships her last three seasons… Earned the Eastern League 400m title as a junior and went on to earn All-Eastern League First Team accolades as a senior… Tri-Scholar Athlete and Scholar AThlete… Four time Track Varsity MVP… Also played three varsity soccer seasons and and one varsity cross country season… All-league first team honoree in soccer… Saw the soccer program to the Easter League and CIF soccer championship title as a junior and senior and to the SoCal State Championship title during her final season… Named all four years to the Honors List and her last three years to the Head of School’s list (4.0 or better).

From Chula Vista, California… Parents are Martha and Javier Carranza… Has one sibling, Alexia… List of community service contributions include AYSO assistant coach, Our Lady’s School Tutor (Middle School), A Night to Remember Prom, Breast Cancer Walk, the Fleet Camp Counselor, building a House in Tijuana and UCSD hospital volunteer… Also played for Rebels Soccer Club in Chula Vista… Names winning in overtime at the soccer state championships for the first time in her high school’s history as her greatest person sports memory… Chose Cal Lutheran for its track program and proximity to home.

Something others may not know about me: I do not like chocolate. I am allergic to cats.
Hobbies: Working out, Skateboarding
Movies/TV Shows: The Office, On my block, Benchwarmers, The Sandlot
Foods: pasta, garlic bread, shrimp
Books: Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver, The House of the Spirits- Isabel Allende
Teams/Athletes: USA women's Soccer team, Carli Lloyd; Women's track, Allyson Felix, Shericka Jackson, Sanya Richards-Ross
Quote: “It really be like that sometimes.”
Number one thing on bucket list: Going to a different country besides Mexico