#8 Sam Chasan

Men's Soccer
Class Junior Height 5'10"
Hometown Mercer Island, Wash. Weight 170
High School Mercer Island Position Midfielder
Club Team Eastside FC Major Studio Art (Pre-med)

Sophomore season (2007) - Played in seven games, starting one of them.

Freshman season (2006) - Played in two games in his first college season.

Prep - Played two varsity soccer seasons for the Islanders at Mercer Island High ... Earned Second Team All-KingCo honors as a senior ... Played five years of club soccer for coaches Mark Kovatts and Matt Olsen and the Eastside FC, serving as a captain all five years ... Also ran four seasons of high school cross country, serving as a senior captain.

Academics - Pursuing an art major while taking pre-medical classes... Worked the 2007 summer at the University of Washington in a cardiovascular research laboratory, taking part in a study of the affect of a certain gene on heart development ... His work entailed making slides out of mouse embryos and comparing mice with the gene to mice without the gene; the research project will be published in a scientific journal with Chasan listed as one of the researchers ... Paints in oil and acrylics, and has been selling his paintings since his junior year in high school ... Also uses charcoal, pencil, and pen and ink ... Interested in politics; worked (summer 2006) in door-to-door fundraising for the Democratic National Committee.

Personal - Son of Neil and Melissa Chasan of Mercer Island, Wash. ... Has two younger brothers and one younger sister...Enjoys drawing and painting...Spent the 2008 summer in Walla Walla training for soccer and working at Sweet Basil Pizzeria.

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