Notre Dame WBB player profile: Sam Brunelle

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Sam Brunelle
Feb 27, 2022; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Sam Brunelle (33) drives to the basket as Louisville Cardinals guard Payton Verhulst (12) defends in the second half at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

33 | Sam Brunelle

Forward | 6-foot-2 | Junior | Hometown: Ruckersville, Va. | High school: William Monroe

► Noie: Darkest days gave Notre Dame junior Sam Brunelle determination to keep going

LAST GAME: Played 10 minutes in 66-63 loss to N.C. State in Sweet Sixteen round of Bridgeport Regional. Had one rebound. Finished season averaging 16.5 minutes a game for 6.8 points and 2.5 rebounds a contest.

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2021-22 Game-by-game stats

Date | Opponent | Minutes | FG-FGA | 3FG-FGA | FT-FTA | Rebounds | Assists | Blocks | Steals | Points

♦ Nov. 9 | vs. Ohio | 17 | 8-10 | 4-5 | 0-1 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 20

♦ Nov. 11 | vs. Western Illinois | 16 | 1-5 | 1-4 | 2-2 | 2 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 5

♦ Nov. 14 | at Syracuse | 24 | 8-17 | 1-4 | 0-0 | 5 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 17

♦ Nov. 18 | vs. Fordham | 13 | 0-1 | 0-1 | 0-0 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0

♦ Nov. 21 | vs. Bryant | DNP

♦ Nov. 26 | vs. Georgia | 14 | 1-4 | 1-3 | 0-0 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 3

♦ Nov. 27 | vs. Oregon State | 10 | 2-4 | 0-1 | 0-0 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 4

♦ Dec. 2. | vs. Michigan State | 4 | 0-0 | 0-0 | 0-0 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0

♦ Dec. 5 | vs. UConn | 12 | 2-6 | 1-4 | 0-0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 5

♦ Dec. 8 | vs. Valparaiso | 14 | 2-5 | 1-3 | 0-0 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 5

♦ Dec. 12 | vs. Purdue-Fort Wayne | 14 | 1-6 | 0-3 | 0-0 | 0 | 1| 0 | 1 | 2

♦ Dec. 19 | vs. Pittsburgh | 26 | 5-12 | 1-5 | 1-2 | 4 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 12

♦ Dec. 22 | vs. DePaul | 14 | 3-6 | 0-2 | 0-0 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 6

♦ Jan. 2 | vs. Duke | 16 | 3-4 | 0-0 | 0-0 | 4 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 6

♦ Jan. 13 | vs. Wake Forest | 25 | 7-12 | 2-5 | 0-0 | 4 | 2 | 4 | 16

♦ Jan. 16 | vs. North Carolina | 22 | 1-5 | 0-3 | 1-2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 3

♦ Jan. 20 | vs. Boston College | 22 | 6-8 | 2-3 | 1-2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 15

♦ Jan. 23 | vs. Pittsburgh | 15 | 4-7 | 1-3 | 1-1 | 3 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 10

♦ Jan. 27 | vs. Syracuse | 27 | 7-12 | 1-2 | 0-0 | 6 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 15

♦ Jan. 30 | vs. Boston College | 25 | 3-8 | 0-3 | 0-0 | 8 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 6

♦ Feb. 1 | vs. N.C. State | 16 | 3-7 | 2-4 | 2-2 | 3 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 10

♦ Feb. 3 | vs. Virginia Tech | 16 | 3-5 | 1-2 | 0-0 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 7

♦ Feb. 6 | vs. Florida State | 17 | 2-7 | 0-4 | 0-0 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 4

♦ Feb. 10 | vs. Miami | 16 | 1-3 | 0-1 | 0-0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2

♦ Feb. 13 | vs. Louisville | 3 | 2-3 | 0-1 | 0-0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4

♦ Feb.17 |  | vs. Georgia Tech | 17 | 2-5 | 0-2 | 0-0 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 4

♦ Feb. 24 | vs. Clemson | 17 | 2-8 | 1-4 | 1-2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 6

♦ Feb. 27 | vs Louisville | 24 | 2-7 | 2-3 | 0-0 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 6

♦ March 4 | vs. Georgia Tech | 26 | 5-9 | 4-8 | 0-0 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 14

♦ March 5 | vs. Miami | 15 | 1-5 | 1-3 | 0-0 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3

♦ March 19 | vs. UMass | 11 | 1-4 | 0-2 | 0-0 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 2

♦ March 21 | vs. Oklahoma | 12 | 2-5 | 1-3 | 0-0 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 5

♦ March 26 | vs. N.C. State | 10 | 0-0 | 0-0 | 0-0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0

2020-21 Season 

SOPHOMORE 

Notre Dame’s Sam Brunelle (33) shoots during the Notre Dame vs. Florida State NCAA women's basketball game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend.

Played in 17 games off the bench, averaging 22.8 minutes. She averaged 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. She had a career high five assists against Louisville.

2019-20 SEASON

FRESHMAN

Notre Dame’s Sam Brunelle (33) reacts to a call that did not go her way during the Notre Dame vs. Minnesota NCAA women's basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend.

Brunelle led all ACC freshman in scoring at 13.9 points per game and was named to the ACC all-freshman team. She was the first player in program history to start her career with seven double-digit scoring performances (the previous record was four). Scored a career high 31 points against DePaul and grabbed a career high 13 rebounds vs. Toledo.

Notre Dame freshman Sam Brunelle (33) takes the court before a game against NC State on Jan. 12 at Purcell Pavilion.