Jim Fetter, the head coach of the Wayne State University women's hockey program has announced the addition of one student-athlete during the early signing period.
Samantha Poyton, a 5-foot-10 left wing, currently plays for the Stoney Creek Triple M Metal Junior Sabres where she serves as team captain.
"We are excited to have a player like Sam coming here next season," said Fetter. "She have been very successful at the junior level and we are looking for her to bring that here to Wayne State. She is a big powerful forward who has good finish in front of the net. She has always been a goal scorer. We are looking to her to help us offensively."
She earned four letters in 2004 as well as most valuable player honors in all four sports (varsity badminton, field hockey, hockey and senior girls basketball). Poyton was the 2002 Junior Athlete of the Year and the 2003 Athlete of the Year. She has also participated in baseball and was a member of the 1997 Provincial Lacrosse champions.
Poyton, who hails from Hamilton, Ont., will graduate this spring from Cathedral High School in Hamilton. She is the youngest of three children of Jim and Shirley Poyton.
Wayne State will graduate five players from this season's squad in May including four forwards (Cheryl Anderson, Heidi Burns, Krissy Langley, Kelly Zamora) and goalie Tina Thibideau.