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Samantha was quite the athlete during her teenage years, she played lacrosse for her high school team and was so good that she was offered a scholarship at the University of Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in management and soon returned to her New York home.

Standing at just 5’2″, this little lady was deceptively strong – she had to be to keep up in every game of lacrosse. Not only that, she was a fitness fanatic and dedicated feminist.