Samantha is a native of Mountainside, New Jersey where she attended Governor Livingston High School. She went on to pursue her dreams of athletic training in the kinesiology department at the University of Connecticut. After graduating in May 2009, Samantha became a board certified Athletic Trainer. Samantha then returned back home to New Jersey to pursue her career in athletic training at Seton Hall University. After working at the division one level, Samantha worked two years at Oratory Prep in Summit, NJ. She then spent 4.5 years as the head athletic trainer for the New York Red Bulls Academy. She is proud to have helped many young elite athletes turn a professional career in the MLS. Samantha holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Science with a focus in performance enhancement and injury prevention. She currently also holds the NASE certification for speed and explosion training and is NASM-PES certified for sports performance enhancement. Samantha has worked clinically with many different sports such as football, soccer, softball, track and field, basketball, and volleyball at the Division I and high school level. Her diverse clinical knowledge and experience have helped her to provide the best medical care for each athlete on an individual basis. By working together with our staff, Samantha has high expectations for our Sports Performance Department.