As a junior ('04): Played in 10 matches and started one...her season-high seven kills came in 10 attempts along with 13 digs against Georgia State...recorded a solo block against UNC Greensboro and Middle Tennessee.
As a freshman and sophomore ('02-03): Played at St. John's University where she tallied 74 kills, 95 digs, 23 block and 15 service aces as a freshman...in her sophomore campaign she posted 47 kills, four aces, 44 digs and 13 blocks as the team posted a 26-9 record, the most wins in school history.
High School: Played for Danny Scarola at Benjamin Cardoza High School...her senior season she was voted team MVP and also picked up that honor at the 2001 Tottenville Tournament and the 2000 Carly Patriot Inviational...three-sport athlete: volleyball, softball and basketball.
Club Volleyball: Trained with the Green National team her senior year of high school...played for NYC Juniors and Long Island Power.
Personal: Business major...daughter of Elias Samas and Joanna Iliopolos...born September 20, 1984 in Jamaica Estates, NY.