Samantha Dietz

Samantha Dietz has been a sophomore standout for Watervliet volleyball, leading the Panthers in kills and aces.

Samantha Dietz has been playing sports for as long as she can remember.

Dietz, a sophomore at Watervliet, is a three-sport athlete for the Panthers, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. She’s currently in her second varsity volleyball season, although it is her first full campaign after missing nearly all of last season with an injury.

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