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Height: 5'3"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
City/State: Eagleville, Pa.
High School: Methacton


Career Statistics

2016: NFHCA All-South Region first team selection after taking over as Duke's starting goalkeeper … Anchored a defensive unit that 12th nationally in goals against average (1.48) and posted shutouts in three of the final five games of the season … Individually, ranked third in the ACC in goals against average (1.39) and save percentage (.730) … Made first career start in season opener against William & Mary (8/26) … Posted first shutout against No. 13 Liberty (8/28) … Totaled nine stops in 1-0 B1G/ACC Cup win over No. 6 Maryland (9/2) … Tabbed the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 20 after holding No. 6 Louisville to one goal and recording a shutout at Miami … Registered back-to-back shutouts against No. 4 North Carolina (10/22) and Richmond (10/29) … Collected ACC Defensive Player of the Week and Longstreth/NFHCA Division I National Defensive Player of the Week accolades following the 3-0 shutout of the Tar Heels, which clinched the ACC regular season title for the Blue Devils … Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after posting eight saves against North Carolina in the semifinals … Earned her fifth shutout in an NCAA Tournament first round victory over American (11/12) … All-ACC Academic Team, NFHCA National Academic Squad and ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Did not see the field during the 2015 campaign … Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Has represented the U.S. on U19 and U17 junior national squads … Also named to the 2014-15 U.S. U19 indoor junior national team … Competed for the U.S. at the 2014 Junior Pan American Games … NFHCA first team All-American and regional All-American for Methacton High School … Garnered first team all-state, all-area and all-conference accolades her junior and senior seasons … Totaled 592 saves and 19 shutouts during her prep career … Compiled a .086 goals against average and a .910 save percentage in the cage her senior year while also posting 10 shutouts … Helped her club team, X-Calibur, capture USA Field Hockey Festival titles in 2013 and 2014 … Is a third degree black belt in Taekwondo … Academic All-American as a senior.

Personal: Born Samantha Michelle Steele Jan. 12, 1997 in Hilton Head, S.C. … Daughter of Natalie and Edward Shytle … Has one brother (Tripp) … Mother played field hockey (1985-86) and softball (1986-89) at the University of Pennsylvania … Father played baseball at Temple (1983-86). 

Career Highs: 
Saves: 9 ... vs. Maryland ... Sept. 2, 2016

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Sammi Steele Postgame INT: Duke 2, WF 1
FH vs. Delaware: Steele Makes Key Save
Morris/Steele Postgame INT: Duke 3, UNC 0