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Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Introducing FH Class of 2017: Savannah Story
Tuesday 03/20/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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High School: Ravenscroft School
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Parent's Names: Ashley and Jane Story
Siblings Names and Ages: Sterling (25) and Hampton (21)                    

Honors: Three-time All-State (2010, 2011, 2012), three-time All-Conference (2010, 2011, 2012), three-time North Carolina All-Star game selection (2010, 2011, 2012), National Futures selection (2011, 2012), all-time career scorer at Ravenscroft with 47 goals and 37 assists, Upper School Vice President (2012-13), Junior Class Vice President (2011-12), Freshman Class President (2009-2010)

Why did you choose Duke?
Duke has always been my dream school.  It exemplifies every criterion I sought in a college.  Duke has vigorous academics, a diverse student body and a strong field hockey program.  The hockey program at Duke is the kind of environment that I know I will thrive in because it will push me to grow as player and a person but it is not so intimidating that I would fall out of love with the sport.

To be able to say that I am a member of the Duke Field Hockey Team is...
to say that I love field hockey.  If you love the sport enough, training, lifting and running, don't seem so bad.  With the love of the sport and the team first mentality, the Duke field hockey family has a unique environment that I cannot wait to be a part of.

What is your Most Memorable field hockey moment?
My most memorable field hockey moment was the last game of my senior season.  I was out with a stress fracture in my foot, but watching my teammates perform that day was something I will never forget.  Some of my younger teammates played the best hockey they had played ever and knowing that I had a part in that is an incredible feeling.  Yes, I would have loved to be on the field playing with them, but me not being out there is what helped them play to their potential.  We lost the game 2-1 but that proud moment watching from the sidelines is something I will carry with me forever. 

Quick Hitters
Favorite Color:  Duke Blue
Favorite Food:  N.C. Barbeque
Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club
Favorite Book:  The Great Gatsby
Favorite Band/Singer:  The Lumineers
Sports Hero:  Chris Herren
Non-sports Hero:  Hilary Clinton
What one person would you like to spend a day with:  Kristen Whig
Describe yourself in one word:  Joyful
The one possession you can't live without: My watch, I always like to know the time.
What would be your dream job:  Cast of SNL
If you could be on a magazine cover, what magazine: Time
If you could be in a movie, what movie: The Sandlot
If a movie was made of your life, who would play you: Jennifer Lawrence
Something most people don't know about you: My family lived in London the year of 1999-2000.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received:  In the 3rd grade before my first timed mile ever in PE, my coach told me that if I start hurting, if I pushed through I would be okay.  At the time it seemed insignificant but I still think about that advice all the time, from a hard work out, or even just to a late night of studying, and it has helped me be where I am now.
What one thing has had the most impact on your life: The summer before my senior year, four of my best friends where in a horrific car accident.  All were severely injured, and one was in a comma for over two weeks.  All four now are back at school and fully recovered, but those few months of their recovery brought a new perspective for my friends and I.  This tragic event strengthened our faith and friendship in a way that has made our senior year together that much more memorable. 
Career ambition. What do you want to do after college and beyond: After college, I hope to attend law school and ultimately hope to enter environmental law.


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