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Gracie

Sorbello

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Defense
Year: Senior
City/State: Davis, CA
High School: Davis Senior

Bio

Team Captain

2003
A second team STX/NFHCA All-America selection ... earned first team All-America honors from womensfieldhockey.com ... also received first team All-South Region, All-ACC and NCAA All-Tournament team honors ... scored four goals with an assist in four NCAA tournament games ... started all 24 games, registering a team-high 120 shots ... tied for the team lead with 23 goals, while ranking second in points (55) ... her goal and points total both ranked in the top five of the Duke single-season record books ... finished the year tied for second in the ACC in goals and third in points ... ranked sixth in the NCAA in points and tied for seventh in goals ... recorded nine points on four goals and an assist against Davidson ... also had three goals and three assists for nine points in a win over West Chester ... collected game-winning goals against West Chester, Old Dominion (Sept. 21), New Hampshire, Boston University, William & Mary, Richmond and American.

2002
An All-ACC and second team South Region All-America selection ... started all 23 games ... collected six goals, including four game-winning goals, with three assists and one defensive save ... had a goal and an assist against Davidson ... scored goals versus LaSalle, VCU, Northeastern, William & Mary and Virginia ... added assists against Radford and James Madison ... fifth on the team with 15 points.

2001
Started all 18 games for the Blue Devils ... registered one goal, two assists and two defensive saves ... scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over #6 Michigan State ... had assists versus Virginia Commonwealth and Appalachian State.

PREP
Attended Davis Senior High School ... member of the under-20 National team in 2003 ... an alternate on the Under-19 National team in 2002 ... a three-year starter in field hockey ... set a school record with 34 goals her senior year ... scored 31 goals her junior year and 23 her sophomore year ... field hockey and lacrosse captain for senior year ... Most Valuable Offensive Player of junior and senior seasons ... second team All-America and All-Westside League in 2000 ... member of the Under-18 National Team ... Davis Tournament MVP and Tournament of Champions MVP in 1999.

PERSONAL
Born August 12, 1983 ... the daughter of Dale and Kimberly Sorbello ... majoring in music ... favorite class is Intro to Philosophy ... favorites include ice cream, Dead Poets Society, The Giving Tree and The Beatles ... can't live without her blue jeans ... would like to spend a day with C.S. Lewis ... can ride a unicycle ... favorite place at Duke is high atop a tree or roof.

Coach's quotes
"Gracie is our team's backbone. She exudes such a dominating presence in the backfield - it's just fun to watch her work. And she has so much fun playing. And she has the hardest hit in the college game!"

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