DURHAM, N.C. – With the countdown to the 2019 season underway, the Duke field hockey program shines the spotlight on its incoming class, beginning with forward/midfielder Hannah Miller from Malvern, Pa.
A member of the U.S. U-19 women’s national team, Miller has completed international tours with both the U-19 and U-17 squads. She traveled to Germany this spring and was most recently one of nine Blue Devils selected to compete at USA Field Hockey’s Young Women’s National Championship this weekend in Lancaster, Pa.
Miller graduated from Villa Maria Academy as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 121 goals in four seasons. She also added 69 assists and guided the squad to a state title her junior year.
A two-time Chester County Player of the Year and a three-time all-state selection, Miller collected All-America recognition as a junior and senior. She also captured six national club championships with the WC Eagles Field Hockey Club.
Miller joins four other Blue Devils in the freshman class.
Why did you choose Duke?
Hannah Miller: I was drawn to the strong academic and athletic reputation that Duke has. As soon as I stepped onto the beautiful campus, I connected with the coaches and field hockey team which made my decision very easy.
What is your favorite field hockey memory?
HM: Winning the state championship with my high school field hockey team.
When did you start playing field hockey?
HM: I started playing Fast Flicks Youth Field Hockey in second grade and continued through grade school. I joined the WC Eagles Field Hockey Club in seventh grade, which allowed me to develop before I began my high school career.
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
HM: I hope to develop and improve during my time at Duke so that I can best contribute to the team with the goals of winning an ACC Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament Championship.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
HM: My older sister, Erika, who also played collegiate field hockey. She has inspired me through her great leadership skills and character as a person. She has reminded me that field hockey is much more than just the sport, by supporting me through all of my successes and failures.
To be a part of the Duke field hockey program is … a dream come true.