Hannah Duffy was a rock star on and off the field. After she came and joined the Neptune Stingrays, I immediately knew that she had the fire that we needed. We both were forwards and had different talents that allowed us to work so well together on the front line. There was one specific game that I remember playing at the Neptune fields. It was a pretty competitive game and I had crossed it over to the left side, where Hannah played. She used her intense speed and got to the ball and ran right through to the goal. She had gotten pushed down in the moment she was shooting the ball and got up, not realizing she had already scored, and tried to keep the play going. Everyone on our team and in the crowd had been cheering and once she realized she had already scored, began laughing so hard and all that she said was “Ohhhh oops” and came running to give me a high five and celebrate the goal! I think that truly shows how Hannah was in all aspects of her life. She never gave up.
Whether it was in soccer or school or any of the obstacles life threw at her. She was able to laugh at basically everything. She was extraordinary and one of the toughest people I have ever met. To this day, any time I see the number 3 anywhere, I think of Hannah and I remind myself to be strong, motivated, and to take on every obstacle with a smile on my face, just as she did. I love and miss you so much Hannah Duffy. Thank you for being an inspiration to me every day.