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Two-minute drill: Bea Dechant

Position: midfielder

Year: senior

Hometown: Mannheim, Germany

How long have you been playing field hockey?

I have been playing Field Hockey since I was 3 years old. My siblings used to play, and since my mother did not have anybody to babysit me, she just took me to their practices and I started playing on the sideline with a ball and stick. When I was finally old enough to join the club, I did. Ever since, I've loved this sport and came all the way to the US to pursue my passion because in Germany athletes are not well-supported, which means you have to make a decision at some point whether you want to continue with your sport or focus on your academics. But in the US it works out to play a sport and study and that is why I chose to come here.

Favorite Miami memory

Winning the MAC Tournament sophomore year because I will never forget the moment when I could finally hug my mom after we won because she came all the way from Germany to see me playing.

If you could spend the day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

I would always pick my mother because she supports me so much, and I am so far away from home.

Funniest teammate

We have a lot of different characters on the team, but Geagy Pritchard definitely makes me laugh the most.

Weird pregame rituals

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Something people don't know about you/secret talent or hobby

I like any kind of ball sports. For example, I love to play soccer, volleyball or ice hockey in my free time.

If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?

Being able to live in two places at the same time (Germany and USA)