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Ten-Hut! Duke Field Hockey Practices With ROTC

Duke Field Hockey gained a competitive edge Thursday by doing something no other team in the ACC most likely did in its first practice of the year—work with its school's ROTC squad.

While sporting camouflage attire (to hide from defenders?), the team went through two one-hour sessions with the military personnel, practicing in drills designed to "test the team's stamina and mental endurance," according to the GoDuke article.

The team capped the drills with a full-field scrimmage.

"I thought it was great," Bozman said. "First of all, everybody is in tremendous shape to endure what we did today in the two sessions and in this heat. It was a really good day for us and we have had really positive feedback from the ROTC training in both the physical and team-building exercises."

One of the players gave the drilling a tougher assessment.

"The ROTC training was definitely intense," said Stefanie Fee.

Fee added that this wasn't the first time the team worked with the ROTC squad, having also done so in the spring.

The team will continue to practice and scrimmage until its season-opener, against Louisville, August 28.

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