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Sammi Pitz. Submitted

NAME: Sammi Pitz.

SCHOOL: Fox Chapel Area High School.

SPORT: Field hockey.

LAST WEEK: Pitz scored in overtime against Penn-Trafford to give the Foxes the WPIAL Class AAA championship.

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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 8:55 p.m.

Sammi Pitz, a senior, turned in a performance most athletes only dream about.

With the WPIAL Class AAA field hockey title on the line, and the game in overtime, Pitz scored the goal that gave Fox Chapel a title victory over Penn-Trafford.

“When I saw the ball coming out to me, my mind just went blank and I thought ‘(hit) it in there. It's now or never,'” Pitz said of her game-winning goal.

“After it went in, I just started screaming. It was so incredible. We'd been trying to win the WPIAL for the last four years.”

Pitz also plays on the lacrosse team at Fox Chapel.

She hasn't decided on a college, yet, but will major in government and continue to play field hockey. She considers her game-winning goal one of the high points of her life.

Here's a closer look at Pitz:

Q: Who have been your role models?

A: My mom and my coaches.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I play the violin.

Q: Is there a food you refuse to eat?

A: Raw onions.

Q: What person or persons would you like to have dinner with?

A: Alice Paul.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over?

A: “Breakfast at Tiffany's.”

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “Lost.”

Q: What's your favorite place to go on vacation?

A: The Outer Banks.

Q: Would you rather get free tickets to a Steelers game, a Pirates game, a Penguins game or $200?

A: Steelers tickets

Q: Who's your favorite athlete?

A: Rashard Mendenhall.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: Ryan Gosling.

Q: Do you watch the reality shows?

A: Just one. “The Bachelorette.”

Q: What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

A: Pork tenderloin and grilled cheese.

Q: What pregame rituals do you have?

A: A few of us have to listen to a song, “Everytime We Touch,” by Cascada.

Q: Who makes the best pizza?

A: Mineo's.

Q: People would be surprised to know that I…

A: ...Want to be president of the United States.

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