Duffy Moyer is just like your typical teenage girl from your customary family:
She is the daughter of Jamie Moyer: the oldest active pitcher in the MLB and leads all active players in wins, losses, strikeouts. She is also the granddaughter of Digger Phelps: the ex-coach for Notre Dame University's men's basketball team and current host on ESPN's College Gameday. Not to mention, Duffy is one of eight children, five of which are currently participating in a sport at IMG Academy.
The 13-year-old Moyer is currently in her second year at the IMG Academy soccer program and starts for the Academy's U16 team. She credits IMG for helping her get to the level that she is at today.
"When I came here I was honestly pretty bad at soccer," Duffy admits. "I know that I have improved a lot playing with girls my age all the way through 19 years old because I have to play up to their levels."
Playing on a team with girls 3 years her elder, and regularly practicing against girls from the U19 team can be intimidating, but growing up in the competitive environment that Duffy has, prepared her for it. She has two older brothers - Dillon, 19 (22nd round pick of Minnesota Twins in 2010 MLB Draft) and Hutton,18 (IMG Academy baseball program) - to go along with her older sister Timoney, 15 (IMG Academy basketball program), younger brothers Mack, 7 (IMG Academy golf program), Grady, 6 ( IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program), and two younger sisters that the Moyer's recently adopted from Guatemala. Duffy believes out of all the Moyers, Mack is the best athlete of the group.
Having siblings with such a presence in sport, and a professional athlete in the family has to come in handy after a bad game, right?
"We just had a tournament and we didn't do too well, and on the ride home he just kept talking and talking, trying to give me advice, so I just turned my iPod on. He knows a lot about baseball, but other sports he thinks he knows, not so much."
But does Duffy return the favor after a rough outing by her father? "Nope, I think he has a pretty good idea of what he is doing out there."
While the future is still unclear for Duffy, she does have dreams of one day playing professional soccer. If that doesn't work, she would be just as happy working for The Moyer Foundation, a charity her parents - Jamie and Karen - have established with a mission of helping underprivileged children.
"My parents foundation has really inspired me to a lot of work helping children that are less fortunate, so I think that is something that I would like to do."
Just like any other typical teenager.