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Goalie Peterson commits to Lady Flames' DI women's hockey

May 9, 2018  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Megan Peterson (right) crouches low to cut off an angle in front of the goal in a recent game in Saskatchewan, Canada. (Submitted photo)  test test test test
Megan Peterson (right) crouches low to cut off an angle in front of the goal in a recent game in Saskatchewan, Canada. (Submitted photo)

Liberty University's first-year ACHA Division I women's hockey Head Coach Chris Lowes, who guided the Lady Flames to their second national championship in four years in mid-March in Columbus, Ohio, announced this week the commitment of Megan Peterson his third recruit for the 2018-19 season.

Born and raised in New Brunswick, Peterson played goalie this past season for the Notre Dame Hounds in Saskatchewan.

"Megan was a late commitment, but one we are very excited about," said Lowes, who first spoke with Peterson in February and received her letter of intent when she made an official visit in April. "She is an athletic goaltender that battles hard. She plays big, and shows a lot of poise on the ice. Once she arrived on campus and spent time with our team, we knew she would be a great addition."

The top-ranked Lady Flames started graduate Chantal Kerr in goal for three of the four games in the national tournament, including the final, a 2-1 triumph over second-ranked Adrian. Lowes only anticipates the return of one veteran goalie — sophomore Nadia Rupoli, his primary starter throughout the 2017-18 season — this coming fall.

"I expect Megan to compete for minutes right away and push the others to be their best," Lowes said.

Peterson plans to major in sports psychology, which should prepare her well for playing in pressure situations for the Lady Flames.

"I chose Liberty because I believe that it would help me grow as a young Christian and as a Christian athlete through hockey," said Peterson, who is ready to arrive on campus and begin her college career. "I am really excited to get to know the girls on the hockey team better, make new friends, and to represent Liberty."

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