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Murphy Adds Sloman to Field Hockey Roster

January 16, 2013
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Micailah Sloman

Liberty Field Hockey Head Coach Jodi Murphy has added Micailah Sloman to the roster for the 2013 season. Sloman, a midfielder, comes to Liberty from Komga, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

"We are very excited to announce that Micailah will be joining our team this spring," commented Murphy. "Micailah is a tremendous athlete. She has spent the last couple of years studying and playing various sports at Rhodes University in South Africa. Her passion for the Lord and sports is what really attracted us to her in the recruiting process. Her international experience and knowledge will assist in continuing to develop a strong and successful foundation for our program."

Sloman graduated from Clarendon High School for Girls, before attending Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. While at Clarendon, Sloman captained her squad to an undefeated season and a third-place finish at the National All Girls' Fesitval in 2007. That same year, Sloman was named the vice captain of the U16 provincial A team.

In 2009, Sloman helped guide her high school team to another third place finish at the National All Girls' Festival, while earning a spot on the all-tournament team. Also in 2009, Sloman's club team, the Old Selbournians, finished second in the Premier League.

While at Rhodes, Sloman led her team to an appearance in the 2012 African Universities tournament in the B division. She was given the Rhodes team award for the most improved player. Sloman was a multi-sport athlete during her time at Rhodes, participating in water polo, swimming and squash, in addition to field hockey.

Off the field, Sloman is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, which is the world's largest collegiate honor society. She has also participated in visitations to local AIDS orphanages in South Africa. 

Sloman joins a young and talented Lady Flames squad which finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 16-6. Liberty captured the NorPac East Division regular-season title with a conference mark of 7-1. The Lady Flames advanced to the NorPac tournament title game before falling to No. 13 Stanford, 3-0.