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Barr Named to NFHCA All-South Region Second Team
Liberty field hockey standout Natalie Barr has been named to the 2012 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-South Region second team. Barr becomes the second Lady Flame to ever earn All-Region honors, joining Ann Jefferis, who was also named to the second team last year.
This marks the third post-season honor for Barr in 2012. On Oct. 31, Barr was named the NorPac East Offensive Player of the Year and was also tabbed a member of the NorPac All-Conference squad.
Arriving on the Liberty campus after the start of the season, the Northern Ireland native earned her first start on Sept. 8 against Penn. Barr made an immediate impact for the Lady Flames, scoring two goals on seven shots and adding an assist versus the Quakers.
The freshman's top game came on Oct. 19 against fellow NorPac opponent Appalachian State. Barr tallied a single-game program record four goals and nine points as Liberty rolled to an 8-1 victory.
On the final day of the regular season, Barr helped the Lady Flames knock off Davidson, 3-2, to claim their first NorPac East regular-season title. Barr notched a pair of goals, including the game-winner with just over a minute remaining in regulation.
Barr finished the season with a team-best 16 goals, eight assists, 40 points, 100 shots and four defensive saves. She ended up second in the conference in points per game (2.0) and third in goals per game (0.8).
With only one statistics update remaining, Barr ranks 17th in the nation in both points per game and goals per game. The midfielder also sits in 13th place in the country in defensive saves. Barr's 16 goals and 40 points are the most among Division I freshmen this season.
A strong contingent of players joins Barr on the All-South Region team, including 19 players from the ACC. Following the ACC with seven representatives is the CAA, while the NorPac and Atlantic 10 have three players each on the squad.