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October 14, 2007
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Liberty freshman Maria Owen

Liberty freshman Maria Owen

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday throughout the women's soccer season, fans will have an opportunity to get to know the Lady Flames a bit better through a question-and-answer session. Today, the series continues with freshman forward Maria Owen.
 
Newcomer Maria Owen is a native of Mount Jackson, Va. The freshman forward has scored two goals in seven contests, four of which were starts, in her inaugural campaign with the Lady Flames. Owen became the first Lady Flame freshman, since her teammate Amy Oberlin in 2004, to score a goal in back-to-back games in contests at Charleston Southern and Presbyterian (Sept. 28 and 30).
 
 
My earliest soccer memory is … withstanding a barrage of soccer balls as a stand-in-goalkeeper for my older siblings as a four-year-old.
 
 
Other than soccer, my favorite sport to play is … Frisbee in the rain or maybe ping pong ...I'm kidding -- I like to bike.
 
 
When I have an hour of free time, I like to … cozy up and read my favorite Russian authors--Solzhenitsyn or Dostoevsky.
 
 
If I won a million dollars, I would … like to think I'd give it away. before I'd do anything stupid with it.
 
 
If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song … I guess Norah Jones 'Sunrise'.
 
 
It is not good for you, but I still eat … ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream.
 
 
A place I would like to visit one day is … Aberystwyth, Wales.
 
 
If you could eat dinner with three other people (living or dead), who would they be and why? Oh... Jesus -- of course, and Mother Theresa, and Congressman Ron Paul and maybe Mahatma Gandhi, but that's four.
 
 
Who is your favorite Bible character and why? Deborah, because she pounds the tent-poles through Sisera's temples. Well actually ... I really like her because she is strong, determined and independent.
 
 
When surfing the Internet, what website do you visit the most
frequently? www.fifa.com
 
 
What is something about you that other people don't know? I tried to play the cello for a couple of years and I was really bad at it.
 
 
What is the best part about being on the Liberty Women's Soccer team?
I don't know yet. I'm waiting for some pleasant surprises.
 
Who is your favorite Superhero and why? I think Michael Owen is kind of a 'superhero' of sorts.
 
 
What cartoon character are you most like and why? Roadrunner--I am kind of fast and crazy.
 
 
After graduation, I would like to … Check back with me in four years.
 
Previous Free Kicks
(click on the name to view previous editions)
 
9/6   - Suzanne Edwards
9/9   - Tanya Payne
9/11 - Brittany Tyson
9/13 - Laura Nyholt
9/16 - Ashley Nyholt
9/18 - Rachel Hetrick
9/23 - Brittney Bench
9/25 - Kendall Bartholomew
9/27 - Mallory Neff
9/30 - Rachel Wisehart
10/2 - Amy Oberlin
10/4 - Lauren Kamphuis
10/7 - Hope West
10/9 - Emily House
10/11 - Maggie Woody