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Open Net with Silvia Betancourt

November 3, 2009
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Today's "Open Net" segment features Lady Flame Silvia Betancourt.

Today, the "Open Net" segment spotlights Silvia Betancourt, a sophomore from San Jose, Costa Rica.

Betancourt, a midfielder, has started all 18 games for the Lady Flames this season. She leads the team with seven goals, which ties her for fourth in the Big South. She has also added an assist for 15 points, tying for seventh in the conference.

Betancourt, a graduate of Liceo Laboratorio High School, has been a member of the Costa Rica Women's National team.

Getting to Know Silvia Betancourt

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
1 Peter 5:6-7, because it helped me in a situation where I forgot who I was.

What has been your favorite class at Liberty and why?

Old Testament. It was just fascinating.

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …

What was the best movie you watched over the last year?

I came to Liberty because …
It's a unique place.

Share something about one of your teammates that someone outside the program would never know without you telling them.
Rachel Michener says things she doesn't know she is saying in the morning.

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …
I was eight, I played soccer for my school and I was the only girl on the team.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?

Willy Wonka, so I can have a chocolate factory.

The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is …
You can play the sport you love, while being an instrument to bring others to Christ.

What is the best book you have ever read (other than the Bible)?

Chronicles of Narnia

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

Being invisible so I could prank people.

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches (and why) …
Wear shin guards for a whole day, just because.

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty women's soccer team is (and why) …

I can have a family away from home.

What cartoon character are you most like (and why)?

Dora the Explorer, because it's the only American character I know who speaks Spanish.

If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song …
My iPod rocks!

The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is …
I'm foreign.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
I drove a new Suzuki Bandit motorcycle.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Home! (Costa Rica)

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
Always work hard. It doesn't matter if you did it already. –My dad