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Open Net with Ashley Nyholt

November 12, 2009
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Today's "Open Net" segment features Lady Flame Ashley Nyholt.

Today, the "Open Net" segment highlights Ashley Nyholt, a junior from Brampton, Ontario.

Nyholt, a goalkeeper, appeared in five games and started in four for the Lady Flames. She transitioned into the role of starting goalkeeper late in the season, and recorded four shutouts.

Nyholt was named the Big South Player of the Week for the final week of the regular season, and was also named to the Big South All-Tournament Team.

Nyholt, a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, posted the most shutouts in her final season with the Ontario Youth Soccer League. Her twin sister, Laura, is a midfielder for the Lady Flames.

Getting to Know Ashley Nyholt

What is your favorite Bible verse?
Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path."

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …
Canadian Oreos and milk

I came to Liberty because …
I wanted to go to a Christian school and play Division I soccer.

Share something about one of your teammates that someone outside the program would never know without you telling them.
Caitlyn Riley is a neat freak, and organizes everything. But I love her anyway!

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …
Playing soccer in the hallway at my house with my dad and sister, Laura.

My dream job would be …
Those people on travel shows who go around the world to different resorts. That would be amazing!

The team that I'm most looking forward to competing against this year is (and why) …
Virginia – because their stadium is amazing.

What is the best book you have ever read (other than the Bible)?
Sophie's Heart

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
To be able to fly, so I could travel all around the world and not have to pay for airfare.

The TV show I can't live without watching each week is (and why) ...
Reba, because it makes me laugh every time.

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches (and why) …
Run the mile over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty women's soccer team is (and why) …
Being surrounded by amazing girls every day of the school year.

If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song …
The entire soundtracks of Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
Went to Michigan to see Amy Oberlin Frazee (former Liberty teammate) get married.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Florida

Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?
Take a nice, long nap

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
"Work as though everything depends on you, and pray as though everything depends on God." – My mom