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Open Net with Caitlyn Riley
Riley, who sat out this season with a knee injury, is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. As a freshman for the Lady Flames, she played in 11 matches with two starts, and posted her first career assist in a 9-0 win over Southern Virginia on Oct. 16, 2007.
At Mount Vernon, Riley was a 2007 Washington Post All-Met honorable mention. The three-time all-district honoree was also named to the Virginia High School League all-region team as a senior.
Getting to Know Caitlyn Riley
What is your favorite Bible verse?
1 John 4:16, because I like to feel loved, and His love is the only one that completely fills me up.
I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …
Sour patch kids and Snickers ice cream bars.
What was the best movie you watched over the last year?
Black Hawk Down. It's a great reminder of the sacrifice made by those in the military.
Share something about one of your teammates that someone outside the program would never know without you telling them.
Ashley Nyholt thinks her noodles can jump out of pots.
My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …
Playing in the rain in Seattle, Wash., with my sweatpants under my shorts.
If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?
Phoebe from Friends, because I just wonder what goes on in her head.
The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is…
The academic support staff we have is unbelievable.
My dream job would be …
A fitness trainer.
What is the best book you have ever read (other than the Bible)?
A Time to Kill… It was long, but worth it!
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
To pause time, so I could have more time to think before I speak.
The TV show I can't live without watching each week is (and why) ...
The Biggest Loser, because it's really cool to see those people changing their lives.
My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty women's soccer team is (and why) …
Being on a team with 27 amazing competitive girls who love the Lord is amazing!
What cartoon character are you most like and why?
Dennis the Menace. I'm mischevious, I always find things to do and I'm full of energy (answer courtesy of my teammates).
The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is…
My height or my smile.
What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
Explored an old mine in a mountain and rappelled down a 30-foot shaft and found gold!
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?
I listen to "Heart of a Champion," by Nelly.
What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
"Be who you is, ‘cause if you ain't who you is, you is who you ain't." –my parents