On Monday evening, Liberty sophomore forward/midfielder Natalie Barr was the recipient of the FLAMESPY Award for Female Athlete of the Year, honoring her efforts on the field in 2013.
Barr had a banner season for the Lady Flames, helping the program capture it's first-ever NorPac Championship. Liberty's inaugural trip to the NCAA Tournament was earned when Barr scored the game-winning goal in the NorPac Championship title game to lead the Lady Flames to a 2-1 upset victory over No. 10 Stanford.
Barr became the first Lady Flame to be named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region first team, coupling the award with a second-team plaudit last season.
Barr, the two-time NorPac East Offensive Player of the Year and all-conference honoree, paced the Lady Flames and the conference with 49 points and 19 goals last season. The sophomore also added 11 assists, 106 shots, five game-winning goals and three defensive saves.
Barr finished her second season with the program ranked eighth in the nation in points per game (2.23), 13th in goals per game (0.86) and 32nd in assists per contest (0.50).
Barr notched six multiple-goal games last year, including back-to-back hat tricks on Oct. 13 against Appalachian State and Oct. 17 versus Longwood. The Lurgan, Northern Ireland, native also chipped in with two assists against the Mountaineers on Oct. 13, tying her with teammate Ashlee Krulock for the NorPac's single-game point high (8) this season.
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