Throughout the 2015 season, LibertyFlames.com will provide a player spotlight series with the members of the Liberty Lady Flames field hockey squad. The first player spotlight of the season features senior forward Morgan Mummau.
Hailing from Manheim, Pa., Mummau attended Manheim Central High School. Throughout her three-year career with the Lady Flames, Mummau has competed in 41 games, starting in six. The Keystone State native recorded her first career assist in Liberty's 8-1 victory over Longwood on Sept. 30, 2014.
Who introduced you to the sport that you're playing? Mummau: I was introduced to field hockey in fourth grade when I went to a youth camp in Manheim, Pa. I didn't officially begin playing for my school team until eighth grade.
Tell me about your family. What do your parents, or guardians, do? How many brothers or sisters do you have and what do they do? Mummau: My parent's names are Jeff and Charlene Mummau. I have a younger brother, Drew, who will be in ninth grade this fall. My dad works at Intelligence Printing Company in Lancaster, Pa. and coaches baseball and my mom works in Accounts Payable at Landis Homes Retirement Community. My brother is an avid baseball player with hopes of someday coming to Liberty to play. I am also engaged to former Liberty men's lacrosse player, Travis Briggs. We are getting married June 25, 2016!
If you weren't playing your sport which one would you enjoy playing? Mummau: I would enjoy competing in track and field. I am a huge track junkie!
Tell us your recruiting story on how you got to Liberty. Mummau: When I heard that Liberty was getting a field hockey program, I was a junior in high school. I was so excited to hear this news and contacted Coach Murphy right away. She was able to see me play a few times that year. I visited Liberty in the spring of my junior year and committed just a few weeks later. As soon as I was on campus and met the coaching staff, I knew this is where God wanted me to be.
If you could get away from your sport for a little bit, what would you enjoy doing? Mummau: I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching other sports, going to the beach, watching movies and being involved in church.
What are you studying, and what do you enjoy about that? Mummau: I am a kinesiology major with hopes of becoming a health and PE teacher. I love that I will be able to work with kids someday in a school setting and educate them about getting fit and eating healthy.
Any connections to famous athletes or influential people around the country? Mummau: My uncle, Rob Mummau, was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1994 and is now a scout for the Seattle Mariners.
Who were your heroes growing up, and who did you emulate in the backyard or playground? Mummau: While playing basketball in high school I always wanted to be like former UNC point guard, Ivory Latta.
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