With the new year rolling, LibertyFlames.com continues its player spotlight series with this week's focus on Cassidy Bremner.
Bremner is a sophomore midfielder from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Bremner has competed in 39 contests over the first two years, starting in 38. The Canada native has accounted for one goal and nine assists during her first two seasons. Bremner was also named to the 2014 NorPac All-Tournament team as well as the 2014 NFHCA National Academic squad.
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? Bremner: At home I have my parents and my two younger sisters. My dad is the director of maintenance for Baptist Housing, and my mom operates the recreation at a senior's residence. My two younger sisters are both in high school, one in eighth grade and the other in 12th. They are always super busy playing all types of sports, and my sister in the 12th grade is also the youth intern at our church.
If you weren't playing field hockey which sport would you enjoy playing? Bremner: I've always enjoyed playing soccer too. I had to quit soccer when I was younger to focus more on field hockey but I still miss the sport and get out and play as much as I can.
Tell us your recruiting story on how you got to Liberty. Bremner: In Canada there aren't as many opportunities to play field hockey at a post-secondary school. So when I was in the 11th grade I started considering the possibility of going to school in America. I looked up the list of NCAA Division I schools with field hockey and started my research. When I came across Liberty University and saw that it was a Christian school I got really interested. So I emailed Coach Murphy and told her a little about myself and attached my recruiting video. After a little correspondence with coach, we ended up having a skype chat where I learned a lot more about the program and ended up committing to Liberty that night. The following year I came and visited the campus and I knew I had made the right decision. For me it was an easy choice because I got to combine two of the most important things in my life, my faith and field hockey.
If you could get away from field hockey for a little bit, what would you enjoy doing? Bremner: Being from the west coast I enjoy anything outdoors, but two of my favorite places to be are at the family cabin or at the lake house with family and friends. I also enjoy having mini soccer tournaments in my backyard on the turf.
What are you studying, and what do you enjoy about that? Bremner: I am studying business with a concentration in human resources. I enjoy learning about all the different aspects of a business and how it all works together.
Who were your heroes growing up, and who did you emulate in the backyard or playground? Bremner: My seventh grade teacher Mrs. Grounds had a huge impact on my life, in the classroom and on the field. Everything I know I learned from her.
What was your favorite memory that you took away from this season? Bremner: Even though it is sometimes hard to be on the road all the time, it is so much fun being with a group of girls travelling and getting to see and play in so many different cities. I enjoy the time we get together and all the memories that we make.
What do you look forward to most this spring? Bremner: Since we lost such a big senior class it is going to be fun to be able to have a smaller team and to really get to know one another.
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