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Introducing Field Hockey Newcomer, Mallory Fortenbaugh

April 14, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Introducing Field Hockey Newcomer, Mallory Fortenbaugh

Mallory Fortenbaugh joins the Lady Flames after competing at Greenwood High School in Millerstown, Pa. Fortenbaugh is a four-time letterwinner and a three-time Tri-Valley League First Team All-Star. Fortenbaugh was also named the Tri-Valley League MVP in 2014.

The defender is a two-time defensive MVP, two-time first team Pennlive All-Star, two-time first team PA All-State honoree. Fortenbaugh is also a three-time honoree on the Cougar Classic All-Tournament team and is a four-time Tri-Valley League Champion.

The Pennsylvania native is also the president of the Greenwood Athletic Association and is also a member of Students Offering Support.

Why did you choose Liberty?
"I chose Liberty because of the wonderful opportunities it offers in the classroom and on the hockey field and because of the peace I felt every time I visited campus. The team atmosphere was so special and definitely something I wanted to be a part of. I knew that this is where God wanted me to be."

What was your favorite thing about Liberty's campus?
"The campus has so much to offer and there are friendly faces everywhere you go. Another one of my favorite things is that the campus is constantly growing. I've been visiting Liberty since my freshman year, and every time I visit campus there is something new."

What is your goal coming in to Liberty?
"Of course I want to help my team to be successful and to find the career path that God has for me. However, I also hope to grow as an individual spiritually, academically and athletically and in the process form lasting relationships while making a positive impact off the field at Liberty as well."

Head Coach Jodi Murphy on Fortenbaugh:
"I've had the pleasure of getting to know Mal since her freshman year in high school and have been able to watch her develop throughout her entire high school career. She is a talented athlete and a very strong defender. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to push her to new heights in all aspects of her career at Liberty."