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Introducing Field Hockey Newcomer, Rebecca Hamlett

April 15, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Introducing Field Hockey Newcomer, Rebecca Hamlett

Rebecca Hamlett joins the Liberty Field Hockey squad after competing at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Va.

Hamlett is a four-year letterwinner and was named first team all-conference and first team all-region on three different occasions. The Virginia native was also named to the first team all-state team on one occasion.

Hamlett was a member of a squad that won four consecutive conference championships, two Battlefield District championships and one Region 4A East championship. Hamlett also won one Virginia state final championship in 2012.

Hamlett competed for the Futures Elite, junior Olympics and was named a National Future Championship silver medalist in 2014.

The Virginia native also excelled in the community and in the classroom. Hamlett was a member of the National Honor Society and was twice named a James Monroe Scholar. Hamlett was a huddle leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years and was also a mentor for four years working with Student Organization for Developing Attitudes.    

Why did you choose Liberty?
"I chose Liberty because it was the only campus I visited that met all of my wishes. The coaches and teammates were incredibly welcoming and always made me feel at home. The opportunity of playing field hockey, furthering my education and pursuing my relationship with Christ was something I could not pass up."

What was your favorite thing about Liberty's campus?
"Surprisingly my favorite part of Liberty's campus was the construction. Seeing all the new changes happening to the campus was so exciting and it was refreshing to see a school so excited about innovation."

What is your goal coming in to Liberty?
"My hope when I reach Liberty is to not only grow as an athlete but also in my relationship with Christ. I am so excited to be guided by people such as Coach Jodi Murphy and my captains and learning from them how to balance all parts of life."

Head Coach Jodi Murphy on Hamlett:
"Rebecca will be a great addition to the Liberty Field Hockey program. She has a desire to grow and learn in all aspects of her life as a student-athlete at Liberty. She is incredibly honest and willing to put in the work. She has great energy and has shown strong leadership skills."