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Free Kicks with Maggie Woody

September 17, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty's Maggie Woody (in red) moves past a defender earlier this season.

Liberty's Maggie Woody (in red) moves past a defender earlier this season.

Today, LibertyFlames.com continues its women's soccer feature, "Free Kicks with …" Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the season, "Free Kicks with …" hopes to help you get to know the Lady Flames a bit better. Up next is junior midfielder Maggie Woody.

Maggie Woody is in her third season as a member of the Liberty women's soccer team. So far in 2008, she has played in all four Lady Flame contests, with a start in the team's last match against Navy.

Last year, Woody appeared in 14 matches, with seven starts, recording six points on two goals and two assists. She netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory at UNC Asheville.

In first season with Liberty in 2006, she was selected to the Big South All-Freshman team. She netted two goals and added an assist, while playing in 15 matches with eight starts.

Homeschooled, Woody helped her CESA Club team to the state championship in 2004. She is one of two pairs of sisters on the Liberty squad, as her sister Jordan is a freshman on this year's team.

For a more personal introduction to Maggie Woody, read on …

1. The best part about being a Liberty student-athlete is …
The automatic stage that you have to share about Jesus Christ!

2. If you could compete against any athlete in any sport, who would it be and why?
Tiger Woods … He is a great athlete and I love golf.

3. Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
David, because he had a heart after the Lord's.

4. If you could eat dinner with three other people (living or alive), who would they be and why?
Michelle Akers, Pele and Gladys Aylward.

5. When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
Read the Bible, talk to my Mom or Dad or take a nap.

6. If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song or artist …
The Veggie Tales, especially the Silly Songs with Larry.

7. What TV station do you watch most often?
Fox Soccer Channel

8. It is not good for you, but I still eat …
Cookies.

9. A place I would like to visit one day is …
Israel.

10. What are five things you could not live without?
My Bible, my iPod shuffle (I love music but I can't sing), soccer ball and my family and friends.

11. What is something about you that other people don't know?
I have a heart for missions.

12. What was the best movie you watched over the summer?
Nacho Libre....I have never laughed so hard!!!

13. Who is the most famous person you have ever met and how did you met them?
(Real Madrid striker) Ruud van Nistelrooy. He happened to stop in Asheville, N.C., while he was headed to New York and I got to play indoor soccer with him for two hours. It was amazing!!!

14. Who is your favorite Liberty athlete to watch compete?
Juan Guzman ... He is an amazing athlete and a great soccer player.

15. My dream job would be ...
A missionary and a soccer coach.

Previous Installments of Free Kicks with ...

Sept. 5 - Heather Bowling
Sept. 8 - Rachel Michener
Sept. 10 - Elia Lake
Sept. 12 - Rachel Wisehart
Sept. 15 - Maria Owen