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Open Net with Heather Bentley

September 16, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Lady Flame Heather Bentley

Lady Flame Heather Bentley

Today, the "Open Net" segment spotlights Heather Bentley, a freshman from Jessup, Md.

Bentley, a defender for the Lady Flames, has seen game action three times this year, including matchups against No. 14 Virginia, James Madison and Old Dominion.

Bentley, who was home schooled, played center back for the Laurel Wildcats, and she helped the team to state championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Getting to know Heather Bentley

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Psalm 23 – It shows so well that God will always be there for you and that He will provide for you as well.

What has been your favorite class at Liberty and why?

Sociology with J.J. Cole, because it's a great class and the teacher always brought candy.

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …

Cookie dough ice cream.

What was the best movie you watched over the last year?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I came to Liberty because …

My sister came here, the great atmosphere and the amazing team spirit.

Share something about one of your teammates that someone outside the program would never know without you telling them.

Emily Hoy lives on a farm with horses.

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …

Wearing a fake nose on April 1. The referee let us wear them.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?

Michelle Akers during the first women's World Cup in 1991, when she played in the championship game against Norway and scored the two goals in the USA's 2-1 victory. It would be so amazing to play like she did with the mindset she had. She did everything for Christ and had amazing passion for both Him and soccer.

The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is …

Having so many people willing to help you do your best in school and athletics.

My dream job would be …

Working on a farm with kids and animals.

The team that I'm most looking forward to competing against this year is (and why) …

Radford – my club teammate plays there, and I want to beat them so badly.

What is the best book you have ever read (other than the Bible)?

The Game and the Glory, by Michelle Akers.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

I would want to be super quick. I would be able to outrun everything so I wouldn't have to worry about others catching me.

The TV show I can't live without watching each week is (and why) ...

I don't watch too many TV shows.

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches (and why) …

Make them run our fitness tests.

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty women's soccer team is (and why) …

Having so many people who become your friends and who take you for who you are.

If you could have dinner with three people throughout history, who would they be and why?

Abe Lincoln, because I'd like to talk to him and learn from what he has to say; Napoleon Bonaparte, to figure out what he was thinking in his plans; and Fred Rogers, to thank him for his TV show. I loved it growing up.

If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song …

A Miley Cyrus song.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?

I went boating with my best friend and her two sisters.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Maine or Oakland, Md.

Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?

Not really… I don't talk much. I just try hard to get mentally focused.

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?

My dad told me that your friends will come and go over time but your brothers and sisters will always be there, whether you want them to be or not. He said you need to treat them better than you would anyone else because they are what you have and who you are.