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Five Events Nominated for Biggest Win

June 21, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Cast your vote for 2010's Biggest Win today!

Cast your vote for 2010's Biggest Win today!

Click here for more information on the Biggest Win nominees

Voting is now open for Biggest Win, the first of five award categories in the 2010 Sparkys. The five nominees include triumphs by the Liberty women's lacrosse, women's basketball, softball, men's tennis and track & field squads. For in-depth supporting information on each of the nominees, click here.

Liberty fans can choose the past year's Biggest Win from among the following five options: the women's lacrosse team's 17-16 overtime triumph at Howard (first win in program history), the women's basketball team's 68-66 victory over Gardner-Webb in the Big South Championship title game, the softball team's 6-4 win at Virginia, the men's tennis team's 4-3 triumph over Radford (the Highlanders' first Big South dual setback since 2007) and the men's and women's track & field teams' titles at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships (wrapping up the conference's first-ever "Double Triple").

The winner will be determined through fan voting on the Flames Poll, which is located on the right-hand side of

Last year, head coach Danny Rocco's football team captured the Sparky for Biggest win for the second time in three years, as a result of the Flames' dominating 26-3 win over No. 12/14 Elon in the 2008 season finale.

The 2010 Sparkys will be awarded in five categories. In addition to Biggest Win, the Best Individual Performance, Best Newcomer, Best Female Athlete and Best Male Athlete from 2009-10 will each be determined in the coming weeks.

The poll for Biggest Win will remain open until June 28, at which time the winner will be announced on and balloting for Best Individual Performance will begin. A full voting schedule appears below.

2010 Nominees for Biggest Win
Women's Lacrosse: 17-16 overtime win at Howard (March 6, 2010)
Women's Basketball: 68-66 win over Gardner-Webb in the Big South Championship title game (March 14, 2010)
Softball: 6-4 win at Virginia (March 24, 2010)
Men's Tennis: 4-3 win over Radford (April 10, 2010)
Men's & Women's Track & Field: Team titles at the Big South Outdoor Championships (April 15-17, 2010)

2010 Sparkys Voting Schedule
Biggest Win (June 21-28)
Best Individual Performance (June 28-July 5)
Best Newcomer (July 5-12)
Best Female Athlete (July 12-19)
Best Male Athlete (July 19-26)

Past Sparkys Winners
Biggest Win

2007: Football team's 34-20 win over No. 24 Charleston Southern (Nov. 11, 2006)
2008: Wrestling team's second consecutive NCAA East Regional Championship (March 9, 2008)
2009: Football team's 26-3 victory over No. 12/14 Elon (Nov. 22, 2008)