Grounded in gratitude: How Liberty hockey’s Kam Ottenbreit finds daily inspiration in the hearts of his parents

Raising a hockey player in the game is no easy feat. Any hockey parent can attest to the cost of equipment, travel and energy it takes to provide their player with the tools for success. But what about raising a hockey player, a gymnast and three adopted children? Welcome to the Ottenbreit family. Liberty hockey forward Kam Ottenbreit’s childhood was […]

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Champions of the Month: November

Throughout their respective seasons, Liberty University student-athletes strive to achieve excellence in their sport. While no particular athlete can win a game for their team by themselves, there are players who achieve excellence on the field or court while being leaders for their teams. Throughout the fall season, the Liberty Champion has chosen a male and female athlete who has […]

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Kings of the CUSA: Liberty Flames capture first Conference USA title over Aggies in offensive surge, 49-35

The 2023-24 season for the Liberty Flames has been one of making history. The first undefeated team, the first Conference USA Championship appearance — and yet, junior wide receiver CJ Daniels felt like the team didn’t even notice the ground they were breaking. “I felt like 12-0 came up on us quick,” Daniels said. “Just living in the moment, not […]

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History is made: Flames defeat UMass Minutemen to go 11-0 for first time in program history

The undefeated Liberty Flames approached their Nov. 18 meeting against UMass well aware of the opportunity to make history. No Liberty football team had ever won 11 games, and all that stood between the Flames and the monumental feat was the 3-8 UMass Minutemen.  But even with an unblemished record this late in the season, it couldn’t be forgotten that […]

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Sons of Liberty: Men’s D1 Flames earn second consecutive series sweep, triumph over Ohio Bobcats

The Liberty men’s D1 hockey team hit the ice at LaHaye Ice Center this past weekend, sweeping the series against rival Ohio University and winning its fifth game in a row on Saturday night. In game one of the series, graduate goaltender Hunter Virostek was tested early on, making two back-to-back saves. Friday night marked Virostek’s first game back in […]

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Tournament Time: Women’s Volleyball team prepares to play in its first ever Conference USA Volleyball Tournament

A 15-12 regular season filled with a wealth of challenging opponents and a new conference has all led to this. The Lady Flames volleyball team is preparing for the 2023 Conference USA Volleyball Tournament, where 10 teams will gather to battle for the CUSA crown Nov. 17-19. For Liberty women’s volleyball Head Coach Trevor Johnson, this weekend’s tournament is a tremendous chance […]

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Georgia finds a way: Lady Flames soccer falls in final minutes of NCAA Tournament opening round, 2-1

After claiming the Conference USA title in thrilling fashion, the Liberty women’s soccer team stared down the tough task of facing the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Turner Soccer Complex in Athens, Georgia. In a tight match, Liberty was defeated by Georgia 2-1, bringing its 2023 season to a close.  The […]

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Palsgrove’s Points

I am overjoyed to say that Flames’ basketball is back, and it’s back in full force. After two games, Head Coach Ritchie McKay’s boys are 2-0 and have put up 174 points on their opponents, and there is so much I cannot wait to break down from those games. So, for this edition of Palsgrove’s Points, I’ll be talking about […]

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Taking over the point: Jordan Hodges details her Flames basketball journey

Lady Flames basketball guard Jordan Hodges has been a force to reckon with throughout her first two years at Liberty Mountain. The 5-foot-6-inch guard from Virginia is entering her junior season with high hopes for herself and her team.  Growing up in Richmond, Hodges was heavily involved in sports, playing AAU basketball until she began her high school career at […]

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Liberty swim and dive coach gives inside look to the program’s success

The Liberty Natatorium is not only home to state-of-the-art facilities, but also the five-time CCSA Champions, the Liberty women’s swim and dive team. After the success the team has seen over its past season, holding a conference record for five consecutive CCSA titles, Head Coach Jake Shellenberger has guided his group from the CCSA to the ASUN Conference, battling the […]

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Flames conquer the Monarchs and remain unbeaten through 10 games for the first time in school history

The undefeated No. 25 Liberty Flames football team welcomed a Commonwealth foe to the Mountain Nov. 11, as the Old Dominion Monarchs entered Williams Stadium on a sunlit afternoon.  The Monarchs, one week removed from a painful loss to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, approached the game with sheer desperation, seeking to secure bowl eligibility before the season’s end.  The challenge […]

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