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    March 15, 2022 Gurnee, Ill. RSS |

    Even while preparing for a potential ACHA Division I record fourth consecutive national championship this weekend in St. Louis, Liberty University DI women’s hockey Head Coach Chris Lowes has remained on the recruiting trail, receiving a second commitment for the 2022-23 season this week, forward Brookelyn Beauchamp.

    “We are excited to be adding Brookelyn to our incoming class for Fall 2022,” Lowes said. “Brookelyn is a very good athlete with all the tools to be successful here at Liberty.”

    He said through the recruiting process, Beauchamp’s potential to contribute to the Lady Flames’ high-powered offense became apparent.

    “The first thing we noticed was Brookelyn’s physical presence on the ice,” Lowes said. “She has good size and reach and covers the ice well. As we watched more, we realized she likes the puck on her stick, has good vision, and possesses the hands and finish needed around the net.”

    Beauchamp, a Gurnee, Ill., resident who currently plays for the Milwaukee Junior Admirals, chose Liberty over other programs for its faith-based approach to education, as well as instruction in the sport of hockey. She made an official visit to Liberty in February and left a positive impression, both on and off the ice, according to Lowes, as the university did on her.

    At Liberty, Beauchamp plans to study business or to become a math teacher.

    “First and foremost, I wanted a Christian higher education experience and to continue playing hockey in college,” said Beauchamp, who is considering studying business or to become a math teacher. “Liberty not only met both of those criteria but surpassed my expectations. Not only is Liberty solid in its faith-based education, but the hockey program is excellent, and the campus environment is top-notch. All this made Liberty the perfect choice for me. I am excited about being part of a new team, and my ability to grow through the program and the coaches.”

    She looks to make an immediate impact on the team, both on the forward lines and in the locker room.

    “I am a hard-working, determined player on and off the ice,” Beauchamp said. “I like to hold myself accountable and set goals for myself to reach. I have an eagerness to win and be the best hockey player I can be. I will bring all of this to the team as well as a wittiness and a fun-loving attitude.”

    Lowes said that side of her will serve her well as she adjusts to her new teammates.

    “Her talent and abilities will allow her to transition to the college game quickly in the Fall,” he said. “Brookelyn can be a versatile player for us, playing either the wing or center. I also believe she can play a finesse game or more of a power forward style when needed. Just as importantly, Brookelyn is a great addition to our locker room.”

    The top-seeded Lady Flames will begin defense of their ACHA DI National Championship on Friday at the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Mo., against the lowest remaining seed after the first two rounds of the 10-team tournament.