Throughout the 2016 season, LibertyFlames.com will provide a field hockey focus series featuring members of the Liberty Lady Flames field hockey squad. The first field hockey focus of the season features senior forward Carrie Logie.
Logie has competed in 19 career contests for Liberty. She has been a part of the Lady Flames program that has compiled a 43-19 record over the past three years. Logie was a member of both Liberty field hockey teams that won the NorPac Championship (2013, 2014) and also reached the NCAA Tournament in both of those seasons.
Logie, a native of Clemmons, N.C., is one of three seniors on this year's team, along with sisters Serena and Bethany Barr. She is majoring in psychology and has been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad for three consecutive years.
What does joining the BIG EAST this year mean to you and the program? Logie: I just thought that joining the BIG EAST was a super awesome opportunity. Being in the BIG EAST was bigger than I expected just because you talk about the BIG EAST, you talk about a team (UConn) that's won the national championship multiple years (2013, 2014). I'm a firm believer that playing with people who are better than you will automatically make you better as an individual and as a team. We're definitely going to step up and meet that competition head-on.
What do you think about the high level of competition you'll face outside of BIG EAST play (Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest)? Logie: I am so excited to play Syracuse and Wake Forest. We've seen Wake Forest for the past three years, UNC for the past two and have played them in a lot of scrimmages. It's fierce competition. I love playing those teams and what those teams can draw out of us.
What do you like about this year's newcomers and what do you see with the returning players on the team? Logie: I love the incoming freshmen so far. They are so fun, energetic and very full-in on what we started and what we have. The veterans are really excited to embrace them and bring them along.
Being a psychology major, what would you like to do with your degree once you graduate? Logie: I'm not sure exactly. I'm doing psychology, but I'm doing industrial organization, which is more of psychology within businesses and corporations. It's not as much counseling. I just got back from a trip to Greece with the psychology department. The focus was human sex trafficking. I loved that kind of ministry. We got to see the stuff head-on. I feel that could be a potential calling.
Have you ever considered coaching field hockey once you're done playing at Liberty? Logie: I coached a little bit over the summer at tournaments for a house/club team [for high school girls]. It's kind of a tradition for girls to go back and coach at my high school. If I were to ever end up back in that area, I would consider that. But it's not a top priority to be a coach.
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