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Graduation Reflections with Casey Thate

May 10, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty honored its graduating student-athletes at last week's Athletics Cord Ceremony. Following the event, LFSN reporter Alan York had a chance to visit with Casey Thate, one of the evening's honorees.

Thate is one of six graduating members of Liberty's women's lacrosse program, as she will be joined during Saturday's Commencement exercise by teammates Paige Britton, Caroline Smith, Victoria Tickle, Melanie Via and Faith Wells.

The native of Gambrills, Md., has been a four-year member of Liberty's women's lacrosse team and will graduate this May with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health.

The defender saw playing time in 16 career games, finishing her time at Liberty with four ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers. The senior helped the Lady Flames finish the 2017 season ranked No. 3 in the country in ground balls (23.42 per game) and No. 4 in caused turnovers (12.47 per game).

Below is a list of Liberty's graduating student-athletes, which were honored at the ceremony. Leading up to Commencement on Saturday, will run a series of interviews spotlighting Liberty's 2017 graduating student-athletes, including today's interview with Thate.  

Jake Barbee      
Jackson Bertsch
Zander Clouse  
Caleb Evans      
Eric Grabowski 
Josh Latta          
Evan Mitchell    
Payton Scarbrough        
Will Shepherd  
Michael Stafford            
Sammy Taormina          

Dia'Vante Brown
Kendall Couamin
Tanner Hartman
Tyrin Holloway
Leo Hunt
Will Johnson
Solomon McGinty
Nick Newma
Zac Parker
Dexter Robbins
Wesley Scott
Dante' Shells
Canon Smith
Trey Turner
Aaron Waller
Hunter Winstead

Field Hockey
Bethany Barr
Serena Barr
Cassidy Bremner
Carrie Logie

Men's Golf
Tyler Abrahamson
Hutson Chandler

Women's Lacrosse
Paige Britton
Caroline Smith
Casey Thate
Victoria Tickle
Melanie Via
Faith Wells

Men's Basketball
Ray Chen
John Dawson
A.C. Reid            

Men's Soccer
Alan Arellano
Kyle Carr
Brady Mazzei

Men's Tennis
Diego Castano

Kenzie Friesen

Women's Swimmer & Diving
Morgan Noonan
Rachel Rippey
Victoria Tschoke

Track & Field/Cross Country (Men's and Women's)
Aklesso Agama
Nicole Bishop
Kat Bouton
Lindsey Bray
Ryan Davis
Zach Davis
Kaitlyn Hutchins
Spencer Jamison
Luke Jelen
Janae Jones
Blake Kohring
Jessie Proehl
Stephen Raccanelli
Hannah Scherlacher
Josh Showalter
Mary Witmer
Terrill Zentymeyer

Michelle Melendez
Hannah Weidner

Women's Basketball
Audrey Rettstatt
Sheana Vega
Jordan Woods-Dipace

Women's Soccer
Tori Collar
Crystal Elmers
Lizz Kappler
Holly Van Noord

Women's Tennis
Emily Groeneveld
Mariely Hassey
Maria Khval