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Liberty Athletics Congratulates its 2019 Graduates

May 11, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Athletics Congratulates its 2019 Graduates

Liberty Athletics was well represented at the university's 46th Commencement on Saturday, which included 110 graduating student-athletes.

The class of 2019, a class that included 20,731 graduates, featured 110 Liberty Flames student-athletes. About 8,000 total graduates participated in the ceremonies on campus, which was attended by more than 40,000 people inside Williams Stadium.

United States Vice President Mike Pence served as the keynote speaker during Commencement. Pence brought with him the personal congratulations of the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump (who gave the first Commencement address of his presidency at Liberty on May 13, 2017) and encouraged the largest graduating class in Liberty's history to seize "a new era of opportunity and optimism" fueled by a growing American economy.

Additionally, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell addressed the graduates, encouraging them to step forth into their careers as leaders and innovators.

Falwell called the 2018-19 academic year one of the university's most successful to date. He highlighted accomplishments in Flames athletics, including its first victory in the NCAA Tournament, the highest bar exam passage rate in Liberty Law history (7th in the nation, alongside Ivy League schools), and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine exceeding the national match rate for the second year in a row.

Liberty Athletics salutes our graduates, thanking them for their hard work and dedication, both in the classroom and on the athletics field of competition.  As Liberty's graduating student-athletes took part in Commencement, they donned a special cord with their graduation attire, presented to them at last week's Athletics Cord Ceremony.

Below is a list of Liberty's graduating student-athletes.

Andrew McInvale
Evan Brabrand
Logan Collie 
Tyler Galazin
Brady Heid
Ben Highfill
Ayden Karraker
John O'Connor

Jerry Babilonia
Anthony Colangelo                     
Josue Collado
Pierce Foley
Kendra Jalbert
Nick Mini
Dean Palmer
John Pereira
Madi Sandlin
Amy Schools
Kirk Young

Field Hockey
Abby Julius
Lindsay Pratt
Annika Roberts
Allison Schaefer

Elijah Benton
Kedrick Bradley 
Ethan Crawford
Michael Chorowicz
Rion Davis
Zack Foutz
Frankie Hickson
Mitch Hurtado
Lucas Irons
Sam Isaacson
Damian King
Mitchell Lewis
Jeremy Peters
Thomas Sargent
Daniel Zapata                     

Men's Basketball
Myo Baxter-Bell
Lovell Cabbil Jr.
Kennan Gumbs

Men's Golf
Gabe Lench

Men's Soccer
Nico Bellarde
Isidoro Garcia
Ruben Garcia
James Knoebel
Shaun Stocker

Men's Tennis
Eddie Gutierrez

Track & Field/Cross Country (Men's and Women's)    
Sam Arter
Greg Edwards
Michael Fairfax
Elizabeth Hutton
Maggie McDermott
Delaney McDowell
Alejandor Perlaza Zapata
Leah Plummer
Kylie Polsgrove
Jonathan Saintil
Kelly Shaffer
Riley Stroot
Micheal Todd
Patria Vaimaona
Marbalyn Vernon
Greer Wilson
Samantha Yamasaki
James Zentmeyer                          

Jasmeen Click
Julia DiMartino
Taylor Hoffman
Kaitlin McFarland
Rylee Reynolds
Sarah Robertson
Deidra See                           

Women's Basketball
KK Barbour      
Brooke Basinger
Tatyana Crowder
Keyen Green
Ria Gulley
Melis Ucar

Women's Lacrosse
Kaitlyn Cassidy-Fischetti
Brianna McCaffrey
Kayla Foster 
Rachel Johnson 
Aubrie Tarris
Brittany Tickle
Faith Wells

Women's Soccer
Molly Andres                 
Amanda Barrett
Caroline Boone
Sarah Erickson
Abigail Persson
Devon Sipala                        

Women's Swimming & Diving
Shelby Black                     
Alicia Finnigan
Ricki Lee Hodges
Corrilynn Lynch
Elizabeth Magnussson 
Ashley Mauzy 
Siani Null
Brittany Weiss                           

Women's Tennis
Rebekah Anderson
Maria Medina
Ashley Bongart 
Anna Dollar
Lara Soares                          

Victoria Baptista
Amelia Johnson
Margaret Latchford
Hannah Morris
Kainah Williams