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Free Kicks with Mallory Neff

September 24, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Mallory Neff

Mallory Neff

Today, continues its women's soccer feature, "Free Kicks with …" Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the season, "Free Kicks with …" hopes to help you get to know the Lady Flames a bit better. Today, we meet senior Mallory Neff, one of seven seniors on the Liberty roster.

Neff, a midfielder, has played in all six of Liberty's contests so far this season, starting the last three games in her final year with the Lady Flames. Last season, she appeared in all 18 Liberty contests, with 11 starts, recording nine points on two goals and a team-leading five assists.

During her sophomore season, Neff played in nine matches, tallying six points with two goals and two assists. She earned Big South All-Tournament honors that season, scoring a goal and adding two assists in Liberty's semifinal 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina.

A three-time member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, Neff is a graduate of Shikellamy High School, where she was selected to The Daily Item newspaper first team and first-team all-conference in her senior year. The Sunbury, Pa., native also earned 2004 Defensive Player of the Year honors, while playing for the Central Penn United Club team.

For a more personal introduction to Mallory Neff, read on …

1. The best part about being a Liberty student-athlete is …
Being surrounded by amazing, loving, Christ-centered people on a daily basis.

2. If you could compete against any athlete in any sport, who would it be and why?
Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte ... because I love him and I think he should be my boyfriend!

3. Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
Paul, because he has such an awesome conversion story. His commitment to Christ and perseverance through trials and suffering are amazing. He is the best example of what Christ can do when you ultimately surrender to his call.

4. If you could eat dinner with three other people (living or alive), who would they be and why?
Ryan Lochte - I'm trying to make him my boyfriend.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - She's awesome and we share the same political views ... I think we could be best friends!
My Nanna- She died when I was five, so I feel like we have a lot of catching up to do!

5. When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
Nap or eat.

6. If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song or artist …
Alvin and the Chipmunks.

7. What TV station do you watch most often?
E! and Lifetime.

8. It is not good for you, but I still eat …
Ice cream, cheesecake and chocolate.

9. A place I would like to visit one day is …

10. What are five things you could not live without?
My Bible, my family, Starbucks, cell phone and Betsey Bear.

11. What is something about you that other people don't know?
I love thunderstorms and rainy days.

12. What was the best movie you watched over the summer?
Baby Mama.

13. Who is the most famous person you have ever met and how did you met them?
I saw Julia Stiles in New York City, last Christmas.

14. Who is your favorite Liberty athlete to watch compete?
Men's soccer player Darren Amoo. He's my best friend.

15. My dream job would be …
Trophy Wife...just kidding! I would love to do medical missions in Africa!

Previous Installments of Free Kicks with ...
Sept. 5 - Heather Bowling
Sept. 8 - Rachel Michener
Sept. 10 - Elia Lake
Sept. 12 - Rachel Wisehart
Sept. 15 - Maria Owen
Sept. 17 - Maggie Woody
Sept. 19 - Karen Blocker
Sept. 21 - Emily House