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Open Net with Aimee Luurtsema

October 27, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Today's "Open Net" segment features Lady Flame Aimee Luurtsema.

Today, the "Open Net" segment spotlights Aimee Luurtsema, a sophomore from Grandville, Mich.

Luurtsema, a defender/midfielder, has started all 16 games for the Lady Flames this season. She ranks third on the team with three goals and second with three assists. She has taken 16 shots on the year.

Luurtsema is a graduate of Unity Christian, where she helped the soccer team to four state championships and a 107-1-1 record.

Getting to Know Aimee Luurtsema

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Jeremiah 29:11, because I'm nervous about the future, but I know God has a plan for me.

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …

The left side of the McDonald's menu.

What was the best movie you watched over the last year?

Harry Potter

I came to Liberty because …
I love Jerry Falwell.

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …

The pink uniform I had to wear when I was 4.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?
Charles Branson, because he's the richest man in the world. He owns his own island.

The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is …
Missing school and it's excused! And making lifelong friends from all over the place.

My dream job would be …
A food critic

What is the best book you have ever read (other than the Bible)?
Harry Potter

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
Flying, because you can be wherever you want, whenever you want.

The TV show I can't live without watching each week is (and why) ...

American Idol.

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches (and why) …

I would make them run 300's and the mile, all in one day! I hate those.

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty women's soccer team is (and why) …

The lifelong friendships I've made.

If you could have dinner with three people throughout history, who would they be and why?

Drew Nietzel (a former Michigan State basketball player), and my two grandpas, who died before I was born.

What cartoon character are you most like (and why)?

Sid the Sloth, from Ice Age. Many people tell me I act like him.

If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song …
Hannah Montana.

The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is …
I'm very sociable.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?

All the road trips I took!

What is your favorite vacation spot?


Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?

I always take a 20-minute nap before the game, and listen to music that pumps me up.