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Open Net with Elia Lake

November 5, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Today's "Open Net" segment features Lady Flame Elia Lake.

Today, the "Open Net" segment spotlights Elia Lake, a junior defender from Dumfries, Va.

Lake has started all 18 games for the Lady Flames this season, and recorded her first career assist on Oct. 5 against Coastal Carolina. She is part of a Liberty defense that has claimed nine shutouts this year.

Lake is a graduate of Forest Park Senior High School, where she was a two-time all-district honoree.
She transferred to Liberty after one season at Tusculum, where she helped the 14-3-3 Pioneers win the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional and attain a No. 8 Division II national ranking.

Getting to Know Elia Lake

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Proverbs 3:5-6, it tells us to put all our trust in God and he will direct our paths.

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …
French fries, Twizzlers and Milky Ways.

What was the best movie you watched over the last year?
Transformers 2

I came to Liberty because …
God truly put it on my heart to transfer here to play soccer and study health.

Share something about one of your teammates that someone outside the program would never know without you telling them.
Rachel Michener loves peanut butter and eats it on everything! She is my roommate and I love her!

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …
My first soccer team when I was 8 years old. We were the Pink Panthers and we wore bright pink jerseys.

The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is …
Competing and representing Liberty.

My dream job would be …
A personal nutritionist for a famous actor, singer or athlete.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
To fly! I dream about it a lot and I just think it would be amazing!

The TV show I can't live without watching each week is (and why) ...
I don't watch TV a lot, but I enjoy it every once in a while.

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches …
Run the mile!

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty women's soccer team is (and why) …
My friendship with my teammates! They are amazing girls.

My personal goals this season are …
To be Big South Champs! Have a 100% work ethic for God, my team and coaches. To have a shutout defense.

What cartoon character are you most like (and why)?
Tinker Bell because she is cute and can fly!

The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is …
My bubbly personality or my "smile."

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Carribbean Islands! It's where my family is from.

Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?
Hand shake with Silvia Betancourt, prayer with defenders.

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
My mom gives me advice and shows me how to handle many things in a God perspective. She is an amazing woman with a big heart and she is one of the few people I would ever listen to. The Bible is a guide for my life.