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    December 7, 2021 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

    Liberty women’s soccer head coach, Lang Wedemeyer, has been named a recipient of the 2021 United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Awards of Excellence, as he won the Faith-Based Coaches Award.

    “I am honored and humbled to receive this award. I am also very blessed that I am able to coach at an institute like Liberty where the coaching staff can holistically develop the young women in our program, especially in their spiritual journeys,” Wedemeyer said. “Being able to share and discuss my faith has been integral to my coaching and is the center piece of everything we do with in our program.”

    Wedemeyer has had a successful calendar year in 2021, leading the Lady Flames to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016 after winning its first ASUN Tournament title in the 2021 Spring campaign. During the 2021 Fall season Liberty was named co-champions of the ASUN East Division after finishing the season with an 11-7-1 record and a 6-3 record during conference play.

    The United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Group Awards of Excellence honors an individual, organization or group that has shown a commitment and outstanding work on behalf of the values of each of the respective groups, meeting the association’s highest ideals of inclusion and diversity in the game.

    “Our Advocacy Groups continue to advance the game in such meaningful ways, all in the name of diversity, equity and inclusion for our member coaches, their players and communities,” said Dr. Melissa Price, United Soccer Coaches President. “We are thankful to our leadership in these groups and salute their 2021 recipients who are making a difference by their commitment to expand the reach of our game.”