Liberty Athletics: Holly Van Noord named to Big South Women’s Soccer All-Decade Team
Throughout the month of June, the Big South will be recognizing each sport’s top student-athletes and coaches from the recently completed decade. Liberty wrapped up its 27-year Big South Conference membership on June 30, 2018, departing for the ASUN Conference.
The Flames excelled during their final years of Big South competition, earning seven Sasser Cups and 62 Big South team championships between 2010-18.
A 15-person committee of Big South Conference administrators served as the official voting panel to determine the All-Decade Team, with fan voting comprising 20 percent of the overall total. The 2010-19 Women’s Soccer All-Decade Team features four forwards, four midfielders, four defenders, one goalkeeper and one head coach.
A native of Hudsonville, Mich., Van Noord excelled on the field for the Lady Flames as she was a four-time Big South All-Conference honoree and a two-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year. Van Noord holds many records in Liberty’s program including the most shutouts in a season (14), best goals against average in a season (0.69), most shutouts in a career (41) and best goals against average throughout a career (0.81).
The Big South Conference previously announced additional all-decade teams as part of its 30th anniversary celebration during the 2013-14 academic year. The following Lady Flames were included on those squads.