First Regular Season Title For Owls' Soccer Program: Owls Next Face SMU In C-USA Tourney
Polished goalkeeper who improved over the course of her first collegiate season... Had a tremendous career with her club and played against some of the top teams in the nation.
2011: A Top 100 Freshman, and the No. 10 Freshman Goalkeeper according to TopDrawerSoccer.com... All-Conference USA (third team); C-USA All-Freshman Team; C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3); Rice Soccer Rookie of the Year; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Stepped right in for an excellent debut season of Division I soccer... One of just five Owls, and the only freshman, to start all 21 games... Finished third on the team with 1,964 minutes, the second-most by a keeper in school history (dating back to 2004)... Played in 97.7 percent of the team's total time... Notched seven complete game shutouts between the pipes to tie for the third-highest single-season total in school history... Maintained an 0.73 goals-against average that is the third-best single season mark by an Owl keeper... Registered 62 saves with a steady .795 save-percentage... Tallied a career-high six saves on the road at Marshall... Made four or more saves in a game seven times... Credited with 10 wins to tie for the fifth-best total by a keeper in school history.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif.... Three-time all-league honoree (2009-2011) and four-year varsity letterwinner under head coach Rick Morin... Posted a 0.585 GAA and 255 saves for the Cougars... Helped Carondelet win 2010 & 2011 East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) Championships, 2011 CIF North Coast Section (NCS) Championship, and earn an ESPN RISE FAB 50 ranking (#12)... Named ESPN RISE "National Player of the Week" (Dec. 2010)... Outstanding student who earned NCS/CIF Scholar Athlete honors and "High Honors" Honor Roll in 2008-2011.
Club - California NorCal ODP in 2005-2006... Starting goalkeeper for the Mustang Earthquakes under head coach Carl Edwards and Pat Uriz... Played more than 20,000 minutes in goal in a nine-year club career, recording 182 shutouts in over 300 starts with 0.485 goals-against average... Helped lead the club to three state championships, the 2006 USYSA Region IV semifinals and 2006 #1 ranking by NationalSoccerRanking... Red Bull National League and Elite Clubs National league (ECNL) participant... Named as ECNL 2010 "All Event Team Goalkeeper."
Personal - Full name: Amy Marie Czyz. Born: October 5, 1992 in Truckee, Calif. Daughter of Tom Czyz and Lisa Deal, step-father is John Deal. Athletic family includes: Tom Czyz playing baseball at Cal Poly and her brother, Mike Czyz, currently playing football at Northern Arizona; Grandfather, Tom Czyz Sr., was a three-sport letterman at Western Michigan; An uncle, Rob Lambert, played baseball at Cal Poly and in the New York Yankees organization; A cousin, Steve Lesser, played soccer at Cornell. Chose to attend Rice over Michigan, San Diego and Cornell. Volunteers community service time with the Animal Rescue Foundation in Contra Costa County.