Meet The Newest Owls
High School: A 2017 graduate of Fleetwood Park Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia... Helped the Dragons win two AAA Senior Girls Championships, and was named the Tournament MVP as a freshman in 2014... Consistently on A-Honor Roll.
Personal: Full name: Ashley Sophia Burgess. Parents: Terry Burgess and Roberto Ama. (one brother). Chose to attend Rice over Montana, Seattle, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser, Gonzaga, Utah, Washington State and Memphis.
Nicky Adams on Ashley Burgess: "Ashley is our first soccer student athlete from Vancouver. She is a highly competitive attacking midfielder. On the ball she possesses great technical ability and vision. She is extremely smart and focused when she plays. Not only is she fantastic in the final third with her distribution but she is an absolute threat in front of the goal."
Fleetwood Secondary School Coach Sunny Uppal said: "After teaching and coaching Ashley for the past five years, I feel she has been one of the top student-athletes to come through our school. Her work ethic and desire for success has been well-noted on and off the field. Ashley is an incredible, compassionate, and highly motivated person that will be greatly missed here at Fleetwood Park. I wish her nothing but the best at Rice University!"
Ashley Burgess said: "Rice stood out for me over the rest of the Division I schools because of its unique ability to provide its players with both an Ivy League education and first class athletics. Not only has the coaching staff been unbelievably friendly and supportive, they have also demonstrated to me that they sincerely care for the girls both on and off the field and look forward to developing players' athletic and academic goals. I can't wait to be a part of their outstanding soccer program and to begin my Rice University student-athlete experience with the girls. Go Owls!"