Meet The Newest Owls
Rice Soccer team's Aug. 13 exhibition match vs. Stephen F. Austin
High School: A 2017 graduate of Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif.... Four-year soccer for the Dons' soccer program, and is serving second year as the team captain... Named the league's Defensive MVP, as well as First Team all-league... Four-time California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section (NCS) Scholar-Athlete for soccer... Coached in soccer by Anthony Rascon... Versatile student-athlete is also a varsity letterwinner in track, and was twice named that program's Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Full name: Callie Marie Ericksen. Parents: David and Nancy Ericksen of Lafayette, Calif. (three brothers). Chose to attend Rice over Washington University, Pepperdine and Oberlin College.
Nicky Adams on Callie Ericksen: "We are really excited about adding Callie to our roster for the 2017 season. Callie will provide depth for us on the backline. She has the ability to play as an outside back or center back for us. Callie is very athletic, very quick and a great student of the game. She has so much potential and we are excited to start working with her."
Acalanes High School Coach Anthony Rascon said: "Callie is a very intelligent, athletic, and technically gifted soccer player. She has all the qualities to be very successful at the highest levels of American soccer. Not only is she an awesome soccer player she is a woman of action. She leads her team by example, meaning she gains my respect and the respect of her teammates by the level of intensity and passion she puts in practices and games."
Callie Ericksen said: "I was drawn to Rice by the unique opportunity to combine the best academics with a top-notch athletic program. The coaching staff's enthusiasm, the chemistry of the team, and the city of Houston sealed the deal. I'm so excited to be an Owl!"