Start Time Set For 7 PM in Ruston, La.
Owls Next Play at Louisiana Tech on Thursday Night
Owls Finish Regular Season at 10-7-2
Owls Have Open Date Next Weekend Before Starting C-USA Play
2016: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Played a strong second half of the season consisting of the key C-USA league matches... After playing just 43 minutes while appearing in two of the first six games, she then played in each of the ten C-USA regular season games with six starts... Also started on the backline in the opening round of the C-USA tournament in Charlotte... Played in 13 games overall with seven starts... Logged 847 minutes for the full season, but finished eighth on the squad with 714 minutes in C-USA games... Played 90 minutes in six of the last seven matches... Took a season-high three shots at Middle Tennessee... Maintained a .400 shots-on-goal percentage.
2015: Started the first eight matches of the season with an average of 81.6 minutes per match before being sidelined... Worked hard to rejoin her teammates, first as a reserve for the final five regular season matches before starting again in the opener of the the C-USA Tournament against Middle Tennessee... Contributed to five of the Owls' shutouts... Played a total of 853 minutes... Scored the game-tying goal against longtime state for SMU on the strength of a career-high seven shots... Scored on the road at Dayton.
Club: Versatile D/MF for Legacy SC. Served two years as team captain.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz.... Earned all-section and all-CUSD honors as a junior... Back-to-back team MVP... Serving third-straight season as the Huskies' team captain... Named East Valley Tribune All-State as a freshman... Team's defensive player of the year as a freshman in 2012... Outstanding student, who is a member of the National Honor Society... Social Studies Student of the Year... National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist... AP Scholar with Distinction.
Personal: Full Name: Gabriella Rae Martinez. Parents: John and Sandy Martinez of Chandler, Arizona (one brother, one sister). Chose to attend Rice over UC-Irvine and Northern Arizona.
Nicky Adams on Martinez: "One of the things we love most about Gabby is she always plays to her strengths. You always know what you are going to get with Gabby when she steps on the field. She is athletic, tall and strong, and is both technically and tactically sound. Her composure on the ball will help her fit into our system nicely, whether it is on the backline or in the midfield."
Gabby Martinez said: "My first experience of Rice was when I flew to Houston to attend its soccer camp and on my first day in camp, walking back from training, I had an epiphany: I was going to attend college at Rice. Academically, Rice offers the challenge of a competitive learning environment. The soccer team plays a beautiful style of possession that has proven to win games. The coaches, the players, and the incoming recruits are amazing people and I cannot wait to spend four years with them at my dream school."
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