Rice Welcomes WKU Friday at 7 PM; Southern Miss on Sunday at 1 PM
Meet The Newest Owls
Rice Soccer team's Aug. 13 exhibition match vs. Stephen F. Austin
2016: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Played in 12 of the team's 17 matches with one start as a true freshman... Worked her way into a start up top against eventual Southern Conference champion Samford, and played a season-high 57 minutes... Came off the bench to score first career goal against C-USA foe Louisiana Tech on the road... Finished with seven shots and maintained a steady .571 shots-on-goal percentage... Registered 287 minutes on the field.
Club: Forward for Canada's Burlington Bayhawks... Helped lead the club to the national championship in 2013 and the Ontario Cup in 2012 and 2013... Also a veteran competitor for Saint Catherine's Jets U21.
High School: Attending Bishop Ryan Secondary School in Ontario... Competed in soccer and basketball... Selected to the Academic Honour Roll in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Personal: Full name: Haley Kostyshyn. Parents: Glen and Cathy Kostyshyn of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada (one sister, Brooke, and one brother, Tyler). Chose to attend Rice over Dayton, Memphis, UMass, Dartmouth, Indiana, Ohio State and Virginia Tech.
Nicky Adams on Kostyshyn: "Haley has a strong, dominant presence all over the field but she thrives in the final third. She is so comfortable with the ball at her feet, which makes her a dynamic 1 v 1 player. She has a knack for scoring goals and is very dangerous anywhere in shooting range."
Ryan High School Head Coach Josie Petitti said: "Haley is a multifaceted player who brings a special energy to the team that is infectious. Her calm nature, through even the most critical moments, and superb ball handling skills render her the team's leading scorer. Without her, we would not have been able to achieve such great success."
Haley Kostyshyn said: "I chose Rice University because it allows me to be myself both on and off the field. Through the University's high academic standards, not only can I achieve my academic dream, but I can do so while playing the game I love most! This positive, yet competitive environment allows me to bond with a group of girls that share the same passions as I do."
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