Lauren Hughes Scores Three Goals as Owls Take Down ODU
2013: All-Conference USA (first team); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; One of only four Owls to start all 18 games... Led the team, and tied for seventh in the conference, with three game-winning goals... Shared the team lead, and tied for fifth in C-USA, with nine goals... Finished second on the squad and was among the best in the league in both shots (49) and shots-on-goal (29)... Maintained a .592 shots-on-goal percentage that was the second-best single season in school history, and best by an Owl in 11 years... Closed out the year with goals in each of the last three games of the season, including the C-USA Tournament... Recorded first two-goal game while playing just 55 minutes in home victory over Lamar, including the game-winning goal... Practically had an earlier two-goal game in the bank after scoring twice in the first half against nationally-ranked Oklahoma State (Sept. 20), but the entire match was cancelled (and statistics removed) when lightning ended the contest before it reached the 70th minute mark... Three of her first four goals were game-winners (Lamar, Vanderbilt and UTEP)... Game-winning goal at UTEP was 80 seconds (1:20) after Gabriela Iribarne's equalizer, the ninth-fastest back-to-back Owl goals recorded at Rice... Posted the eighth-fastest Rice goal after an opponent's goal in school history (93 seconds vs Lamar)... Added three assists to go along with nine goals for a total of 21 points, the fourth-highest single season mark in school history... Finished fifth on the team with 1,481 minutes, 87.9 percent of the team's total time... Averaged 82.7 minutes per game and played 90 or more minutes six times.
2012: National All-Freshman Team (SoccerAmerica); NSCAA All-Central Region; C-USA Freshman of the Year; All-Conference USA (first team); Shared the team's Rookie of the Year Award (with Lauren Hughes)... C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Recorded a host of accolades in a sensational Division I debut... Led the Owls and ranked among the league's best in goals (10), game-winning goals (6) and points (23), and went on to set the new school record for shots in a single-season (76)... Started at forward on opening day and held her spot for all 21 matches... Became the first player in Rice history to score goals in four-straight games (Sept. 16-28), and all four were game-winners... Finished third in the conference with ten goals, the most by an Owl in five years... Broke a six-year old school record with a league-leading 76 shots... Attempted a career-high eight shots in the double-overtime contest against Oklahoma... Took 28 shots on-goal, the sixth-highest single-season total and maintained a steady .368 shots-on-goal percentage... Registered three assists, including assists on both of Hughes' goals in the C-USA home victory against SMU... Finished with 23 points (10 goals, three assists), the second-highest single-season total by an Owl... Seventh on the team with 1,547 minutes... Played 80 or more minutes nine times.
Club - Invited to ODP Super-Y National Pool after stellar play with Match Fit Chelsea... Helped the Wildcats claim the 2011 Atlanta Final Four Showcase, Indoor State Cup and PDA Showcase... Disney Showcase finalists in 2010-2011... Super-Y national semifinalists in 2010... Coached by Michael Poller.
High School - A 2012 graduate of The Hun School of Princeton, New Jersey... Four-year starting forward who was selected as a Mercer 33 honoree as one of the top prep players in New Jersey... Most Valuable Player as a senior in 2011... Twice named a First Team honoree of the Mid-Atlantic Power League (MAPL)... Helped lead the Raiders to the MAPL championship in 2009... Coached in soccer by Ken Stevenson... Also earned two varsity letters in lacrosse and basketball.
Personal - Full name: Holly Georgina Charlotte Hargreaves. Born: December 9, 1993 in London, England. Parents: Richard and Alison Hargreaves of New Hope, Pa. (has one brother, William, a two-year soccer letterman at Washington College). Chose to attend Rice over Boston University and American University. Rice College: Wiess