|27 Marie Hunnell
Dedicated player on the backline who could provide some valuable help in the defensive third... Worked hard in the offseason to come back from an injury... Continues a Rice-family legacy...Caught the eye of the Rice coaches by participating in the Owls' annual soccer camps.
2010: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete... Did not appear in any games while recovering from an injury.
2009: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Appeared in two games in first season back from injury... Played on the back-line and contributed to shutout victories both times... Made NCAA debut in a road win at Texas-San Antonio... Played a career long 18 minutes in the 2-0 home victory over C-USA foe Southern Miss.
2008: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Was sidelined for the entire season with an injury suffered prior to the first game.
Starter and team captain of the VISTA Hotshots, a Virginia club that is Nationally Ranked in the Top 10 by GotSoccer... Virginia state finalists in 2007 and 2005... State semi-finalists 2006 and 2004... USYS Director's Cup National Champion in 2004... Coached by Robert Childs.
A 2008 graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va... Two-year varsity letterwinner for the back-to-back AAA Virginia State Champions... Recipient of the school's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007... Coached by Elizabeth Pike.
Full Name: Marie Elizabeth Hunnell. Born: January 8, 1990 in Valdosta, Ga. Parents: John and Denise Hunnell of Fairfax Station, Va. Both parents are Rice graduates. (three brothers). Brother is a Rice junior. College: Wiess