Owls Next Host San Jose State on Sunday at 1 PM
Lauren Hughes and Jenny Fichera Tabbed as League's Offensive & Defensive Players of the Year
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Owls Advance To Sunday's C-USA Final With 1-0 Win Over LA Tech
2014: NSCAA All-Central Region (second team); All-Conference USA (first team); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Followed a solid freshman campaign with an even better sophomore year... Extended her streak of consecutive starts to 39 in a row, every game of her collegiate career... One of the leaders on a Rice defense that posted 11 complete game shutouts and held opponents to just 12.5 shots per game... Finished third on the team in total playing time... Rarely came off the field, recording 90 or more minutes in 18 of the Owls' 21 matches... Also provided a distinct attacking presence out of the back to register four goals and five assists... Scored goals against North Texas, Vanderbilt, Air Force and Southern Miss (on a confident penalty kick)... Registered assists in three-consecutive games during one stretch...Took a total of 18 shots... Maintained a .667 shots-on-goal percentage.
2013: Conference USA All-Freshman Team; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Won the program's Rookie of the Year award; Dynamic debut season of Division I soccer included not only starting all 18 games on the backline, but leading the team with 1,664 minutes played... Registered the most minutes played by an Owl freshman since 2011 (two members of the current senior class, Amy Czyz and Quinny Truong)... Her defensive responsibility intensified when the Owl backline was beset by injuries, including Hayley Williams and Kelsey Rightmer... Became so important to the defense that she rarely came off the field, playing in 98.8 percent of the team's total time... Played 90 or more minutes 15 times... Lowest amount of playing time (83 minutes) was with the Owls holding a comfortable 3-0 lead over C-USA foe Southern Miss... Contributed to the offensive transition with four assists, including the assist on Holly Hargreaves' game-winning goal at UTEP... Also assisted on goals against Vanderbilt, North Texas and Old Dominion... Finished the season with three shots, including two on-goal.
Club -- Veteran player for the Michigan Hawks, the 2012 ECNL national runner-up... Helped lead club to the 2011 Region II U16 Championship and a third place finish at the USYSA U-16 Nationals... Back-to-back Michigan State Cup champions in 2010 and 2011... Won the Midwest Regional League Premier Division title in 2009.
High School -- Three-time all-conference honoree in her first three seasons as a varsity player... Helped lead the Pioneers to consecutive district championships in 2010 and 2011.
Personal -- Full name: Jennifer Lea Fichera. Parents: Chris and Jodi Fichera of Ann Arbor, Mich. (two brothers and one sister). Chose to attend Rice over Penn State, Michigan State, Miami-Fla. and Miami of Ohio.
Soccer Concludes Exhibition Match vs. UH
08/15/2015 - The Rice soccer team wrapped-up its preseason exhibition match against crosstown rival Houston Saturday night (Aug. 15).
Soccer Hosts Houston Saturday Night In...
08/14/2015 - The Rice soccer team hosts crosstown rival Houston in a free exhibition match on Saturday (Aug. 15). Start time vs. the Cougars is set for 7 pm at ...
Rice Soccer Picked as Preseason Favorite In C-U...
08/04/2015 - Led by standouts Lauren Hughes and Jenny Fichera as the respective preseason offensive and defensive players of the year, as well as Holly...
Fall Fan Fest Set for August 22
08/03/2015 - Rice Athletics will kick off an exciting fall season of football, soccer and volleyball on Saturday, August 22 when the Owls host their first...
Adams To Be Inducted Into Texas A&M Athletics...
07/10/2015 - Rice head soccer coach Nicky Adams, a former collegiate All-America and one of the most decorated players in Texas A&M history, has been selected...
Rice Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class
06/30/2015 - Richard and William Barker, Bubba Crosby, Jarett Dillard, Funmilayo Jimoh, Holly Jones-Wright, Lauren Shockley and Brent Scott will be inducted as ...
Soccer Season Tickets Available As Owls...
06/04/2015 - Season tickets for Rice soccer, the defending Conference USA champions, are now available for the team's new 2015 schedule announced on Thursday (J...
Rice to build new soccer, track and field facility
06/04/2015 - Rice University will begin construction soon on a new $2 million grandstand, enclosed press box and team facilities for soccer and men's and women'...
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