Hughes Headlines Owl Honorees as 2015 Player of the Year
Rice Soccer Next Meets Middle Tennessee In C-USA Tournament
Owls Next Host Middle Tennessee on Sunday at 1 PM
Second Half Goals From Chaiken & Mazero Lift Rice Soccer Team To Road Win
Owls Play At Old Dominion Friday & Charlotte on Sunday
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.
Catching Up With 'Lo' The Pro
07/24/2016 - Former Owl soccer standout Lauren Hughes (2016, Will Rice College) began playing professionally in Iceland after graduation. Here’s a recent ...
Ley Track Renovation Completed
02/24/2016 - Renovation of Rice University's Wendel D. Ley Track has been completed. The $2.2 million project replaced the grandstand and added a new enclosed...
Rice Athletics Honors Scholar-Athletes
02/21/2016 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored 17 student-athletes who were named the top academic performers in their respective sports at the 30th ...
Soccer Lands Seven on National Signing Day
02/03/2016 - Rice University head soccer coach Nicky Adams announced the signing of seven new Owls to join the program on Wednesday (Feb. 3), the first national...
Hughes Signs Pro Contract
01/20/2016 - Rice senior Lauren Hughes, the 2015 C-USA co-Player of the Year and owner of a host of school records, has signed to play professionally overseas...
More Individual Postseason Honors For Rice Soccer
12/21/2015 - With senior Lauren Hughes leading the way as the No. 60 ranked collegiate player in the nation, and No. 1 in Conference USA, a total of three Owls ...
Dugall Earns C-USA Spirit of Service Award
12/16/2015 - Rice soccer player Kara Dugall was one of 14 Conference USA student-athletes to receive the league's fall Spirit of Service Award, C-USA...
Two Rice Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
12/03/2015 - Rice's Lauren Hughes and Jasmine Isokpunwu were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2015 All-Central Region teams, ...
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