Owls Open 2017 Friday Night At Texas
31st annual banquet
31st annual banquet
Photos from the Owls' 4-1 Labor Day victory over crosstown rival Houston.
2016: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice Honor Athlete; Played in 14 of the team's 17 games... Worked her way into six starts, including the Owls' opening game of the C-USA Tournament against UTEP (in Charlotte)... Made starts in the midfield and at forward... Logged in 647 minutes... Scored first career goal against longtime foe Sam Houston State (Sept. 4)... Started the next game against national power Memphis and played a season-long 88 minutes... Took a season-high three shots against eventual C-USA Tournament champion Charlotte.
2015: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Offensive player who provided a big contribution in 2015 by being versatile enough to start on the backline... Played in 18 games with 16 starts... Almost all of her 1,369 minutes were on a steady Owl defense that recorded six shutouts and held opponents to just 12.2 shots per game... Played 90 or more minutes ten times, including a full 110 minutes twice... Took a season-high two shots against SMU.
2014: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Versatile newcomer who played well enough in the midfield and on the backline to make eight starts as a true freshman... Provided an attacking presence to take 16 shots and have a .375 shots-on-goal percentage... Took a career-high four shots against C-USA foe North Texas... Played more than 1,000 total minutes, including 90 (or more) minutes twice... One of just two freshmen to start on opening day and played all 97 minutes on the road at Big 12 power Baylor.
Club - Veteran for Lonestar Soccer Club, the same program as fellow signee Nia Stallings... U17 ECNL Nation Championship Qualifier in 2013... U17 ECNL Texas Conference Champions in 2013 and U16 ECNL Texas Conference Champions in 2012... Won the U15 ECNL National Champions in 2011.
High School - Attending St. Stephen's Academy of Austin... Varsity starter on the soccer team... Served as the team captain.
Personal - Full name: Jessica Leigh Johnston. Parents: Doug and Celia Johnston of Austin (one sister). Chose to attend Rice over Texas, SMU, Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma. Rice College: Baker