Friday Night Match Kicks-Off Rice's 2012-2013 Season of Varsity Athletics
Rice - Technically solid, has good vision and connects well with her teammates in the middle of the field... Height makes her dangerous on set pieces... Tremendous work-rate on both sides of the ball.
2012: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Played in 16 of the Owls' 21 matches as a true freshman, where she continued to show improvement... Made one start on the road at longtime regional rival McNeese State... Totaled 303 minutes in first collegiate season... Played a career--high 38 minutes in the C-USA win over at Marshall and 37 minutes in the league road win at UAB... Assisted on Lauren Hughes' goal in home victory over Sam Houston State... Attempted a total of seven shots.
Club - Central midfielder and defender for CZ Elite for two seasons... Coached by Cherif Zein... Has played on several club teams during her career, where she has twice led a team to the National Cup Semifinals... Won three Surf Cup Tournaments... Helped pace a squad to a State Cup championship and the Nomads Tournament title.
High School - A 2012 graduate of La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif.... Four-year varsity starter in the central-midfield... First-team all-Tri Valley League as a senior, junior and sophomore... Named the offensive Most Valuable Player three times and has served two seasons as the Regent's team captain... Scored 42 career goals with 27 assists... Coached in soccer by Dylan Riley and Creighton Van Horn... Outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar.
Personal - Full name: Rebecca Elena Koval. Born: April 1, 1994 in Westlake, Calif. Parents: Jeffrey and Lisa Koval of Camarillo, Calif. (has one brother and one sister). Brother, J.J., has been a soccer letterman at Stanford since 2010. Father was a three-year letterman in rowing at Loyola Marymount. Grandfather, Gordon Gravelle, played football at BYU and in the NFL where his teams made it to three Super Bowls (winning two). Member of the National Charity League and a 2012 Debutante. Enjoys working with favorite philanthropy, Food Share. Chose to attend Rice over Harvard, Vanderbilt and Clemson. Rice College: Will Rice