Rice's Beger, Fitzsimmons and LaGro Have Taken Their Soccer Careers to the Next Level
League's Prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship is Named For Rice's Dr. James Castañeda
547 student-athletes honored conference-wide.
Rice Ranks Third In C-USA
2011: All-Conference USA (second team); C-USA All-Academic Team; Rice Soccer Defensive MVP; National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-Region Team; C-USA Soccer All-Academic Team; C-USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Scholar Athlete; Started all 21 games and led the team with 1,969 minutes played, the most by an Owl (and the most by a Rice defender) since 2007... Rarely came off the field, playing 98.0 percent of the team's total time... Played 90 or more minutes 19 times, including all 110 minutes three times... One of the anchors on an Owl backline that held opponents to just 11.4 shots per game, the best mark by the program in four years... Registered the assist on Jessica Howard's game-winning goal against Sam Houston State, and then scored her first goal of the season in the same match against the Bearkats... Added second goal of the season against C-USA foe UAB, scoring from long-range on a direct free kick after a foul... Finished with 17 shots, including 10 on-goal for a .588 shots-on-goal percentage... The .588 percentage was the best on the team for Owls with at least the same number of attempts.
2010: CoSIDA Academic All-District VI (first team); C-USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; C-USA All-Academic Team; Earned the Owls' Defensive MVP award in first full season with the team after sitting out almost all of 2009 with an injury... One of only five players to start all 20 games... Helped a young and new Owl backline hold opposing teams to just 12.6 shots per game... Finished third on the squad with 1,838 minutes and playing 97.4 percent of the team's total time... Played 90-or-more minutes 16 times, including all 110 minutes four times... Shortest amount of playing time all year was 65 minutes after the Owls built a comfortable 3-0 lead on Stephen F. Austin... Scored first career goal on the seventh shot of her collegiate career, converting on a penalty kick against conference foe Tulsa... Came back two days later and scored the game-winning goal in overtime against C-USA foe SMU with a long-range free kick, just the eighth shot of her career... Finished the year with 19 shots, including 11 on-goal for a .579 shots-on-goal percentage that was tops on the team... Recorded an assist on Kate Edwards' late goal against East Carolina.
2009: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Overcame a nagging injury at the start of the season to play in three games late in the year... Helped the defense post three shutouts while playing on the backline against Colorado College, UTEP and Southern Miss... Played a season-long 53 minutes in Division I debut against Southern Miss... Averaged more than 33 minutes per game... Credited with two shots against the Golden Eagles.