Owls Play At Old Dominion Friday & Charlotte on Sunday
Tough Road Tests Ahead For Rice Soccer
Rice Soccer Next Hosts C-USA Foe FAU on Sunday Afternoon
Owls Next Face Red-Hot Marshall on Sunday
Owls Have Open Date Next Weekend Before Starting C-USA Play
Enters senior season already holding the Rice career records for goals (32) and points (84).
2014: NSCAA All-Central Region (first team); Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year; All-Conference USA (first team); C-USA All-Tournament team; C-USA Soccer All-Academic (second team); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice Soccer Offensive MVP; Established the new Rice single-season record for scoring a goal in consecutive games, a stretch of seven-straight games from Oct. 17 to Nov. 7... Registered a C-USA leading 14 goals and scored a league-best 35 points to tie a pair of decade-old school records... Became only the seventh Owl in school history to score three goals in a game, netting the hat trick at home against C-USA foe Old Dominion (and one of the three was the game-winner)... Came off the bench to score the game-tying goal against Air Force in the 66th minute, then added the game-winner in the 97th... Finished with four game-winning goals, tied for the third highest one-year total in school history... Game-winning goals also included both of the only scores in Rice's respective 1-0 victories over Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech in the first two rounds of the C-USA Tournament... Also ranked among the C-USA league leaders with seven assists (tied 4th) and 67 shots (tied 5th)... Notched two assists in the road win at UTSA... Tallied a season-high six shots four times... Took 37 shots on-goal to share the new Rice single-season record with Holly Hargreaves... Maintained a .546 shots on-goal percentage, the third-best mark season in school history... Totaled 1,613 minutes, missing the NCAA Tournament match with an injury... Averaged more than 80 minutes per game and played 90 or more five times.
2013: National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Central Region (third team); All-Conference USA (first team); C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 2); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Named the team's Offensive MVP after leading the Owls in assists (8), points (26) and shots (61), and sharing the team lead in goals (9)... Ranked among the C-USA league leaders in goals, assists, points and shots... Led the conference, and was 49th among all NCAA Division I players, in assists per game (0.44)... Posted the second-highest single-season point total in school history and most by an Owl in eight years... Scored two goals in one game three different times, helping Rice win each contest (Vanderbilt, Lamar and Old Dominion)... Tallied goals in three-consecutive games during one five-day stretch from Oct. 25-30 (and had a total of five goals in five games from Oct. 17-30)... Registered the game-winning goal at Louisiana Tech to help the Owls claim a spot in the C-USA Tournament... Logged the tenth-fastest Rice goal after an opponent's goal in school history (137 seconds vs Lamar)... Credited with 3.4 shots per game, the third-highest average in the league... Took a season-high seven shots in the road win at Vanderbilt, including season-high four on-goal... Had 31 shots-on-goal, the third-highest single-season total in school history... Maintained a .508 shots-on-goal percentage... One of only four Owls to start all 18 games... Finished fourth on the squad in minutes (1,533), playing in 91 percent of the team's total time... Averaged 85.2 minutes per game and played 90 or more minutes six times.
2012: All-Conference USA (second team); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Shared the team's Rookie of the Year Award (with Holly Hargreaves)... Outstanding first season of Division I soccer... Starting forward for 17 of the Owls' 21 matches... Finished second on the team and tied for fourth in the conference in goals (9)... Second on the team and third in C-USA in game-winning goals (4)... Only the eighth player in Rice soccer history to score goals in three consecutive games... Registered the eighth-fastest recovery goal in school history, putting the Blue & Gray back in front (2-1) after a Texas State equalizer... Scored twice on just four shots in the C-USA home victory against SMU... Attempted a total of 57 shots, the second-highest total on the team and tied for the sixth-most by an Owl in the history of the program... Tied the school record for shots-on-goal in a single-season (33, set by Erin Scott in 2006)... Maintained a .579 shots-on-goal percentage, the school's third-best single-season mark... Attempted a season-high seven shots against East Carolina.
National - Won the U-17 SYL North American Championships in 2010 and was named the MVP for the tournament... Helped lead Team Ontario to the Canadian provincial championships in both 2008 and 2010... Member of the National Training Centre Ontario (NTCO)... Coached by Dave Peak... The Rice soccer program's first signee from Canada. Two other former Owl soccer letterwinners were from Canada, but both Aimee Teteris (2002) and Chandra Ewing (2008) originally came to Rice to participate in track & field. They joined the Owls' soccer program at the end of their respective track & field careers. With Teteris and Ewing calling Toronto home, all three Canadian Soccer Owls are all from Ontario.
Club - Veteran striker for Ottawa Fury... Coached by Jimmy Zito.
High School - A 2012 graduate of St. Peter Catholic High School in Orleans, Ontario... Multi-sport star who was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, as well as Junior Female Athlete of the Year two other times... Four-year varsity starter in soccer who led the Knights in scoring three times... Team's Most Valuable Player for four-straight years (2009-12)... Served two terms as the Knights' team captain... Coached by Ben Markatti... Versatile athlete also played senior basketball... Student Council co-president... Student leader for a student-run and organized leadership camp...Co-founder/leader of the school's an anti-bullying/acceptance group.
Personal - Full name: Lauren Elizabeth Hughes. Born: November 28, 1994 in Peterborough, Ontario. Parents: Bernie and Mary Hughes of Ottawa, Ontario (has two brothers). College: Will Rice
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