Rice -- One of the fastest players on what could prove to be one of the best front lines in the region, a group that scored 39 goals and averaged 19.8 shots per game a year ago... Tremendous speed creates offensive opportunities and is a constant threat... Enters senior season tied for the Rice career lead in assists (15) and second on the school lists for points (45), shots (137) and shots on goal (59)... Twin sister, Beth, is a senior defender with the team... 2006: Conference USA All-Academic (honorable mention); First-ever recipient of team's Iron Owl Award from the strength & conditioning coaches... Played in 18 games with 17 starts... Led the team with six assists, the fourth-highest single season total in school history... Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals... Finished second on the team in goals (6), points (18), shots (44) and shots-on-goal (21)... Tied the Rice record with the fourth three-goal game in school history, posting the hat-trick on eight shots against crosstown foe Texas Southern... Also notched a pair of assists against Texas Southern for a Rice single-game record eight points... Followed the explosive three-goal, two-assist game against TSU with a two-goal, one-assist outing against Stephen F. Austin four days later... Scored the only goal in the 1-0, season-opening road win at TCU... Maintained a steady .477 shots-on-goal percentage... Assisted on Erin Scott's game-winning goal in the 89th minute of the season finale against crosstown rival Houston... Also registered assists against Memphis and Houston Baptist... Played a season-long 100 minutes against Memphis... Finished fifth on the team with 1,346 minutes played... 2005: Conference USA all-Academic; Played in 21 games with 18 starts... Came off the bench to score a goal and record an assist in the 2-1 overtime win at C-USA rival SMU... Scored the game-winning goal against East Carolina in the Owls' first-ever C-USA game... Tied for ninth in the league with six assists... Assisted on Caitlin Robbins' goal in the championship final of the C-USA Tournament... Registered four assists in a five-game stretch from Aug. 28 to Sept. 11... Attempted a season-high five shots twice, including the regular season win over UTEP and against crosstown foe Texas Southern... Took 15 shots on goal... Maintained a steady .349 shots on goal percentage... 2004 -- Soccer Buzz all-central region (freshman team); All-Western Athletic Conference (second team); WAC all-tournament team; WAC all-Academic Team; Voted by her teammates as the Owls' offensive MVP and rookie of the year... Twice selected as the WAC player of the week (Sept. 13 and Oct. 18)... One of six Owls, and the only freshman, to start all 22 games... Led the team in goals (7) and points (17) and was second in shots (50) and assists (3)... Seven goals scored is the third-best single season total in school history... Tallied a career-high two goals in home win over Texas Southern... Zoomed into a tie for fourth on the Owls' career points list after freshman campaign... Scored the game-winning goal and recorded the assist in the 2-1 win over Army, an effort that helped earn her first WAC player of the week award... Scored goals in consecutive matches, including the game-winner in a critical 1-0 conference win over Texas-El Paso, to earn the honor the second time... Assisted on Caitlin Robbins' game-winning goal in the season-opener at crosstown rival Houston... Took six shots against the Cougars in her NCAA debut, tying the previous school record (since broken)... Maintained a .460 shots-on-goal percentage.
Club -- Helped lead the 86 Austin Warriors to the 2003 ODP state championship... ODP STYSA State Pool participant.
High School -- 2004 graduate of the St. Stephen's Episcopal in Austin... Four-year varsity starter in soccer... Was named to the all-Southwest Parochial Conference as a senior... Helped the Spartans win the district championship as a freshman in 2000... Multi-sport letterwinner in track and field hockey... Coached by Bobby Murphy and Jon McCain... Member of the honor roll and national charity league.
Personal -- Full Name: Maria Clorinda Martin. Born: May 9, 1986, at Dallas. Parents: Bill and Remie Martin of Austin (one brother, two sisters). Older sister, Abby, played competitive soccer until a career-ending injury. Brother, Lawrence, played team handball at Army (1995-98).
Rice Stats Year GP/GS Shots Goals Asst. Points GWG 2004 22/22 50 5 3 17 2 2005 21/18 43 2 6 10 1 2006 18/17 44 6 6 18 3 Totals 61/57 137 15 15 45 6