|26 Mia Schmolze
Club -- 2009 ODP state team while with Lonestar SC... Helped lead the squad to the 2011 U-18 STYSA National Cup State Championship... South Texas State Champions in 2010 and 2011... Won Disney Showcase in January 2010... Reached the national finals of the Elite Clubs National League (Division B) for the 2009-10 season.
High School -- Served two seasons as the team captain during four years as a varsity starter for Regents School of Austin... All-state honoree for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS)... Earned the Knights' Most Valuable Player Award... Outstanding student who was a TAPPS Academic All-state honoree... Member of the French National Honor Society... National Latin Exam honors... Named a Regents Scholar.
Personal -- Full name: Mia Rose Schmolze. Parents: Chris and Sandy Schmolze of Austin (has one brother).
Rice Head Coach Nicky Adams said -- "Mia is a very intelligent player that thrives with simplicity. As a midfielder, Mia has the composure to maintain possession for our team and looks to get forward into the attack. She is technically solid and will be a strong option for our midfield."
Lonestar SC coach James Armstrong said -- "Mia has been a credit to herself and the coaches she has played for throughout her time at Lonestar Soccer Club. Mia is an incredibly committed and hard-working soccer player who has great intelligence for the game. She has consistently held herself to a high standard which has helped her become the player she is today. Players like Mia are always a pleasure to coach."
Mia Schmolze said -- "I have lived in Texas all my life and have been to Houston many times, but the first time I ever visited the Rice campus I immediately fell in love with the coaches. When I returned on an unofficial visit, I fell in love with the team and the campus. I can't wait to be challenged by the rigorous academics and compete on such a fantastic team."