League's Prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship is Named For Rice's Dr. James Castañeda
Extremely smart player that can play hard for 90 minutes... Athletic, skillful, and creative... Has great work rate and brings intensity to the team.
2009: Earned the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award (soccer) from the league office for charity and volunteer service efforts - including (but not limited to) working with a medical team in Malawi, Africa, prior to the start of the fall semester; Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Shared the program's annual Who's Hoo Award (with Jordan Holloway and Jessica Ross) as the player who sparks the team or makes the most immediate impact when entering the game off the bench; Saw an increase in number games played (13), starts (3) and minutes played (294), and has steadily improved on those totals in each of her three years of service on the team... Started in the midfield in both of the first two road games of the season at Marquette and UW-Milwaukee, a pair of teams that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament... Later started and played 53 minutes in the shutout home win over Southern Miss... Worked a career long 55 minutes at UW-Milwaukee... Averaged more than 49 minutes per start... Logged a career-high 294 total minutes... Saw action in all 10 road games but only three home games... Took shots against UTSA and Southern Miss... Maintained a .500 shots-on-goal percentage.
2008: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Started in the midfield on opening day against Sam Houston State and played a career-long 44 minutes... Played 25 minutes in the second game of the year (against Texas-San Antonio) and assisted on Shelley Wong's first goal... Credited with a shot against C-USA foe Marshall... Appeared in 12 games overall... Tallied a total of 223 minutes... Registered four games with 24 or more minutes.
2007: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Played her way into 10 games as a true freshman... Averaged more than 18 minutes per contest, including a season-long 43 minutes in the shutout victory over Lamar... Played 21 minutes in the double-overtime tie vs. C-USA foe and eventual NCAA Tournament participant Memphis... Tallied four shots, including a season-high two shots against Lamar... Maintained a .500 shots-on-goal percentage for the season.
Multiple state ODP and SYL Regional ODP teams... Veteran player for the RFC Rockets, a three-time State Cup champion and Region 1 Premier League champion... Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) team in 2006... National semi-finalists and regional champions with D.C. United youth teams... Served as co-captain.
A 2007 graduate of Loudoun Valley... All-conference, all-district and all-region for high school team... Co-captain of club and high school soccer teams... Also all-district cross country... Ranked first academically in graduating class of 500.
Full Name: Elizabeth Anne Nesbit. Born: April 15, 1989. Parents: Jeff and Casey Nesbit of Waterford, Va. (two brothers). Father was co-captain of the track and field team at Duke University, where he was the ACC champion in the long jump... Older brother, Josh, is a goalkeeper at Stanford... Aunt, Joan Nesbit-Mabe, is a world class runner who competed in the 1996 Olympic Games for the United States in the 10,000 meters. Natural science major. College: Baker