Rice Meets UTEP In First Round of C-USA Tournament Starting on Wednesday
Start In Charlotte Set For 3:30 PM (Central Time)
Annie Walker Nets Golden Goal In 97th Minute; Rice Clinches No. 2 Seed at Next Week's C-USA Tourney
Owls-v-Owls In C-USA's Final League Match
2015: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Earned the Rice Soccer program’s Offensive MVP Award... Picked-up a second-straight Who’s Hoo Award, presented annually to the Owl who sparks the squad when checking into a game... Played in 18 of 19 games with six starts, including the 2015 season-opener against No. 8 Texas A&M... Scored four goals, including one just 1:21 into the start of the FIU game... Tallied a total of 10 points, tied for second highest mark on the team.
2014: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice Soccer Who's Hoo Award; Promising forward who played her way into regular rotation minutes and one starting assignment in first Division I season... First career goal was the game-winner in overtime against SEC foe Vanderbilt... Only the 19th Owl in program history to have her first career goal be the game-winner... Came off the bench to score a goal and record an assist against C-USA foe Louisiana Tech... One of four Owls all season to tally two assists in a game (a Rice foursome that included first team all-conference honorees Holly Hargreaves, Lauren Hughes and Quinny Truong)... Maintained a .462 shots-on-goal percentage... Finished with 508 total minutes... Played a career-long 46 minutes on the road at C-USA foe UTSA.
Club - Forward for Lonestar Soccer Club (the same nationally ranked program as fellow Owl signee Jessica Johnston... Won the ECNL Texas Conference Championship in 2013 and 2012... Won U-15 ECNL National Championship in 2011.
High School - Attends Claudia Taylor ("Ladybird") Johnson High School in San Antonio... Serves as the team captain for the state's 5A Region IV and District 26-5A champion... Earned UIL second team all-state and was named to the state all-tournament team... Two-time first team all-district honoree, and an all-area and super team selection in 2013... Jaguars' most valuable player in 2013 and offensive MVP in 2013 and 2012... Versatile student-athlete who won the district title in the 400-meters and was a member of the 4x400 relay team... Academic all-district honoree in 2012 and 2013.
Personal - Full name: Nia Jasmine Stallings. Parents: Herry and Sherri Stallings (one sister). Chose to attend Rice over Columbia and Penn. Rice College: Baker