No. 23 Owls Tested With C-USA Games At ODU & Charlotte
Owl Team Captain Earns Conference Honor For Third Time This Season
First Place Owls Improve To 7-0-0 In C-USA League Play
Rice Seniors To Be Honored Before Final Home Match
Mananquil Scores A Goal, Gets An Assist, In Shutout Victory
Photos by Erik Williams as the Rice Soccer team defeated FAU 6-2 on Sept. 15, 2017
Photos from the Owls' 4-1 Labor Day victory over crosstown rival Houston.
Rice Soccer team's Aug. 13 exhibition match vs. Stephen F. Austin
2016: All-Conference USA (First Team); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice Soccer Offensive MVP; Earned both the Rice Goal Scorer Award and Assist Award as the program leader in both of the respective offensive categories... Led the team and ranked seventh in the conference with 17 points... Shared the team lead, and finished tied for third in C-USA, with seven assists... Led the Owls with five goals, four of which were scored in four-straight conference wins from Oct. 27-21 to tie for the second-longest consecutive scoring streak in school history... Notched game-winning goals in C-USA road games at UTEP and Middle Tennessee... Starting forward for all 17 matches... Finished fourth on the team with 1,414 minutes... Played 85 or more minutes 12 times... Ranked third on the squad with 34 shots... Tallied a career-high five shots in games against Samford and Southern Miss... Maintained a steady .500 shots-on-goal percentage.
2015: C-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: C-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 season-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