Dynamic young player who is versatile enough to be on the backline or in the midfield... Powerful, agile and feisty, and absolutely loves to play the game... Makes incredible sideline throws.
2011: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Played in all 21 games with 16 starts on the backline... Helped the Owls' hold opponents to just 11.4 shots per game, the lowest total by the program in four years... Averaged 75 minutes per start and totaled a new career-high of 1,361 minutes overall... Played 90 or more minutes five times, including 108 minutes in the home victory over LSU... Her tackle against LSU in front of the goal at the 18-yard line on a breakaway in the closing seconds of regulation averted what would have been an open shot, and helped force overtime (where the Owls then pulled out a victory 18 minutes later)... Made the long throw-in to get first collegiate assist on Ashton Geisendorf's game-winning goal against longtime rival SMU in the opening game of the Conference USA Tournament... Came forward to take four shots, including two in the home win over McNeese State
2010: Earned the program's Most Improved award... Stepped-in to start the final eight matches of the year on defense and was a major contributor to the four shutouts the Owls posted in the final month of the season... Finished the year with 825 total minutes, with close to 80 percent of her total playing time amassed in her eight starting assignments... Averaged 82 minutes per start... Played a career-long 110 minutes in the shutout of crosstown rival Houston... Came forward to take nine shots, including four on-goal... Maintained a .444 shots-on-goal percentage.
Texas ODP 2006-2008... Club standout for AHFC `93 Blue under head coach Danny Hill... Gelped club to two state finals and one third place finish... Semifinalist at Disney Showcase... Served as the club's team captain.
A 2010 graduate of William B. Travis High School in Fort Bend, Tex... Versatile athlete who also played varsity volleyball and basketball... Coached in soccer by Melissa Fox... Two-time first team all-District 23-5A... Earned the Tiger's Offensive MVP as a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009... Named the 2008 District 23-5A Newcomer of the Year... Served as the squad's team captain..
Full Name: Rachel Marie Petmecky. Born: October 7, 1992, in Houston. Parents: Robert Kathy Petmecky of Sugar Land, Tex. (one brother). College: McMurtry.