Meet The Newest Owls
High School: A 2017 graduate of Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, Calif. (No. 252 on Newsweek's 2016 list of the 500 Best High Schools in the United States)... Four-year varsity soccer starter... Helped lead the Wolverines to three-straight league championships, and is serving in second season as the team captain... Named the league MVP, and to the all-California Interscholastic Federation Division 1 first team in 2016... Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award-winner.
Personal: Full name: Remy Joann Mathews. Parents: Bob and Susan Mathews of Aliso Viejo, Calif. (one brother, Quinn). Chose to attend Rice over Pepperdine, USC, UC Santa Barbara, Princeton and Texas.
Nicky Adams on Remy Mathews: "Remy is one of the most consistent players that we scouted for the 2017 class. She is a very intelligent highly technical player that always seems to put herself in good positions to keep possession for her team. Her decision-making on the field is very good and allows her teammates to have numerous options. Remy has always been a strong leader for her club team and we look forward to having her bring those strong qualities to Rice."
West Coast FC Coach Doug Swanson said: "Remy is the quiet leader and quarterback on the field. She is the sage with the nickname of "Yoda." Remy has a great feel for the game, where she is always in the right spots, doing the right things on both sides of the ball. Remy does everything you want a center midfielder to do. Defensively, she wins balls, gets in the passing lanes and covers lots of ground. Offensively, Remy links up, can score goals and possesses the guile and skill to set up goals. She rarely loses possession and has the creativity and skill to create. Above all, Remy is a winner and it will be fun to see her competing at the next level."
Remy Mathews said: "I initially narrowed my choices to the universities with the highest academic standards, with a great curriculum in my area of major, and with a nationally competitive women's soccer team. I found all that at Rice, and after meeting Coach Adams and the other coaches, I knew Rice was the University I wanted to attend."