Hughes Headlines Owl Honorees as 2015 Player of the Year
Rice Soccer Next Meets Middle Tennessee In C-USA Tournament
Owls Next Host Middle Tennessee on Sunday at 1 PM
The Owls Welcome C-USA Foes UAB & MIddle Tennessee
Owls Sweep Two Weekend Games
2014: Conference USA All-Freshman team; Rice Soccer Rookie of the Year; Recorded a sensational debut season of Division I soccer... Started all 21 games, the most by a Rice rookie -- all in the midfield... Finished fourth on the team in minutes played, a solid 92.6 percent of the Owls' total time... Played 90 or more minutes 15 times... One of just two freshmen to start on opening day on the road at Big 12 power Baylor, where she played all 97 minutes ... First career goal was by heading-in the game-winner with four minutes left in regulation at SEC power LSU... Only the 18th Owl in school history to have her first career goal be the game-winning goal... Also notched goals against C-USA foes Southern Miss and FAU... Recorded league assists in the Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion games... Fifth on the team with 27 shots... Took a season-high four shots twice, against North Texas and NCAA Tournament-bound Dayton... Maintained a .222 shots-on-goal percentage.
Club - Veteran player and long time team captain for the Dallas Texans 97 ECNL... Four-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer.com... Led team to three successful seasons in The Elite Clubs National League (Champions League/Top 16) and Texas Conference Champions (2013)... Selected for the 2013 ECNL id2/Nike National Camp, ECNL PDP Texas (2013) and US Soccer Federation Training Sessions (2012)... Led team to three North Texas State Cup Championships (2008-2010)... Member of 96' North Texas State ODP Team (2010) and participated in USYS Region III Camps (2009-2010).
High School - Varsity starter for Ursuline Academy of Dallas for three years and varsity team captain for two years... Led team to back to back State Championships (2012 & 2013) for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS)... Earned All-State Honors 2013 (first team) and State Championship All Tournament Team Honors (2012 & 2013)... During freshman year, was a member of the Plano West High School Junior Varsity Golf Team.
Personal - Full name: Samantha Landi Chaiken. Parents: Michael and Michelle Chaiken of Dallas, Texas (has one brother). Chose to attend Rice over University of Colorado and Miami-Fla. Rice College: Sid Richardson
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Catching Up With 'Lo' The Pro
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Ley Track Renovation Completed
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Rice Athletics Honors Scholar-Athletes
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Soccer Lands Seven on National Signing Day
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Hughes Signs Pro Contract
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More Individual Postseason Honors For Rice Soccer
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Dugall Earns C-USA Spirit of Service Award
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Two Rice Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
12/03/2015 - Rice's Lauren Hughes and Jasmine Isokpunwu were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2015 All-Central Region teams, ...
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