|19 Nikki Storness
Versatile player who could step-in at a variety of positions... Athletic, dynamic and speedy player who loves to attack.
2010: Played in 12 games and had worked her way into 10 starts in the midfield before getting sidelined the final month of the season with an injury... Battled back to return to action with her teammates, and contributed 12 minutes in the Owls' final appearance in the Conference USA Tournament vs. SMU... Played a career-high 715 minutes... Averaged 70 minutes per start before getting sidelined... Played 80 or more minutes in a game five times, including a career-long 95 minutes in the road victory over San Francisco in her home state... Took a career-high four shots in the C-USA home win over UTEP... Maintained a .250 shots-on-goal percentage.
2009: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Appeared in 14 games with one start, on the road at C-USA foe Marshall... Came off the bench and scored the game-winning goal with her first shot of the season against Southern Miss... Played a season-long 56 minutes on the road at UTEP and took a shot on-goal... Maintained a shots-on-goal percentage of 1.000... Averaged more than 16 minutes per game and reached double-digit minutes eight times.
2008: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Appeared in 15 games in first Division I season... Saw a total of 235 minutes... Worked double-digit minutes in 11 of 15 games... Played a season-long 52 minutes and took one shot in her Rice debut, helping the Owls post a 5-1 home win over UTSA... Also took a shot while playing 28 minutes against McNeese State... Assisted on Jessica Ross' first career goal on the road at UAB.
One of the top forwards in Southern California... Served three seasons as the Slammers' team captain... Coached by Ramon Reid.
A 2008 graduate of Mission Viejo High School... Veteran performer for the soccer team who also earned varsity letters in track & field... Selected First Team Division 1 player and 2008 Senior All-Star... Coached by Suzie Daher.
Full Name: Nicole Alexandria Storness. Born: January 29, 1990 in Newport Beach, Calif. Parents: Marty Storness and Dorothy Litos of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. College: Jones