JUST FOR KICKS - Meet The Rice Soccer Team!

Amy Czyz
Lovett College

Aug. 14, 2012

It is with great pride the Rice Owls Soccer tradition of Just For Kicks has reported to preseason camp in peak physical and mental condition, and is ready for the upcoming 2012 college soccer season! This year's edition of the soccer program's Q&A feature returns many of the same rugged questions with some challenging new inquiries. Let the games of the 2012 Just For Kicks season begin!

First-up to field questions in the Kicks hot seat is the sure-handed goalkeeper Amy Czyz. The sophomore stopper from Danville, Calif., is back in goal for the Owls after a sensational rookie campaign a year ago. Cyzy (pronounced sizz, as in "scissors") was named one of the Top 100 Freshmen in the nation last season, and the No. 10 freshman goalkeeper overall. With the second-highest total of minutes played in a single season in Rice soccer history (1,964), she registered a solid 0.73 goals-against average and a steady .795 save percentage.

It's Czyz vs. Just For Kicks! This is a tremendous 1-v-1 matchup to start the year!

Full name: Amy Marie Czyz

My College: Lovett

The nickname my teammates call me is: Aim, Czyz, czyzy... oh, and Hojo calls me "Sam"

My favorite soccer player is: Hope Solo

My favorite movie is: three-way tie between Baby Mama, Miracle & Bridesmaids

My favorite book is: The Outsiders

My favorite web site is: Facebook, easy

My favorite CD or music artist is: currently? Connor Zwetsch. If you don't know who I'm talking about stop watching warm-ups and get on YouTube. NOW.

My pet peeve is: when there's no Reece's Puffs in South

My favorite snack is: anything involving peanut butter or Nutella

My favorite meal at the Rice servery is: Reece's Peanut Butter Puffs. Does that count as a meal?

My favorite class at Rice is: Sport Marketing



I chose to attend Rice because: there's more squirrels here than anywhere else

What I like most about college life or specifically college life at Rice is: living with Buzzard (Lauren Busansky)

I'll be loyal to my Rice College because: Our building is riot proof. Get at us. EOL RRF

One athlete (but a non-soccer player) I would like to meet is: Misty May & Kerri Walsh (they totally count as one)

One person (but a non-athlete) I would like to meet is: Emma Stone cause she's funnier than me...and Buzzard, and I respect that.

When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: still haven't looked...

My favorite person/site to follow on Twitter is: @killrwhleprincess (aka Spriggs) solely for the name

My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: High school glory days of winning NCS.

So far in my career, I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: If I had to guess... I'd still have absolutely no idea.

The person who got me interested in soccer was: My mom I think?

The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: Firecrackers. Back-to-back U-6 indoor champs. Yeah, that happened.

I chose my Rice jersey number because: #00 technically isn't a number

The best soccer advice I ever had was: Don't get scored on.

My favorite sport besides soccer is: Football

The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: VOLLEYBALL. mostly cause I'm jealous of their height, and they're ballers.

The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: Probably shouldn't be publically documented...

I describe myself as: A great napper

My teammates think I: have rapping skills equivalent to that of Lil Wayne

Coach Nicky thinks I: I would actually love the answer to this question

My favorite expression Coach Nicky uses is: I LOOOOOVE SOCCER!!!

Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season is: Holly Hargreaves & Danielle Spriggs. Dynamic duo.

The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent is: The nugglin, Jessica Hojo Howard... she can and WILL recite all of Paul Revere's Ride at any given time, mostly when you don't want to hear it.

One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask is: #teamBuzzard



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