JUST FOR KICKS! Meet The Rice Soccer Team - Rachel Petmecky

Rachel Petmecky
McMurtry College

Aug. 23, 2011

The Rice soccer team's sophomore defender Rachel Petmecky has jumped into a new starter's role with aplomb, but trying to mark the Just For Kicks questions is an entirely different level of intense pressure. The Houston native is currently fifth on team in minutes played and has helped the Owls hold opponents to just 7.5 shots per game.

Full name: Rachel Marie Petmecky

Nickname from my teammates: "Rach"

My favorite soccer player: Hope Solo

My favorite movie: Harry Potter series

My favorite web site: Google.com

My favorite music artist: John Mayer, duhh

My favorite snack: turkey and cranberry salad, nom nom nom

My favorite class at Rice: nutrition

I chose to attend Rice because: academics and athletics

What I like most about college life at Rice: feeding squirrels

My pet peeve: failing fitness tests

One athlete (non soccer player) I would like to meet: Mike Tyson

One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: John Mayer

On Twitter, I follow: John Mayer (if he still had one)

When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: too many

I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: One new pair every four months or so? So a lot

I chose my Rice jersey number because: It's been my number since I've started playing. 25 for life!

Who got me interested in soccer was: A friend from my second grade class

The best soccer advice I ever had: "Don't get mad, get even."

Favorite sport besides soccer: volleyball

The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: too many to choose :/

I describe myself as: super cool

My teammates think I am: super cool

Coach Nicky thinks I am: super cool



My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "almost done!"

Other than myself, the Rice Owls to keep an eye on this season: Britton and Cortney

The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Jules is an amazing artist and Alex Burton can braid hair like nobody's business

One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: expecto patronum!!!!!!



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