Aug. 28, 2011
Rice sophomore Jessica Howard scored the team's game-winning goal in the Owls' most recent outing at TCU, but now she has to go 1-v-1 with the rugged Just For Kicks questions!
Howard has been getting offensive as of late. In her last two matches the Dallas native has only played a total of 92 minutes, but she piled up an eye-opening 12 shots. She's also maintained a .385 shots-on-goal percentage.
Full name: Jessica Leigh Howard
My Rice College: Martel
Nickname from my teammates: "Hojo"
Favorite web site: Pottermore!
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite music artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite snacks: easy Mac, and Cinnamon Life
Favorite meal at the Rice servery: pasta
Favorite class at Rice: Magical Worlds
I chose to attend Rice because: the soccer, academics, and the residential colleges
What I like most about college life at Rice: freedom and friends
My pet peeve: loud music with windows rolled down
One athlete (non soccer player) I would like to meet: Michelle Yeoh
One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: J. R. R. Tolkien
On Twitter, I follow: Lord Voldemort, Mockingjay, Snape and J. R. R. Tolkien
When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: 492
Favorite moment of my soccer career so far: scoring a bicycle kick as my first collegiate goal
I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 13
I chose my Rice jersey number because: My favorite soccer players are number 10. I have been number 10 since 5th grade
The best soccer advice I ever had: "Leave everything on the field, play with confidence"
Favorite sport besides soccer: volleyball
Other Rice team I like to watch: volleyball
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me: when I asked Coach Kristi to watch me do a pistol squat, and now I constantly get made fun of for it
I describe myself as: esoteric
My teammates think I am: a really good defender :)
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I love soccer!"
The Rice Owl to keep an eye on: Gabi Iribarne has deceptive foot skills and a killer left-footed shot
The Rice Owl with the best non-soccer talent: Annie Kadota's voices, dance moves and ninja skills (or lack thereof)
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: I love all my Rice soccer girls!