JUST FOR KICKS! Meet The Rice Soccer Team - Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard
Martel College

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!



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