Meet the members of the Rice soccer team in the Q & A feature Just For Kicks.
Junior forward Jessica Howard
has been sidelined for the 2012 season with an injury, but the Dallas native shows her toughness by stepping-up to face the rugged profile questions.
Full name: Jessica Leigh Howard
My College: Martel
The nicknames my teammates call me: "Hojo," "Nugglin," "Nug," "Jade"
My favorite soccer players: Michelle Akers/Frank Lampard
My favorite movie is: Lord of the Rings...obviously
My favorite book is: ...see above
My favorite web site is: Tumblr
My favorite Songs are: Total Eclipse of the Heart, What is Love? (Baby Don't Hurt Me)
My pet peeve is: Flaking
My favorite snack is: Pizza
My favorite meal at the Rice servery is: Mexican food night!
My favorite class at Rice is: Magical Worlds
I chose to attend Rice because: Great academics, soccer, and my roommate Dub
What I like most about college life or specifically college life at Rice is: Friends I've made through soccer and classes
I'll be loyal to my Rice College because: MBYM!
One athlete (but a non soccer player) I would like to meet is: Tom Daley
One person (but a non athlete) I would like to meet is: Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman
When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: Less than 1000
My favorite person/site to follow on Twitter is: Soccer Girl Problems
My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: Scoring the winning goal in golden goal OT vs LSU last year
The person who got me interested in soccer was: The 1996 US Women's Olympic Team
The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: Kicking Tigers
I chose my Rice jersey number because: It was Michelle Aker's number
The best soccer advice I ever had was: Don't stress about the things you can't control
My favorite sport besides soccer is: Table tennis
The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: Volleyball
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: Getting rejected by Kristi when I asked her to watch me do a pistol squat
I describe myself as: Not very much like an athlete
My teammates think I ...: Am a nugglin
Coach Nicky thinks I ...: Am a great cheerleader
My favorite expression Coach Nicky uses is: I love soccer
The Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season is: Holly Hargreaves
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent is: Sam's (Amy Czyz's) ability to make me give her all of my love and affection
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask is: DFTBA!