JUST FOR KICKS - Meet The Rice Soccer Team!

Jessica Howard
Martel College
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!





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