Just For Kicks! Meet The Rice Soccer Team - Jessica Howard

Sept. 8, 2010

The Just For Kicks home office keeps a close watch on the up-and-coming Rice freshmen, and it can't recall a more eye-opening goal than the British Premiere League-like bicycle kick from current rookie Jessica Howard. Her goal helped win the Owls' home-opener against Stephen F. Austin, but the rugged Just For Kicks questions are a whole new level.

Full name: Jessica Leigh Howard

My College: Martel

The nickname my teammates call me: "Hojo"

My favorite soccer player: Frank Lampard

My favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings

My favorite web site: SurftheChannel

My favorite CD or music artist: Enya

My favorite snack: pizza

My favorite meal at the Rice servery: pizza

My favorite class at Rice: I don't know yet

I chose to attend Rice because: the great academics, the college system, and the awesome soccer team!

My pet peeve: ignorance and repeating myself

One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: J. R. R. Tolkien

My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: scoring a bicycle kick as my first collegiate goal

Who got me interested in soccer: The U.S. Women's National Team

My favorite sport besides soccer: ping pong

When Rice started soccer for the first time 10 years ago (2001), I was...: in 4th grade

The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: volleyball

I describe myself as: pretty cool I guess

My teammates think I am: the bomb

Coach Huston thinks I am: the bomb

Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season is: Hope, because she is really fast, dynamic, and awesome

The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Annie's dance moves





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