Sept. 9, 2013
Meet the players on Rice Soccer team in the annual Q&A feature Just For Kicks. This week sophomore forward Lauren Hughes has stepped-up to face the rugged questions.
Full name: Lauren Elizabeth Hughes
My College: Will Rice
Nicknames from my teammates: "Lo Hughes" or "Canada"
My favorite soccer players: Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan
My favorite book: The Alchemist
My favorite web site: www.RiceOwls.com
My pet peeve is: when people don't recycle
Favorite servery meal: bacon-wrapped pork with asparagus, Caesar salad and fruit
Favorite class at Rice: any sociology class
I chose to attend Rice because: good soccer team, great coaches, amazing academics and even better weather
What I like most about college life at Rice: having our own bathroom
I knew I had gone off to college when: people started making fun of the way I speak
One athlete (but a non soccer player) I would like to meet: Terry Fox
One person (but a non athlete) I would like to meet: Ryan Gosling
The celebrity who people say I most look like: I've been told a few times that I resemble Alex Morgan
When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: 1,700
On Twitter I follow: Soccer Girl Problems and Soccer Coach Problems
Who got me interested in soccer: my mom
The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: Timbits
I chose my Rice jersey number because: when I was younger I chose number 7 because it was my crush's hockey number
The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
Favorite sport besides soccer: ultimate
The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: baseball
I describe myself as: foreign
My teammates think I : have an accent
Coach Nicky thinks I : am always sick
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I LOVE SOCCER"
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: Ruthie
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Spriggs can fit a ping pong ball in her belly button
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: Go Owls!