Sept. 13, 2011
The busy week of Just For Kicks questions continues at a rugged pace. Redshirt freshman Cortney Simmons is next-in for the Rice Soccer team's Q&A feature.
Simmons sat out last season with an injury, but has worked hard to rejoin her teammates and play for the Owls this season. The Mansfield native made her Rice debut on Sept. 4 hand helped the Blue & Gray to a 4-1 victory.
Full name: Cortney Britney Ann Simmons
Nicknames from my teammates: "Cort," and "Creeper"
My College: Jones
Favorite soccer player: my brother, Aaron
Favorite movie: Meet the Robinsons!
Favorite web site: Postsecret.com
Favorite CD or music artist is: every Kings of Leon album is my favorite
Favorite snack: Fruit snacks... yumm
Favorite meal at the servery: fried shrimp
Favorite class: Oceans and Global Climate
I chose to attend Rice because: The quality of the soccer program and the academics was exactly what I wanted in a university. The squirrels were really cool too.
What I like most about college life at Rice: Meeting so many different people
My pet peeve: Messy people. AHHHHHHH!
One athlete (non soccer player) I would like to meet: Michael Phelps!!
One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: Daniel Tosh
On Twitter, I follow: My teammates! #lovelovelove #hashtagcraziness
When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: Less than 500, I think...
Favorite moment of my soccer career so far: Every moment spent playing
I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: One zillion!
Who got me interested in soccer: my parents
The best soccer advice I ever had: "Pick up the pace."
Favorite sport besides soccer: Football
I describe myself as: Weird
My teammates think I am: Probably weird
Coach Nicky thinks I am: Hopefully not weird
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I LOVE SOCCER!!"
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: Kate Edwards... she's looking good on the sidelines
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent is: Alex Burton can smell anyone's hair and name the brand and type of shampoo they use. Crazy-awesome, right!
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: Hi mom and dad!