Sept. 16, 2013
Meet the players on Rice Soccer team in the annual Q&A feature Just For Kicks. Over the weekend redshirt junior Jessica Howardinspired her teammates by returning to the soccer field for the first time in two years. This week the Dallas native has stepped-up to face the rugged questions.
Full name: Jessica Leigh Howard
My College: Martel
Nicknames my teammates call me: "Hojo, Woj, Nugglin, Steve"
My favorite soccer players: Frank Lampard and Michelle Akers
My favorite movie is: The Lord of the Rings
My favorite book is: The Lord of the Rings
My favorite web site is: The Lord of the...I mean Tumblr
My favoritemusic artists: The Cinematic Orchestra, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Yellowcard
My pet peeve is: loud music, repeating myself
My favorite snack is: pizza
My favorite meal at the Rice servery is: pizza
My favorite class at Rice: Scandinavian Sagas and Skyrim, Magical Worlds
I chose to attend Rice because: great academics, great soccer, great people
What I like most about college life at Rice: the friends I've made
I knew I had gone off to college when: I had to start doing my own laundry
I'll be loyal to my Rice College because: Martel is a family
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: Jensen Ackles
The celebrity who people say I most look like is: Steve Carrell
When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: 600
On Twitter I follow: @RealCarrotFacts and @ProBirdRights
My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: scoring a bicycle vs SFA my freshman year
So far in my career, I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 20
The person who got me interested in soccer was: The 1996 US Women's National team
The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: Tigers
My Rice jersey number is the coolest because: Akers, Zidane, Pele, Messi, Rooney, Van Persie, Ronaldinho
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: when I asked if Kristi would watch me do a pistol squat
I describe myself as: adequately well-adjusted
My teammates think I ... : am a nugglin
Coach Nicky thinks I ... : should get to choose what we do at practice on the first annual "Day of Hojo"
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "DO HER"
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season is: Ruthie "Roosie" "Meghan Streight" Seleznick
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent is: still Caroline Scruggs and her dance moves
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask is: We run things, things don't run we
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