Jessica Howard
Martel College

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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