Sept. 17, 2013
Meet the players on Rice Soccer team in the annual Q&A feature Just For Kicks. True freshman Suzie Meling, an international student-athlete who joined the team as a walk-on, has stepped-up to face the rugged questions.
Full name: Suzanne Marie Meling
The nickname my teammates call me: "Suzie"
My favorite soccer player: Messi (of course)
My favorite movie: Zoolander
My favorite book: Pride and Prejudice
My favorite music artist: anything country
My favorite snack: Strawberries
I chose to attend Rice because: I loved the small size and combination of academics and athletics.
What I like most about college life at Rice is: How friendly everyone is!
I knew I had gone off to college when: I registered for classes!
I'll be loyal to my Rice College because: IT'S WILL RICE!!!
One athlete (but a non soccer player) I would like to meet: Jackie Robinson
One person (but a non athlete) I would like to meet: Gandhi
On Twitter I follow: I don't have Twitter.
My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: When I passed fitness testing without throwing up.
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: My mom
The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: The bumblebees.
My Rice jersey number is the coolest because: It's 5 squared
The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Play because you love the game not because you are good at it."
My favorite sport besides soccer is: Field hockey
The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: All of them!!!
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: It is too traumatic to discuss.
I describe myself as: foreign.
My teammates think I ... : have a weird accent.
Coach Nicky thinks I ... : have a weird accent.
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "y'all"
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: All of them! They are amazing!!
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Jazz, Mia, and Caroline, they twerk like none other.
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask is: Go Owls :)