Sept. 26, 2011
In the latest edition of the season-long Q & A feature with the Rice soccer team, the Just For Kicks home office is introducing a special new innovation. Welcome to the first-ever "Gab-Week," where Owls Gaby Garton and Gabi Iribarne field the tough Kicks questions.
Iribarne, a freshman midfielder, scored her first career goal last week in the Owls' Conference USA victory over UAB. So far the California native has played 212 minutes for the Blue & Gray in her debut season at the Division I level.
Full name: Gabriela Renee Iribarne
Nicknames from my teammates: "Gabi"
My College: Will Rice
Favorite soccer players: Messi, Xavi
Favorite movies: The Shawshank Redemption; and Harry Potter
Favorite web site: Stumbleupon.com
Favorite music artist: John Mayer
Favorite snack: frozen grapes
Favorite meal at the Rice servery: pasta
I chose to attend Rice because: Awesome balance between academics and athletics
What I like most about college life at Rice: Being on my own!
My pet peeve: songs on ITunes that don't have names, just track numbers
One athlete (non soccer player) I would like to meet: Rafael Nadal
One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: J.K. Rowling
Favorite moment of my soccer career so far: being given the opportunity to play here at Rice!
I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 13
Who got me interested in soccer: My mom and dad
The best soccer advice I ever had: "Always play like it's your last game."
Favorite sports besides soccer: basketball and volleyball
The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: volleyball
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: At the beginning of a soccer game the referee blew the whistle, and when I tried to touch the ball forward, I completely ate it in front of everyone.
Favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I LOVE SOCCER"
The Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: The whole team. We are amazing, and going to do awesome this year.
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Annie's dancing abilities
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: I love my team!!!
Soccer Team Opens C-USA Action Friday Night At WKU
09/23/2015 - Rice Soccer opens C-USA league play on the road this weekend. The Owls travel to Western Kentucky on Friday (Sept. 25), followed by Marshall on...
Coach Adams Inducted Into Alma Mater's Hall of ...
09/18/2015 - Rice head soccer coach Nicky Adams, a former collegiate All-America and one of the most decorated players in Texas A&M history, was inducted into...
Soccer Team Falls Sunday at Miami-Ohio, 2-0
09/13/2015 - The Rice soccer team held a 13-6 lead in shots and a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks, but Miami-Ohio claimed a 2-0 non-conference win over the Owls...
Dayton Defeats Soccer Team 5-2 Friday Night
09/11/2015 - The University of Dayton scored three goals midway through the first half on the way to a 5-2 win over the visiting Rice soccer team Friday evening...
Owls Head To Ohio For Weekend Matches
09/09/2015 - Rice Soccer (4-1-1) begins a rugged stretch of the schedule where the team does not play another home game for almost a full month.
Come Fly With Us! Owls Top Arkansas 2-1
09/07/2015 - Rice senior Lauren Hughes had a goal and an assist, and true freshman Annie Walker added a goal on an acrobatic, flying header to pace the Owls...
Owls & SMU Finish In 1-1 Deadlock
09/03/2015 - True freshman Gabby Martniez scored the first goal of her collegiate career to pull the Rice soccer team even on the way to a 1-1 double-overtime...
Soccer Team Back Home To Face Familiar Named Foes
09/02/2015 - Rice soccer (3-1-0) is home for two matches this week - a near-rewind to some opponents the Owls' athletics teams played against for almost three-...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store