Sept. 26, 2012
Meet the members of the Rice soccer team in the Q & A feature, "Just For Kicks". In today's edition, true freshman Danielle Spriggs takes her shot at the rugged interview questions.
In only her first season of Division I soccer, Spriggs has worked her way into starting nine of the team's 11 games. The California native has played a total of 585 minutes and if fifth on the team in shots taken (12).
Full name: Danielle Ashton Spriggs
My College: Wiess
The nickname my teammates call me: "Spriggles," "Spriggsy," and "Spriggies"
My favorite soccer player: Lauren Busansky
My favorite movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
My favorite books: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Where the Red Fern Grows
My favorite web site: Facebook
My favorite music artist: Jason Aldean
My pet peeve: People who hate on California
My favorite snack: Pretzels and nutella
My favorite meal at the Rice servery: Caesar salad and pasta
I chose to attend Rice because: of the team and academics
What I like most about college life at Rice: Being able to walk around outside in my socks and not have my mom yell at me
I'll be loyal to my Rice College because: Every other college is inferior
One athlete (but a non soccer player) I would like to meet: Michael Phelps
One person (but a non athlete) I would like to meet is: Khloe Kardashian
When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: 976
On Twitter I follow: I have yet to involve myself in the Twitter scene
My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: Winning regionals with my club team
So far in my career, I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 30
The person who got me interested in soccer was: myself
The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: The Shooting Starlights
I chose my Rice jersey number because: It chose me
The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Get on your bike and go!"
My favorite sport besides soccer is: volleyball
The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: most likely baseball
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: During high school soccer I tried to hop the fence to practice because the gate was locked and my shorts got caught on the top of the fence and ripped and everyone eating lunch watched it happen... it was great
I describe myself as: Californian
My teammates think I... : am Buzz's soul mate
Coach Nicky thinks I... : am Buzz's soul mate
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I heard you and Buzz are soul mates"
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: Sparky, because we're twins
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask is: I am the Killer Whale Princess
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