Sept. 27, 2010
Newcomer Gaby Garton joined the Owls this season after spending her first two years of Division I soccer at the University of South Florida. The goalkeeper from Sarasota, Fla., may have stared-down some nationally-ranked opponents in the Big East Conference Tournament, but she'll need every ounce of skill and fortitude to answer the tough Just For Kicks questions.
Full name: Gabriela Nicole Garton
College: Will Rice
Nickname #1: "Gaby"
My teammates call me: "Gabs"
Favorite web site: awkwardfamilyphotos.com
Favorite movie: The Proposal
Favorite CD or music artist: Hillsong United
Favorite snack: fresh fruit
Favorite meal at the Rice servery: fajitas
Favorite class at Rice: J'aime mon cours de Français!
I chose to attend Rice because: the academics and soccer
What I like most about college life at Rice: feeling like I'm at Hogwarts (especially because my college is Gryffindor!)
My pet peeve: having to stop at a red light when there's no traffic around
One athlete I would like to meet: Rafa Nadal
One person I would like to meet: Louie Giglio
Favorite moment of my soccer career so far: playing against Notre Dame in the Big East tournament last year
Who got me interested in soccer: my 2nd grade P.E. coach
The best soccer advice I ever had: "always give 100%"
My favorite sport besides soccer: cricket
When Rice started soccer for the first time 10 years ago (2001), I was busy: dreaming of playing for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team
The Rice teams I like to watch play their sports: volleyball, football, and baseball
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: wiping out on my longboard in front of 30 people at a bus stop on my way to class
I describe myself as: goofy
My teammates think I am: a bad joke/story teller
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: Haley "Dub" Williams
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Andie's ability to carry on conversations in random (not always recognizable) foreign accents
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33