Oct. 5, 2011
Sometimes there is just no getting around a talented defender on the soccer field. The same can be said for the rugged Just For Kicks questions.
Today those two collide when Rice junior defender Lauren LaGro steps-up to tackle the team's weekly Q & A feature. The Dallas native has started all 12 games on the backline and has played in 1,103 of the Owls' 1,129 minutes (97.7 percent).
Full name: Lauren Michelle LaGro
My College: Duncan
Nickname my teammates call me: "Lo"
Favorite soccer players: right now-- Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe
Favorite book: not a reader other than required textbooks
Favorite movies: all the Disney movies
Favorite web site: foodgawker.com
Favorite CD or music artist: never get sick of Adele, but at the moment Matt Nathanson and Ben Rector
Favorite snack: any fruit, especially strawberries and raspberries
Favorite class at Rice: Nutrition with Roberta Anding
I chose to attend Rice because: it's awesome in all aspects
My pet peeve: pig tails
Athletes (non soccer players) I would like to meet: Jason Witten or Dirk Nowitzki
One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: Khloe Kardashian
On Twitter, I follow: no one, everyone follows me
I have this many friends on Facebook: pshh...wouldn't you like to know
Favorite moments of my soccer career so far: at Rice: scoring in overtime against SMU; in club: winning nationals in 2008
I chose my Rice jersey number because: 3 is the magic 'numbaa'
Who got me interested in soccer: Dad
The best soccer advice I ever ha: "Don't let anyone get around you"
Favorite sport besides soccer: basketball
The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: volleyball- what up setter, Megan Murphy!
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: having a bike accident my freshman year, crying in the middle of the inner loop, and getting stitches...whoops
I describe myself as: weird
My teammates think I am: silly
Coach Nicky thinks I am: soooo quiet (in my meetings)
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "BIG TIME"
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season is: Hayley 'Dub' Williams- CB for lyfeee
I could one day see this Rice Owl as being a college head soccer coach: Kate Edwards
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: the one, the only, Kasey McKenney - Impersonator Extraordinaire
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: WHO... WHO... WHO LET THE DOGS (OWLS) OUT?