JUST FOR KICKS! Meet The Rice Soccer Team - Lauren LaGro

Lauren LaGro
Duncan College

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?



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