JUST FOR KICKS! Meet The Rice Soccer Team - Amy Beger

Amy Beger
Wiess College

Oct. 11, 2011

Just For Kicks is back home this week, as is the Owls' soccer team on Friday night. Junior defender Amy Beger answers this week's hard-hitting questions.

Beger is one of the Owls' stalwarts on defense who earned all-Central Region honors in 2010. This season the Missouri native has played 1,270 of the team's 1,329 total minutes (95.6 percent).

Full name: Amelia Ann Beger

My College: Wiess

Nickname my teammates call me: "Beeger," "Beegs" or "Grandma"

My favorite soccer player: Byong Sun

My favorite movie: Anchorman... 60% of the time it is all the time.

Favorite web site: foodgawker.com

Favorite snack: peanut butter and apple slices

Favorite meal at Rice: West Servery pizza

Favorite class at Rice: Nutrition. Roberta Anding is a genius.

I chose to attend Rice because: the trees

What I like most about college life at Rice: the people I've met

My pet peeve: ...John Adams

One athlete (non soccer player) I would like to meet: Bethany Hamilton

One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: the inventor of pizza so I could thank them in person

I have this many friends on Facebook: more than you...more than you.

Favorite moment of my soccer career so far: winning Nationals with my club team, with going to Harry Potter World after the conference tournament last year coming in at a close second

I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 20-30

I chose my Rice jersey number because: #4 was taken my freshman year, so my next best choice was #14

Who got me interested in soccer: my daddy :)

The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Just have fun" - my mom

Favorite sport besides soccer: BASEBALL (I'm a member of the Cardinal Nation)

The Rice teams I like to watch play their sports: baseball, volleyball, and tennis



The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: three words = spoonful, wasabi, videotaped

I describe myself as: a goober

My teammates think I am: a Beger (noun)

My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I love soccer."

Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: Cortney Simmons -- her penalty kick has some serious swag.

The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: our team wedding company = "Wedding Owls" Alex Burton = hair. Lauren LaGro + Amy Beger = baking. Gaby Garton = food. Hope Ward = decorator/stylist. Alexandra Trenary + Annie Kadota = music.

One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE FANS THAT SUPPORT US! Oh and beets. Bears. Battlestar Galactica



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