JUST FOR KICKS! Meet The Rice Soccer Team - Hope Ward

Hope Ward
Jones College

Oct. 24, 2011

Senior midfielder Hope Ward has stepped-up to face the hard-hitting questions in the Just For Kicks regular season finale.

The veteran standout from Kingwood is second on the school's all-time lest for career assists (19). Ward has played more than 5,900 career minutes in 75 career appearances.

Full name: Hope Elizabeth Ward

My College: Jones college

The nickname my teammates call me: "Hopey"

Favorite soccer player: Megan Rapinoe

My favorite movie: as of right now it's Bridesmaids

My favorite website: stumbleupon

Favorite music artist: Taylor Swift

My favorite snack is: anything Lauren LaGro or Amy Beger make

My favorite class at Rice: Nutrition

I chose to attend Rice because: I wanted to get as far away from home as possible.... oh wait.

What I like most about college life at Rice: My team

My pet peeve is: Annie Kadota

One athlete I would like to meet: Ryan Wilson

One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: Taylor Swift, I know we would be best friends

On Twitter, I follow: Twitter is not my thing

When I last looked, I had this many friends on Facebook: 1,128

My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: ummmmmm.... I would probably have to say this whole season has been pretty amazing.

So far in my career, I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: well considering that I wear my shoes until they die, I would guess about 27ish pairs.

I chose my Rice jersey number because: I was always #7, but that wasn't available so I chose "18" because 1 from 8 is 7.

The person who got me interested in soccer was: I guess myself? I just started playing when I was little and fell in love. My parents and soccer trainers kept me interested in it though.



The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Just go out there and have fun Hopester" -My Dad

My favorite sport besides soccer is: Baseball and Football

The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: Baseball

The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: The ONE TIME I got a little confused and though Africa was a country my freshman year and I'm still dealing with the repercussions.

I describe myself as: a little bit competitive at times

My teammates think I am: super cool

Coach Nicky thinks I am: pretty rad.

My favorite Coach Nicky expression is: "I LOVE SOCCER!"

Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: it is WAY to hard to pick just one person for this question.

The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Andie and her ability to keep the whole team positive it times when it is easier to not be. It amazes me every time.

One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: I have been truly blessed to get to play with such an amazing group of girls this year. Fans, thanks so much for coming out and supporting us. We appreciate it sooo much!!



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