<b>Suzie Meling</b><br>Will Rice College

Women's Soccer


Sept. 17, 2013

Meet the players on Rice Soccer team in the annual Q&A feature Just For Kicks. True freshman Suzie Meling, an international student-athlete who joined the team as a walk-on, has stepped-up to face the rugged questions.

Full name: Suzanne Marie Meling

The nickname my teammates call me: "Suzie"

My favorite soccer player: Messi (of course)

My favorite movie: Zoolander

My favorite book: Pride and Prejudice

My favorite music artist: anything country

My favorite snack: Strawberries

I chose to attend Rice because: I loved the small size and combination of academics and athletics.

What I like most about college life at Rice is: How friendly everyone is!

I knew I had gone off to college when: I registered for classes!

I'll be loyal to my Rice College because: IT'S WILL RICE!!!

One athlete (but a non soccer player) I would like to meet: Jackie Robinson

One person (but a non athlete) I would like to meet: Gandhi

On Twitter I follow: I don't have Twitter.

My favorite moment of my soccer career so far: When I passed fitness testing without throwing up.

So far in my career, I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 20

The person who got me interested in soccer was: My mom

The very first kids' soccer team I ever played for was nicknamed: The bumblebees.

My Rice jersey number is the coolest because: It's 5 squared

The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Play because you love the game not because you are good at it."

My favorite sport besides soccer is: Field hockey

The Rice team I like to watch play their sport: All of them!!!

The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: It is too traumatic to discuss.

I describe myself as: foreign.

My teammates think I ... : have a weird accent.

Coach Nicky thinks I ... : have a weird accent.

My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "y'all"

Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: All of them! They are amazing!!

The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: Jazz, Mia, and Caroline, they twerk like none other.

One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask is: Go Owls :)

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