HOUSTON — Rice University head soccer coach Nicky Adams announced the signing of six new Owls to join the program on Wednesday (Nov. 14), the first national day to sign with the sport.
Adams' eighth recruiting class boasts some of the top student-athletes from across North America who join Rice from some of the country's elite club programs. The class includes forwards Izzy McBride (Littleton, Colorado) and Sydney Miller (Houston), midfielders Shiloh Miller (Lakewood, Colorado) and Kendall Robertson (McLean, Virginia), defender Julia Kostecki (British Columbia, Canada), and goalkeeper Taylor Rowe (Scottsdale, Arizona).
The talented new players could play a major role in the upcoming 2019 season. Coach Adams stated the group is also in-line with Rice's challenging academic curriculum. Only a year ago the Rice soccer program posted a 3.77 cumulative team grade point average that was the highest in Division I soccer (including both women's and men's programs).
Under the direction of coach Adams the Rice soccer program has qualified for the C-USA Tournament in each of the last nine consecutive seasons. In that time the Owls have won two C-USA championships and earned two NCAA Tournament berths while also tying the school record for wins in a single season. The signing class is Adams' eighth at the helm of the program. Meet the newest Owls!