9 - Vickie Rich
Vickie Rich
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School: Buffalo Grove HS
Position: MF/F

In the Record Book: Second in career match-winning goals (12)… Third in career assists per match (0.30)…Fourth in career goals per match (0.52)…Fifth in career points per match (1.33)…Tied for seventh in career assists (18)…Eighth in career goals (31)…Ninth in career points (80).

As a junior (2010): All-Conference Carolinas Second team…Appeared and started in all 20 matches…Led the team and fourth in program history with six match-winners…Second in goals (11) and points (30)…Third in assists (eight)… Third in the conference in goals (11)…Sixth in assists (eight)…Scored the deciding goal in three straight matches (Sep. 4-11)…Conference Carolinas Player of the Week (Sep. 14)…Notched a goal in five of the first seven matches of the season, including four match-winners…Delivered the winner from the penalty spot against Mount Olive (Sep. 18)…Posted one goal and a season-high two assists against Converse (Sep. 27)…Added two assists at Montreat (Sep. 29)…Scored the match-winner at St. Andrews (Oct. 23)…Season-high two goals against Coker (Oct. 30)…Posted one goal and one assist in the conference tournament semifinal at Belmont Abbey (Nov. 4).

As a sophomore (2009): Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America Third teamDaktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region First teamAll-Conference Carolinas First team…Fourth in program history in single-season points per match (1.85) and fifth in goals per match (0.75)…Sixth in match-winners (five)…Appeared in 20 matches, including 18 starts…Ranked 36th in NCAA II in points per match (1.75)…47th in goals per match (0.70)…Led the conference in points (37), goals (15), and assists (seven)…Led the team in goals (15), assists (seven), points (37), and match-winners (five)…Scored a goal in six straight matches (Sep. 5-28)…Tallied the match-winner against Erskine (Sep. 12)…Scored two goals, including the winner, against Ferrum (Sep. 22)…Notched a hat trick at Coker (Sep. 26), including the match-winner…Two goals against St. Andrews (Oct. 3)…Season-high three goals, two assists, and eight points against Trevecca Nazarene (Oct. 13)...Notched two assists at Mount Olive (Oct. 17).

As a freshman (2008): Appeared in 20 matches, including 19 starts…Second on the team in assists (three) and points (13), and third in goals (five)…Notched at least one point in each of her first three collegiate matches…Scored her first career goal against Columbia (Sep. 11)…Tallied a goal in back-to-back matches against Pikeville (Sep. 23) and Barton (Sep. 27)…Season-high three points at Barton…First career match-winner against Anderson (Oct. 25).

High School: Graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Ill…Coached by Pat Duddle…Played club soccer for the Arlington Aces Academy…Coached by Stein Garcia…Two-year captain.

Personal: Born on Nov. 21, 1989 in Melrose Park, Ill…Daughter of Michael and Rosanna Rich…Has one brother, Vincent, and one sister, Lidia…Majoring in accounting with a minor in psychology…Plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career as a certified public accountant.

More about Vickie: Favorite books: “Twilight” series…Favorite midnight snack: Cookies and milk…Favorite musical artist: Coldplay…Favorite song: “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco…Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Fire…Favorite athlete: Former US Olympic soccer player Mia Hamm…Vickie can’t imagine a week without: Her dog, Humphrey…Vickie’s advice to kids: “Don’t care what other people think of you”…Favorite color: Red…Favorite food: Her grandmother’s gnocchi…Favorite sports other than soccer: Basketball, volleyball, snowboarding, or rollerblading…Person Vickie most admires: Her grandmother…What people don’t know about Vickie: She’s super strong…When Vickie was a kid, she tried to be like: Former US soccer player Mia Hamm…When people first meet Vickie, they think: She’s either mean or shy.