University's student-athletes continue to shine in the classroom
LA Tech student-athletes continue to shine in classroom
Teams combined for 39 fouls
Will be final home game for the Lady Techsters' seven seniors
Tech travels to California for two games next weekend
Pictures from Louisiana Tech Soccer game against Hawaii on Senior Day
Points: 6, three times, last vs. McNeese State (Sept. 5, 2010)
Goals: 3, three times, last vs. McNeese State (Sept. 5, 2010)
Assists: 2, twice, last at Hawai'i (Oct. 22, 2010)
Shots: 10 at Nicholls State (Sept. 4, 2009)
Shots on Goal: 6 at Nicholls State (Sept. 4, 2009)
2011: Earned Academic All-WAC... Played in 19 games while starting nine of them... Took season-high six shots at Southern Miss (8/21)... One assist at LSU-Shreveport (8/23)... Credited with an assist against Southeastern Louisiana (9/25)... Season-best four shots on goal against Hawaii (10/30).
2010: Earned Academic All-WAC... Earned all-WAC Second Team honors... A member of the all-Louisiana First Team... Was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine all-District Team... Was named WAC Player of the Week... Led the Lady Techsters in goals with a school-record 13, breaking the record she set last season and tying for the most in the WAC... Recorded her third-career hat trick in a 4-0 win over McNeese State which capped off a six-goal week... Scored two goals at Grambling State... Recorded two assists at Hawai'i... Joined teammate Kiva Gresham in having at least 10 goals this season, Tech achieved a rare distinction as one of 21 teams to have two players with at least 10 goals... Finished the season with 29 points, the second-most ever at Tech... Played in all 21 games and started 18.
2009: Earned Academic All-WAC... Named to the all-Louisiana First Team ... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine all-District team ... Broke the school record for most goals in a season with 12 ... Broke the school record for most points in a season with 26 ... Broke the school record for most goals in a career with 19 ... Broke the school record for most points in a career with 45 ... Recorded back-to-back hat tricks for the first time in school history against Prairie View A&M (9/2) and Nicholls State (9/4) ... Led the WAC in goals, goals per game, points and points per game ... Played in 18 games while starting in seven ... Scored two goals at Delta State (9/13) ... Recorded two assists, one against Lamar (8/21) and one against Southern (9/6).
2008: Earned Academic All-WAC ... Played in all 20 games, started 12 ... Scored her first collegiate goal in a 2-0 win against Stephen F. Austin (9/5) ... Recorded a goal and two assists at UAPB (9/9) ... Tallied two goals in a 2-2 draw against WAC opponent Nevada (10/19) ... Registered two game-winning goals on the season, against Stephen F. Austin (9/5) and at Houston Baptist (10/5) ... Finished the season with a .667 shots on goal percentage ... Concluded year tied for third in the conference in assists (5), tied for fourth in goals (7) and fourth in points (19) ... On the team, she ended the season second in points (19), tied for second in goals (7) and tied for first in assists (5).
High School: Lettered four years at Fort Zumwalt West High School in O'Fallon, Mo., for coach Jack Baldwin ... Named to the Gateway Athletic Conference second team as a junior...Named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week in May 2007...Helped lead the Jaguars to a state championship in 2007, a state runner-up finish in 2006, conference title in 2006 and district titles from 2004-2007 ... As a senior in 2008, she was named captain, first team all-conference, second team all-state and was selected to participate in the senior north/south all-star game by the Missouri Athletic Club ... She totaled 73 goals and 38 assists in her four years of soccer ... Also played tennis for four years at the No. 2 singles position ... Earned the USAA National Science Merit Award ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cultures in Action and the Pep Club.
Club: Played four years for J.B. Marine in St. Louis ... Coached by former U.S. Men's National Team member Ty Keough and Billy Taylor ... From 2005-2008, she scored 70 goals and totaled 39 assists ... Member of the Olympic Development Program from 2004-05 ... Member of the state team in 2005.
Personal: Full name is Rachel Deni King ... Daughter of Stephen and Renda King ... Has two brothers, Brandon and Andrew ... Born Aug. 8, 1990, in Havelock, N.C.