Heather Rice achieved individual stardom and captained the only Franklin & Marshall women’s
soccer team to win the post-season Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament.
Rice was the first two-time honoree as the Centennial Conference (CC) Soccer Player of The Year
and was a four-time First Team All-Centennial Conference selection. Rice is still the Diplomats’
all-time leader in career assists, seventh in goals and third in total points. Her four years as a
Diplomat coincided with the most successful four-year stretch in the team’s history, as the
squad compiled a 52-22-4 record.
For her individual accomplishments in 2002, Rice was named a fourth consecutive First-Team
All-Centennial Conference member and honored as the first back-to-back Player of the Year in
the conference. Furthermore, in the spring of 2002, Rice was honored with the Michael
Karvasales ‘35 award presented annually to the Franklin & Marshall Woman Senior Athlete of
After graduation, Rice earned her Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of
Texas. She fondly remembers all of the home games at Baker Campus and is proud of helping to
build and strengthen the women’s soccer program by developing existing players and recruiting
new ones. Rice presently lives in Washington D.C., is married with two children and works as a