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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro women’s soccer starts its season at home against Arkansas on Thursday at 7 p.m. UNCGSpartans.com will profile the five true freshmen of this year’s team. Now up is Ciani Ricks, a freshman midfielder from Portsmouth, Va.


Food: Chinese Food

Song: 7 Years by Lukas Graham

TV Show: The Office

Quote: “Beauty is Everywhere” – Bob Ross

Part of Greensboro/Campus: The clock

Professional Athlete: Allyson Felix

Sport to Watch other than Soccer: Track & Field

Sport Related Memory: When I was a freshman and my sister was a senior in high school, we won the state championship together in the 4x100 relay.



What made you choose UNCG? I really liked the team atmosphere in the locker room during game day when I came on a recruiting visit


What are your biggest strengths as a player? My speed and I can score with my left and right foot


What are three words that describe you? Crazy, overprotective, intelligent


Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions? I always have to go to the bathroom before a game


What are some of the differences between your hometown and Greensboro? There are a lot of colleges and universities that are within a close proximity in Greensboro


If you could bring one thing from your hometown to Greensboro, what would it be? My family


What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? To believe in myself and not live up to someone else’s expectations without living up to my own expectations.


If you could be a star in any sport, other than soccer, which one would it be? Football

Describe yourself using three emojis: 

What songs have you completely memorized? Hello by Adele


In which movie universe would you most like to live? Wakanda


What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Sweden


Which app do you use the most on your phone? Puzzle Page


Who introduced you to the sport of soccer? My mom


What is your most memorable moment from your athletic career so far? The people I met when I went to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup were really funny and supportive. It was a great and memorable experience


What are you most looking forward to about this season? Getting comfortable with my new surroundings


Who was your childhood hero? My mom and sister


If you were an animal what would you be? Lion


What accomplishment are you most proud of? Graduating high school Summa Cum Laude


What is one word your teammates would use to describe you? Random


Who had the greatest impact on your life? Why? My mom, sister, and brothers because they are my biggest supporters