Former Middle Tennessee standout Laura Miguez-Howarth begins her first season on the Blue Raider soccer staff as a graduate assistant. Miguez-Howarth, who is regarded as the best all-around players in program history, completed her eligibility in 2004 and earned her Bachelor's Degree in 2005.
Her familiarity with the program, the current staff, as well as several of the upperclassmen, enables Miguez-Howarth to provide cohesiveness to the staff. She is involved in various aspects of the program, from player development to on-field training.
Miguez-Howarth starred for the Blue Raiders from 2001-04 and departed as the program as one of its most decorated players ever. She served as one of the captains on Middle Tennessee's 2004 Sun Belt Conference championship team - the first in program history - and helped lead to the Blue Raiders to a school-record 13 wins in the process.
While winning always was foremost with the talented forward from Dallas, Texas, she accomplished many milestones and received numerous accolades throughout her career. Miguez-Howarth was named to the All-Time Sun Belt Conference Soccer Team in conjunction with the league's 30-year anniversary in 2005 and she is the only three-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection (2002, 2003, 2004) in Middle Tennessee history.
Miguez-Howarth is Middle Tennessee's all-time leader in points (87) and assists (31), and she is tied for the career lead in goals (28). During her remarkable four-year career, Miguez-Howarth set three individual career marks and was part of teams that currently own the single-season records for wins, shots, goals, assists and points. She also is the holder of numerous single-season and single-game records, while appearing on the Top 10 list in every offensive category for a single-game, single-season or career.
Miguez-Howarth married former Middle Tennessee baseball standout Jason Howarth during the summer of 2006. They reside in Murfreesboro.