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Raquel Rodriguez
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Raquel Rodriguez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Jose, Costa Rica

High School:
International Christian

Height:
5-6

Position:
F/M


07/15/2014

Four Women's Soccer Players Looking to Shine on the International Stage

Brittany Basinger, Rose Chandler and Emily Ogle will compete for spots on the U.S. Under-20 and Under-18 Women's National Teams and Raquel Rodriguez is a member of the Costa Rican Women's National Team

05/20/2014

Lions Release Challenging Slate for 2014

PSU will face 12 opponents that qualified for the 2013 NCAA Tournament

04/14/2014

Penn State Wraps Up Successful Spring Season

The Nittany Lions went undefeated and did not concede a goal through five spring games

12/04/2013

Five Nittany Lions Earn NSCAA All-Great Lakes Recognition

Penn State has placed five players on the all-region team in each of the past three seasons

11/22/2013

Lions Drop 1-0 Heartbreaker to Wake Forest

Penn State finishes the season at 15-7-1

11/17/2013

Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013

Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013

NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES THIRD TEAM (2012, 2013)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2012)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013)


2013

NSCAA All-Great Lakes third team honoree ... One of seven players to start all 23 games ... Scored six goals ... Led the Nittany Lions with nine assists, fifth-most in the Big Ten ... Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/30) after recording a goal and an assist against Purdue (9/26) and heading in a goal versus Indiana (9/29) ... Notched a career-best four points against Illinois (10/20) with her first multi-goal game (2) ... Four three-point outings: against LaSalle (9/1), at Bucknell (9/10), versus Purdue (9/26) and at Michigan State (11/1) ... Netted game winners against LaSalle, Illinois and at Michigan State (11/1) ... Game winning goal at Michigan State was her only penalty kick attempt of the season ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.

2012
Named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes third team ... All-Big Ten second team selection ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Named to the All-Big Ten freshman team ... Started 24 games in 25 appearances ... Netted goals against St. John's (8/19), Wisconsin (9/16), Bucknell (10/2) and LIU Brooklyn (11/10) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/17) after scoring a goal on three shots against Wisconsin ... Tallied a pair of assists against Ohio State (9/27) and Minnesota (9/30) ... Posted assists versus Iowa (10/31) in the Big Ten Tournament and Boston College (11/16) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Helped lead the Costa Rican team to the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament semifinals ... Costa Rica U-17 team appeared in the FIFA World Cup in 2008, where she scored once ... Played on the U-20 team at the 2010 World Cup ... Also played for Deportivo Saprissa in San Jose.

PERSONAL
Full name is Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño ... Born in San Jose, Costa Rica ... Parents are Sivianni Rodriguez and Grettel Cedeño ... Father played professionally in Costa Rica with Club Sport Herediano and with the National Team ... Has one brother, Sivianni Rodriguez ... Plans on majoring in exercise physiology.

WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
I chose Penn State because of the great athletic program as well as the academics.

Year GP-GS Mins Goals Assists Points GWG Shots
2012 25-24 1913 4 10 18 0 46
2013 23-23 1576 6 9 21 3 21
Total 48-47 3489 10 19 39 3 94
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