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
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)
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.
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.
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.