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Raquel Rodriguez
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Raquel  Rodriguez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Costa Rica

High School:
International Christian

Height:
5-6

Position:
F/M


04/09/2015

Women's Soccer Hands Out End-of-the-Season Awards

The Nittany Lions wrap up their spring schedule April 15

03/27/2015

Eckerstrom, Rodriguez and Weber Tabbed as 2015 Captains

The trio each earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the Fall 2014 semester

01/08/2015

Rodriguez Bags Another National Honor

Rodriguez earned the Women's College Boot Supporter's Choice award

12/19/2014

Six Nittany Lions Listed Among Nation's Top-100

Three freshmen are among the top-10 first years and three upperclassmen are in the top-100.

12/18/2014

Trio of Lions Pick Up ECAC Honors

Erica Walsh, Whitney Church and Raquel Rodriguez were recognized by the ECAC.

11/23/2014

Women's Soccer advances to the Elite Eight

Women's Soccer advances to the Elite Eight

09/23/2014

No.8 Women's Soccer defeats Bucknell, 7-0

No.8 Women's Soccer defeats Bucknell, 7-0

08/22/2014

Women's Soccer tops No.12 West Virginia in season opener

Women's Soccer tops No.12 West Virginia in season opener

11/17/2013

Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013

Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013

TEAM CAPTAIN (2015)
NSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA (2014)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES FIRST TEAM (2014)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES THIRD TEAM (2012, 2013)
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BOOT SUPPORTER’S CHOICE (2014)
BIG TEN MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR (2014)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2014)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2012)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013, 2014)

2014 NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team … Big Ten Midfielder of the Year … CONCACAF Female Player of the Year nominee … ECAC Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star first team … NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team … Women’s College Boot Supporter’s Choice award winner … Started 16 games in 18 appearances … Scored seven goals and dished three assists … Netted the game-winning goal three times: at Duke (9/7), at Purdue (9/12), vs. Buffalo (11/14) … Season-high three points against Buffalo (11/14) … Scored a goal in four consecutive games: at Duke (9/7), at Purdue (9/12), at Indiana (9/14), and vs. Ohio State (9/19) … Played a full game four times, including a 93-minute outing vs North Carolina (9/5) … Registered assists vs. Syracuse (8/24), vs. UConn (8/29), and vs. Buffalo (11/14) ... 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.

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
Member of the Costa Rica Women's National Team since 2012 ... Scored seven goals, including four against Belize, at the 2013 Central America Games en route to a gold medal ... 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 ... Played for Deportivo Saprissa in San Jose.

PERSONAL
Full name is Raquel "Rocky" 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
2014 18-16 1278 7 3 17 3 37
Total 66-63 4767 17 22 56 6 131
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