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Nittany Lions win two NCAA Championships and five Big Ten titles, break numerous academic marks and tally 8,000 community service hours
UConn's Breanna Stewart won the prestigious Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award
Raquel Rodriguez is up for the 2016 Best Female College Athlete ESPY
National champions earn Penn State’s top honor for 2015-16
Penn State ranks third among alums in the NWSL
Penn State takes on Duke in the Women's College Cup Final
Women's Soccer advances to the Elite Eight
No.8 Women's Soccer defeats Bucknell, 7-0
Women's Soccer tops No.12 West Virginia in season opener
Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013
TEAM CAPTAIN (2015)
MAC HERMANN TROPHY WINNER (2015)
NSCAA SCHOLAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2015)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2015)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER BEST XI FIRST TEAM (2015)
NOMINATED FOR BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE ESPY (2016)
HONDA SPORT AWARD WINNER (2015)
NSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (2015)
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER ON OFFENSE OF THE WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP (2015)
WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2015)
NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2015)
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TWO FIRST TEAM (2015)
CONCACAF FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE (2014, 2015)
NSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM (2014)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES FIRST TEAM (2014, 2015)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES THIRD TEAM (2012, 2013)
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BOOT SUPPORTER'S CHOICE (2014)
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2014)
BIG TEN MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR (2014)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2014, 2015)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2012)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013, 2014, 2015)
Co-Captain ... Second Penn State women's soccer player to win the MAC Hermann Trophy (Christie Welsh - 2001) ... CONCACAF Female Player of the Year nominee ... Nominated for 2016 Best College Female Athlete ESPY ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Most Outstanding Player on Offense of the 2015 College Cup ... NSCAA First Team All-American ... NSCAA Scholar Player of the Year ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team ... Named to the All-Big Ten First Team (Midfield) ... NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Year ... Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI First Team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District Two First Team honoree ... Honda Sport Award winner ... Started all 27 matches for the Nittany Lions in the midfield ... Recorded her first assist of the season against Arkansas (8/30) ... Scored her first goal of the season against Northwestern (10/4) ... Scored back-to-back game-winning goals against Indiana (10/11) and Purdue (10/15) ... Tallied back-to-back matches with at least one assist (Rutgers - 11/8 & Albany 11/13) ... Posted a pair of assists against Albany (11/13) ... Scored her fifth goal of the season in a 4-0 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament Third Round (11/22) ... Propelled the Nittany Lions to their first national title with her goal in the 72nd minute in a 1-0 win over Duke in the College Cup Final (12/6) ... Six goals and six assists on the season ... Finished fifth on the team in minutes played (2,062).
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.
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
Member of the Costa Rica Women's National Team since 2012, leading the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup roster in international goals ... Scored the country's first World Cup goal in Costa Rica's Women's World Cup debut at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, a 1-1 equalizer against Spain, resulting in LYG Player of the Match honors ... Started four-of-five matches at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's World Championships, scoring the fourth-most goals of any player (3), en route to the team's first Women's World Cup bid, the first by a Central American team ... Named a 2014 CONCACAF Female Player of the Year nominee, the only amateur player nominated for a Player of the Year award ... 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.
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 ... Majoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the great athletic program as well as the academics."