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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


07/22/2015

Nearly 70 Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards

Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year

06/09/2015

Rodriguez Makes History at Women's World Cup

Rodriguez's goal was her 24th as a member of Costa Rican's Women's National Team, a team-best

06/04/2015

Penn State Touts Five Representatives at World Cup

The five players helped Penn State to 12 Big Ten titles and three College Cup appearances

05/21/2015

Rodriguez Named to Costa Rican World Cup Roster

Rodriguez is one of five Nittany Lions representing her country at the tournament

04/09/2015

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

The Nittany Lions wrap up their spring schedule April 15

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, 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.

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 ... 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."

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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