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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


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.

12/17/2014

Rodriguez Earns Scholar All-America Status

She is the 13th Nittany Lion to garner Scholar All-America accolades.

12/11/2014

Rodriguez Nominated for CONCACAF Player of the Year

To vote for Rodriguez, visit http://www.concacaf.com/2014-concacaf-awards-voting-fans.

12/03/2014

Four Capture NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Honors

Whitney Church, Emily Hurd, Emily Ogle and Raquel Rodriguez earn All_Region accolades.

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

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
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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