#25 Nicole Rodriguez
2013: Puerto Rico Under-20 Women[apos]s National Team.
2012: Puerto Rico Under-20 Women[apos]s National Team.
2011: Puerto Rico Under-20 Women[apos]s National Team.
2010: Puerto Rico Under-20 Women[apos]s National Team.
Two-year monogram winner … talented midfielder who came aboard prior to 2012 season … strong international soccer background from her experience within the Puerto Rico youth national team program … determined and agile athlete who offered depth and a veteran voice on Irish roster.
AS A SENIOR: Saw time in two matches, playing a total of 16 minutes … had season-high 11 minutes in home win against Detroit (4-0) … played five minutes and took one shot in Senior Day double-overtime contest against Duke (1-2).
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in five matches covering 43 minutes … saw time in shutout wins at Tulsa (2-0) and home vs. East Carolina (5-0) … played career-high 17 minutes against Cincinnati (7-0) and scored first career goal off assist from Karin Simonian in 87th minute … also earned handful of minutes at Connecticut (4-0; one shot on goal) and on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made college debut in final four minutes of win over Tulsa (7-1) in Notre Dame adidas Invitational.
PRIOR TO NOTRE DAME: Attended University of Connecticut for 2010-11 academic year, but did not play intercollegiate soccer at the school … earned dean[apos]s list honors in 2010-11 from Connecticut[apos]s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Member of Puerto Rico Under-20 National Team player pool from 2010-13 … competed for Puerto Rico in Caribbean Zone second-round qualifying for 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Championships … started all three matches in January 2012 in Havana, Cuba, as Puerto Rico narrowly missed advancing to tournament[apos]s final stage in Panama (1-1-1 record with 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago; however, 1-0 loss to Guyana on last day, coupled with Cuba[apos]s 1-1 draw vs. Trinidad & Tobago, sent Cubans through) … started on Puerto Rico U-17 National Team from 2007-09 … helped Puerto Rico reach final round of 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Championship (tournament was qualifier for FIFA U-17 Women[apos]s World Cup), finishing 1-2 in group play with victory over Jamaica (2-1) … team advanced to final qualification stage with Caribbean Zone wins over Anguilla (7-0) and Bermuda (2-1).
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoyed tremendous success in summer of 2013 with New England Mutiny of of Women[apos]s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), helping franchise reach WPSL semifinals for third time in its history (first since 2007) … played in nine matches (starting six) … had key role in team[apos]s playoff run, scoring lone goal in sixth minute of Eastern Conference quarterfinal win over Syracuse Lady Knights (1-0) and assisting on match-winning goal in second minute of Eastern Conference semifinals against Empire Revs WNY (2-0) … was teammates with Irish freshman Morgan Andrews on New England roster (latter joined squad at end of regular season) … spent summer of 2010 with WPSL[apos]s Connecticut Reds … played for Connecticut U17 Region I ODP squad in 2008-09 … spent four seasons (2007-08 through 2010-11) with Oakwood Soccer Club, the last three as a starter and the final two as captain … helped Oakwood SC to finals of National Elite Showcase in 2010 … toured Germany with Oakwood U16 club in 2008 … also played for SoccerPlus CT club (one of her coaches there was 2012 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Tony DiCicco, former coach of U.S. Women[apos]s National and U-20 Women[apos]s National teams, leading former to 1996 Olympic gold medal and 1999 FIFA Women[apos]s World Cup title) and Avon SC club.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from The Master[apos]s School in West Simsbury, Conn. … began playing soccer on school[apos]s varsity squad as eighth grader in 2005-06 and moved into starting role following season … compiled 40 goals and 25 assists (105 points) during her prep career … posted career-high 15 goals and 11 assists as junior, and nearly repeated double-digit goals/assists feat as senior (10 goals, nine assists) … named to Boston Globe All-Star Team (2009) …three-year all-star selection by Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (2007-09) … chosen for 2009 Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association Senior Bowl … led her high school team to undefeated season in 2009 (18-0), winning Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) regular-season and tournament titles, and advancing to semifinals of New England Prep School Championships (also made quarterfinals of that tournament in 2008) … three-sport starter in high school, having also excelled in basketball (three-year starter, 2006-07 Connecticut Independent School Athletic Conference champions) and lacrosse (two-year starter) … accomplished student who was a member of National Honor Society from 2008-10 … member of high school[apos]s student government in 2009-10 … full name is Nicole Esther Rodriguez … daughter of Debbie and Alberto Rodriguez … second of four children, all of whom are first generation in their family to live in the United States (parents born and raised in Puerto Rico) … seventh Connecticut resident to play for Notre Dame (the most recent was Class of 2011 goalkeeper and Redding native Nikki Weiss) … also a gifted classical violinist, having played since she was four years old — has also performed in numerous orchestras (notably Vivace and Opus 98 String Orchestras in Hartford) … graduated in May 2014 from Notre Dame[apos]s College of Arts and Letters with her bachelor[apos]s degree in psychology.
Rodriguez[apos]s Career Statistics
Rodriguez In the Postseason
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