Izzy Rodriguez


Player profile

  • Year Sr.
  • Hometown Canton, Mich.
  • Club Michigan Hawks/U.S. U-20 Team


  • United Soccer Coaches First Team All-North Region (2018)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Second Team Freshman All-America (2017)
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Third Team All-Big Ten (2017, 2019)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2017)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018, 2019)

2019 (Junior Season)

  • Co-captain
  • Started 17 matches as a left back
  • Tied for second on the team with two assists
  • Tallied two assists against Ohio
  • Recorded season-high four shots against Maryland
  • Scored the Buckeyes’ first goal on a free kick against Penn State
  • Played the full match in 17 contests, including a season-high 110 minutes four times

2018 (Sophomore Season)

  • Appeared in all 19 matches, making 18 starts
  • Tied for the team lead with four goals and tied for third with two assists
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (9/25) and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (10/2)
  • Tied for fifth in the Big Ten with four goals in conference play
  • Participated in the U-20 Women’s World Cup for the United States in France in August
  • Assisted on Blair Cowan’s game-winner at Notre Dame
  • Scored her first-career goal, an overtime game-winner, on a free kick in 1-0 victory at Northwestern
  • Scored a goal and assisted on Talani Barnett’s game-winner vs. Iowa
  • Scored the equalizer in the Buckeyes’ 1-1 draw with Nebraska
  • Scored the equalizer in the 49th minute of 1-1 draw vs. Maryland
  • Played the full match 17 times, including a season-high 110 minutes vs. Nebraska, Rutgers and Maryland and in Big Ten quarterfinal vs. Nebraska

2017 (Freshman Season)

  • Started all 21 matches at left back
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/11)
  • Assisted on Marissa Birzon’s goal vs. Western Michigan
  • Assisted on Sarah Roberts’ second goal vs. Illinois
  • Assisted on Nikki Walts’ game-winner vs. Michigan State
  • Assisted on Eleanor Gabriel’s goal vs. Iowa
  • Played a season-high 109 minutes in Big Ten semifinal vs. Penn State

Prior to Ohio State

  • Has eight years of club experience with the Michigan Hawks for coach Doug Landefeld and started to receive call-ups with the U.S. U-17 national team in 2014 and U.S. U-20 national team in 2017
  • Played in all three matches at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Granada, helping the U.S. to a regional title and a berth in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, where she played in a pair of the team’s group stage matches
  • Has 14 U-17 caps to her name and was one of 30 players called into the 2017 U.S. U-19 national team camp in Sunrise, Fla.
  • Captain of the Michigan Hawks, helping the team to the 2016 U-17 ECNL national championship
  • Helped lead team that was Michigan State Cup champions in 2015 and state and regional champions in 2011 and 2012 also played basketball and ran track at Salem High School


  • Daughter of Robert and Audrey Rodriguez
  • Has an older brother, Tommy