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Izzy Rodriguez

Defender

Player profile

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

CAREER HONORS

  • 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

Personal

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