ON RODGERS: Top assist man last year ... Not super big or fast, but gets the job done ... A good feeder with great vision ... Scored some big goals as well, but as Coach Cannella said, "We'd like him to be more aggressive going to the goal and not be identified as a feeder"... Has a great future ahead of him.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009:
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Starting attackman in his first college season who led team with 18 assists and had 27 total points, which was second most on the Minutemen ... Finished the season 31st in NCAA in assists per game (1.29), which was also fifth in the ECAC ... Had a 12 game point-scoring streak, longest on team, which started 3/2 and ended 4/26 ... Amassed 16 points in six games (3/29-4/26) including eight in two games (4/19-22) ... Had six games with at least two assists and eight multi-point games ... 12-game scoring streak ended in finale vs. Rutgers (5/3) ... Dished out one assist at #1 Syracuse (4/26). Also had career-high four groundballs ... First college hat trick vs. Fairfield (4/22). Added an assist for second consecutive game with four points ... Tallied two goals and two assists for first career four-point game, at #5 Georgetown (4/19). Also had first man-up goal ... Set up two goals in OT win over Hobart (4/12) ... First career multi-goal game came at St. John's (4/5) ... Three points on goal and two assists at Penn State (3/29) ... Assisted Evan Blum's game-opening goal vs. Loyola (3/22) ... Set up Bobby Hayes' man-up goal at Sacred Heart (3/18) ... Assisted on Tim Balise's first goal at Brown (3/15) ... Scored first collegiate goals to go with two assists vs. Albany (3/11) ... Set up two goals vs. Harvard (3/8) ... Piled up first college points on three assists at Yale (3/2) ... Made college debut, starting against Hofstra (2/23).
BEFORE UMASS: Four-year attackman for Baldwin High School in Baldwin, N.Y., where he played under coach Rich Garguilo ... Named All-American as a senior, Honorable Mention All-American as a junior, All-County as a sophomore, and All-Conference as a freshman ... set school records for most career points (208), most career goals (128) and most career assists (167) ... also a four-year varsity starter in soccer.
PERSONAL: Zachary Alexander Rodgers ... son of Florence and James Rodgers ... brother of Matthew (22) and Alexandra (14) ... born June 15, 1989 in Oceanside, NY ... plans to major in political science.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2008 14/14 9 18 27 39 1 0 17 3/2:00 2009 9/0 2 2 4 3 0 0 2 0/0:00 Totals 23/14 11 20 31 42 1 0 19 3/2:00
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