COACH RUDY ON RODRIGUEZ: "We're looking for a good year out of [Tina]. Our seasons in a major way have been affected by not having her on the field. She is the big cheese in the back, an organizer [who is] tactically gifted [and] knows what I want. We're on the same wavelength. She's got all the tools of the trade and the experience as well. It'll be great to have her back and I'm really looking forward to her having a really great senior year. She deserves it."
AS A R-SENIOR IN 2008: Game-By-Game Stats
AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Redshirted due to injury.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Steady defender started the first 10 games on the season prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury against La Salle ... Was part of a UMass defense that allowed less than one goal per game (0.94) to rank first in the A-10 and posted seven shutouts which ranked second in the league ... Had a shot on goal against Boston University (8/30) ... Recorded two shots against Vermont (9/22) and one shot against Hartford (9/7), Iona College (9/3) and Boston University (8/30).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Started in all 18 games ... Recorded a season-high two shots vs. Duquesne (10/14) ... Had five shots with four coming in conference play ... Helped her team to a 0.97 GAA with seven shutouts--three more than the team had in 2004.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Played in all 18 games, starting 17 of them ... Recorded her first-career assist in her first collegiate game, vs. Boston University (8/29) ... Added an assist vs. Temple (10/3) ... Took three shots ... Named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
BEFORE UMASS: A 2004 graduate of St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, N.Y., where she lettered three times under Coach John Jenkins ... Was a team captain her junior and senior seasons at St. Francis Prep ... Was named All-Long Island twice.
PERSONAL: Tina Eve Rodriguez ... Born June 3, 1986, in New York City ... Daughter of Julio and Karen Rodriguez ... Has a brother (Daniel) and sister (Victoria) who plays soccer at Pace University ... A Psychology major.
Career Statistics Year GP GS G A Pts Shots GWG 2004 18 17 0 2 2 2 0 2005 18 18 0 0 0 5 0 2006 10 10 0 0 0 5 0 2008 18 18 1 1 3 7 0 Career 64 63 1 3 5 19 0