U.S. National Teams: Started getting call-ups to the U-17 Women’s National Team in 2014 … A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, she played in three matches, in helping the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … The left-footed Rodriguez has 12 U-17 caps heading into the World Cup, 10 of those earned in 2016 while playing 371 minutes.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend Ohio State in the fall of 2017 … Attends Salem High School in Canton, Michigan, but does not play high school soccer … Played basketball as a freshman, helping her team to an undefeated season as a frosh when she was MVP and captain … Ran track as a freshman and was all-state in the 400 meters as well as MVP.
Club: Played U-11 through U-18 for the Michigan Hawks ... Played U-7 through U-10 with the Canton Celtic … A captain on the Hawks, she helped the team to the 2011 U-13 state and regional titles and the 2016 U-17 ECNL National Championship.
Personal: Full name is Isabel Denise Rodriguez … Nickname is Izzy (no one calls her Isabel) … Enjoys listening to music and going to concerts with her friends … Always enjoys hanging out by the pool with her family, watching movies and playing volleyball … Her mom was a cheerleader and model and her dad played football and basketball in high school while her brother played football and baseball … Three words that describe her off the field: “kind, free-spirited and humorous” … Three words that describe her on the field: “smart, competitive, unselfish” … Best present she ever received was her new car … Her motto is: “work hard, keep your mouth shut, and good things will happen” … Toughest thing she ever had to do was “say goodbye to her brother when he left for college” … Her dream job is to be a country music singer … Her favorite snack is banana with peanut butter … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Tobin Heath and her favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Says best part about being a soccer player is “enjoying something I do every day” … Her greatest soccer moment was making the U-17 Women’s World Cup Team … Some of her favorite TV shows are Prison Break, Friends and Vampire Diaries … Favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream.