Karina Rodriguez
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Karina Rodriguez

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    Torrance, Calif.

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U.S. National Teams: Has received consistent call-ups with the U-17 Women’s National Team since the end of 2014 … A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, she played in four matches, starting all four, and picked up one assist in helping the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Has 16 U-17 caps heading into the World Cup and has played 920 minutes in 2016 … Played with the U.S. U-15 GNT in 2014.

College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend UCLA in the fall of 2017, where she will get to play with her older sister Anika … Attends Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif., but only played soccer as a freshman and sophomore … Named First-Team All-League and an NSCAA All-American … Competed in the high jump on the track as a freshman.

Club: Played U-15 to present with the So Cal Blues … Played U-8 through U-14 with the South Bay Force … Helped Cal-South to ODP West Region titles at the u-12, U-13 and U-14 levels. … Helped South Bay Force win the U.S. Club Soccer West Regional championship in U-13s … Helped her club to the U.S. Club Soccer championship game as U-12s and U-13s … Named to the Best XI as the Blues won the U-19 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship.

Personal: Full name is Karina Anais Rodriguez … Nickname is K-Rod … Enjoys going to the beach, riding bikes, painting and drawing … Older sister Anika played in the U.S. Youth National Team system at the U-15 and U-17 levels, and played for the USA at the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Jamaica … Was a Girl Scout … A member of the Honor Roll at Torrance HS … A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Three words that describe her off the field: “loving, kind and fun” … Three words that describe her on the field: “competitive, calm and tough” … Favorite class is art … Favorite food is pasta ...  Favorite snack is peaches … Is very good at cooking microwave mac & cheese … Favorite men’s soccer player is Lionel Messi … Her biggest athletic inspiration is her older sister Anika, who plays at UCLA … Lists her greatest soccer moments as making the U-17 Women’s World Cup roster and winning the U-17 CONCACAF title … Has two Labrador retrievers named Hunter and Dakota … Favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy … Her favorite dessert is pretty much anything with chocolate.