A junior on the Ohio State women’s soccer team, Izzy Rodriguez, was named to the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, United Soccer Coaches announced.
Rodriguez became the fourth Buckeye and the first in eight years (Paige Maxwell, 2011) to be named to the watch list for the award given to the Division I collegiate player of the year.
Making an impact from day one, Rodriquez earned third team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Freshman team honors in 2017. The Canton, Michigan, native started all 21 matches and tallied five assists, earning 2017 TopDrawerSoccer.com second team Freshman All-American accolades.
As a sophomore, Rodriguez played in all 19 games (18 starts) following the U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. She tied for the team lead with four goals and tied for third on the team with two assists, earning first team All-Big Ten and 2018 United Soccer Coaches first team All-North Region honors.
Rodriguez has earned Big Ten weekly honors three times in her career, and will look to add to that total as a junior this fall.
A durable Buckeye, Rodriguez played the full match 17 times as a sophomore, including a season-high 110 minutes in contests against Nebraska, Rutgers, Maryland and in Big Ten quarterfinal against Nebraska.
A two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, Rodriguez also earned 2018 Academic All-Big Ten and 2019 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors, displaying excellence in the classroom.
Fifteen semifinalists for the award will be announced Dec. 3 with three finalists announced Dec. 13 and the Hermann Trophy winners announced Jan. 10 at the Hermann Trophy Press Conference and Awards Banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.