Sunday, May 25, 2008

A-Rod the Role Model

Over the course of a year from March of 2004 to March of 2005, Amy Rodriguez worked her way from the U.S. U-17s to the U-19s to the U-21s to the full Women's National Team. An ascendancy that speedy is certainly not typical, but A-Rod developed her game on the highly competitive fields of Southern California, playing club soccer, high school and ODP, while earning Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a senior. Not to mention winning an NCAA title last fall at USC. Although just 21, she is certainly a role model to the thousands of girls in Southern California trying to do the best for their teams, in school and in life. After today's scrimmage, A-Rod took a few minutes to speak with some young players and answer some questions about her experiences on the road to the National Team.