Women's soccer player takes aim at 2015 World Cup

Penn State's Rodriguez hopes to qualify for next year's Women's World Cup with Costa Rica team

Penn State women's soccer player and exercise physiology major Raquel Rodriguez has been a member of the Costa Rican Women's National Team since 2012 and hopes to help the team qualify for the 2015 Women's World Cup. Credit: Penn State AthleticsAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Raquel "Rocky" Rodriguez epitomizes the idea that it's more important to play for what's on the front of one's jersey.Not only is Rodriguez, an exercise physiology major, a leader on the Penn State women's soccer team, she also has been a part of Costa Rican Women's National Team since 2012 and will be traveling with them this week to prepare for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup."It's a deep feeling when playing for my country," Rodriguez said. "I played for them before coming to Penn State so it's always nice returning to them."

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Last Updated October 09, 2014