Penn State’s Raquel Rodriguez was named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy on Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The senior and 2014 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year scored seven goals and assisted on three others last season for the Nittany Lions, who finished 20-4 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.
Earlier this summer she was a starting midfielder for the Costa Rican national team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring a goal against Spain.
She is one of four Big Ten student-athletes on the 28-player list, along with Brianne Reed of Rutgers, Rose Lavelle of Wisconsin and Illinois’ Makenzy Doniak.
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The winner of the award, given annually to the nation’s top male and female college soccer player, will be announced Jan. 8 in St. Louis.