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Sky Blue FC Midfielder Raquel Rodriguez Named NWSL Rookie of the Year

(Photo by Jeff Auger - Double G Media)

Raquel Rodriguez (Photo by Jeff Auger – Double G Media)


Back in January, Sky Blue FC selected Raquel Rodriguez with the no. 2 overall selection in the 2016 NWSL College Draft. She quickly fell into place on the roster and the starting lineup as a midfielder.

In all, Rodriguez logged 1,461 minutes, making 17 starts over 18 appearances during the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season. She recorded one goal and one assist.

On Monday, the NWSL announced Rodriguez has been voted the 2016 NWSL Rookie of the Year. She is the first  Sky Blue FC player to receive the honor which is voted on by club officials, players and media who cover the league on consistent basis.

“We are absolutely delighted for Rocky in being voted as the NWSL Rookie of the Year,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “This award is great recognition for all of the hard work she has put forth over the past season.”

Sky Blue FC finished the 2016 season tied for sixth place in the 10 team league. They recorded a record of 7-8-5.



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