Player Details


Rocky Rodríguez


5' 6"

Date of Birth

10.28.1993 (30)


San José, Costa Rica


Career Summary

Acquired: Via trade with Sky Blue FC on January 8, 2020.

2023: Started and played 59 minutes in 2023 NWSL Playoffs semifinal on Nov. 5... Appeared as a sub against Angel City on Oct. 15 and Gotham FC on Oct. 7... Started five straight games (8/20- 9/30)... Returned to the starting lineup for 1st match back since World Cup and injury on 5/12... Scored 1st goal of season in 100th NWSL start against Houston (5/12)... Earned first start (4/29) against Angel City... Made four straight sub appearances (3/26- 4/22).

2022: Scored her first career NWSL playoff goal on Oct. 23 against San Diego... Started 3 consecutive matches (Sept. 21-Oct. 1) to conclude the regular season... Tallied 2nd goal of the season on Sept. 18 at KC... Scored her 1st goal on Aug. 24 at NC... Started consecutive matches Aug. 5 and Aug. 10... Started 4 straight matches (June 3-June 19)... Made her 100th NWSL appearance as a sub on May 13 against OL Reign.

2022 Challenge Cup: Started and played in four matches.

2021: Appeared in her first NWSL playoff game on Nov. 14 against Chicago... Appeared as a substitute against Chicago, logging 45 minutes on Sept. 25... Started 13 consecutive matches (June 5-Sept. 12)... Tallied her second assist of the season on July 18 against Orlando... Scored her second goal of the season on July 3 against Louisville... Tallied her first regular season goal with Portland on June 5, also adding an assist, against Louisville...Made her Thorns FC regular season debut against Chicago on May 16.

2021 Challenge Cup: Appeared in all five games, making two starts... Scored her first goal of the tournament against KC NWSL on April 9.

2020: Appeared in 10 games (9 starts), recording one goal and one assist across all competitions... Started all four games during the NWSL Fall Series, scoring one goal... Played 89 minutes in a starting role against OL Reign on Oct. 10... Started and played 61 minutes against Utah on Oct. 3... Scored her first goal with Thorns FC on Sept. 30 against OL Reign... Made her Thorns FC Providence Park debut, starting and logging 90 minutes against Utah on Sept. 20... Appeared in all six games at the Challenge Cup, making five starts and tallying one assist... Recorded her first career assist with Thorns FC against North Carolina on July 17... Started and played 90 minutes in her Thorns FC debut on June 27 against North Carolina.


2019: Appeared in 22 games (22 starts), logging 1,921 minutes...Tallied three goals and three assists...Recorded an assist against the North Carolina Courage on Oct. 13...Tallied an assist on Aug. 25 against the Houston Dash...Scored against the Chicago Red Stars in a 2-1 win on July 7...Registered a goal against Reign FC on May 18, scoring for a second consecutive game...Recorded her first goal of the season on May 11 against the Washington Spirit...Tallied an assist on April 29 against Thorns FC - her first assist of the season.

2018: Played in 15 matches (10 starts), logging 910 minutes...Recorded one assist...Tallied an assist on Aug. 19 against Utah Royals FC.

2017: Made 21 appearances (17 starts), logging 1456 minutes... Tallied a career-best four goals... Tallied a goal as a substitute in a 1-1 draw against North Carolina on Sept. 25... Scored just 25 seconds into a 3-1 win on the road against Thorns FC on June 18... Tallied a goal on May 20 against the Houston Dash... Scored the game-winner on May 1 against FC Kansas City.

2016: Selected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft by Sky Blue FC... Named NWSL Rookie of the Year... Appeared in 18 matches (17 starts), tallying one goal and one assist... Made her NWSL debut on April 18, logging 74 minutes against Seattle Reign FC... Recorded her first career assist on May 8 against the Western New York Flash... Scored her first career goal on June 26 against the Washington Spirit.

HONORS: 2016 NWSL Rookie of the Year... 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion... 2021 WICC Champion... 2021 NWSL Shield... 2022 NWSL Champion.

INTERNATIONAL: Has earned 83 caps, scoring 45 goals for the Costa Rica Women’s National Team.

2022: Scored against the Philippines in a friendly match in October... Helped Costa Rica qualify for the 2023 World Cup, finishing top 4 at Concacaf W Championship... Started all three matches in group stage, scoring against Panama on July 5... Scored a hat trick against Curacao in pre-World Cup qualifiers on April 9... Tallied a brace against the U.S. Virgin Islands (Feb. 20).

2022: Started two matches in Concacaf W qualifying, tallying a brace against the U.S. Virigin Islands (Feb. 20) and a goal against Saint Kitts and Nevis (Feb. 17).

2020: Helped guide Costa Rica to the semifinals of Concacaf Olympic qualifiers... Appeared in three of Costa Rica’s four matches, recording three goals... Scored a brace in a 2-0 win against Haiti on Jan. 31... Converted a penalty kick in a 6-1 win over Panama on Jan. 28.

2019: Won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games... Scored a brace in a 5-0 win over El Salvador on Oct. 8 in Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Tournament qualification... Scored a brace in the group round of the Pan American Games against Peru on July 31.

2016: Scored six goals in the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship... Her six goals were tied for the most in the tournament.

2015: Scored the country’s first World Cup goal in Costa Rica’s Women’s World Cup debut at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a 1-1 equalizer against Spain, resulting in LYG Player of the Match honors.

2014: Started four-of-five matches at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Championships, scoring the fourth-most goals of any player (3), en route to the team’s first Women’s World Cup bid, the first by a Central American team... Named a 2014 CONCACAF Female Player of the Year nominee, the only amateur player nominated for a Player of the Year award.

2013: Scored seven goals, including four against Belize, at the 2013 Central America Games en route to a gold medal.

2012: Helped lead the Costa Rican team to the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament semifinals.

2010: Played on the U-20 team at the 2010 World Cup.

2008: Appeared in the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2008, where she scored once.

COLLEGE (Penn State)

2015: Second Penn State women’s soccer player to win the MAC Hermann Trophy (Christie Welsh - 2001)... Academic All-Big Ten... Most Outstanding Player on Offense of the 2015 College Cup... NSCAA First Team All-American... NSCAA Scholar Player of the Year... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team... Named to the All-Big Ten First Team... NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team... TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Year... Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI First Team... CoSIDA Academic All-District Two First Team honoree... Honda Sport Award winner... Started all 27 matches for the Nittany Lions in the midfield... Tallied six goals and six assists on the season... Recorded her first assist of the season against Arkansas (8/30)... Scored her first goal of the season against Northwestern (10/4)... Scored back-to-back game-winning goals against Indiana (10/11) and Purdue (10/15)... Tallied back-to-back matches with at least one assist (Rutgers - 11/8 & Albany 11/13)... Posted a pair of assists against Albany (11/13)... Scored her fifth goal of the season in a 4-0 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament Third Round (11/22)... Propelled the Nittany Lions to their first national title with her goal in the 72nd minute in a 1-0 win over Duke in the College Cup Final (12/6).

2014: NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team... Big Ten Midfielder of the Year... ECAC Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star first team... NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team... Women’s College Boot Supporter’s Choice award winner... Started 16 games in 18 appearances... Scored seven goals and dished three assists... Netted the game-winning goal three times: at Duke (9/7), at Purdue (9/12), vs. Buffalo (11/14)... Academic All-Big Ten.

2013: NSCAA All-Great Lakes third team honoree...One of seven players to start all 23 games... Scored six goals... Led the Nittany Lions with nine assists, fifth-most in the Big Ten... Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/30) after recording a goal and an assist against Purdue (9/26) and heading in a goal versus Indiana (9/29)... Notched a career-best four points against Illinois (10/20) with her first multi-goal game (2)... Netted game winners against LaSalle, Illinois and at Michigan State (11/1)... Named Academic All-Big Ten.

2012: Named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes third team...All-Big Ten second team selection... Big Ten Freshman of the Year... Named to the All-Big Ten freshman team... Started 24 games in 25 appearances... Netted goals against St. John’s (8/19), Wisconsin (9/16), Bucknell (10/2) and LIU Brooklyn (11/10)... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/17) after scoring a goal on three shots against Wisconsin... Tallied a pair of assists against Ohio State (9/27) and Minnesota (9/30)... Posted assists versus Iowa (10/31) in the Big Ten Tournament and Boston College (11/16) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.