Women of Troy will tangle with the rival No. 2 Bruins at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Drake Stadium.
Amy Rodriguez completed her USC playing career after the 2008 season and finished as USC's No. 4 all-time scorer and as a cornerstone in the program's first-ever NCAA Championship. The 2008 Olympic gold-medalist went on to become the top draft pick in the Women's Professional Soccer draft, selected by the Boston Breakers. In addition to ranking No. 4 all-time at USC with 31 career goals, Rodriguez stands at No. 2 in career game-winning goals with 12, is No. 4 all-time in career points with 79, and is No. 6 in career assists with 17. She also is a 2012 Olympian with Team USA.
2008: Rodriguez was named a Preseason All-American and was on the watch list for the Hermann Trophy in her senior season... USC's top scorer with eight goals in 2008, Rodriguez was selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team and was an NSCAA All-American Third Team pick... Became the first USC player since 1997 to record a hat trick, scoring three goals in a game on October 2... Had three game-winning goals and four assists to finish with 20 points in her senior season... Missed the first three games of the season due to competition at the 2008 Olympic Games, where she won a gold medal with the United States.
2007: Rodriguez appeared in all 25 games as a junior, starting in 21 matches on her way to leading the Trojans in scoring... Finished with a team-high 10 goals along with three assists for 23 points on the year... Had three game-winning goals... Her first career two-goal game came in the NCAA Semifinals, where she scored twice in the second half to get USC to a 2-1 win and help earn herself honors as the NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player... Named Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year... Also earned SoccerBuzz Second Team All-West Region and NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-West Region... Named to All-Pac-10 Second Team... Named to Soccer America Team of the Week on Oct. 2 after notching the game-winner against then-No. 2 Portland... Finished season ranking No. 6 all-time in career points (59), No. 7 in goals (23), No. 6 in assists (13) and No. 4 in game-winning goals (9).
2006: Rodriguez missed USC's first four games while competing with the U.S. Under-20 National Team at the U-20 World Championships... Started 14 of 16 games upon her return... Scored the game-winning goal in USC's NCAA First Round upset of Santa Clara... Finished with four goals and three assists.
2005: Rodriguez became the first Trojan since Isabelle Harvey to be named a NSCAA All-American (third team) and a SoccerBuzz All-American (honorable mention)... Was the 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year... Named to the Soccer Times All-America Third Team... A SoccerBuzz Freshman All-American first-teamer and SoccerBuzz All-West Region first-teamer... Selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team and to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week and to the Soccer America National Team of the Week after scoring back-to-back game-winning goals in 1-0 wins over Arizona State and Arizona... Also scored against Cal to start a three-game scoring run... Led the team with nine goals, 25 points and four game-winners.
NATIONAL TEAMS: Rodriguez is a member of the U.S. Olympic Team, winning the gold medal in Beijing this summer with an assist on the game-winning goal in the final... She is USC's first-ever soccer medalist... As of the 2008 Games, held 29 caps, six international goals and five assists with the full team... At the 2008 Peace Queen Cup in South Korea, scored the game-winning goal against Brazil... Also won gold with Team USA at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament in Mexico... Called up to full team in January 2008, scoring her first international goals with two scores at the Four Nations Cup in China... Has competed in the 2005, 2006 and 2008 Algarve Cups in Portugal... Earned her first two caps at the 2005 Algarve Cup as the only high school player on the U.S. roster... Scored twice at the 2006 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Championships... Moved from the U.S. under- 17 team in March 2004 to the under-19s and to the under-21s before joining the National Team roster in March 2005... Scored two goals and had two assists at the 2004 FIFA U-19 World Championships in Thailand, where the team won bronze... Joined the U.S. national team circuit with the under-16 squad in 2001.
HIGH SCHOOL: The nation's top 2005 recruit, Rodriguez was the 2005 Gatorade National Player of the Year and named National Player of the Year by Parade Magazine, EA Sports and NSCAA after scoring 17 goals in 15 games for Santa Margarita High as a senior... Earned local honors as the Orange County Register Player of the Year and Girls Soccer Player of the Year, as well as Los Angeles Times' Girls' Soccer Player of the Year... A four-time all-league selection and All-CIF honoree... An honor student.
PERSONAL: Rodriguez majored in psychology and is married to former USC men's water polo player Adam Shilling... Nickname is "A-Rod"... Parents are John and Lori... Has a younger sister, Lauren, and one brother, Adam... Uncle Francis Rodriguez played football at USC... Favorite movie is `Dumb and Dumber'... Biggest sports hero is Michael Jordan... Birthdate is Feb. 17, 1987.
AMY'S CAREER STATS
GP-GS Shots Goals Asts Pts GWG