Monday, April 9, 2012

Kennewick's Rodriguez returns to Spokane Shine

The Spokane Shine announced the return of Kennewick, Wash. native Julissa Rodriguez for the 2012 Women’s Premier Soccer League campaign, joining fellow New Mexico Highland University teammate Alyssa Saucedo on the roster.

The Cowgirls senior striker concluded her collegiate career in fine fashion last fall being named to her third NCAA Division II All-America team and receiving her second consecutive Division II Central Region Player of the Year award. The RMAC Pre-Season Player of the Year did not disappoint during the 2011 campaign with 16 goals and a total of 40 points, finishing as NMHU's all-time leading scorer with 32 goals in just two years.

“Julissa will be staying in Spokane versus trying to commute from the Tri-Cites as she did last summer,” said Spokane Shine Head Coach Jason Quintero. “She is in form and really enjoying her soccer which could be huge for us.”