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Spring Sports Senior Profiles: Jessica Rodriguez

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Apr 07, 2020
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Spring Senior Student-Athlete Spotlight – Jessica Rodriguez

Jessica Rodriguez has been one of the most consistent hitters on the Albright softball team since her freshman season of 2017. Rodriguez is a two-time All-MAC Commonwealth honorable mention selection, and earned All-ECAC tournament honors in 2019. She set career-highs in most offensive categories during her junior 2019 season, and led the MAC Commonwealth with 31 walks. She ranked second on the team with a .390 batting average in 2019, and seventh in the conference.

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Major: Fashion Merchandising

Career Stats:

  • 104 appearances, 100 starts
  • All-MAC Commonwealth Honorable Mention in 2019
  • All-MAC Commonwealth Honorable Mention in 2018
  • 2019 ECAC All-Tournament Team Selection
  • .335 batting average
  • 23 RBIs
  • 95 hits
  • 61 runs scored
  • One home run
  • 16 doubles

What is your favorite sports memory at Albright?
My favorite sports memory at Albright was during my junior year when we swept LVC on senior day and made playoffs for the first time in 12 years and when I hit my first collegiate home run in the first round of ECAC.”

What are your post-graduate plans?
My post-graduate plans are to work as a buyer for a company and maybe one day own my own store.”

What is one thing that you would like to say to current Albright softball underclassmen/future Albright softball student-athletes?
“Enjoy every second of it because it goes by fast. Practice and play every game like it’s your last and never take it for granted.”

Why did you chose Albright/Favorite part about Albright?
I chose Albright because I was looking for a school where I could play softball and also where I could major in fashion merchandising. Not a lot of schools offer a fashion program and athletics. My favorite part about Albright was being able to be a part of the softball team and the lifelong friendships I was able to make with my teammates.”

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