Rodriguez Signs To Play for Gents
Thursday, May 1, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Continuing the reconstruction of the Centenary men’s soccer team, head coach David Orr has announced the signing of Marcos Rodriguez of Mineola, Texas, to a National Letter of Intent. Rodriguez becomes the eighth to sign, joining Jihad Elaydi, Tate McIntyre, Kyle Mehnert, John McHugh, Jude Stewart, Ben Barcelona and Seth Prochaska.   


Rodriguez, who is a midfielder, averaged a goal and assist per match for his Blackwatch Soccer Club team. He also helped his team to a gold medal at the State Game of America and was named MVP at the Tampa Bay Sun Bowl.


He ran cross country and track, along with playing football in high school and qualified for the state meet in cross country. Rodriguez ran in the regional meet for track and set a school record in football for his 48-yard field goal.


In the classroom he was a member of the National Honor Society, earned a 3.91 GPA and was named Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Rodriguez also ranks in the top 10 in his graduating class.


“Marcos is a highly skilled player and a great student,” said Orr. “He is also a mature person and we are happy he chose Centenary. I know he’ll make a positive impact on our program all four years.”