24 - Kelsey Rodriguez
Kelsey Rodriguez
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Seton Catholic Prep
Position: C/UTL

2011 (Freshman):
Putting together one of the best freshman season's in program history, Rodriguez took home multiple postseason honors as she was named the Big West's Freshman Player of the Year along with earning First Team All-Big West honors as well as Second Team All-Pacific Region honors. Kelsey's selection to the all-region team made her just the third Tiger freshman to ever earn the honor as she joined all-time greats Gina Carbonatto and Jennifer Curtier on the distinguished list. Putting together an epic inaugural campaign, Rodriguez led the Big West in batting after posting a .395 average through the regular season while finishing the year at .381. Even better when facing conference foes, Rodriguez posted a .406 average in the Tigers 21 Big West games. Despite playing 10 less games than most of the other regulars in the Big West, Rodriguez still managed to post 51 hits on the year, a total which ranked No. 8 among all hitters in the conference. In addition, the freshman added 25 RBI and 24 runs on the year while picking up 16 of those RBIs in Big West games, second most on the team. Her .381 average placed her No. 7 on the Tigers' single-season record list while ranking as the third highest batting average for a freshman in program history. For her play, Kelsey earned one Big West Player of the Week award after earning the honor on May 9 after leading the Tigers' to a home sweep of UC Santa Barbara.

High School:
A 2010 graduate of Seton Catholic High School, in Chandler, Ariz., Rodriguez came to Pacific after four very successful seasons catching for the Sentinel. A First Team All-Arizona State player as a junior, Rodriguez proved to be one of the toughest outs in Arizona High School softball after she posted a team-high .518 batting average in 30 contests. Of her 43 hits, 13 were extra-base hits including posting six doubles, four triples and three home runs while also finishing a perfect 14-for-14 in stolen bases. For the season, Rodriguez drove in a league-best 41 RBI while also scoring 35 runs as she led the Sentinels to a perfect 14-0 league record and the 4A East Sky title. Additionally, Rodriguez and the Sentinels went on to win the 4A-II Arizona State championship, defeating Greenway High School, 9-0, behind two Rodriguez RBI in the championship game. In 2008, the Sentinels were knocked out of the state tournament in the semifinals by Greenway HS. Rodriguez was voted 2010 Scholar Athlete and Offensive Player of the Year, along with First Team All-Region and All-State honors.

Personal:
Kelsey Rodriguez was born in Mission Viejo, Calif., but grew up in Arizona. She is the daughter of Lisa and Adam Rodriguez and has two siblings, Courtney and Ryan. In her second year at Pacific, Rodriguez plans to major in Psychology and hopes to become a child psychologist.