Men's soccer program starts and finishes strong in two-month exhibition stint
Penalty kick goal not enough to keep up with Bluejays in 5-1 setback
Blue Demons victimized by visiting team's offensive outburst in 3-0 setback on Wednesday
Blue Demons extend their undefeated streak to five games at Loyola Soccer Park
DePaul assistant coach faces Loyola assistant coach and older brother for first time ever
2013 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact on the program, playing in all 18 matches with 16 starts... recorded first collegiate assist in third game of the season at Illinois-Chicago... notched his first collegiate goal and first game-winner in 2-0 victory over SIU-Edwardsville... scored an insurance goal in 2-0 win over Loyola Chicago... in that match, he took three shots with two on goal... had three shots with one on frame against Xavier... fired off 14 shots on the season with five on target.
High School: The two-time Daily Herald Player of the Year and All-State selection finished a stellar career with 90 goals and 52 assists... led the Royals to three regional titles and twice to the sectional finals... all-area choice three years and all-conference four years... all-area captain twice... had 15 goals and 10 assists in leading the Chicago Magic PSG Academy team to the semifinals of the Dallas Cup in 2012.
Personal: Son of David Rodriguez and Irma Benitez... has two brothers, David and Samuel, and one sister, Daisy... intended major Health Sciences.