Soccer star in SLIAC Hall
December 18, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Pedro Rodriguez, a dominating soccer player in the early 1990s, has been named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. He is the first MacMurray student athlete to achieve this honor.
Rodriguez, of Chicago, was a four-year letter winner on the Highlanders men's soccer team from 1990-93. He was named First Team All-SLIAC each of the four years he played and also earned SLIAC Player of the Year honors three consecutive years, 1991-93.
In addition to his conference honors, Rodriguez was named Third Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in both his junior and senior seasons. Rodriguez also earned All-Region honors all four years.
At the time of his induction into the MacMurray College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Rodriguez held six school records in men's soccer. He held career records for goals (62) and assists (61), single-season records for assists (23) and points (60), and single-game records for goals (5) and points (15). His 15 points in a single game (vs. Parks on October 6, 1992) still ranks in the Top 10 in NCAA Division III.
Rodriguez's time as a Highlander marks one of the most successful four-year runs in MacMurray men's soccer history. During that time, they posted an overall record of 64-21-5.
Rodriguez will be formally inducted into the SLIAC Hall of Fame during the first annual SLIAC Awards and Recognition Banquet, to be held in St. Louis on May 15, 2012. Specific information on location and time will be announced. Fontbonne University’s Nicole Moyer, a volleyball player, will also be inducted at that time.
There are 32 members currently in the SLIAC Hall of Fame, consisting of 25 former student-athletes and seven administrators. After a four-year hiatus from 2003-06, the Hall of Fame was reinstated in 2007.
In order to be eligible for consideration a student-athlete must have graduated from his or her institution and played at least two years in a SLIAC championship sport. Student-athletes are not eligible until at least five years after their last date of participation. To be eligible as a coach, administrator or meritorious service contributor, the individual must have served his or her institution or the conference for at least five years after 1991.
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