Rodriguez taken in 17th round by Milwaukee Brewers
Award honors nation's top shortstop
Rodriguez, Hagel provide heroics in ninth-inning comeback victory
Maryland is 9-8 against ranked teams this year
Maryland reaches 30 wins for the third time in program history
As a Senior (2012): Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... started 177 straight games at shortstop ... the last time he didn't start was April 28, 2009 ... tied for second on the team with six sacrifice hits and tied for the school record with 27 in his career ... tied for sixth in the nation with nine sacrifice flies ... tied for first in school history with Larry Long (1997-2000) with 62 career stolen bases ... led the team with 34 RBI and 16 stolen bases ... ranked fourth in hitting (.294) ... his seven multiple-RBI games led the team and his 15 multiple-hit games were third ... had a team-high four 3-hit games ... was at his best in the month of April, hitting .382 in that month this year and .316 in 2011 ... had his first 3-hit game of the year against Manhattan on 3/4 ... went 5-for-11 with two RBIs and two runs in the Wake Forest series (3/9-11) ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles in a doubleheader against St. Peter's (3/14) ... matched a career high with four RBIs at St. John's (3/28) ... went 6-for-7 in a mid-week series against George Mason and Bucknell (4/3, 4/4) including a four-hit effort against Bucknell ... went 5-for-11 with three RBIs and three stolen bases in the NC State series (4/6-8) ... matched a career high with four RBIs against Duke (4/14) ... went 6-for-13 with three runs in the Virginia Tech series (4/27-29) ... finished the Florida State series (5/5-7) 4-for-11 with two runs and two stolen bases ... went 3-for-18 with one run scored and one RBI against Virginia (5/17-19).
As a Junior (2011): Started all 56 games at shortstop for the second consecutive year ... ended the year having started 121 straight games ... the last time he didn't start was April 28, 2009 ... led the team with 20 total stolen bases and finished the year ranked fifth in school history with 46 in his career ... had five games with multiple stolen bases ... third on the team in hits (48) ... hit .234 on the season ... drew a team-high 32 walks ... his 10-game hitting streak from 4/9 to 4/22 tied for the longest by a Terp this season ... opened the season 1-for-4 at Texas (2/18) with one stolen base ... went 3-for-4 with two runs at Texas (2/19) ...went 2-for-4 with one RBI against Canisius (3/4) ... at Georgia Tech (3/12) went 2-for-3 with his first double of the season ... went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI vs. Boston College (3/19) ... recorded back-to-back two-hit games against FSU (4/2, 4/3) ... went 3-for-4 at Clemson (4/10) with one RBI and one double ... went 3-for-4 in back-to-back games against Miami (4/15, 4/17) ... stole three bases against Miami (4/17) ... went 2-for-5 with three RBI at George Mason (4/27) ... had two hits in five at-bats against Towson (5/4).
As a Sophomore (2010): Started all 56 games and stole 23 bases, the most by a Terp since Larry Long had 33 in 1998... finished tied for second in the ACC in stolen bases ... finished third on the team in batting average at .280 ... led the team with 40 runs scored ... had 61 hits, including a team-high tying five home runs ... tallied 30 RBI and only struck out 20 times in 218 at-bats ... had 17 multi-hit games ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI vs. Hofstra (3/6) ... hit his first home run of the season against William & Mary (3/17), going 2-for-4 ... went 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI, including a go-ahead two-RBI single in the fifth inning that proved to be the game-winner against UMBC (3/24) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Florida State (3/28) ... recorded eighth multi-hit game of the season with 2-for-4 performance against Navy (3/31) ... went 2-for-4 with two crucial RBI in the 6-5, extra-innings win over North Carolina (4/2) ... recorded his third career three-hit game against the Tar Heels on April 4 ... had his first career four-hit game against UMBC on April 14, also scoring three runs ... went 2-for-5 with a double and three runs against Old Dominion (4/20) ... strung together four straight two-hit games between three-game series with Miami (4/30-5/2) and 5/4 game with Towson ... went 2-for-5, scoring one run against Wake Forest (5/20).
As a Freshman (2009): Played in 46 games, making 40 starts ... batted .252 and had a .335 on-base percentage ... went combined 5-for-8 in doubleheader sweep of Quinnipiac (2/28) ... clutch, two-run single with two outs in eighth inning of victory at NC State (3/15) ... 2-for-4 in victory against Boston College (3/21) ... scored career-high three runs against Towson (5/6) ... 2-for-4 with 1 RBI in win against Wake Forest (5/8) ... 2-for-4 with two RBI in victory against Wake Forest (5/10) ... two-run triple against Delaware (5/12).
At Oakton: Four-year starter at shortstop for the Cougars ... Rawlings Preseason All-American Highest Honorable Mention in 2008, as well as Rawlings Preseason All-Atlantic Region First Team ... ranked No. 1 shortstop in Virginia by "Perfect Game" ...No. 5 player in Virginia by "Virginia Preps" ... invited to Perfect Game National Showcase 2007 as one of the top middle infielders in the country ... "Washington Post" Honorable Mention All-Met in 2008 ... winner of Oakton's Coaches Award in 2008 ... second-team all-northern region shortstop as a senior ... all-Concorde District shortstop all four years ... hit over .348 all four seasons, including .514 as a freshman ... hit .483 with 10 doubles, both team highs ... also delivered 27 RBIs and 14 stolen bases as a senior ... scholar athlete all four years ... graduated with 3.7 GPA.
Personal: Alfredo M. Rodriguez Jr. ... son of Alfredo and Ileana Rodriguez ... has two older sisters, Ileana and Laura ... father, Alfredo, played college baseball at the University of Miami and professional baseball in the San Diego Padres' organization ... great uncle Julian Acosta played 12 years in the Milwaukee Braves' organization ... biggest sports thrill is playing in the Virginia State Championship Game ... favorite athlete is Derek Jeter ... enjoys listening to music and watching college sports ... chose Maryland for the academics and the chance to play in the ACC ... also recruited by Duke, NC State, Virginia, Michigan and Delaware ... majoring in economics ... recipient of the Scott Venturelli Baseball Scholarship ... selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 32nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
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