On April 13th, Divine Savior Academy senior Alejandra Rodriguez signed her National Letter of Intent for NCAA Division 1 Quinnipiac University surrounded by family, friends, and her DSA coaches. Rodriguez received a full scholarship to play volleyball with Quinnipiac.
???I feel excited about this new challenge, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me at Quinnipiac University. I hope that I can be a positive impact to their program. I am thankful to God for giving me all of my talents and abilities, my mother, who has supported me and been there for me through it all. I also want to thank all of my coaches because they all had an impact ??on the player I am today,??? says Rodriguez.
Rodriguez spent her high school career at Divine Savior where she played varsity volleyball. She also played with various club teams and prestigious Team Florida, who placed first and second in the last two years of international competition.
Rodriguez led the Divine Savior Sharks to back-to-back-to-back district championships, as well as Regional Runner-up titles. She won the Copa Dorada Player of the Year in 2014. Last year, she was recognized as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Regional Player of the Year, and Coach Willems was recognized as the AVCA Regional Coach of the Year.
“It has been an absolute joy coaching Alejandra at Divine Savior. She is a terrific volleyball player and an even better person. Ale has meant so much to the program and will be greatly missed. God has blessed her with so many wonderful talents and abilities. I wish her nothing but the best in the future both on and off the court,??? comments Matt Willems, DSA Director of Volleyball Operations.
Divine Savior Academy opened its new high school in August 2015. Its new sports facilities included a high school gym, weight room, dance studio, soccer field, and tennis courts.
???The mission of our athletic program is to strengthen the talents and abilities of our student-athletes, as well as develop qualities such as teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship. Students that go on to participate in collegiate athletics must develop not only their athletic skills, but their mental toughness and team mentality??? comments Dan Unke, Divine Savior???s Athletic Director.
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