Matthew Rodriguez Ziegler ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • University School of Nova Southeastern University
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
  • Men's Soccer
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Matthew Rodriguez Ziegler's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Club:
Weston FC
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
140
Dominant Foot:
Right
Age:
16
Prim. Position:
Def Mid
Sec. Position:
OM
Mile Time
5:54
  • 2020 Highlights

Personal Statement

Soccer has been my passion since I first started playing at the age of 4. I started playing competitive soccer at age 7 and was selected for Weston FC's top team.  Five years ago I was selected for the Weston 2004 DA team. I have been the starting center defensive midfielder for 4 years and the team has had great success and is ranked number 6 in the U.S. I have gained great playing experience as the team has competed in high level tournaments in Oviedo, Spain and Rome, Italy in addition to the DA league games, Showcases and Playoffs. The team also competed in the Copa Rayados tournament in Houston Texas against MLS teams and Mexican professional teams winning the Bronze division. The team won the DA Southeast Division title and was the only non MLS team to win its league and compete for a national championship in San Diego in June, 2019.  For the 2019 season, I was a part-time player on the 2003 Academy and a starter on the 2003 Academy Reserves. I am very dedicated to improving my skills, strength and nutrition. When I am not training with the team, I am participating in individual training in both soccer and fitness. 

This June 2020, my sister and I are spearheading  an initiative called "Second Chance Soccer" through my club, Weston FC. Second Chance Soccer is a clothing donor project which will be spotlighting our global collective collaboration with Food For The Poor (FFTP), an internationally known Christian ministry that provides food, housing, clothing, healthcare and education to the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. My sister and I have been working with FFTP and we will be organizing, coordinating and collecting both sets of the Club's retired Adidas uniforms from last season as well as the tracksuits, rain jackets, training gear, cleats, coolers, etc. She and I worked to have Weston FC partner with Food For The Poor to donate these items to underprivileged children at an organization in Jamaica and more importantly, bring the game of soccer to children who love the sport but don't have the resources to play. My sister and I believe that this effort can help change the lives of so many children and just one jersey can give a child a sense of belonging. With my Club's help, we can all inspire and impact these children and give the game of soccer to children who otherwise wouldn't be able to play.

Academically, I have attended a private school since kindergarten, University School of Nova Southeastern University, where I have always excelled. I made the Head of School Honor Roll and am a member of the National Honor Society. I have and will continue to demonstrate the same commitment to my studies as I have to soccer. 

I am a respectful teammate and player and very appreciative of the opportunity I have been given by my parents, coaches, and the Club to be able to play at one of the best soccer clubs in the country. I always try to be one of the first to arrive at training and be ready to go when the coach arrives. I take each training seriously and try to learn something each time I am on the field. Academically, I try to be a leader in my classes and help other students when they need assistance. Overall, I am respectful of others, try to help whenever I can where I see people need assistance and lead a healthy lifestyle dedicated to improving my soccer skills and reaching the highest levels academically. 

Athletics

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 6 seasons
  • 2020 Weston FC (U17 MLS Elite (Academy))
  • Notes: I will be the starting center defensive mid on the U17 MLS Elite team formerly known as the U17 DA.
  • 2019 Weston FC - Academy Reserves (U17 Academy Reserves)
  • Notes: This season I was a starter on the U17 Academy (2003) group playing both center defensive mid and attacking mid. The team finished first in the South Florida United Soccer league and won the Boys Disney Showcase playing in the highest bracket. The team also won the FC Dallas Cup playing in the top bracket. I also trained and played as a part time player on the U17 (2003) Developmental Academy team.
  • 2018 Weston FC DA (U15 DA US Soccer Developmental Academy)
  • Notes: The team finished first in the Southeast Division of the Developmental Academy. We are the only non MLS team to win its league and qualify for National Playoffs in San Diego in June. I started 18 out of the 20 games I played in my position of center defensive midfielder (#6).
  • 2017 WESTON FC DA (U14 DA)
  • Notes: Have played at Weston FC since age 7 on top team in my age group. At U12 was selected for US Soccer Developmental Academy team and continue to play for the Weston FC 2004 DA
  • 2016 WESTON FC DA (U13 DA)
  • 2015 Weston FC (U12 DA)

Coach References

  • Club Director
  • Luis Mendoza
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Mirco Gubellini

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
University School of Nova Southeastern University
State:
FLORIDA
Enrollment:
1897

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English, Honors Spanish, Business Honors
AP Classes:
Yes. AP World History AP Psychology
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society 2020 Head of School Honor Roll
  • Activity
    • Significant time volunteering for soccer club for upcoming season preparations
  • Activity
    • help to inventory equipment @ Weston's 2 academy division storage areas prior to academy season
  • Activity
    • at winter break and post-season
  • Activity
    • general assistance at parent and player meetings and annual Weston Cup soccer tournament during President's Day weekend; member of No Kid Hungry Club at school.

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Statistics

Statistic 2017 WESTON FC
Goals 2
Assists 6
Shots on Goal 8
Games Played 30 - Games started: 27
Record 30 - 4 - 2
 

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