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Melvin Rodriguez
Position: Sabre
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Riverdale Country School
College: CC
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Career Record          
Senior 2013-14       26-1
Junior 2012-13       24-15
Sophomore 2011-12       29-19
Freshman 2010-11       24-27
Overall         103-62

Senior (2013-14):
Went unbeaten, 6-0, at the Historical Meet (Feb. 21) … Turned in a 4-1 performance at the St. John’s Invite (Jan. 26) … Posted a perfect 6-0 mark at the NYU Invite (Jan. 25) … Posted an unblemished 9-0 record at the Penn State Invite (Jan. 12) … Opened the season at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 22).

Junior (2012-13):
Took the strip at the Ivy League Championships (March 2-3) … Notched a 2-1 record against Vassar at The Historical Meet (Feb. 7) … Fenced at the NYU Invitational (Jan. 27) … Competed at the St. John’s Super Cup (Jan. 26) … Posted a 7-2 record that included sweeps of Drew and UNC at the Penn State Invitational (Jan. 12) … Turned in a 4-2 performance at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 30).

Sophomore (2011-12):
Earned second team All-Ivy League status … Finished 15th at the NCAA Northeast Regioanls (March 11) … Posted a 10-5 record at the Ivy League Championships (Feb. 11-12) … Went 5-1 at The Historical Meet (Feb. 8) … Won eight bouts at the St. John’s Super Cup, including a 3-0 seep of Notre Dame (Jan. 21).

Freshman (2010-11):
Placed 22nd at the NCAA Championships (March 24-27) … Finished 10th at the NCAA Northeast Regionals to qualify for the NCAA Championships (March 13) … Won six bouts at the Ivy League Championships (Feb. 12-13) … Notched an 8-1 mark at the NYU Historical Meet Plus, winning all three bouts against Sacred Heart and Vassar (Feb. 9) … Posted a 3-0 sweep of Penn State at the St. John’s Super Cup (Jan. 23).

International Experience:
Nationally ranked … Won gold for Puerto Rico at the Senior men’s sabre national qualifying event in November 2011 … Finished 23rd at the 2010 U.S. Summer Nationals in Atlantla … Placed 14th at the Cadet men’s sabre at the 2009 Junior Olympics … In 2009, finished 27th in Junior men’s sabre at the Kansas City North American Cup.

Personal:
Liberal arts student … Alumnus of the Prep for Prep program, a non-profit organization that assists inner-city children to obtain scholarships to top colleges around the country … Son of Marilyn Diaz and Melvin Rodriguez.