2011-12: Won gold for Puerto Rico at the senior men's sabre national qualifying event in November ... second team All-Ivy League ... posted a 10-5 record in men's sabre at the Ivy League Championships ... swept Yale 3-0 and went 2-1 against Brown, Harvard and Princeton ... finished 16th at NCAA Northeast Regionals, narrowly missing an NCAA Championships appearance ... went 5-1 against NYU, Vassar and Sacred Heart at The Historical Meet Plus ... won eight bouts at the St. John's Super Cup, including a 3-0 sweep of Notre Dame.
2010-11: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in his first collegiate season ... placed 22nd in men's sabre ... was 10th at the NCAA Regionals, earning the final qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships ... won six bouts at the Ivy League Championships ... won two of three from Penn and Harvard ... posted a 3-0 sweep of Penn State at the St. John's Super Cup ... went 8-1 at the NYU Historical Meet Plus, winning all three bouts from Sacred Heart and Vassar.
At Riverdale Country School: Four-year letterwinner ... two-time team captain ... posted a 29-1 record as a senior and a 30-2 mark as a junior ... team was undefeated for three straight years.
Outside Experience: Nationally ranked ... finished 23rd at 2010 U.S. Summer Nationals in Atlanta ... 14th in Cadet Men's Sabre at 2009 Junior Olympics ... placed 27th in Junior Men's Sabre at 2009 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 ... Melvin Rodriguez III, b. May 8, 1992 in Bronx, N.Y.