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Washington State soccer signs top ranked forward in 2020 class: Trinity Rodman

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The Cougs follow up their historic season with another big win on signing day.

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Today is a big day for Washington State football as recruits sign on the dotted line for early signing day. We’ll have plenty of coverage of that as the day rolls on, but we start Wednesday with a look at Washington State soccer... And their big day came a little early.

Following their run to the College Cup Final Four, the Cougs picked up another big win on Tuesday when Trinity Rodman committed to play for Washington State. Rodman is considered the top-ranked forward in the 2020 class and goes down as the highest rated recruit in program history.

She becomes the ninth player to sign their NLI to play under head coach Todd Shulenberger, joining Aniah Cutler, Margie Detrizio, Alyssa Gray, Lynette Hernaez, Jayla Land, Makenna McGill, Haley Weinkauf and Marin Whieldon.

Rodman is the daughter of NBA great Dennis Rodman and the sister of WSU basketball freshman DJ Rodman.

Trinity Rodman is a decorated club player, but she also has extensive international experience. In 2018 she played for the U-17 US National Team. She also recently played for the U_20 team in the Nike Invitational Friendlies alongside her new WSU teammate Mykiaa Minniss. Rodman also played for the ECNL National Championship So Cal Blue club soccer team in 2019 and was named a US Coaches Youth Girls All-American in November.

“What better way to end an outstanding year of WSU soccer than to sign one of the top recruits in America,” Shulenberger said in the school’s official release. “Trinity will join an exciting 2020 class next fall. She brings a national championship, international experience, and an attitude to get to goal and produce. Trinity is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work and she will fit in nicely with a hungry bunch of players around her.”

Shulenberger has turned the Cougs into a force to be reckoned with on the pitch, and signings like this mean Washington State Soccer isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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