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MEET OUR SOCCER AMBASSADOR
Our mission is to empower and support young Latinas to become leaders of tomorrow through sports and academic excellence. We are happy to welcome Yaneisy Rodriguez as our Soccer Ambassador. She is a Mexican American and indigenous Zapotec professional athlete playing in the Liga MX Femenil in México.
As Soccer Ambassador for ELLA, Yaneisy will interact with young girls at schools and sports organizations to inspire them to reach their goals and create a positive impact on their communities through sports.
Yaneisy is a talented and dedicated professional athlete that has made a significant impact on the field since joining Pumas Femenil, a Mexican professional women’s soccer club based in Mexico City, during the 2021-2022 season. With 11 starts under her belt, she has quickly established herself as a key member of the team. Prior to joining Pumas Femenil, she played one season with Necaxa Femenil, a professional team based in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico, where she started in 12 games. In 2021, Yaneisy was selected to participate in a U-20 Mexican women’s national team training camp highlighting her potential. Off the field, Yaneisy is equally dedicated to her studies, currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Before her professional career
Yaneisy made her college debut as a student-athlete during the NCAA 2021 Spring Tournament, playing for the University of Washington. Her time as a student-athlete was also marked by her coaching experience. She coached Westside Metro FC U-8/U-9 youth in Portland, Oregon and a Washington Timbers Football Club U-9 girls’ team in Vancouver, Washington. As a defensive player, Yaneisy is known for her ability to both defend and attack. Her style of play is very hardworking and team oriented, making her a valuable asset. Yaneisy aspires to represent Mexico in the World Cup and to play professionally in the U.S. and Europe, to experience the diversity of soccer cultures.
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