Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalist, Class of 2017
Armwood High School
David Rodriguez is a baseball player and cross country runner from Armwood High School. David honors the game through respect, because that's how you have fun playing the game you love. “I don’t find it hard at all to honor the game. It just seems like common sense to follow the rules of the game. If you have to cheat to be a winner, then that shows you have no respect to play right and be a true winner. Every experience I have with players not honoring the game resulted in a loss or failure for the opposing team. I’ve always told myself that I have to play the game the way it’s meant to be played because that’s how you have fun playing. Winning is just a reward for the work you put in repeatedly at practices. Despite a win or a loss, honoring the game should be as easy as walking.”
David's teammates refer to him as 'deserving' and 'encouraging', both on the field and in the classroom. “David has achieved personal mastery through his incredible work ethic and mentality towards obstacles in the game of baseball and in life in general. He has shown leadership through his approach to everything in life. Whether it’s on the field or in the classroom, David always supports and encourages his teammates and friends in all of their endeavors. David honors the game of baseball by playing with integrity, respect and attitude. He treats every opponent equally and gives his best at every opportunity.”
Twitter Handle: @d_rod_17
Coach You Admire: Joe Maddon
Favorite Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Favorite Athlete: Greg Maddux
Favorite Inspirational Sports Movie: 42
Favorite Quote From “Elevating Your Game” by Jim Thompson: "If you believe your talent determines how successful you will be, you have fallen into the Talent Trap and you won't reach your potential."
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