Cedar Stars Rush midfielder Zemedkun Rodriguez has been named the 2021 League Two Young Player of the Year. The award is granted to the league's best player under 20-years-old and is decided upon via a voting process among the League Two clubs.
Born in January 2002, Rodriguez has been a major standout in his first year of Path2Pro, consistently landing himself in the top 20 players among League Two’s Top Prospects list. Rodriguez took control of the midfield and helped assist his team to a regular-season record of 8-3-3, earning the Cedar Stars Rush a spot in the 2021 League Two Playoffs. Throughout the season, Rodriguez recorded 991 minutes of play in 12 matches and managed to slot home seven goals earning him the title of top goal-scorer for Cedar Stars Rush while also contributing one assist for his team.
Before joining the USL League Two squad for the 2021 season, Rodriguez played for the Cedar Stars Academy and at the high school level for the prestigious St. Benedict’s Prep where he won back-to-back National Championships. As announced in July, Rodriguez has committed to carry out his collegiate career with American University and will begin his freshman year this fall.