Hometown: Torrance, CA
Previous School: North High School
College: Valerie is entering her third season playing for Simpson. Her athletic honors include the 2009 Cal Pac Freshman of the Year, the 2010 Cal Pac Player of the Year, and Second Team NCCAA All-American honors.
High School: Valerie played four years of varsity softball at North High School. Her athletic achievements include best defense honors (2006-2008) and being on the 2008 All-Star team. Her high school team won the CIF Championship in 2008. Valerie played two years of club softball for the Mizuno Pride.
Personal: Valerie is the daughter of Joe and Karen Rodriguez. She has five siblings. Her sister Hayley also plays on Simpson's softball team. Valerie's hobbies are working out and having fun. Her favorite thing about softball is the pressure. Her favorite athlete is David Beckham.
Reason for coming to Simpson: (not submitted)