She had been nominated as one of the three candidates for the Revelation Player of the Season award, but it was a few days after her resolution when Natalie Rodriguez has found his last grand prix of a bittersweet season.

Bittersweet due to the disappointment left by the demotion of his team after last year’s promotion with an outcome that, however, does not in the least tarnish the great season carried out by the departmental team, emptying itself until the end. A group in which Lino Lopez has been able to extract the best from each of its players and, especially, from the Canarian forward who has been one of the most outstanding on the Ferrol roster.

And the best proof of this has been the award won on Tuesday night, a “last” MVP that comes a few weeks after the defeat suffered in that match against Valencia Basketball (63-76) and that is a return to the promising future of the outside player. A duel in which she surprised a powerful rival with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists that have meant the highest assessment of that day.

Quite an award for the work of a player with a lot to say still in the competition…

Anecdotal section:

It might seem from the coldest analysis that the 2021/22 season has not been the most satisfactory for Natalia Rodríguez after the relegation of her Baxi Ferrol to the LF Challenge. But as the days go by, the passage of time will allow the protagonist of this story to make a more exhaustive analysis of a season that will mark a before and after in her career. A year that began with her return to the highest competition and an early visit to her Canary Islands (read report) and in which her numbers have not ceased to reflect her solid work in the Galician team. Because this season he has earned the highest average number of playing minutes of his career (24) in which he has been able to sign his best average rating (9.4), some figures with which to show that Natalia Rodríguez is more than ready for the settlement in the LF Endesa.

The ideal quintet of the day:

A lot of national talent in the ideal quintet of Day 26. A five in which the revelation player of the competition, the point guard Laura Peña (Cadi La Seu), laid the first stone on which to later settle the exterior game. A line to which two high threes were soon added to give balance to both lines, on the one hand Lauren Cox (IDK Euskotren)the key to San Sebastian’s victory and, on the other, a Natalia Rodriguez (Baxi Ferrol) thus confirming his great year personally.

Already in interior positions, Maimouna Diarra (Prome Campus) He did not miss his usual appointment with double figures on a day in which his team could not prevail precisely in San Sebastián and in which he had to wait for his last game, on Tuesday night, to meet his last member . Because the good work of Maria Araujo (Spar Girona) in Maloste’s painting was decisive so that the girls from Girona could get the last of the year.

Base: Laura Peña (Cadi La Seu) val 22: 14 points (9/10 TL), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 recovery and 6 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Lauren Cox (IDK Euskotren) val 23: 22 points (4/4 TL and 7/15 TC), 6 rebounds and 3 fouls received.
Eaves: Natalia Rodriguez (Baxi Ferrol) 25 val: 15 points (6/7 TC), 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Power forward: Maria Araujo (Spar Girona) val 23: 16 points (2/2 TL and 6/9 TC), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery, 1 block and 6 fouls received.
Pivot: Maimouna Diarra (Prome Campus) 24 val: 14 points (7/14 TC), 17 rebounds, 1 recovery and 2 fouls received.

season stats – Natalie Rodriguez:

Games played: 29
Minutes: 24.25
Points: 9.1
Rebounds: 4
Assists: 1.4
Recoveries: 0.8
Plugs: —
Fouls received: 1.6
Rating: 9.4

sports career – Natalie Rodriguez:

Training categories: CB Canary Islands

2013/15: Spar Gran Canaria (Cadet)
2015/17: Spar Gran Canaria (Junior and LF Endesa)
2017/19: Baxi Ferrol (LF Endesa)
2019/21: Baxi Ferrol (Women’s League 2)
2021/22: Baxi Ferrol (LF Endesa)

International career – Natalia Rodríguez:

2014: Bronze medal – European U16F (Debrecen – Hungary)
2016: Sixth place – U17 World Cup (Zaragoza – Spain)
2017: 6th place – European U18F (Sopron – Hungary)
2019: Fifth Place – European U20F (Klatovy – Czech Republic)