Trinity Rodman is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a forward for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women’s national football team. However, she is also recognized as the youngest daughter of NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman and his ex-wife Michelle Moyer.
The young soccer athlete has been smashing and setting new records since she began her career, and this has caught the eye of several soccer enthusiasts. Trinity was selected second overall in the 2021 NWSL draft by the Washington Spirit at the age of 18, making her the youngest player ever to be drafted in NWSL history. She made history again by becoming the youngest American to score a goal in the league’s history.
Following her first season, Trinity was named NWSL Rookie of the Year and U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year in 2021 after helping the Spirit win the NWSL Championship. On February 2, 2022, she became the highest-paid player in the history of NWSL after signing a contract worth more than $1.1 million.
Profile summary of Trinity Rodman
- Full Name: Trinity Rodman
- Date of Birth: May 20, 2002
- Place of Birth: Newport Beach, California, United States
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Education: J Serra Catholic High School and Washington State University
- Profession: Professional Soccer Player
- Position: Forward
- Net Worth: $500,000
- Salary: $281,000
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
- Weight: 58 kg (127 Pounds)
- Marital Status: Single
- Parents: Dennis Rodman and Michelle Moyer
- Siblings: DJ Rodman, Alexis Rodman, and Teyana
- Instagram: trinity_rodman
Trinity Rodman was Born in 2002
Trinity Rodman was born on May 20, 2002, in the city of Newport Beach, California, United States of America. She is the youngest child of legendary basketball player Dennis Rodman and Michelle Moyer. She has an elder brother, Dennis DJ Rodman Jr, who played basketball for the Washington State Cougars of the Pac-12 Conference.
Trinity also has a maternal half-sister, Teyana, a mother of two from her mother’s previous relationship, and a paternal half-sister, Alexis Rodman, from her father’s first marriage to Annie Bakes.
Who is Trinity Rodman’s Mother?
Michelle Moyer is the mother of soccer star Trinity Rodman. She is an American singer, TV personality, and mother of three children. Michelle is well-known for her appearance on prominent TV shows like Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. Trinity shares a very close relationship with her mother, Michelle, who often appears on her Instagram posts and YouTube Vlogs.
In one of her interviews, Trinity stated that her mother had been her support system, best friend, and role model. She credited Michelle for pushing her to pursue a professional career as a soccer player and for always supporting her. On April 27, 2021, Trinity celebrated her mother, Michelle, with heart-warming birthday messages via her Instagram page. The NWSL soccer player praised Michelle for being “strong, independent, caring, selfless, witty.’’ She gushed about how perfect her mother is and about her constant support.’’
She Started Playing Soccer as a Child
Trinity Rodman began playing soccer and basketball during her elementary school days in Newport Beach, California, United States of America. However, she decided that she preferred soccer over basketball despite the fact that her elder brother DJ and her father pursued basketball.
At the age of 8, she found an escape in the sport which made her feel “peaceful and at home.” After witnessing Trinity’s passion and dedication to the sport, Michelle encouraged her daughter to play soccer and pursue it professionally. At the age of 10, Trinity began playing soccer with the SoCal Blues, a Southern Californian soccer club. While playing with the SoCal Blues, she led her team to the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and won four championships in the ECNL. During her time with the SoCal Blues, the team maintained a five-year undefeated streak.
As a high school student at Corona del Mar High School, she played soccer for the school’s team as a freshman before eventually transferring to JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, where she did not play on any team.
At the age of 16, Trinity represented her country, the United States of America, in the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, where she played for 165 minutes, notching one assist against Uruguay. She also helped the United States win the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in 2022 after recording nine goals. Her impressive exploit led to her being nominated for the US Soccer Young Female Player of the Year award, which she did not win until the following year, in 2021.
Of course, her talent and goal-scoring ability gained her recognition as she was later named to the senior national team’s camp in January 2022 ahead of the 2022 SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women’s football event conducted in the United States of America.
Trinity made her senior national team’s debut against the Czech Republic on February 17, 2022. The match ended in a 0-0 tie, and in April 2022, she scored her first international against Uzbekistan in a friendly match. The young athlete was named to the U.S. roster for the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship team in June 2022.
Trinity Attended Washington State University
Before playing collegiate soccer, Trinity decided that it was time to go professional. However, after being told that she couldn’t sign with a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club until going through the college draft, she committed to play for the UCLA Bruins but later decided to enroll and play for Washington State University.
Trinity never got the opportunity to play for the University as her freshman season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thereafter, she left the university quickly to turn pro.
She was Selected 2nd Overall in the 2021 NWSL Draft
At the age of 18, Trinity was selected by the Washington Spirit as the second overall player in the NWSL draft on January 13, 2021, making her the league’s youngest player. Trinity made her professional debut for the Washington Spirit on April 10, 2021, scoring a goal on her debut against North Carolina Courage in the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup match. Her exceptional performance in the game made her the youngest American to score a goal in league history.
Trinity competed and played an essential role in all four of the team’s matches during the Challenge cup. She served an assist to the game-winning goal against Racing Louisville FC. The younger soccer athlete continued her outstanding performance and was the team’s second-highest scorer, notching seven goals in the 25 league appearances in the 2021 season.
By the end of her first debut season, Trinity was named NWSL Rookie of the year and to the NWSL Team of the year. She also earned United States Soccer Young Female Player of the Year. After the Washington Spirit defeated North Carolina Courage 1–0, Trinity helped the team advance to the final after scoring a goal against OL Reign in the Spirit’s 2–1 win. She also led the team to their first league championship after assisting Kelly O’Hara to score the game-winning goal.
Trinity became the youngest player in league history to record an assist in the playoffs at the age of 19.
Trinity Rodman’s talent and short-term achievements did not go unnoticed as she was awarded the richest deal in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League NWSL on February 2, 2022. According to reports, the young athlete signed a four-year deal worth $1.1 million, making her the highest-paid player in NWSL history. The contract would last until the end of the 2024 season, with an option for 2025.
How Much Does Trinity Rodman Make?
Trinity Rodman will earn an impressive $281,000 annually thanks to her signing the most lucrative deal in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League. The young athlete set the bar high as she signed a four-year contract extension deal worth $1.1 million with Washington Spirit, making her the highest-paid player in NWSL history.
With this new contract, she earns more than Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who both earn a reported $250,000 annually. This new contract is an improvement from her previous three-year contract with Washington Spirit, which saw her earning $42,000 in base salary, plus housing and bonuses.
Besides her earnings from her professional career, Trinity also earns from endorsement deals with big-name brands like Adidas. She is also an author of the book titled Wake Up and Kick It with Trinity Rodman, which she published in partnership with Adidas. The book is meant to inspire kids to pursue their passion and follow their dreams. Moreover, the soccer player is into artwork and runs a YouTube channel.
How Tall is Trinity Rodman?
As a forward player, Trinity stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m). Her talent and tremendous goal-scoring ability have continued to make her stand out amongst her peers. According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2018, the average height among all American women is 5 foot 4 inches tall which is below the average height of Female Soccer players. The average height for a women’s soccer team is 5 foot 7 inches, and this is three inches taller than the average female height of 5 foot 4 inches.
However, this average height does not infringe on the performance of the player on the court though it may grant the player an edge over others. The shortest player currently on the US Women’s Soccer team is Crystal Dunn, who stands at 5 feet 1 Inch, which is 6 Inches below the average, and the tallest soccer player, Sam Mewis stands at 6 feet.