Rookwood was born and lived in Jamaica where he played soccer for Duhaney Park FC. The 6'2" junior also competed for a spot on the Jamaican under-20 national team for the 2008 World Cup, although injuries kept him from making the team.
Rookwood, who comes upon his third year for the Mavs this season, has been with this young program from day one through the struggles of growth and the evolution of the program.
There's nothing like raining on someone else's parade to start a late-season run. A week after Bemidji St. came to Omaha and ran their record at the CenturyLink Center to 5-0-1 all-time, UNO traveled to Houghton, Mich. and ruined the celebration.
When Ryan Massa suited up to start in net for UNO's exhibition against the U.S. Under-18 Team, the consequences may not have been clear. According to NCAA rules, any student-athlete past freshman year surrenders his or her redshirt for participation in an exhibition game.
Thus, Massa's time between the pipes just weeks after rejoining the program means he is now officially using his second year of college eligibility.