Felipe Rodriguez walked into athletic director Mike King’s office this morning with a huge smile on his face.
“Am I back?” Rodriguez, the star forward on Westhill High School’s boys soccer team, asked.
“You are all set,” King replied.
And with that, the player many consider the best in the state started looking ahead to his return this afternoon for the Vikings’ home game with Danbury.
Rodriguez, who scored what is believed to be an FCIAC record 44 goals a year ago, was ineligible for the team’s first three games for unspecified reasons. Westhill went 1-2 without him.
With midfielder Danny Ruiz suffering a separated shoulder Tuesday against Trumbull and the team still adjusting to a new coach and a turnover in personnel, Rodriguez’s return could not be timed any better.
All King said about the matter was “Felipe has met all of his requirements.”
Rodriguez said, “I’m just happy to be back.