ON GODOI: A great athlete, an athletic specimen ... All-American and national honors candidate ... Will cover a top-guy and cover fast, athletic guys ... Can cover everybody; he's big, strong and fast ... Has the ability to cover both big opponents and small, quick players ... Runs very well and has incredible strength ... Runs and looks like a linebacker out there ... Gifted with tremendous natural ability.
PRONOUNCED: JOE-go guh-DOY
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2010:
2010 CAA FIRST-TEAM DEFENSEMAN.
2010 PRESEASON SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN.
2010 PRESEASON ALL-CAA BY COACHES.
2009 USILA HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN.
2009 ALL-ECAC FIRST TEAM.
Started all 14 games; has 24 groundballs and 22 caused turnovers -- second on team and third in CAA, 20th in NCAA.
Caused three turnovers, including two in the fourth quarter, along with two groundballs vs. Georgetown (4/24).
On Senior Day, scored first-career goal on full-field rush vs. Towson (4/10).
Named to Inside Lacrosse National Team of Week and named UMass Athlete of Week after sensational game at Penn State (4/3). Kept PSU's top scorer Matthew Mackrides (25 goals/30 points) pointless while grabbing two groundballs and causing four turnovers. Picked off a pass in the final minute to secure win, setting up clinching goal.
Tremendous defense in helping to limit NCAA leading scorer Jamie Lincoln to just one goal in win over #6 Hofstra (3/27). Had three groundballs and caused turnover.
Caused three turnovers and had a groundball vs. Providence (3/16).
Four groundballs and two caused turnovers vs. #13 Harvard (3/13).
Great defense in keeping All-American Brian Caufield pointless for Albany (3/9). Had three groundballs and two caused turnovers.
Four groundballs and three caused turnovers at Yale (3/5).
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2009:
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Named to the ECAC All-Conference Second Team ...Returned to action in 2008 after a redshirt injury season, missing all of 2007 with a broken hand ... Played 14 games at close defense, starting 12 times with 27 groundballs (sixth on team) and led team in caused turnovers with 17 ... Career-best five caused turnovers vs. Fairfield (4/22). Also scooped two groundballs ... Two groundballs and two caused turnovers as defense held Hobart (4/12) attack pointless in overtime win ... Scooped three groundballs vs. Albany (3/11) ... Career-best four groundballs along with three caused turnovers vs. Harvard (3/8) ... Grabbed three groundballs and caused three turnovers in opener vs. Hofstra (2/23) in first college start.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Redshirt season due to injury in 2007 ... expected to play a major role on defense until suffering broken hand in preseason camp.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Top reserve close defenseman, who played in 14 games grabbing four groundballs ... saw significant action in NCAA Semifinal win over Maryland (5/27) and NCAA Final vs. Virginia (5/29), causing a turnover in each game ... played key minutes in killing off late penalty time at Cornell (5/13) in NCAA First Round ... saw most extensive time at Syracuse (4/29).
BEFORE UMASS: Spent a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy in Maine ... played at Concord High in New Hampshire for coach Daren Premo ... garnered an All-American selection in 2004 in the state of New Hampshire ... All-State selection ... anchored a defense that won back-to-back New Hampshire state championships in 2003 and 2004 ... went to the same high school as recent UMass lacrosse star defender Aaron Paskalis.
PERSONAL: Diogo Godoi (JOE-go guh-DOY) ... son of Katia and Pedro Godoi ... brother of Neia (39), Pedro (35) and Chichi (33) ... born July 3, 1985 in Lages, Brazil ... majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GB CT Pen 2006 14/0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3/2:30 2008 14/12 0 0 0 0 0 27 17 12/10:00 2009 15/15 0 0 0 1 0 28 21 13/12:00 2010 14/14 1 0 1 1 0 24 22 9/8:30 Totals 57/41 1 0 1 2 0 83 64 37/33:00