ON GUOBADIA: A tremendous athlete who moved from goalie to defensive midfield during his junior season ... continues to learn how to play the position after spending his career as a backstop ... tremendous friendly personality ... good attitude and real team player as demonstrated by his change of position ... strong, fast player ... played in a several key games down the stretch as a sophomore in goal and had good games ... had a great game at Rutgers when UMass clinched the ECAC Championship ... played good first half against Syracuse in the NCAA First Round.
AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Moved to defensive midfield as a senior after three years as a back-up goalie in the program ... Speedy player has seen increased minutes during the season with a short-stick playing in the midfield ... Had 17 groundballs and five caused turnovers, playing in all 14 games as a senior ... On Senior Day hustled to two groundballs vs. Syracuse (4/28) ... Great game at Fairfield (4/24) as he scooped up three groundballs and was all over the field taking two shots ... Had three groundballs at Albany (3/13)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: In his third year in the program, made the transition from goalie to short-stick defensive midfielder ... played in just one game, as a goalie, at Syracuse (4/29), playing final 1:54, when UMass was looking to rally.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Served as back-up goalie to four-year starter Bill Schell... made six appearances with two starts... played final 12:37 of NCAA Quarterfinal at Hopkins (5/21) ... started and recorded nine saves in the NCAA first round win over Syracuse (5/15), making eight saves in the first half... named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week on May 9 after Rutgers game... made first career start at Rutgers, making 14 saves in the victory (5/7), tying the most by a UMass goalie since 2003... allowed two goals late in the fourth quarter vs. St. John's (4/9)... appeared for almost all of the fourth quarter, allowing three goals vs. Penn State (4/2)... made first appearance of the season, allowing one goal and making a save vs. Brown (3/19).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Entered two games as a reserve goalkeeper... logged 2:49 in the cage against Manhattan (4/9), facing one shot... saw 1:06 of game action and made his first collegiate save against Sacred Heart (3/23).
BEFORE UMASS: A four-year letterwinner at Baldwin H.S., where he played for Coach Rich Garguilo... posted a 22-12-1 record over his final two seasons at Baldwin, and was a team captain in his final season... played in the Nassau Exceptional Senior Game, and was an honorable mention All-American selection and All-County selection in 2003... was named team MVP... also excelled in football, rushing for eight touchdowns as a halfback and picking off four passes as a safety.
PERSONAL: Efosa Lawrick Guobadia (EE-fosa GOO-bod-ee-uh)... son of Sam Guobadia ... brother of Ike (26), Eseasa (27), and Aisosa (24) ... born Nov. 27, 1985 in Nigeria ... Ike, played football at C.W. Post University from 1999-2002... majoring in Kinesiology.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2007 14/0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 2/2:00
CAREER GOALIE STATISTICS Year GP/GS Svs. GA Sv.% Min. GAA W-L GB Pen. 2004 2/0 1 0 1.000 3:55 0.00 0-0 0 0/0 2005 6/2 25 30 .455 149:02 12.08 1-0 6 0/0 2006 1/0 0 1 .000 1:54 31.58 0-0 0 0/0 TOTALS 9/2 26 31 .456 154:51 12.02 1-0 6 0-0Career Highs
Saves: 14 at Rutgers, 5/7/05
Groundballs: 3 at Albany, 3/13/07 & at Fairfield, 4/24/07
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