ON MOODY: A local product, who is an experienced short-stick defensive midfielder ... has also seen some time on attack with his short stick in certain schemes ... coming off a foot injury which limited his time in the fall ... will be counted on to hold down some top midfielders and play good defense ... has a great attitude, toughness, and grit... a tremendous athlete who gets the ball off the ground and leads the break for the offense ... possesses a nice mix of speed and strength ... mentally tough and good all around athlete ... very unselfish and total team player.
AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Local product who one of the top short-stick defensive midfielders along with Paul Manesis. Guarded some of the nation's best attackers and midfielders late last season ... Played in first 13 games as a senior with four groundballs ... Suffered a broken foot on Senior Day vs. Syracuse (4/28) and missed finale at Rutgers (5/5) ... Scored fifth career goal, first of 2007, at Hobart (4/14) in transition. Game was 50th of his career.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Hometown boy who helped Minutemen to first National Finalist showing ... saw extended time as a short-stick defensive midfielder guarding some of the nation's best attackers and midfielders late in the season ... played in all 18 games, scooped up 12 groundballs ... strong game against Fairfield (4/25) with second goal of the season along with two groundballs ... Scored first goal of the year at St. John's (4/8) in transition ... career-best three groundballs at Brown (3/18).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Saw action in 14 games as a reserve defensive midfielder... dished out first career assist in the win over Syracuse (4/30)... scooped up first groundball of the season vs. St. John's (4/9).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Saw action in eight games in the midfield... tallied two goals and picked up three groundballs... scored a goal and grabbed a groundball against Manhattan (4/9)... found the back of the cage for the first time wearing Maroon and White vs. Sacred Heart (3/23)... scooped up a groundball against Harvard (3/13) and Hartford (3/2).
BEFORE UMASS: Lettered four times under coach Lawrence Briggs at Amherst Regional High School... tallied 70 points (51 g, 19 a) during his senior season, while leading the Hurricanes to the Western Mass. title in 2003... totaled 167 points (132 g, 35 a) during his four years and was a team captain his senior season... appeared in the 2003 North-South All-Star Game and was All-League and All-Western Mass. three times in high school... also named Team MVP (2003) and Midfielder of the Year three times... lettered four times as a linebacker and running back in football and once in wrestling (189 pounds).
PERSONAL: Samuel Grant Moody... son of Perry Conley and David Moody... brother of Bruce (19) and Devin (14) ... born Feb. 25, 1985 in Conway, N.H. ... majoring in Building Materials and Wood Technology.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2004 8/0 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 1/0:30 2005 14/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0/0:00 2006 18/0 2 0 2 4 0 0 12 2/1:30 2007 13/0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 3/2:30 Totals 53/0 5 1 6 8 0 0 21 6/4:30