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Alex Rode

Goalie
Position
6'1''
Height
200 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Timonium, Md.
Hometown
St. Paul's
High School / Club
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TIFFANY ON RODE
2021 – “One of a kind … one of the best ever to play in goal in Charlottesville … brings a linebacker mentality to the goalie position … would rather be saying “man” versus “ball” in a 2v1 encounter.” 2020 – “What a transformation: the quiet man who preferred the shadows is becoming a boisterous field general. Alex’s voice in practice has grown exponentially, evidenced in both practices and games. The advantages of such abound, as the rest of us are witnessing his heightened level of play in the goal along with more consistency. The improvement in our team’s transition offense has much to do with Alex sparking it with aggressive, accurate outlets.” 2019 – “Despite earning the starting position for much of last season, we are witnessing both a new level of stopping the ball and accuracy with outlet passes that characterize a newfound approach to being an elite athlete.” 2018 – “A first-year goalie, this mild-mannered, unassuming young man off the field transforms himself once he steps into the crease.  It is both this presence and Alex’s shot-stopping abilities that builds his teammates’ confidence in him.  The poise belies his youth, yet it is clearly evident.  Alex is also demonstrating the dexterity to quickly and accurately release the ball with his outlet passing after a save.  Alex is in the thick of the competition for the starting position in our goal.”

2021

  • USILA All-American (HM)
  • USILA Scholar All-American
  • All-ACC Academic
  • All-NCAA Tournament team
  • Started all 16 games in which he appeared
  • His 39 career wins between the pipes ranks No. 3 all-time in UVA history
  • His 598 career saves are No. 2 in program history
  • Saved 54.2 percent of shots between the pipes in 2021, while posing a 11.80 goals against average
  • No. 2 in the ACC and No. 20 in the nation with a 54.2 percent save percentage
  • No. 1 in the ACC and No. 9 in the nation with 13.25 saves per game
  • No. 1 in the nation with 212 saves, which set a UVA single-season record
  • Saved 53 shots in the NCAA Tournament
  • VaSID All-State Goalie

2020
 Started all six of UVA’s games
• No. 1 in the ACC an No. 16 in the nation with 13.17 saves per game
• No. 2 in the ACC and No. 18 in the nation with a .552 save percentage
• Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after making 19 saves in UVA’s season-opening win over Loyola
• Also picked up six ground balls and caused two turnovers against Loyola
• Saved 17 shots against Brown

2019
 Appeared in 19 of UVA’s 20 games with 17 starts
• Posted an 15-3 record as a sophomore goalie
• Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament after going 4-0 with 43 saves
• Recoreded 18 saves in the NCAA semifinal round against Duke and 13 saves in the NCAA title game against Yale
• Picked up 50 ground balls, caused three turnovers and dished one assist
• Found Jared Conners for a score against Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinal round for his first career point
• Made 19 saves against Brown
• Made 11 saves in the ACC title game against Notre Dame

2018
 Appeared in 15 of UVA’s 18 games with 12 starts
• Posted an 8-6 record as a freshman goalie
• Made first collegiate start against Princeton
• His 138 saves places him No. 4 all-time among UVA freshman goalies
• Picked up 53 ground balls and caused eight turnovers
• Made 15 saves against Syracuse
• Picked up seven ground balls against Dartmouth
• Caused two turnovers against Johns Hopkins

HIGH SCHOOL
• Under Armour All-American
• No. 1 in saves in a single season at St. Paul’s
• No. 3  in career saves at St. Paul’s
• Team captain 2017
• Varsity Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year 2017
• Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Goalie of the Year in 2017
• All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2016 and 2017
• Tim Wynne Award for Outstanding Goalie in the State of Maryland in 2017
• All-state in 2016 and 2017
• All-Metro in 2017
• USCLA All-American in 2017
• Also played football at St. Paul’s
• Three-year letterwinner and leading tackler in 2015 and 2016 (Football)
• Team captain in 2016 (Football)
• Four-year letterwinner in Ice Hockey and won the Spirit Award as a senior

PERSONAL
• Son of Joseph and Mary Rode
• Major is youth & social innovation