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Lia Godfrey

F/MF
Position
5'4''
Height
Freshman
Class
Fleming Island, Fla.
Hometown
Fleming Island High School
High School

2020 (Fall)
• Named the ACC Freshman of the Year
• Named an All-ACC second team selection
• Appeared in all 12 matches, making 11 starts and logging 946 minutes
• Tallied three goals and a team-leading six assists for 12 points on the season
• Her 12 points was the third most on the squad
• Scored her first collegiate goal in the opener against Virginia Tech (9/12) and assisted on game winner
• Also added a goal at Duke (9/17) to score in the first two games of the fall
• Three of her assists were on game-winning goals for the season
• Assisted on game-winning goal in overtime at Virginia Tech (9/25)
• Tallied a high of four points at Syracuse (11/1) with a goal and two assists
• Assisted on game-winning goal vs. Louisville (11/10) in ACC quarterfinals

PREP AND CLUB CAREER
• Ranked as the No. 10 player in the IMG Academy Rankings by Top Drawer Soccer
• Played club soccer for the United Soccer Alliance DA
• 2016 U17 Women’s World Cup – US Youth National Team (competed with U17’s as a 14-year-old)
• In 2016 she became the youngest U.S. player to ever compete in a World Cup when she was with the U17 team
• U19 US Youth National Team
• U.S. Soccer Development Academy – East Region Player of the Year
• U.S. Soccer Development Academy – East Region Best XI team
• U20 US Youth National Team Player Pool
• Also competed with the U.S. U-15 and U-16 Teams
• Two-time United Soccer Coaches All-America selection (2017, 2019)
• Also played club soccer for the Jacksonville FC Storm ECNL team (2015-2017) and Clay Count Sol (2013-17)

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Tim and Stefannie Godfrey
• Has an older sister, Britney, and a twin brother, Garret
• Father, Tim, ran cross country for South Florida (1983-84)
• Graduated in the top 1 percent of her class – fifth out of 513 students at Fleming Island High School
• Earned an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma/Cambridge Scholar with Distinction
• Also an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction
• Major: Arts & Sciences Undeclared