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Lia Godfrey

Fleming Island, Fla.
Fleming Island High School
High School
Lia Godfrey - Women's Soccer - Virginia Cavaliers

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• Named a first team All-America selection by United Soccer Coaches
• Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy
• Named a first team All-Region selection by United Soccer Coaches
• Named first team All-ACC
• Tied for second on the team with eight goals and five assists
• Hit game-winning goals at No. 2 North Carolina (9/17), at No. 4 Duke (10/2) and vs. Xavier (11/18)
• Turned in her first multiple-goal game of her career against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament
• Played the full time in two matches with a season-long 110 minutes at No. 21 Penn State (11/20)
• Named first team Scholar All-America by United Soccer Coaches
• Named College Sports Communicators Academic All-District selection
• Named to ACC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

• Named All-America second team by United Soccer Coaches
• Named All-Region first team by United Soccer Coaches
• Named All-ACC first team
• Named to preseason MAC Hermann Trophy watch list
• Led the team with 12 assists and added three goals for 18 points
• Hit game-winning goal vs. No. 9 Santa Clara (9/2) in neutral-site match
• Assisted on game winners at JMU (9/5), Wake Forest (9/17), Syracuse (10/10) and No. 17 Notre Dame (10/17)
• Had two assists vs. No. 14 Penn State (9/9) and at Boston College (10/7)
• Played the full-time for a season long in win at Wake Forest (9/17)

2020-21 SEASON
• Named All-America second team by the United Soccer Coaches
• Named All-Region first team by the United Soccer Coaches
• ACC Freshman of the Year
• Named Freshman of the Year by Top Drawer Soccer
• Named to Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI first team
• Appeared in 21 matches with 20 starts, logging 1,677 minutes
• Tallied 17 points with four goals and nine assists – including four assists on game-winning goals
• The nine assists led the ACC
• Her 17 points was third most on the team
• 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
• 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
• Named a Women’s Soccer ACC All-Academic selection
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• 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)

• 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
• Graduate Student in the School of Education