Clarence Goodson
Clarence Goodson

Player Profile

Springfield, Va.

High School:
W.T. Woodson

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 165



As a Junior in 2003: Integral part of Maryland's defense as a center back ... All-ACC Second Team ... a great target for the Terps on corner kicks ... headed in game-winner off a corner kick from A.J. Herrera against Loyola (9/10) ... named to Soccer America's team of the week (9/17) for his performance against the Greyhounds and NC State that week ... notched an assist on Sumed's first goal against Georgetown (10/8) ... terrific against Virginia (11/16) in ACC final, stopping several Cavalier runs ... All-Tournament Team ... netted game-winner in NCAA Tournament against Old Dominion (11/26) of set play ... helped ignite rally against Saint Louis (12/7) with a header to start the Terrapin scoring ... assisted on Maryland's second goal ... has two goals and one assist in the 2003 NCAA Tournament.

As a Sophomore in 2002: Helped pace the Terp offense with three goals and four assists (10 points) ... started 24 of 25 games ... earned Soccer America Team of the Week honors for anchoring a Terp defense that shut out Duke (9/22) for its second win of the ACC season ... also added an assist in that game ... scored goals against No. 8 Loyola (9/11), George Mason (10/19), and Clemson at the ACC Tournament (11/15) ... also had assists vs. Duke (9/22), Manhattan (9/25), and No. 6 Clemson (10/26).

As a Freshman in 2000: Started 11 of 19 games, finishing his freshman campaign as the Terps' second-leading scorer with 13 points ... had the game-winning goal in Maryland's 4-0 win against George Mason (10/11) ... added two assists, for a career-high four points against the Patriots ... also scored goals against South Florida (9/3), NC State (9/17) and Duquesne (10/18).

Before Maryland: Attended W.T. Woodson High School for two years after spending his first two years at Annandale ... all-district and All-Met selection in 2000 at W.T. Woodson, he was a captain for the 1998 and 2000 seasons ... the team's offensive MVP in 1998 at Annandale, he set school records for goals and points by a sophomore ... he was also the top scorer in the USYSA Region 1 tournament in 1999 ... played for Braddock Road Warhawks, which captured the Virginia State club title three consecutive years (1997, `98, `99) as well as the 1999 U-17 national championship ... the Warhawks' top scorer in 1999 ... teammates Jason Arnold and Abe Thompson also played club ball with Goodson.

Personal: Full name is Clarence E. Goodson IV ... the son of Jan and Clarence E. Goodson III, he has an older sister Jenna (22) ... his grandfather spent one year in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system in 1942 ... born on May 17, 1982 in Alexandria, Va. ...Goodson is majoring in art studio.

Career Statistics
Year    M-S    G    A    Pts    GWG    Sht
2000   19-11   4    5     13     1      32
2002   25-24   3    4     10     0      34
2003   22-22   3    2     8      2      41
Totals 66-57   10   11    31     3      107