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#5 A.J. Godbolt
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: St. Stephen's Episcopal

As a Junior in 2005: Excellent server of the ball ... took a majority of corner kicks ... midfielder who likes to work along the right flank ... started 22 of the 23 games he played ... registered 13 assists -- the second-highest total in school history ... headed the ball to the far post to Jason Garey for a goal against SMU (12/9) in the College Cup ... named to the All-College Cup team ... well timed cross to Marc Burch on a run for the game-winner against Brown (11/22) ... popped a cross into the air for an assist on Marc Burch's game-winner against Virginia Tech (11/4) ... well timed through ball to Stephen King for game's second goal against No. 4 Virginia (10/19) ... pair of assists, including one on the game-winner, in win over No. 10 North Carolina (10/14) ... assisted on both of Jason Garey's goals in win over No. 14 Wake Forest (9/30) ... assisted the game-winner on a corner kick against St. Bonaventure (9/18) ... short pass in the box to Matt Beckman for the game's final goal against No. 12 Clemson (9/16) ... cross leading to a Jason Garey goal in 3-0 win over No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth (9/11) ... opened the season with a pair of helpers against Cal State Fullerton (9/2).

As a Redshirt Sopohomore in 2004: Consistent contributor out of the midfield ... helped the team as a starter and off the bench ... scored two goals and six assists for 10 points ... memorable diving header to help send Maryland to the College Cup for the third straight year against St. John's (12/4) ... forced a turnover in the Clemson third and then dished to Jason Garey for the game-winner (10/31) ... assisted on Ian Rodway's goal to give Maryland a 1-0 lead at Virginia Tech (10/17) ... tied a Ludwig Field record with three assists against No. 2 St. John's (9/10) ... scored the first points of his career with a goal and an assist in his first collegiate start against Marshall (9/5).

As a Sophomore in 2003: Saw action in four games ... nearly scored from midfield against Butler (8/31) on a long-range shot that hit the crossbar.

As a Freshman in 2002: Missed the last 1-1/2 months of the season after suffering an ACL tear in practice on Oct. 30 ... saw action in eight games with his most extensive time coming vs. Rhode Island (8/20) ... took two shots each in the Duke (10/22) and Manhattan (10/25) games.

Before Maryland: A member of the Region III ODP team, he was on the Texas state team for seven years, earning the regional spot for three years ... an all-state selection all four years at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, his team won a state championship in 2001 after going 20-4 ... captained the team his junior and senior years, and was Phillips Tournament MVP his sophomore and junior years ... played for the Capital Soccer Club, winning the state championship in 2001.

Personal: The son of Michael and Patricia Godbolt, his full name is Aaron John Godbolt ... born in Boston, Mass. ... one of four children, with one brother, Kyle and two sisters, Veronica and Jordan ... majoring in English.

Career Statistics
Year    M-S    G    A    Pts    GWG    Sht
2002    8-0    0    0     0      0      0
2003    4-0    0    0     0      0      1
2004   25-17   2    6    10      0     14
2004   23-22   0    13    13      0     12
Totals 60-39   2    19    23      0     26

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