U.S. National Teams: The youngest player to make the USA’s 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup Team, she was one of three players on the roster who did not participate in the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada … Made a late run to make the World Cup squad, earning her first two U-17 caps in friendly matches against Brazil in Michigan in August of 2016 … She has been active in the U.S. Youth National Team program for several years, playing for the U.S. U-15 and U-16 GNTs in 2015, and the U.S. U-16s in 2016 before getting her shot with the U.S. U-17s … Has four U-17 caps heading into the Women’s World Cup, all earned in 2016, while playing 148 minutes.
College / High School: The high school freshman attends Fleming Island High School.
Club: Plays for the U-16 Jacksonville Armada … Played for Jacksonville FC in U-15s … Played for the Clay County Sol as a U-14 … From U-10 through U-13, she played with boys for the Clay County Rangers.
Personal: Full name is Lia Eugenia Godfrey … She was named after her maternal great grandmother … Her mother and maternal grandmother were born in Naples, Italy and her maternal grandfather was born in the Philippines … Both of her parents are retired from the U.S. Navy and her dad Tim is a pilot for Delta Airlines … Father flew P-3s in the Navy, an anti-submarine and maritime surveillance airplane … Enjoys traveling, and even though she is about to turn 15, will be visiting her 15th country when she arrives in Jordan … Enjoys solving mysteries, reading mystery/suspense novels and watching crime shows … Plays the piano … Three words that describe her off the field: “studios, athletic and shy” … Three words that describe her on the field: “fast, strong, vision” … She’s a Harry Potter fanatic … Her motto is: “Stay humble, work hard, stay hungry” … Says the toughest thing she ever had to do was leave home for the first time travel by herself to National Team camp … Says the best present she’s ever received is her iPad … Her favorite class is science … Her dream job would be a professional soccer player or a Navy pilot … Her favorite food is gatto, an Italian mashed potato casserole that her grandmother makes … Her favorite snack is fruit smoothies … Doesn’t like spinach, tomatoes or avocadoes … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Florida native Morgan Brian and her favorite men’s player is Andrea Pirlo … Says the best part about being a soccer player is competing … Has a Doberman named Zena … Some of her favorite TV shows are Castle, Hawaii Five-O, The Office, NCIS, Psych, Bones and Elementary … Some of her favorite musical artists are Fifth Harmony, Lorde and Pentatonix … Her favorite dessert is Tiramisu.