20 Sasha Gotsmanov
20 Sasha Gotsmanov
Birth Date: 09/19/1982
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Woodbury
Position: Forward

2004 (Senior):
Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and selected to the All-Atlantic 10 First-Team ... finished the regular season leading the entire country in goals with 19 and points with 46 ... finished his career fifth on the school's all-time scoring list with 89 points coming on 35 goals and 19 assists ... his 35 career goals puts him fifth all-time and his 19 career assists has him ninth in school history ... leads the Atlantic 10 in points per game at 2.20 and is third in the nation ... earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week three times this season ... named to the preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team ... scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Rider on Sept. 5 ... had a goal which gave him his 50th career point in a 2-0 win over Northeastern on Sept. 11 ... named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on Sept. 13 ... added two more goals in a 3-0 win over Providence on Sept. 14...Had one goal and 1 assist in a 4-1 win over Vermont on Sept. 17 ... posted second multi-goal game of season with two tallies vs. Boston University on Sept. 22 ... scored a goal and had an assist in 3-2 OT loss to Temple on Oct. 1 ... had a goal and assist in 3-0 win over Saint Joseph's on Oct. 2 giving him 10 goals in 10 games...had a goal against George Washington on Oct. 8...Scored a goal and had an assist against Richmond on Oct. 10...named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on Oct. 11....recorded 2 goals on Oct. 22 in a 4-2 victory over La Salle....scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Fordham on Oct. 24....put in the only goal for the Rams in a 2-1 loss against Duquesne on Oct. 29....scored the lone goal of the game with the assistance of Lukasz Tumicz in a 2-1 loss to St. Bonaventure on Oct. 31 ... fancy footwork led to assist on a goal by Danleigh Borman in 2-0 win over Massachusetts on Nov. 5 to clinch berth in Atlantic 10 Tournament.

2003 (Junior):
Was named to Atlantic 10 All-Championship team after posting a goal and assist in helping lead Rhode Island to three wins and the tournament title ... one of four players to see action in all 24 games on the year, starting 23 of them ... was second on the team in points (21), goals (8), assists (5) and shots on goal (32) ... tied for the team lead in shots with 64 ... scored two goals, including the game-winner in a 2-1 win over No. 13 ranked Brown on Sept. 24, earning him Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors ... dished out an assist on Mohamed Keita's game-winning goal against Richmond in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship on Nov. 14 and followed that up with a goal in the championship game win over Temple on Nov. 16 ... scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 3-0 win over La Salle on Oct. 19 ... scored a goal in back-to-back games against Providence (Sept. 9) and Harvard (Sept. 14) ... tallied a goal against Xavier on Oct. 12 and had an assist on Simon Gatti's game-winning goal against Fordham on Oct. 17 ... scored a goal in the season-finale victory against Massachusetts (Nov. 7).

2002 (Sophomore):
Played in all 20 games for Rhode Island, making 19 starts ... fifth on the team in scoring with three goals and four assists for 10 points ... assisted on the Rams lone goal in the setback against nationally-ranked Charlotte (Sept. 6) ... assisted on the game-winning goal in the Rams 2-1 upset over No. 9 Boston University (Sept. 28) ... tallied the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the Rams 2-1 win at home against St. Bonaventure (Oct. 18).

2001 (Freshman):
Earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors ... played in 17 games, making 11 starts ... fifth on the team in scoring with five goals and two assists for 12 points ... scored his first collegiate goal in the season opener, a 5-0 victory against Maine (Sept. 1) ... had his first career assist in the Rams 2-1 setback against Yale (Sept. 21) ... scored the game-winning goal in the team's 3-2 win over Quinnipiac (Sept. 3) in the first-round of the URI/Kappa Classic.

High School:
A 2001 graduate from Woodbury High ... named an all-state performer three times at Woodbury ... earned All-Midwest region and All-America honors in 2000 ... led the team in scoring and assists during sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... also played for the Tsunami Gold Soccer Club for three seasons, helping the team reach a national ranking of No. 10.

Personal:
Sasha Gatsmanov was born on September 19, 1982 in Minsk, Belarus ... son of Sergei and Olga Gotsmanov of Woodbury, Minn. ... majoring in physical education and exercise science.