Date of Birth: 08/07/1980
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 175 lbs
Pro Experience: Third Season
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013-2014 Season Highlights: Midfielder Lucio Gonzaga will be entering his eighth season of professional indoor soccer and his seventh season with the Blast. Last year, Gonzaga ranked seventh on the Blast roster in points with 28, including 10 goals and 6 assists.
Career Highlights: Gonzaga has been selected as an All-League player two times. Lucio Gonzaga led the Blast in scoring in the 2009/2010 season.
2012-13 Season Highlights: Gonzaga led the team with 5 three-point goals… He was second on the Blast for total points (58) and ranked 13th in the MISL in goals … He scored his first goal of the season during the home opener against the Chicago Soul (11/03/12)… Gonzaga scored his first three-point goal against the Missouri Comets and also had a two-point goal on the same night (12/15/12)… He recorded a hat trick against the Syracuse Silver Knights (1/20/13)
2011-12 Season Highlights: Gonzaga underwent surgery on November 21 to repair the ACL in his right knee and missed the entire season.
Career Highlights:Gonzaga was a member of Baltimore’s 2008 and 2012 Championship Team.
2010-11 Season Highlights:
Gonzaga recorded one goal and one assist in the 14-10 win over the Vipers (2/18/11) to surpass the 100-point mark as a member of the Baltimore Blast...In his first game back after serving a two-game MISL suspension (1/22/11) he recorded a goal and an assist...He led the Blast to a 12-4 win over the Vipers (12/18/10) with two goals (five points).
2009-10 Season: Gonzaga led the Blast and ranked sixth in the MISL with 43 points… He also tied to rank fourth in the league with 14 two-point goals... He recorded his third hat trick of the season, including the game-winning three-point goal in the 11-8 win over the Rampage (3/12/10)... He scored the game-winning goal in the 10-8 win over Rockford (12/27/09)... In his 2009-10 Blast debut, he led the Blast to a 19-8 win over the KiXX (11/21/09) with a hat trick (one three-point goal and two two-point goals) for seven points… He followed up with another hat trick (three goals and one assist) in his second game, the 14-13 win in Monterrey (12/13/09)... Gonzaga was named MISL Offensive Player for the Month of November.
2008-09 Season: Gonzaga played for the New Jersey Ironmen (XSL)... He was the XSL Offensive Player of the Year and an All-XSL selection after recording 63 points in 19 games... He was also the January Offensive Player of the Month, led the league with 23 goals and eight three-pointers and tied to lead the league with four game-winning goals.
2007-08 Season: As a member of the Baltimore Blast, Gonzaga recorded one goal and one assist in the 14-6 win over New Jersey (4/4/08) and two goals in the Blast’s 18-2 win over the KiXX (3/7/08)... He scored one goal and added an assist (his first of the season) in the 12-4 win over Orlando (2/9/08)... He recorded a three-point goal and a two-point goal against the Ignition (12/8/07)... Gonzaga scored the first goal of his career in the second game of his career (12/1/07 vs. California)... He signed an MISL Offer Sheet in November and was in uniform for the first time (11/30/07) in Detroit (he recorded one block in his Blast debut). Outdoor: He played for Real Maryland (PDL) in 2009 and for Crystal Palace Baltimore (USSF D-2) in 2010.
Gonzaga and his wife Mandy reside in Perry Hall. He and his wife are expecting their first child in November.