Date of Birth: 08/07/1980
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 175 lbs
Pro Experience: Third Season
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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.