8 Rafael DeSouza
8 Rafael DeSouza
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Watertown, Mass.
High School: Watertown
Position: F
g 1
a 0
pts 2
gw 0

2018 AWARDS

All-Conference 2nd Team (Forward)

SEASON HIGHS

Matches Played/Matches Started: 13/13

Goals: 2 vs. University of Southern Maine, October 30 (4 total)

Assists: 2 vs. Castleton University, September 26 (3 total)

Points: 5 vs. University of Southern Maine, October 30 (11 total)

Shots/Shots On Goal: 8 vs. Worcester State University, September 19 (49/20 total)

NOTABLES

  • Named to the Little East Conference All-Conference for the first time, after being selected to the 2nd Team as a forward
  • Finished tied for second on the team in goals (4) and points (11)
  • Named the Little East Conference Player of the Week on October 1, after combining for two goals and two assists in back-to-back conference wins 
  • Appeared in 9 consecutive games for the Beacons after missing 4 contests due to injury 
  • Recorded a goal and two assists in the 5-0 win over Castleton University on September 26
  • Posted a career-high 5 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in the LEC Quarterfinal win over Southern Maine on October 30

2017 SEASON HIGHS

Matches Played/Matches Started: 17/15

Goals: 2 two times (5 total) 

Assists: 1 two times (2 total) 

Points: 4 two times (12 total)

Shots/Shots On Goal: 5 vs University of Southern Maine, October 7 (38/19 total)

Game Winning Goals: Rhode Island College (September 30), Salem State University (October 4) (2 total)

NOTABLES

  • Tied for the team-high with 5 goals and 2 game-winning goals in his sophomore season 
  • Played in all but one game for the Beacons
  • Recorded the game-winning goal in overtime against Rhode Island College on September 30 in a rematch of the 2016 Little East Conference Finals 
  • Scored both goals in the 2-1 win over Salem State University on October 4
  • Netted three of his five goals in conference play
  • Played for Boston FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) over the summer  

2016 Earned a role as a key reserve in his first year with the Beacons ... Appeared in 17 games, including making one start ... Recorded one assist and 13 shots ... Earned his first career assist on October 29, when his assist helped UMass Boston earn a 1-1 tie against Keene State College and the Little East Conference Regular Season Title ... Played in each of the final seven games of the season. 

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Watertown High School in 2016 … Was a named an All-New England, All-State and Eastern Mass. All-Star as a senior (2015) … Earned Middlesex League and Team MVP honors in 2015 … Led his high school to the state championship game in 2012 (finishes as runner-ups) … Born on June 9, 1997 … Son of Wallacy and Patricia DeSouza … Has one sister, Emily ... Currently majoring in American Studies. 

 

 

 

Recent Games
Sep 21 at Castleton University W, 3-0
Sep 23 Bridgewater State University W, 3-0
Sep 28 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 3-2
Oct 1 UMass Dartmouth W, 1-0
Oct 5 at Plymouth State University T, 0-0
Oct 9 at Curry College W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 4 2
Games started 3 2
Goals 1 1
Assists 0 0
Points 2 2
Shots 10 6
Shot Pct .100 .167
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 30 at MIT T, 2-2 - - - - - - - -
Sep 2 Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 2-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at WPI L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 10 Emerson College W, 7-1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Salve Regina University W, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Worcester State University W, 2-1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Castleton University W, 3-0 1 1 0 2 6 .167 0-0 0
Sep 23 Bridgewater State University W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 28 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 1 UMass Dartmouth W, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Plymouth State University T, 0-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at Curry College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 16 at University of Southern Maine   - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 Rhode Island College   - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Framingham State University   - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Keene State College   - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Springfield College   - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Western Connecticut State University   - - - - - - - -
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 17 1 .00 .06 .06 .76 .000 .12 .154
2017-18 17 15 .29 .12 .71 2.24 .132 1.12 .500
2018-19 13 13 .31 .23 .85 3.77 .082 1.54 .408
2019-20 4 3 .25 .00 .50 2.50 .100 1.00 .400
Total 51 32 .20 .12 .51 2.16 .091 .88 .409
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2016-17 17 1 0 1 1 13 .000 2 .154 1 0 0-0 0
2017-18 17 15 5 2 12 38 .132 19 .500 4 0 0-0 2
2018-19 13 13 4 3 11 49 .082 20 .408 3 1 0-0 0
2019-20 4 3 1 0 2 10 .100 4 .400 0 1 0-0 0
Total 51 32 10 6 26 110 .091 45 .409 8 2 0-0 2
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 4 3 .25 .00 .50 2.50 .100 1.00 .400
Conference 2 2 .50 .00 1.00 3.00 .167 1.00 .333
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 2 2 .00 .00 .00 1.50 .000 .50 .333
Away 2 1 .50 .00 1.00 3.50 .143 1.50 .429
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 2 2 .50 .00 1.00 4.50 .111 1.50 .333
Losses 2 1 .00 .00 .00 .50 .000 .50 1.000
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September 4 3 .25 .00 .50 2.50 .100 1.00 .400
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 4 3 1 0 2 10 .100 4 .400 0 1 0-0 0
Conference 2 2 1 0 2 6 .167 2 .333 0 1 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
-
Home 2 2 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 1 0-0 0
Away 2 1 1 0 2 7 .143 3 .429 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
-
Wins 2 2 1 0 2 9 .111 3 .333 0 0 0-0 0
Losses 2 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 1 0-0 0
-
September 4 3 1 0 2 10 .100 4 .400 0 1 0-0 0