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Atlanta Silverbacks Sign Philippe Godoy And Bryheem Hancock

ATLANTA – (April 19, 2002) - The most recent additions to the Atlanta Silverbacks’ roster include former Milwaukee Rampage First Team All A-League midfielder Philippe Godoy and All-American keeper from the University of Connecticut Bryheem Hancock.

Godoy joins the Silverbacks after a successful season with the Milwaukee Rampage. He started all 25 games for the Rampage compiling a team high 1,996 minutes. His efforts were rewarded, and he was named to the A-League First Team alongside Silverbacks’ Gilbert Jean-Baptiste. Godoy spent his first season in the A-League in 2000 with the Cincinnati Riverhawks. Godoy began his professional playing career in France at the age of 17 with Grenoble of the French 2nd Division.

Hancock begins his rookie professional season after an impressive career at the University of Connecticut. While at UConn he played in 67 games for a .70 goals against average, posting 29 shutouts and a record of 44-12-4 overall. He earned All-American honors his senior season. He was named the 2001 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year after playing every minute of the season for UConn and was also selected to participate in the 2002 Umbro Select All-Star Classic. Hancock was also a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team and was the starting goalkeeper at the U-17 World Championships in Egypt in 1997.

The Atlanta Silverbacks’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. against the Indiana Blast. For more information on Atlanta’s A-League men’s professional soccer team please visit or call (770) 248-0492.

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