Austin defenseman Goffredo makes NCAA DI commitment
The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman James Goffredo has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Hockey East.
"I'm excited to announce my commitment to play Division I Hockey at Umass Lowell," stated Goffredo. "I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and anyone who has helped me along this journey. I'm excited for what the future holds."
A native of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Goffredo, 19, is in his first year with the Bruins and in the North American Hockey League. So far this season, Goffredo has appeared in 37 games and has 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists). Goffredo currently leads all NAHL Defensemen this season in Goals (12), Points (29), and Power Play Points (17).
"Our staff couldn’t be more excited for Jimmy," mentioned Head Coach Steve Howard. "He’s been able to prove that he’s a top-end defenseman in the NAHL. UMass Lowell is getting a great player and an even better person."
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell and UML) is a public research university in Lowell, Massachusetts. The River Hawks are members of Hockey East. They play their games out of the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Goffredo will be joining the River Hawks for the 2024-25 season.