Rochester Lancers midfielder Rafa Godoi was named to the East Conference XI by the National Premier Soccer League Friday night.

Godoi played an important role for the Lancers, who just missed out on qualifying for the NPSL playoffs.

Teams, media and fans were part of the online voting process.

Each Conference XI includes one head coach, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards. The Conference XI winners automatically qualify as nominees for the NPSL Region XI teams.

East Conference XI

Head coach

Dale White, Erie Commodores FC


Nicolau Neto, Erie Commodores FC


Casey Bartlett-Scott, Erie Commodores FC
Max Flick, Fort Pitt Regiment
Chris Cvecko, Cleveland SC


Craig Quinn, Erie Commodores FC
Rafa Godoi, Rochester Lancers
Joe Falcone, Syracuse FC
Nicholas Kolarac, Fort Pitt Regiment


Cam Philpot, Erie Commodores FC
Vinny Bell, Cleveland SC
Kendell McFayden, FC Buffalo

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