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Phil Goss

Economics and Political Science


A First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, Goss is an economics and political science concentrator with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Among his many academic accomplishments, Goss is a Brown University head teaching assistant for two engineering classes and one economics class for two years. His role as a T/A is to manage class attendance, grade papers, and meet with struggling students to help them achieve success in the class. He also teaches Harvard Business School cases to a section of 10-20 students every semester by facilitating section discussion and motivating students to engage the material. Goss is a student-athlete tutor for the Athletic Department, teaching material from nine courses offered by the math, economics, and political science departments to teammates and other student-athletes. He was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics.


Phil is an outstanding mentor to Brown’s younger players and the University community at large. He’s always willing to help his teammates with classes, study groups, and anything he can help out with, including assisting teammates prepare for interviews by engaging in mock interviews, helping with resume drafting, and helping teammates come up with a career plan and story that connects their resume with what they are interested in and qualified for. His goal is to help as many students as possible and teaching allows him to get to know a large portion of the Brown community, working with around 400 students a year. These students represent the Brown community as a whole and come from every walk of life, allowing him to meet people who he would not have otherwise met.


Goss is deeply involved with Team IMPACT, an organization that works to improve quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses via team-based support networks. Three years ago, Brown “signed” it’s youngest recruit, then 12-year old Nicholas Cioe, who has both mitochondrial disease and a type of cerebral palsy. Goss welcomed and embraced his new teammate well above the normal team functions, helping Cioe with rehab in the pool, attending his fundraisers (dance-a-thons, telethons, birthdays, Christmas) and being a mentor for Nick as he battled this debilitating disease. He also visits classrooms at the Vartan Gregorian School with teammates to read to the students at the local elementary school.


Goss is a two-time USILA All-American (honorable mention) and two-time All-Ivy selection (First Team, Second Team). He led the nation with 12.75 saves per game in 2017 and was second nationally with 13.13 saves per game in 2018. Goss ranked 15th in the nation and second in the Ivy League in save percentage (.538) in 2018. He was twice named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch list. His 586 career saves are fifth in the Brown record book, just 86 saves short of the all-time record of 673 saves by Senior CLASS award winner Jack Kelly. He made a career high 20 saves against both Princeton and Rutgers. A workhorse on the field, he played in 960:40 minutes out of 973:46 minutes in 2019.