Colonials Host Blackbirds at 4 p.m. in Jones' Head Coaching Debut
Saw action in 17 games and made 11 starts, amassing 953 minutes on the pitch in his rookie campaign ... Played all 90 minutes four times ... Ranked fifth on the team with 11 shots, including three on goal ... Made his first career start against NJIT (9/26) ... Was credited with the assist on GW's lone goal against Fordham (10/14) ... Took a season-high three shots against the Rams ... Recognized on the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Fall 2012 semester.
Named Cedar Run District Player of the Year as a senior by the coaches and by the Loudoun Times after tallying 11 goals and two assists ... Also earned First-Team Northwest Region, First-Team All-Group AAA and First-Team All-Cedar Run District that year ... Led Freedom to the best season in school history in 2012, winning the district regular-season and tournament titles and coming within one win of the AAA state tournament ... Second-Team All-District honoree and the Coaches Award recipient as a junior ... Finished his four-year varsity career with 14 goals and 14 assists ... Played club soccer for Annandale United FC with GW classmates Ross Higgins and Glen Sousa ... Member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... Graduated in the top five percent of his class ... Participated in Future Business Leaders of America and Student Council Association and was a PEER Mentor leader.
Philip James McQuitty ... Born Dec. 7, 1993, in Fairfax, Va. ... Son of Mary Chris and Phil McQuitty ... Has an older sister, Anna ... Majoring in engineering and hopes to become a web application developer for Google, Facebook or Microsoft.
Coach Jones' Take: "I have watched Philip develop over the years from a small kid with the ODP program to a very good technical player with great size and presence on the field. He can play numerous positions for us."