First-Year Head Coach Craig Jones Inks First Recruiting Class
Saw action in all 18 games and made nine starts in his rookie campaign ... Amassed 954 minutes of playing time ... Played all 90 minutes at Butler (10/26) ... Ranked fourth on the team with three points on the season ... Tallied his first collegiate point, an assist on Seth Rudolph's game-winner in a 2-0 victory over Liberty in his first career start at VMI's Jay Sculley Memorial Tournament (9/9) ... Scored his first career goal in GW's 2-1 win at Richmond, tying the game in the 21st minute (10/5) ... Took five shots on the year, all on goal ... Season-high two shots against La Salle (10/12).
Led Episcopal High School to back-to-back state finals appearances as a sophomore and junior ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Earned all-state and All-Met honors as a senior ... The Maroon was ranked as high as No. 2 in the country during his junior season ... Team captain and Maroon Cup MVP as a senior ... Scored a goal and had three assists in the state semifinals his senior season ... Helped his club team, Annandale United FC, to two Virginia state titles in U16 and U17 competition and a U18 National League championship, earning a No. 1 ranking during his U17 year ... Club teammate of GW classmates Philip McQuitty and Glen Sousa ... An honor roll student ... Invited to attend the Howard Hughes lectures on infectious diseases as his school's representative ... Freshman class president ... Member of Environmental Club, Fishing Club and Young Republicans.
Ross Ayers Higgins ... Born Oct. 6, 1993 in Seaford, Del. ... Son of Amy and Edwin Higgins ... Has an older sister, Alex ... Intends to major in business.
Coach Jones' Take: "Ross has a phenomenal work rate and can play either left- or right-side midfield or possibly forward. One thing I love about Ross is that you are going to get 100 percent no matter where he plays on the field."