QUICKLY: Experienced winner... Central defender with strong technical ability... Team captain.
2005: NEC Defensive Player of the Year... Earned first-team all-league... Named first-team Mid-Atlantic All-Region by the NSCAA... Started all 20 matches for the Hawks, tallying seven points... Scored three goals and added an assist... Netted first goal in 1-1 draw with Fordham (9/10)... Named all-tournament at MU Soccerpost.com Classic (9/11)... Registered assist in 3-1 win over NJIT (9/17)... Scored game-winner just before halftime in 2-1 victory over CCSU (10/21)... Notched score in regular-season title clinching win over Mount St. Mary's (11/6).
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH [2003-2004]: Competed in 37 matches in two seasons at VCU, earning eight starts... Appeared in 18 games with four starts as a freshman... Tallied five points on two goals and an assist... Scored goal in 2-0 win over 9th-ranked Clemson (8/31), his first career goal... Booked score in win over Towson (10/5)... Registered assist versus UNC Greensboro... Team posted six shutouts during his rookie campagin... Started four of 19 games played as a sophomore... Tallied five points on a goal and three assists... Team started season ranked 13th in the NCAA... Logged assist versus #28 New Mexico (9/5)... Scored game-winning goal against George Mason (10/10)... Posted assists against Drexel (10/17) and #20 Maryland (10/23)... Team posted eight shutouts... Team won third straight CAA title in 2004... VCU advanced to NCAA Tournament quarterfinals after defeating #1 Wake Forest.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner Kearny H.S... Named MVP of Kearny's state championship team as a senior... Guided squad to a 20-1-3 record in 2002... Booked 13 goals as a senior, while team carded 18 shutouts... Team posted a 17-4 mark in 2001 and advanced to state championship game... Team captured North Jersey title... Earned first-team all-state recognition and All-Region 2 in 2002... Named MVP of State All-Star Game... Lettered three times each in basketball and baseball... 1,000-point scorer as a guard/forward... Named team MVP as a senior... Earned all-county and all-conference... Averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior... Baseball squad won North Jersey State Championship in 2003 and recorded state runner-up finish with 20-3 record... Batted .420 with two home runs and 20 RBI as a senior, while posting an 8-2 record with a 1.09 ERA from the mound... Earned second-team all-state and Hudson County Player of the Year honors... Named Observer Athlete of the Year... Kearny career leader in saves.
CLUB: Competed for Club Kearny Thistle FC.
PERSONAL: Majoring in communications... Son of Hugh and Donna McDonald... Born April 28, 1985, in Belleville, N.J.
CAREER NUMBERS (2005):
Games Played: 20
Games Started: 20