Our November athlete of the month goes to Colorado Mesa men’s soccer’s James McGhee. This senior defender from Gilbert, AZ has led the Mavericks to a their fifth straight NCAA national tournament appearance.
Our Troy Lynch sat down with the Arizona native to talk about this season, his career at CMU and his long-time friendship with senior goalie Briley Guarneri.
McGhee was named to the All-RMAC first team after scoring six goals and two assists, while leading CMU to a (11-2-4) regular season and a conference championship appearance.
He said that his favorite moment in his collegiate career was winning an RMAC championship at home his sophomore year. Even though the team has made it to the national tournament the last five seasons, this is the first time that they have made it past Midwestern State since 2014.
The 2018 match ended in a 0-0 tie, but CMU advanced with a 5-4 penalty kick win.
McGhee will graduate in December with a degree in Business. He hopes to tryout and join a United Soccer League team to start a career on the pitch.