Alberici Says - Returned to the field off a knee injury to have a great fall season ... put himself in position to see significant playing time ... very good two-handed skills ... intelligent player ... adept at scoring ... sneaky toughness ... not afraid to take the hit and get a better look ... near perfect grade-point average.
2011: Spent the entire season rehabilitating from a knee injury ... did not make an appearance.
2010: Appeared in three games as a reserve attackman during his sophomore season ... saw first action of the season in Army's 7-6 setback to Bryant (Feb. 23) ... also played in game at Hofstra (Mar. 30) ... scooped up one ground ball in that contest ... saw field time in the Black Knights' NCAA Tournament quarterfinal game versus Cornell (May 23) ... selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
2009: Scored a goal in his first collegiate game ... found the net in the season-opening victory over VMI (Feb. 14) ... also logged minutes opposite service-academy rival Air Force (Mar. 7) ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll recipient.
Prior To West Point: Two-time all-district selection and four-year letterman at Plano High School for coach (and father) Kevin MacGibbon ... garnered high school academic All-America honors ... two-time team captain ... served as Junior Class President and in Student Congress ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school teammate of former Army All-American goalkeeper Tom Palesky '11.
Personal: James Edward MacGibbon was born April 12, 1990 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... parents are Kevin and Carol MacGibbon ... older sister, Jennifer, is a captain in the Army ... older brother, Jeffrey, is an Air Force airman ... both parents are USMA grads and retired Army captains ... father was a two-time All-American goalie in 1979-80 ... enjoys watching movies and his favorite television show "The Office" in his spare time ... named a Dean's Pentathlete in the fall after achieving at least an A-minus grade in all courses in academic, military science, military development and physical education ... majoring in Systems Engineering.