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#7 Darren Jones
Position: Defender
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
City/State: Victoria, British Columbia
High School: Claremont Secondary
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2011: One of only three players to start all 21 contests, started year in midfield and made switch to defense mid-season ... collected Second Team All-MAC and MAC All-Tournament Team honors ... one of five team captains ... had four assists and took majority of team's free kicks ... assisted goals against Loyola-Chicago (9/11), Eastern Illinois (10/22), Michigan State (10/26) and against No. 1 seed Akron in MAC Tournament Semifinals (11/11) ... assist against Akron was on game-tying goal in 84th minute, WMU went on to beat defending national champion Zips in a shootout ... took 22 shots on the season, placing 17 on goal - had the highest on-goal percentage on the team (.773).

2010: Only player to start all 20 contests ... Second Team All-MAC selection and was named to MAC All-Tournament Team ... named Team MVP ... scored three goals and had five assists ... finished regular season ranked sixth in MAC in assists ... named to Dayton Courtyard by Marriott Classic All-Tournament Team (9/5) ... scored a goal (unassisted) off free kick against Niagara (9/10) ... assisted a goal against IPFW (9/12) ... assisted game-winner in 1-0 victory at Eastern Illinois (9/26) ... had a hand in both goals in 2-0 victory at Bowling Green, scoring game-winner and assisting second goal (10/1) - game winner was first of career ... had an assist against Florida Atlantic (10/3) ... assisted goal against Hartwick (10/30) ... scored game-winning goal off a direct kick in MAC Tournament Semifinal against Bowling Green (11/12).

2009: Played in 16 games and made 12 starts ... was second on the team with six assists and fourth in total points with eight ... scored one goal, the first in a 2-1 win at Florida Atlantic (10/17) ... ranked fifth in the Mid-American Conference and 55 th in the nation in assists per game, averaging 0.38 ... ranked sixth in the conference in total assists ... had two games with two assists, vs. Centenary (9/27) and at Northern Illinois (11/4) ... other assists came against Green Bay (9/7) and Canisius (9/25) ... took a majority of WMU's corner kicks ... took 13 shots, placing seven on goal.

International: One of two collegiate players selected to play for U20 Canadian National Team in Netherlands in summer of 2010 ... started five of six games and tallied one goal.

High School: Lettered all four years in both soccer and rugby and was named Claremont’s Junior Athlete of the Year and Junior Rugby Player of the Year ... member of the British Columbia Provincial Team in each of his four seasons and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 ... also played with the Victoria Highlanders of the USL in 2009 and had trials with the Coventry City, Bristol City and Birmingham City football clubs.

Personal: Majoring in accountancy ... maintains a 3.39 GPA ... son of Kevin and Patricia Jones ... older brother, Mark, played soccer at Wisconsin ... born Oct. 16, 1991 in Victoria, B.C.

 

JONES' CAREER NUMBERS

YEAR GP GS G A PTS SH GW
2012 18 18 1 3 5 22 1
2011 21 21 0 4 4 22 0
2010 20 20 3 5 11 21 2
2009 16 12 1 6 8 13 0
TOTALS 75 71 5 18 28 78 3
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