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McGuinness Wins Third Barb Tournament Crown

McGuinness is one of five players in the 50-plus history of the tournament to win the title three times.

National/International Competitions -- 2006: Produced a 3-1 record at the Under-23 U.S. Squash Championship April 21-23, in Greenwich, Conn., earning a spot on the U.S. team that competed at the World Collegiate Squash Championship in Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 29-Sept. 4 ... the team was comprised of three men (Julian Illingworth, No. 1-ranked professional and Gilly Lane, a senior at Penn) and two women (top-ranked Lily Lorentzen and Dartmouth's Julia Drury) ... it marked the first time the U.S. has fielded a team for the international competition ... 2007: qualified to represent the United States at the Under-23 Can-Am Challenge Aug. 17-19, at the White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ... dubbed "The Battle of the Border," the United States and Canada fielded a team comprised of 10 players with a best-of-five competition among the men, as well as the women.

2006-07 -- Voted by his teammates to serve as Navy's team captain in just his junior year ... defeated freshman Nils Mattsson in three games to win the USS Barb Squash Racquets Perpetual Trophy for the third straight year and become only the fourth player in school history to win the tournament three times ... played 22 of his matches as Navy's No. 1 player where he produced a 14-10 record that included two losses at the CSA Individual Championship ... finished the season ranked 28th in the nation ... opened the year by winning six in a row, including an exciting four-game match against 25th-ranked Todd Wood from Dartmouth ... the following day he was pushed to five games against 73rd-ranked Matthew Dresher from Bowdoin ... also picked up a big win against 40th-ranked Jon Barry who was eighth-ranked Williams' top player ... helped lead Navy to an 8-1 victory over Brown in the opening round of the CSA Team Championship by putting away 49th-ranked Daniel Petrie in three games ... once again played in the Potter Division of the CSA Individual Championship that includes the top 32 players in college squash.

2005-06 -- Claimed the USS Barb Squash Racquets Perpetual Trophy for the second-consecutive year, becoming the 12th player in program history to win the trophy twice ... turned in a 15-5 record as Navy's No. 1 player on the ladder ... finished the season ranked No. 47 in the country ... placed in the Potter Division at the CSA Individual Championship which is made up of the top 32 players in the country vying for All-America recognition ... an extremely competitive group of players hailing from around the world, George was one of only 12 American-born players in the division ... won his first seven matches of the season before dropping a 3-1 decision to Dartmouth's Andrew Boumford ... 13 of his 20 matches were three-game decisions where he posted a 10-3 record ... despite team losses to Bowdoin during the regular season and team championship, George twice defeated Matthew Dresher ... earned a gutsy 3-2 win over Brown's Breck Bailey in the CSA Team Championship, coming from two games behind.

2004-05 -- Though just a freshman, George made an immediate impact ... defeated 2004-05 team captain Gavin Morrison, 3-1, to become the first freshman in program history to win the U.S.S. Barb Squash Racquets Perpetual Trophy ... he is the 34th different player to win the trophy ... by virtue of winning the trophy, he was awarded the No. 1 position on the ladder to start the season, a spot he would not relinquish ... he finished the season with a 16-8 record, all at the No. 1 spot ... produced an 8-6 record in three-game matches, but flourished in four-game affairs where he was 7-2 ... won his only five-game match of the season with a 10-8, 8-10, 9-7, 8-10, 9-2 triumph over George Washington's Gregory Vernick ... defeated Hobart's Tajvir Rathore, a nationally-ranked player, in four games in just his fourth collegiate match ... picked up a pair of wins over Bowdoin's Jon Crowell, including a 3-0 triumph in the CSA Team Championship ... unable to compete in the CSA Individual Championship because of illness ... finished the season ranked No. 41 in the country, the highest a Navy freshman has been ranked in program history.

High School -- A 2004 graduate of The Taft School in Watertown, Conn., George was a four-year letterwinner in squash and also lettered in lacrosse ... led the squash team to the 2002-03 New England Championship with an 11-1 record ... the following year, the squash team posted a 10-2 record, finishing third in the New England Championship ... served as squash team captain his senior season ... lacrosse team claimed the 2003-04 Founders League Championship with a 13-2 record.

Personal -- Full name is Alexander Charles George ... son of Chad and Nancy George ... born Sept. 23, 1985, in Summit, N.J. ... father was a varsity lacrosse player at the University of Pennsylvania ... brother, Teddy, is a sophomore at the Naval Academy and a member of the squash team ... majoring in Applied Mathematics ...has been named to the Commandant's List every semester he has been at the Academy ... has been selected to the Superintendent's List four times and the Dean's List twice ... ranked 36th among the Class of `08 with a 3.93 grade-point average ... has turned in a 4.00 GPA in each of the last four semesters ... has received just two B's at the Academy -- Foundations of Chemistry I and II -- both during his freshman year ... stands 14th in military order of merit and 20th overall in his class of 1,085 ... member of the United Kingdom Scholarship program who hopes to attend American University in Cairo, Egypt to study Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

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