Two Mustangs signed to play NCAA Division 1 Athletics this season. James McGuire will swim for the Miami University RedHawks and Ethan Mangum will play golf as a Drexel University Dragon beginning in the fall of 2017. Congratulations James and Ethan!
Having coached both athletes, Mount Vernon’s Director of Academic Resources Jim Mathews shared a few sentiments.
James McGuire: Miami University Redhawks, Swimming
“James is a true leader. As one of the premier athletes in what is considered to be an individual sport, James demonstrates what it takes to be a true leader; how to make a team gel and how to get the most out of everyone around him. As he prepares to go off to Miami of Ohio, he will bring those same skills to make his team better, because that is the type of leader-athlete James is.”
Ethan Mangum: Drexel University Dragons, Golf
“When Ethan came to Mount Vernon – there was a buzz. We knew he was a very special athlete – a changemaker. He is part of developing a winning attitude — one that is present in all of Mount Vernon sports- not just golf. He has a relentless desire to see everyone perform at their very best. In golf, Ethan would give up his own practice time to help develop those who were beginners – possibly at the expense of his being his very best. He put everything he had into those around him. It made a difference in our team.”