April 1, 2011

McBride Out for Season, Moni Also Injured

from press release

All-American Jack McBride (groin) will miss the rest of the 2011 season.

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Jack McBride, Princeton's All-America attackman and one of the greatest goal scorers in program history, will miss the rest of the 2011 season due to a recurring groin injury.

McBride scored 35 goals as a sophomore and 35 more last year as a junior, only to be hampered this year by the injury that began in the preseason and has limited him to one goal while playing most of one game and briefly in another.

The 2008 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Ivy League selection as a sophomore and junior, McBride ranks 15th all-time at Princeton with 90 career goals.

Had he matched his 35-goal total of the last two years, he would have moved into fourth place all-time in program history.

Instead, McBride has been slowed since the start of the preseason.

He missed all of Princeton's scrimmages and tried to play in the season-opener at Hofstra, only to go down in the fourth quarter after reinjuring himself.

He missed the next three games, against Johns Hopkins, North Carolina and Villanova, and he returned to play about three minutes against Penn before having to sit again.

McBride is one of five key Princeton players to have suffered a season-ending injury.

Seven other players have been forced to miss at least one game due to injury.

Princeton hosts Brown tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Tigers will be without two of their four captains for that game, as in addition to McBride, senior midfielder Tyler Moni will also be out.

Moni, who has a wrist injury, is the latest injured Princeton player.

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