Offers a deft scoring touch and good size up front ... Has a knack for finding openings in front of the opponent's goal ... Finishes with authority ... Also offers the versatility to handle a spot in the defensive midfield.
Appeared in all 19 games for the Wildcats with three starting assignments ... Generated 22 total shots and eight shots on goal for the season.
Appeared in 17 games, scoring two goals and adding an assist ... Produced 12 shots on the season, including six on goal ... Credited with an assist in a 4-0 victory at Seton Hall on Sept. 27 ... Scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Syracuse on Oct. 7 ... Also picked up a goal in the Wildcats' 3-0 win at Rutgers on Oct. 28.
Finished second on the `Cats with three goals and six points ... Drew 12 starting assignments in his 19 appearances ... Generated 10 shots on goal and produced two game-winners ... His two goals helped lift VU past Temple 3-1 in the season opener on Aug. 29 ... Also came up with the game-winning score in the 108th minute to break a scoreless tie at Fordham on Sept. 13 and give the Wildcats a 1-0 win.
Enjoyed an outstanding freshman campaign, contributing four goals and two assists for 10 points ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Oct. 1 after leading VU to wins over Seton Hall and Georgetown ... He scored a pair of second half goals against the Pirates to break open a scoreless game on Sept. 28 ... Two days later he converted feeds from Matt Sleece and Chris Christian on a set piece into a goal that gave VU a 1-0 win over the Hoyas in Washington, D.C. ... Scored a goal in his college debut, a 2-1 loss at Richmond on Aug. 31 ... Selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team.
Born Sept. 7, 1988 in Philadelphia ... Stands 6-2 and weighs 170 pounds ... Parents are James Mergenthal Jr. and Rita Mergenthal ... Siblings are James III (28) and Amanda (25) ... Played both soccer and basketball at Highland Regional High School ... Also earned three letters in track ... Two-time member of the National Honor Society as well as the History and Science Honor Societies ... Led Highland in goals and assists as a senior in 2006 ... Named First Team All-County Tri-Conference, All Group III and all-state.