At Air Force 2001 (Jr.) - Started all 15 games he played … Scored two goals and had one assist, good for five points … both of his goals were game-winners, against Fort Lewis (4-2 victory) and New Mexico (2-1) … one of only two Falcons with multiple GWG … had four shots on goal ... named to the MPSF all-academic team. 2000 (So.) - Recorded one assist in 11 games ... attempted four shots during the season, three on goal ... named to the MPSF all-academic team. 1999 (Fr.) - Played in 17 games, starting eight ... led all freshmen with eight varsity starts ... notched first Air Force career goal and first career assist against Belmont.
Before Air Force
Earned four letters in soccer and one in football at Christian HS ... played on National Olympic Development team in 1996 ... three-time first-team all-league honoree ... CIF player of the year as a senior ... team MVP as a freshman and senior ... played for San Diego Nomad, a team that won consecutive national championships in under-16 and under-17 competition ... high school soccer coach was Paul Boatner.
Born Jan. 24, 1980 ... son of Jerry and Susan Merica-Jones ... father was an All-American in swimming in the early ‘70s ... third-highest GPA in his graduating class ... majoring in management ... member of cadet squadron 33.