An outstanding marker, but his speed and ball skills provide UMBC with tremendous counterattacking capabilities...has started 47 consecutive games dating back to 2002.
2004-Started all 17 games at left marking back position...posted assists vs. Georgia Southern, N.C. State and Navy.
2003-Named UMBC’s Unsung Hero...one of four field players to start all 18 games...set up UMBC’s first goal of the year in a 4-0 win over Colgate...named to All Tournament Team in the adidas Kick Off Classic...headed in a corner kick vs. George Washington for his first career goal and the game’s first score in an eventual 3-2 overtime win...added helpers in back-to-back games vs. Binghamton and Vermont
2002-Despite a delayed start and battles with injuries during the campaign, he was an impressive rookie for the Retrievers...led the team with 6 assists, five in league play...made his debut in the Battle of Baltimore Tournament and fed Marco Angelini for a game-tying goal vs. Loyola...missed four straight games in September with leg injury, but returned to contribute assists in four straight NEC contests....UMBC was 3-0-1 in those games...McGowan earned NEC Rookie of the Week honors after his feeds to Mike Pennachia and Derek McElligott gave UMBC 1-0 wins at Quinnipiac and Central Connecticut.
BACKGROUND: Played with his twin brother, Jamie, for three seasons with the Plymouth Argyle F.C….captain of a team which won the under-19 South West Youth Alliance Cup… fan of the movie, The Matrix Reloaded and enjoys soccer autobiographies..son of Joy and Peter McGowan…born September 1, 1982.