An All American candidate...a two-time Second Team All South Atlantic Forward and a three-time First Team All Conference honoree...has a chance to become UMBC’s all-time goal scoring leader (currentl third with 39; needs 13) and an outside shot at becoming the all-time leading scorer (currently third with 87 points; needs 38) ...finished seventh in the nation in goals last season...had four multiple-goal games, giving him eight in his career... has 14 career game-winning goals, needing four to pass Guiliano Celenza for the all-time Division I mark...two-time America East Conference Player of the Week selection in 2003...the 2001 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All Rookie selection by College Soccer News...led the NEC and finished ninth in the region in goals scored...recorded the best freshman scoring season in UMBC Division I history in 2001...his 39 career goals are already tenth in school history...possesses excellent combination of speed and finishing ability.
2003-Amassed 15 goals, the fourth-highest total in UMBC’s Division I history...he reached the 13-goal plateau in the the first 12 games, the quickest to that mark in school history...named Most Valuable Player in adidas Kick Off Classic after a two-goal effort in the opening 4-0 win over Colgate...notched the GWG in a 1-0 win over Towson in the opener of the Battle of Batimore Tournament...named Tournament’s Offensive MVP and America East Player of the Week on September 8...scored two goals each in UMBC’s first three America East games, coming one goal shy of the most goals in a three-game span (Giuliano Celenza, 7)...was named to College Soccer News Team of the Week on October 6...scored his fourth and fifth GWG’s of the season in late season wins over Mt. St. Mary’s and Boston University.
2002-Suffered a broken leg in spring workouts and was not at full speed until midway through the season... earned All Tournament Team honors and NEC Player of the Week honors after notching two GWG’s, including OT scores in UMBC’s wins at the Mt. St. Mary’s Tournament...had a four-point effort vs. Temple (1g, 2a)...8 of his 12 goals were the first goals of the game and he posted 6 GWG’s during the season...scored 4 of the 5 goals in UMBC’s 1-0 wins in 2002...also earned NEC POW honors after 3 goals and 2 assists in a 24-hour span vs. St. Francis (PA) and Monmouth..had a season-high 5 points (2g, 1a) vs. the Hawks.
2001- Made a dramatic debut, scoring a “hat trick” in his first game, a 3-1 win over Iona...tallied against Delaware in the title game of the tournament to win Kappa Kick Off Classic MVP honors...earned NEC Rookie of the Week honors (9/4)...scored just one goal in the next five games, but struck for another “hat trick” and added an assist in a 4-0 win over Central Connecticut...also earned NEC Rookie of the Week honors (10/1) for that effort...after scoring single goals vs. FDU and St. Francis (NY), McElligott had his third multi-goal game of the season with a pair in a 2-1 win over LIU....held off the scoresheet in the last five games as UMBC scored four goals in the final five contests...finished third in the NEC and fourth in the South Atlantic region in goals per game and fifth in the NEC and ninth in the South Atlantic in points per game.
BACKGROUND: Led his Greater Grace Christian Academy school to three national titles (Christian schools) and a 75-3-4 record in four seasons...scored 188 goals and added 51 assists during his career, and is the first student from GGCA to earn a Division I scholarship...earned All Metro honors from The Baltimore Sun, and was named Player of the Week by both WMAR and Fox 45 television in his junior and senior seasons...competed for both Baltimore United (under-17) and Baltimore Stars (under-18) club teams...grew up playing soccer in England...also played varsity basketball and baseball at GGCA...son of Diane and Robert McElligott...born August 13, 1982.