7   Justin McGrane
Justin McGrane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockford, IL

High School:
Boylan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3 Letters


NIU: Two-time All-Mid-American Conference pick ranks third among NIU's active players in points (17), tied for third in assists (seven), and fifth for goals (5), in addition to being tied for second in matches played (54) and second for starts (49).

2005: First-Team All-MAC selection was second on squad in point production (10) based on three goals plus being tri-leader for assists with four. Assisted on both goals in season-opening 2-1 triumph over St. Francis (PA) in Northwestern's Lakeside Classic to earn all-tournament. Also had set-up for initial goal and matchwinner of 3-2 road victory over Valparaiso (9-11-05). His first goal for 2005 came with just 3:45 left in regulation to force overtime during which Huskies pulled out 3-2 home-opener win over Western Illinois (9-9-05). Also had first two goals in 3-0 MAC road win at Bowling Green (10-7-05).

2004: Earned Second-Team All-MAC acclaim. One of nine Huskies to play every match and tied for second in starts (18). Tied for sixth in points (seven) with both goals in 2-1 road win over Wright State (9-12-04) and three assists. Set-up initial goal of 4-1 victory at Wisconsin-Green Bay (9-19-04) plus second and third strikes of 6-3 triumph over Bowling Green (10-8-04).

2003: Tied for team lead in appearances (18) and was second in starts (17).

Prep: ODP state performer and two-time IHSSCA All-Sectional as well as First-Team All-Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-9) honoree for Boylan. Helped produce four loop titles (three varsity and one JV as a frosh). Led NIC-9 in scoring (56 pts./24g/8a) as a senior captain for regional title unit. Contributed 52 points (23g/6a)--including 1-0 Super-Sectional matchwinner--during 2001 fourth-place state finish (20-7-0). Had 16 pts. (6g/4a) as soph on 16-7-1 varsity unit in 2000 that reached IHSA Elite Eight. Club: Standout sweeper for Rockford Raptors. Nickname: "Juice." Birthdate: 7-1-85 (21). Major: Communications

Season MP-MS G A Pts.

2003 18-17 0 0 0

2004 19-18 2 3 7

2005 17-14 3 4 10

Totals 54-49 5 7 17

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