James joined 3d Lacrosse as a Manager with 3d Georgia working in the greater Atlanta area in June, 2018. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in community entrepreneurship and a double minor in coaching and sports.
James was a close defender on the Catamounts Division I men’s lacrosse team for four seasons, leading the team as a captain during his junior and senior years. He started all but two of 62 games during the course of his career. He set the UVM career record for caused turnovers with 69 and finished sixth all-time in ground balls with 155.
As a senior in 2018, James helped the Catamounts to their best season in program history. The Catamounts finished the spring with the eighth best scoring defense in the nation. Vermont was voted into every major poll every week of the season and was ranked in the top 20 for eight consecutive weeks. James and his classmates finished with 32 wins in their career, the most of any to come through the program.
At the season’s end, James was honored by UVM Athletics as the Jeff Stone Memorial Award winner, recognizing him for exceptional contributions to community service and leadership as a senior. James also represented the men’s lacrosse team through his participation in the school’s student-advisory committee for four years.
Prior to Vermont, James attended The Governor’s Academy in Newbury, Massachusetts, where he was a standout multi-sport athlete. James was a member of the very first 3d New England travel team and, since heading to UVM, has been working with the Boston-based 3d New England staff during the summer.