|High School:||Synge St. CBS|
Spent his first two collegiate seasons, scoring 2 goals and 10 assists in his career with the 49ers...Led or tied for the team lead in assists both years at Charlotte...Named Conference USA's Freshman of the Year in 2000...Recognized as the MVP of the 2000 Puma Classic...Was a Second Team All-Conference USA selection as a sophomore.
Attended Synge St. CBS in Dublin, Ireland...He also competed in hurling and Gaelic Games in high school.
Member of the All-Irish Schools [under 17] National Team...Defeating England 2-0 on the road in his debut with the Irish National Team remains his most memorable moment in sports...Played his entire youth career from under 8's and up with Manortown United, often regarded as one of the top teams in Dublin...Won both league and cup titles with Manortown...Named United's Club Man of the Year with the under 16's.
David McGill was born October 24, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland...Majoring in Geography at UCSB...Hopes to play professionally before moving into a coaching career ...Roots for Celtic soccer club...Fan of Irish soccer player Roy Keane, whose autobiography McGill regards as his top book...He would also love to play a match on the same team Keane...When not playing soccer he likes to relax and just enjoy life...Favorite movie is "Braveheart"...Likes to watch "Dream Team"...Enjoys reading "FHM" magazine...His favorite video game is "Pro Evolution Soccer"...GSN.com is his favorite website...He always has cheese, steak and yogurt in his refrigerator...His favorite stadium to play in is Parkhead Stadium...He cannot do without his family or his Irish flag...Would like people to know that "UCSB will be a soccer powerhouse and prospective players should really consider it"...Before every game he talks to his dad...Can best be described as loyal and determined...Nicknamed "Gilla," or "D'Fish"...Has one older sister, Eadaoin, and two younger sisters, Reiltin and Sorcha...Son of Eddie and Marese McGill.
What does being a member of the UCSB Men's Soccer team mean to you?
"It means a great deal. I wish I could have spent all four years at [UCSB]. It is going to be a powerhouse. This is the best team I've played on, not technically, but because of the 100% commitment from everyone on the team."