- Physical Education
Jones maintains a 3.4 GPA in physical education with a concentration in biology. He is a two-time selection to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-academic team and was also named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA academic all-district team in 2009.
Jones is a two-time team captain for the Griffs and has led the team throughout his tenure. He has posted the highest points per game total for the Griffs in each of his three seasons, which included his junior campaign when he battled through a foot injury. Despite the injury, which forced him to miss most of his club season during the summer, Jones earned first-team all-conference honors and led all midfielders in the MAAC in points and goals per game. He also served as team captain for Canada at the 2008 U-19 World Championship.
Jones has volunteered his time with a number of organizations both in Buffalo and his hometown of Owen Sound, Ontario. He is currently volunteering with a local hospital in Buffalo, working with kids who are suffering from cancer. He has also participated in a Light the Night Walk for cancer. In addition, Jones has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has worked with a number of lacrosse clinics and camps.
Jones has had arguably the best career in the program’s history. He became the first player in school history to garner all-America accolades during the 2008 campaign, one of only three freshmen in the country to earn the honors. A three-time first-team all-MAAC honoree, Jones led all midfielders nationally in goals during both the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He enters his senior campaign ranked sixth in school history with 96 career goals and 11th with 125 career points. Jones has also enjoyed a great amount of success away from Canisius during his collegiate career. The Owen Sound, Ontario native earned MVP and Top Midfielder honors at the 2008 U-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. He has also led his club team — the Orangeville Northmen — to two Minto Cup Championships, awarded to the top junior team in Canada, while earning MVP honors in 2009. In January 2011, Jones became the first Griff to be selected in the MLL Draft and he’s listed as the top prospect for the 2012 NLL Draft, according to Inside Lacrosse.