James is currently a Senior in the Schools of Arts and Sciences majoring in History with a concentration in Early Modern History. He graduated in 2010 from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut.
James will be playing his second season with the team. He played year round for only one year in high school, but played summer polo from eighth through twelfth grade. James went to the 2008 Junior Olympics in California with Greenwich Water Polo.
James is from Greenwich, Connecticut. He is the son of Kirk and Ann Lyons and brother of Kelly Lyons (Suffolk University Class of 2014).