|High School:||Huntingtown HS|
2011: Sweeney played and started in all 21 games for Coker in 2001. He had seven shutouts and made 58 saves, finishing the season with a record of 18-3. He was ranked No. 4 in the NCAA in Goals Against Average (GAA) with a 0.61 GAA and was raned NO. 24 in save percentage with a .817 save percentage. He was a First Team All-Conference selection, a Daktronics First Team All-Region selection, and a NSCAA First Team All-Southeast Region selection. He was named the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a Capital One Academic All-American First Team selection.
2010: Sweeney played in and started all 18 games for the Cobras. He made 69 saves and finished the season with a record of 7-6-5, with six shutouts. Surrendering only 22 goals on the season, he finished with a goals against average of 1.17 per game. James was a Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team selection.
2009: Sweeney had a outstanding freshman year earning Third Team All-Conference and Coker Freshman of the Year honors. He finished the season with a record of 11-4-3, with nine shutouts. Surrendering only 16 goals on the season, Sweeney finished with a goals against average of 0.82 per game. Sweeney was selected for Team USA during the summer.
High School: A First Team All-Conference selection and standout player at Huntingtown High School. James joined his brother A.J. on the Coker men's soccer team. A.J. graduated in 2009.