USA Profile: Marcus Holman
College: North Carolina
MLL Team: Ohio Machine
Young, hungry and ready to go. Marcus Holman has proven that he can play with the big boys. He can bring it from the outside while shifting his way through the defense to put in a lay-up goal too. Marcus has vision and speed to add to his arsenal as well. After playing with two of the most dynamic attackmen in college lacrosse, Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey, Holman saw and grasped the ability to tear down a defense.
Blue & White Scrimmage: Played along with Rob Pannell and Steele Stanwick to start the second and then with Garrett Thul and Kevin Leveille. Two of the best attackmen to come out of college in the past few years. Holman played very aggressively on offense this game. His off ball movement is good and will get better. It helps that he can shoot from downtown and score, being the all time scoring leader at UNC. He tallied two goals in the contest but shined brightly. He will be a contender for the 23-man roster no doubt.
Ohio Machine: Drafted 12th overall in the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft. Finished his rookie MLL season with 20 points (7 G, @ two-pointers, 11 A), 11 ground balls, 23 shots on net in 10 games and a .167 shot percentage. Scored four points in his first career MLL game against Hamilton, one goal that was a two-pointer and two assists.
North Carolina: Sole captain of the Tar Heels in 2013, the first lone leader since 1990 and tri-captain in 2012. Finished his UNC career as all time leader in career points with 213, with 121 goals, second to Bert Fett’s 128 (72-75) and 92 assists. Holds the longest streak in UNC history with 29 consecutive games with a goal scored. Finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy (second time in UNC history), 3x team overall MVP, Offensive MVP for the Tar Heels for two years, captured First Team USILA All-America honors. Named ACC Freshman of the Year, won Jay Gallagher Award as UNC’s most outstanding freshman & Turnbull Trophy in 2011. During his Junior season, he finished with 74 points (39 G, 35 A) and was named to the USILA All-America second team, All-ACC Team and gathered honors on the All-ACC Tournament team.