General: Sole captain of 2013 Tar Heels...was the first single captain for UNC since 1990 and only the second since 1981...was also tri-captain of the 2012 Tar Heels with Mark Staines and Charlie McComas...first-team Face-off Yearbook preseason All-America selection heading into the 2013 campaign as well as a preseason All-ACC selection...graduated from Carolina Leadership Academy Veteran Leaders program in spring 2012...had 36 multi-goal games in his career and 21 multi-assist matches...also had multiples points in a game 36 times.
Records: Finished his career with 213 career points, the most in UNC history...Bruce Ledwith (1970-73) had held the previous record with 204...scored 121 goals in his career, the second highest total behind the 128 scored by Bert Fett from 1972-75...his 92 career assists rank third in Tar Heel history behind Bruce Ledwith (119) and Michael Burnett (106)...scored goals in 29 consecutive games, the longest streak in UNC history (streak ended versus Virginia in ACC Championship game).
Senior (2013): Had a sensational senior year...was named the Turnbull Trophy as the team's overall MVP for the third straight year...was the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player for the second successive year...a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, only the second finalist in UNC history and the first since Jed Prossner in 2004...captured USILA first-team All-America honors...led the Tar Heels in scoring with 80 points on 37 goals and 43 assists...also led Heels in goals and assists...his 80 points were the second most in a season in UNC history (Bruce Ledwith had 81 in 1973)...his 43 assists were the third most in a season in UNC history behind the 47 Ledwith had in 1973 and the 45 he had in 1972...played in and started all 17 games in the attack unit...sole captain of the 2013 Tar Heels...scored three game-winning goals and three man-up goals...scooped up 24 ground balls...scored on 35.9 percent of his shots (37 of 103)...was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, UNC's first POY selection since Billy Bitter in 2010...selected as the Most Valuable Player of the ACC Tournament, the first Carolina player to win that award since Brooks Brown in 1996...was first UNC non-goalie ACC Tournament MVP since attackman Dan Levy in 1993...captured All-ACC Tournament honors for second straight year...was named All-ACC for the second straight year, the first Tar Heel to accomplish that since Ryan Flanagan (2010 & 2011) and Billy Bitter (2009, 2010, 2011)...finished his career with 17 hat tricks...named ACC Player of the Week twice...won the award after scoring two goals and passing for six assists against Air Force...also won honors after a six-point game at Virginia in a 10-7 victory over the Cavaliers in Charlottesville...recorded a career-high six assists against both Air Force and Brown...the six assists equaled the fifth highest total in a game in UNC history...had a career high for ground balls in a game with seven in the win over the Brown Bears...had at least two points in 16 of 17 games...had a season high eight points versus both Air Force and Brown (2 goals, 6 assists)...had five goals and an assist in the win over Fairfield...had a six-point outing in win at UVA (3g, 3a) and followed that up with a seven-point effort at Hofstra (3 goals, 4 assists)...during ACC Tournament weekend he combined for four goals and seven assists versus Duke and UVA...had five points verus Lehigh in NCAA first round (1 goal, 4 assists).
Junior (2012): Had one of the greatest seasons in UNC lacrosse history in 2012...second-team All-America selection...was also named to All-ACC Team...merited honors on the All-ACC Tournament Team...earned Dean's List honors in fall semester 2011...was the ACC Offensive Player of the Week on March 27, 2012 after wins over Dartmouth and Maryland...led the Tar Heels in goals with 39, in assists with 35 and in points with 74 while starting all 17 games for UNC...also had 28 ground balls and four man-up goals...the 74 points were the third most in a season in UNC history, the 39 goals matched the eighth most in a season and the 35 assists were the fourth most in a single year...named to 2011-12 ACC Academic Honor Roll...won the Turnbull Trophy as the team's most valuable player for the second straight year...was also named the squad's most valuable offensive player...had 10 multi-goal games, 10 multi-assist games and 16 multi-point games out of his 17 performances...was on fire at the end of the year with a career-high six goals, four assists and career-high 10 points versus Michigan in the regular-season finale and a career-high six goals, two assists and eight points in the NCAA first-round versus Denver...in the game against the Wolverines, his six goals were the most by a Tar Heel since Gavin Petracca scored six against Robert Morris on April 17, 2010...his 10 points were one short of the school record for a game and the most by a Tar Heel since Spencer Deering had 11 against Delaware on April 12, 1997...opened the season with three goals and one assist against Penn State...rallied UNC from a four-goal second-half deficit with a two-goal, four-assist effort in a 9-8 win at Navy...had a career-high five assists in the win over Dartmouth...had a goal and three assists in win over Maryland...sparked the Tar Heels' win over top-ranked Johns Hopkins with a two-goal, four-assist showing...had what were then career highs for goals (5) and points (7) and a career-high four ground balls in 12-9 win over Hofstra...had three goals and one assist to help lift UNC past Virginia 11-9 in ACC Tournament semifinals.
Sophomore (2011): Won the Turnbull Trophy as Carolina's most valuable player...earned honorable mention All-America honors from the USILA in 2011...played in 14 games, missing games against Presbyterian and Maryland because of an injury...started 12 games as an attackman and midfielder...was the team's fourth-leading scorer with 28 points...ranked third on the team in goals scored with 23...led the Tar Heels with eight man-up goals...scored on 34.8 percent of his shots...had eight games with two or more goals...opened the season with a hat trick against Robert Morris...exploded for four goals against UMBC, matching his career high....had three goals and an assist versus Penn and three days later scored two goals and added an assist at Princeton...all three goals versus the Quakers were man-up tallies...had a pair of goals against Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins...helped lead the Tar Heels to an overtime win against Notre Dame with a hat trick...Carolina Leadership Academy Rising Star.
Freshman (2010): Had a brilliant rookie campaign...was named the ACC Freshman of the Year, the first Tar Heel player to win the award since 1998...won the Jay Gallagher Award as the outstanding freshman on UNC's team...started eight of 16 games...finished with 22 goals and nine assists for 31 points...scored on 42.3 percent of his shots...had the game-winning goal against Maryland...finished with three man-up goals and had 28 ground balls...tied for fourth on the team in goals scored and was fifth in points...best game of his freshman year came in the 9-7 win over Maryland...scored four goals (on only five shots) and added an assist in the game...won ACC Player of the Week honors March 29 and was also the Inside Lacrosse Nike Player of the Week based on that performance...also had five points in the wild win over Robert Morris, scoring twice and adding three assists...had a season-high four ground balls against the Colonials...had four goals on just seven shots in the 11-4 win over Navy...had three goals and an assist in the 14-13 NCAA Tournament first-round win against Delaware...scored twice against Jacksonville in the first game of his career...scored an extra-man goal which put the Tar Heels up for good in the 13-7 win over Duke...member of ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10.
Prep: Graduated in 2009 from the Gilman School in Baltimore, Md. ...was coached in lacrosse there by Tar Heel alumnus Brooks Matthews...won the Tyler Campbell Memorial Award as the lacrosse team's MVP his senior year...selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour All-America game...a U.S. Lacrosse high school All-America selection...was the captain of the Gilman lacrosse and football teams his senior year...led the Gilman squad to a 13-7 win over Calvert Hall for the 2009 MIAA championship...Gilman was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Inside Lacrosse in 2009...played on teams which went a combined 33-2 his junior and senior years...lists beating DeMatha Catholic 21-14 in football his senior year and leading a huge comeback win versus LaSalle in overtime as among his biggest sports thrills...played for Baltimore Crabs in summer 2009 when they won the Vail U19 championship.
Community Service & Leadership: Carolina Leadership Academy Rising Star in 2010-11...also served on UNC's Student-Athlete Advisory Council as a sophomore...did community service at Habitat for Humanity in high school...member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes...vice president of athletic association his senior year at Gilman...honor roll student...led senior retreats in high school.Personal: Marcus Robert Holman was born May 2, 1991 in Baltimore, Md. ...he is the son of Brian and Laurie Holman...his father is an assistant coach for the Tar Heels who was a goalkeeper at Johns Hopkins from 1980-83...his father was a member of the 1980 NCAA title team at Hopkins...his mother Laurie played lacrosse at Towson and is the Director Operations for the UNC women's lacrosse team...has a brother, Matthew, 23, who was a goalkeeper for the Tar Heels in 2011 and 2012 and a younger sister, Sydney, who is a terrific high school lacrosse and field hockey player at East Chapel Hill High School...she has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Carolina beginning in fall 2013...communication studies major.
Getting To Know Marcus Holman
1. The best thing about being a Tar Heel lacrosse player is the amazing facilities and family atmosphere from coaches and teammates.
2. The favorite thing about playing for Coach Breschi is his love of the game and passion he brings to the field.
3. Since last year the aspects of my game I've worked on the most is dodging and footwork.
4. My best friend on a college lacrosse team is Cooper Brown at Washington & Lee.
5. My greatest strength as a lacrosse player is my tenacity.
6. Best lacrosse trip movie ever is Superbad.
7. My best sport other than lacrosse is tennis.
8. My favorite musical act is Alesso.
9. The player on the team who makes me laugh the most is Steve Pontrello.
10. My teammates would be surprised to know that one of my hobbies is playing tennis in the summer.
11. My dream vacation spot is Fiji.
12. My favorite tailgate foods are Jersey Shore Buffalo chicken tenders, soft chocolate cookies and fruit.
13. The beverage that most quenches my thirst is Root Beer from a fountain.
14. My favorite place to eat in Chapel Hill is Sutton's.
15. My favorite food made by a relative is Uncle Mac's country ham.
16. My dream job is owning a bar in the Bahamas.
17. My favorite class at UNC is Public Speaking.
18. Celebrity I'd most like to hang out with is Ray Lewis.
19. My most cherished childhood possession was Paddington Bear.20. The most interesting person I've met at Carolina is Stephen "Gucci" Burns.
Marcus Holman's Stat Lines
Year GP/GS SH G A PTS GB CT
2010 16/8 52 22 9 31 28 5
2011 14/12 66 23 5 28 9 1
2012 17/17 94 39 35 74 28 7
2013 17/17 103 37 43 80 24 5
Totals 64/54 315 121 92 213 89 18
In His Career: 36 multi-goal games (5 in 2010, 8 in 2011, 10 in 2012, 13 in 2013); 21 multi-assist games (1 in 2010, 10 in 2012, 10 in 2013): 36 multi-point games (9 in 2010, 10 in 2011, 16 in 2012, 16 in 2013).Career Highs: Goals: 6 vs. Michigan, 5-5-2012; 6 vs. Denver, 5-12-2012; Assists: 6 vs. Air Force, 2-8-2013; 6 vs. Brown, 3-27-2013; Points: 10 vs. Michigan, 5-5-2012; Ground Balls: 7 vs. Brown, 3-27-2013.