UNC Women's Lacrosse Bio
10 Sydney Holman
Holman Holman 1680140

General – One of the top playmakers in UNC history ... Has posted two of the top six assist seasons in Carolina annals (27 as a freshman and 23 as a sophomore) ... Enters the 2017 season with 56 career assists, fifth in UNC history ...  Carolina Leadership Academy Rising Star ... Regular on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Junior (2016) – Started the first nine games of the season and was off to a great start ... Suffered a knee injury vs. Northwestern on March 20 and missed the rest of the season ... Injured her right knee against the Wildcats after tearing her left ACL as a freshman in 2014 ... Interned with the Olympic News Service as an intern reporter at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Sophomore (2015) - Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Earned a spot in the 2015-16 U.S. National Team Tryout Pool after the season ... Tied for the team lead with Sam McGee with 23 assists ... UNC’s assist leader for the second year in a row ... Played in all 22 games, starting 10 ... Finished the year with 21 goals, 23 assists and 23 ground balls ... Third on the team with 44 points and three game-winning goals ... At her best in the NCAA Tournament, posting seven goals and three assists in four games ... Scored a season-high four goals and tied her season high with six points in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Penn State ... Scored twice in the NCAA semifinal win over Duke and once in the NCAA title game against Maryland ... Had three goals and three assists against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals ... Had two goals, three assists and three ground balls in the regular season win over Syraucse ... Second-team preseason All-America by Inside Lacrosse ...  Returned to the field after tearing her ACL in the 2014 ACC Tournament and missing the rest of the season.

Freshman (2014) - Named the 2014 National Rookie of the Year by Inside Lacrosse ... The ACC's Co-Freshman of the Year ... Named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Rookie Team ... First-team All-South choice and a third-team All-America selection by the IWLCA ... Led the Tar Heels in assists with a UNC freshman-record 27 ... The 27 assists were the second-highest total in school history ... Finished second on the team in points with 61 (tied as the second-best freshman season in program history) ... Amassed that scoring total despite missing four of 20 possible games due to injury ... Tied the UNC single-game record with six assists vs. Vanderbilt on Feb. 22 ... Ranked the No. 5 freshman in the nation by Inside Lacrosse prior to the season ... Missed the last three games of the year after tearing her left ACL against Boston College in the ACC Tournament.

Started her career with a bang with five goals and two assists for seven points in the win over No. 4 Florida on Feb. 8 ... Earned National Rookie of the Week honors from WomensLax.com for her efforts ... Had four or more points in each of her first five college games, including three goals and one assist vs. BU, two goals and two assists against Canisius and three goals and two assists against Notre Dame ... Tied the UNC single-game record with six assists (and added a goal) against Vanderbilt ... Did not play vs. Virginia Tech on March 26 after lingering soreness persisted after the March 22 game at Boston College ... Returned to the starting lineup at Northwestern on March 31 ... Finished with three goals on four shots in the April 5 win over No. 2 Maryland ... Tallied two goals and two assists at Syracuse on April 12 ... Had two assists against Duke...Had three goals and two assists in the regular season finale against Towson ... Scored three goals with three ground balls and a draw control in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Boston College.

High School - A three-time US Lacrosse All-America and Academic All-America ... A four-time team MVP at East Chapel Hill HS ...  Led East Chapel Hill to 14 consecutive victories and a state championship in 2013, scoring a combined 18 goals in the final two games ... Set a North Carolina state record for career goals with 416 while also adding 134 assists and 241 ground balls in four years ... Scored 128 goals in 2013 while also tallying 44 assists and 69 ground balls ... Had four goals (tied for the game high) in the 2013 Under Armour All-America game ... Also an honor roll student and a talented field hockey player, leading East Chapel Hill to a pair of state titles.

Personal - Sydney Elaine Holman is the daughter of Brian and Laurie Holman ... Her father was an All-America lacrosse goalie at Johns Hopkins and now is an assistant coach with the Carolina men's team ... Her mother played lacrosse at Towson and is the director of operations for the UNC women's lacrosse program ... Her two older brothers played lacrosse at Carolina, with Marcus Holman leaving UNC as a Tewaaraton Award finalist and the school's career scoring leader after the 2013 season and Matthew playing goalie for the Tar Heels ... Majoring in journalism and mass communication.

Position: Attacker/Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School: East Chapel Hill
Major: Journalism/Mass Communication
UNC North Carolina Women's Lacrosse


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