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March 29, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C.– North Carolina freshman Marcus Holman was named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the period ending March 28, announced today. Holman took advantage of his last-minute chance to start his first-ever ACC game as he scored four goals and added an assist in UNC’s 9-7 victory over fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Maryland.
With first-team All-America Billy Bitter a last minute scratch from the lineup, Holman stepped in and led the Tar Heels to only their second regular-season win over the Terps in the last 14 meetings. Unable to play due to a leg injury, Bitter was held out by team medical personnel in a game-time decision, allowing Holman to start for the first time since the Tar Heels played Lehigh on Feb. 20. Holman responded with Carolina’s last three goals of the game as UNC shut down any chance the Terrapins had for a second-half rally. Holman’s four goals tied the career-high he had against Navy earlier this year and his five points against the Terps were also a career-best.
Carolina’s win improves the Tar Heels to 9-0 on the season, its best start since the 1993 team captured its first nine. The Tar Heels are currently 2-0 in the ACC, the first time the squad has won two ACC regular-season games since 2004.
The Tar Heels will next travel to Homewood Field Saturday to meet No. 12 Johns Hopkins (4-4) in a noon game to be televised nationally on ESPNU.