At Southern California, Holmes keeps her soccer game at top level

Alumni Report

September 21, 2005|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Sun Reporter

Meagan Holmes is a gifted athlete who has been able to step right in at the highest level of women's college soccer competition at Southern California and continue to be a star.

The freshman defender from Dulaney High has played in just seven collegiate games (starting all seven), made two all-tournament teams, has scored two goals on five shots, and is among the top four on the team in points with four.

Her 40 percent shooting is fourth on the squad.

It's safe to say Holmes has lived up to her ranking by one publication (Student Sports) as the No. 2 defender in the nation and No. 5 player overall coming out of high school.

Holmes was selected to the UCLA Women's Cup all-tournament team two weekends ago, and on Sunday she was chosen to the LMU-Culver City all-tournament team.

Southern California, ranked No. 22 in the nation, captured the Culver City tourney with a 3-0 victory over Oakland Sunday, improving its record to 4-2-1.

Koloup strikes UM

Notre Dame freshman Beth Koloup (Notre Dame Prep) will never forget her first collegiate goal and assist because they came against her home state school.

Koloup came off the bench Sept. 4 against Maryland and got an assist and a goal in the final 14 minutes of a 6-0 romp in South Bend, Ind.

Those have been the only points for Koloup this season in two games for the Irish (7-1).

Et cetera

Senior Lycoming striker Jeff Kocher (C. Milton Wright) needs five goals to become the school's all-time leader in that category. He has already become the all-time leader in points with 129. ... Delaware junior Kyle Schmid (Towson) finished eighth in the Delaware Invitational with a time of 27 minutes, 23.6 seconds. Schmid finished 12th two weeks ago in the Seahawk Classic at UNC-Wilmington.

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