Thursday, November 17, 2011

Northwest Herald: Cary-Grove's Holland to play soccer at Marquette

By Joe Stevenson
Northwest Herald

Erin Holland has played soccer at an elite level since joining the Eclipse Select Soccer club when she was 11 years old.

Holland, a Cary resident and junior at Cary-Grove, made sure she will be playing with another elite team when she goes to college in two years. Holland recently committed to play with NCAA Division I Marquette, which just won its third consecutive Big East Conference American Division title and plays Penn State in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament on Friday.

Holland has seen several Marquette games and has a cousin, senior defender Lauren Thut, on the team.

“[Thut] told me she loved everything there and thought I would love it there too,” Holland said. “I visited there a couple times to make sure it felt right. The players all seemed to be really close and I liked that.”


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