20 Luke Holmes
20 Luke Holmes
Height: 5-7
Weight: 150
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oldham, England
High School: Our Lady's R.C. HS/Notre Dame College [Ohio]
Previous College: Notre Dame College (Ohio)
Position: F/M
Major: Business Management

as a Senior (2011): Invited to Major League Soccer SuperDraft combine ... All-MAC First Team honoree ... recorded five goals and eight assists in just 16 matches ... was forced to sit out the first seven matches of the fall due to NCAA transfer restrictions ... started 11 games, including all four postseason matches ... netted the game-winning goal at Buffalo (Oct. 21) and Florida Atlantic (Nov. 6) ... recorded a goal and an assist in each of his first two games in an Akron uniform while leading the Zips to wins against Ohio State (Sept. 28) and Western Michigan (Oct. 1) ... three of his eight assists led to game-winning goals.

Prior to Akron:
Transfer from Notre Dame College where he was the NAIA National Player of the Year (2010) ... two-time American Midwest Conference Player of the Year (2010, 2009) ... AMC Freshman of the Year (2008) ... led the Falcons to their first national championship final with a 23-0-1 record last fall ... scored five goals and added two assists in five games at the national tournament en route to being named the National Tournament Most Valuable Player ... ended his junior campaign as the program's all-time leader in goals (70) and points (164), and second in assists (25) ... ranked third in the country in goals (24) and points (58) last season ... named to NSCAA All-America Second Team as a sophomore after earning honorable mention honors as a freshman ... played for Manchester City FC's youth academy from 1997-2001 ... was a member of Chaddy End Boys youth academy three league championships and five cup finals from 2001-2003.

Personal: Parents are Gary and Patricia Holmes.