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Rachel Holden
Rachel Holden

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lancaster, TX

High School:
Maranatha Christian

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward

11/04/2013

Holden, Hodges Earn Top C-USA Offensive, Defensive Honors

Holden, Hodges, Ibewuike Snag All-C-USA Awards

09/16/2013

Holden Earns Second C-USA Player Of The Week Award In Four Weeks

Hat Trick Gives Freshman Holden Another C-USA Weekly Award

09/15/2013

Holden Notches Another Hat Trick, NT Soccer Romps OU, 5-0

Mean Green Blasts Sooners, 5-0, Thanks To Holden Hat Trick

10/13/2013

SOC: North Texas vs. Charlotte

SOC: North Texas vs. Charlotte

10/11/2013

SOC: North Texas vs. UTSA

SOC: North Texas vs. UTSA

2014

• Named first-team all-conference for the second straight year
• Named Conference USA All-Academic First Team
• Named 2014 Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
• Named to TopDrawerSoccer.Com Division I Top 100 National Ranking
• Named to TopDrawerSoccer.Com Top 20 Player Rankings for Conference USA
• Named Conference USA's Offensive Player of the Week on August 25
• Was one of three players to start all 22 games of the season in the defense
• Scored two game-winning goals in the opening two games
• Tallied the first goal in the 3-0 win against Texas Southern
• Scored the decisive goal in the 1-0 win against Oregon State
• Scored her third goal of the season against Southern Miss
• Scored the opening goal against FIU
• Dished out an assist in the win against Charlotte
• Tied for third on the team with four goals

Holden in the 2013 C-USA and National Rankings
• NCAA: 59th in total goals (12), 73rd in goals per game (0.57), 93rd in total points (26).
• C-USA: 3rd in goals, points and goals per game, T5th in shots (56), 4th in points per game and tied for 2nd in game winning goals (4).

2013
• NSCAA First-Team All-Region team selection.
• C-USA Offensive Player of the Year.
• First-Team All-C-USA.
• C-USA Freshman of the Year.
• C-USA All-Freshman First Team.
• C-USA Academic Medal winner, which is given to student-athletes with a 3.75 GPA or better.
• Key reason the NT offense ranked 14th in the NCAA with 2.36 goals per game.
• Scored the game winner against UTEP, which clinched the No. 2 seed for NT.
• Headed in an Allison Guderian cross in the 3-0 win over Charlotte.
• Posted her 1st career assist in the 4-2 win over UTSA.
• Evened the Oklahoma State game with a goal in the 65th minute.
• Earned 2nd C-USA Player of the Week honor on Sept. 16
• Notched her second hat trick in eight career games in the 5-0 win over OU.
• Scored the game-winning blast in the 2-0 victory over TCU.
• Notched her 5th career goal in a 3-0 route of Sam Houston St.
• Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 26) for her four-goal weekend against Texas Southern and Houston Baptist.
• Scored the game winner against Houston Baptist for her 4th goal in two collegiate games.
• Opened her career with a hat trick in 46 minutes at Texas Southern.
• Became the first NT freshman to open her career with a hat trick since her teammate Kelsey Hodges in 2010, and just the fourth overall.
• Only NT Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Christy Johnson had more goals in her first two collegiate games (10) than Holden (4).

High School/Club
• Rated a four-star player and the No. 31 ranked player in the state by Top Drawer Soccer.
• Played under former Sidekicks star Tatu with Sting 96, finishing second last year in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) title game.
• Earned U17 ECNL All-Event Team honors last summer.
• Helped Sting win the 2011 State Cup and US Soccer Regional III titles.
• Member of the ODP '95 North Texas State team and US Soccer Region III team since 2010.
• National Society of High School Scholars
• Born on Dec., 7 1995 to Joseph and Shalundria Holden.

Career Accolades:
2014
• First-Team All-C-USA
• C-USA All-Academic First Team
• C-USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
• C-USA Player of the Week
• TopDrawerSoccer.Com Division I Top 100 National Ranking
• TopDrawerSoccer.Com Top 20 Player Rankings for Conference USA
2013
• NSCAA First-Team All-Region (Central)
• C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
• First-Team All-C-USA
• C-USA Freshman of the Year
• C-USA All-Freshman First Team
• C-USA Academic Medal
• C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 26, 2013)
• C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 16, 2013)

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