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    Marissa Holden
    8 Marissa Holden

    Murphy, Texas

    High School:
    Plano East



    Club Team:
    Dallas Texans


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    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

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    Forward Marissa Holden

    Forward Marissa Holden.

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    2011 - Junior: Served as a substitute in 18 of the 19 games she has appeared in, seeing a total of 445 minutes of action on the season ... Earned her first collegiate start against Minnesota, playing 27 minutes during the contest ... Recorded three points on a trio of assists ... Notched first assist on Megan Pawloski's game-tying goal at Louisville ... Followed with assists on Vanessa DiBernardo's goal against USC and DiBernardo's second mark against Indiana ... Put nine of the 15 shots she took during she season on net (.600 SOG %).

    2010 - Sophomore: Saw time in 12 contests as a substitute on the attack for Illinois ... Tallied her first collegiate points and goal against #23 Louisville, providing the Illini with their final goal of the game in the 87th minute ... Totaled eight shots on the season, placing four on-target.

    2009 - Freshman: Saw time in eight contests as a substitute forward in her first season with the Orange and Blue ... Took her first collegiate shot against Illinois State in the Fighting Illini's 4-0 season-opening victory ... Totaled six shots, putting two on net ... Also saw time against #18 Colorado, Denver, UC Santa Barbara, Washington, Milwaukee, Michigan State and Northwestern.

    High School/Club: 2008 national champion with her club team, the Dallas Texans ... Also a member of Dallas Texans squads that earned State Cup champions for three years, LHGCl Grand Champions for three years, Premier League championships for three years and were Region III champions on three occasions ... Five-time ODP Region III camp invitee ... Two-year captain for Plano East ... Led high school to 2008 state finals and 2008 and 2009 co-district titles ... Named 2008 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American ... Also named all-state, all-region, all-area and all-district ... 2008 District Offensive MVP after scoring 24 goals ... Coached by Ryan Higginbotham and Dawn Crow.

    Personal: Born April 5, 1991 ... Plans to major in finance ... Daughter of Raymond and Shurandia Holden ... Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Participated in Peer Assistance & Leadership Skills (PALS) and was a DECA International Top-10 Finalist ... Also participated in National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member of the Plano East Senior High Hall of Fame ... Hobbies include running, cooking, playing with her dog, making jewelry and knitting.

    Getting to Know Marissa: Favorite Athlete: Thierry Henry ... Favorite Pro Team: Dallas Cowboys ... Favorite Musicians: Ne-Yo and Beyonce ... Favorite Movies: Wall-E and Juno ... Favorite Books: The Twilight Series ... Favorite Food: Pizza ... Favorite Pre-Game Meal: Carrot sticks, granola bar, ham sandwich ... Dream Job: CEO of Nike.

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