Two Hofstra Soccer Stars Honored For Academics

Joseph Holland (left) and Jill Mulholland.
Joseph Holland (left) and Jill Mulholland.

(Hofstra Press Release) Hofstra Men’s Soccer junior midfielder Joseph Holland earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America first-team honors and Hofstra Women’s Soccer junior midfielder Jill Mulholland of Levittown garnered a third-team selection.

Holland, the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year as well as second-team NSCAA All-America and first-team all-region pick, earned his first career Scholar All-America selection. He was one just five midfielders and 11 players in the entire Division I or II to make the first team and the only CAA player to do so.

Holland posted a 3.35 GPA. The philosophy major tallied a career-high eight goals and 25 points while tying a personal-best with nine assists. The London, England, native topped Hofstra with 78 shots in leading the Pride to the program’s first CAA championship and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006.

He was named the CAA Championship’s Most Outstanding Player after scoring a goal in each game. For his career, Holland has 16 goals, 20 assists and 52 points in 61 career games.

Mulholland also earned her first career NSCAA Scholar All-America selection, being named to the third team. She was one of just three midfielders to make the squad. The physical education and health major posted a 3.65 GPA and earned a spot on the organization’s All Mid-Atlantic region first team.

The Levittown product made a triumphant return to the field after injuries shortened her 2013 and 2014 seasons. Mulholland scored seven goals and added three assists to earn a first-team all-region selection for the first time in her career in her first healthy season since her freshman campaign in 2012.

Mulholland was a major factor in Hofstra winning the CAA’s regular season title and earning an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament, where the Pride advanced to the second round.

Both players have one season of eligibility remaining for 2016.