Cirovski on Hollenbach: “Beckett is your prototype student-athlete. He is very gifted technically with both feet. Courageous, he exhibits incredible endurance. Beckett will be an absolute key for this team as he imposes his leadership and will on a relatively young supporting class. Beckett has been a rock for us at the back, and I look for him to become one of the elite defenders in college soccer. His versatility and strength of character should make him a great prospect for the MLS.”
As a Junior in 2000: One of only four Terrapins to start every game, Hollenbach finished his junior campaign with five assists … serving his second year as a team captain, he was a cornerstone in the back for the Terps once again … season-high two assists came in the season opener on Sept. 1 vs. Jacksonville at the Virginia/Coca-Cola Classic.
As a Sophomore in 1999: Honorable mention All-American by College Soccer Online ... despite battling injury most of the season, Hollenbach still started 15 games as the Terps’ captain … a second-team All-ACC selection … one of the staples of a Maryland defense that gave up only 0.89 goals per game, Hollenbach also pitched in an assist for the Terps in their 2-0 win over NC State on Sept. 19 … an excellent student in the classroom as well, Hollenbach was recognized by the Maryland Athletic Department as the Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 25 … an ACC honor roll honoree.
As a Freshman in 1998: One of three players to start all 24 games … finished fifth on the team in scoring with 11 points … scored goals against UMBC on Sept. 9 and George Mason on Oct. 7 with his third goal of the season propelling the Terps into the Final Four after he scored the game-winner against Creighton in the NCAA quarterfinals … also charted five assists … named to Soccer America’s All-Freshman team … a second team All-South Atlantic Region selection.
Before Maryland: Product of Haverford High School in Havertown, Pa. ... a four-year starter and three-year captain ... listed as a 1998 Soccer America top 25 collegiate recruit ... helped lead Haverford to four consecutive district playoffs ... a 1997 UMBRO/NSCAA High School All-American ... a three-year UMBRO/NSCAA Youth All-American (1995-1997) ... the 1997 UMBRO Player of the Year in Pennsylvania ... the 1997 Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states ... earned all-state honors in 1996 and in 1997 ... a three-time All-Southeastern Pennsylvania choice ... a three-time first team All-Delaware County, All-Central League and All-Main Line selection, and also earned player of the year honors for all three ... named the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Player of the Year and first team all-area in 1997 ... a three-year member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team which competed at the World Championships in Egypt in 1997 ... made a record-setting 28 tours both internationally and domestically with the U-17 National Team ... a six-year member of the Pennsylvania State Select Team ... a four-year member of the Region I team ... starter and captain of the U-18 F.C. Delco team which won the Pennsylvania state championship in 1996 and in 1997.
Personal: Majoring in finance, Hollenbach is the son of Susie and Bill Hollenbach ... his sister Emily (23) and brother Jake (29) both ran cross country in college ... also has another older sister, Sarah (28) … enjoys playing basketball, tennis and likes to read ... a recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence ... born Feb. 17, 1980, his full name is Beckett George Hollenbach.
Hollenbach By The Numbers Year GP-GS Goals Assts Pts 1998 24-24 3 5 11 1999 13-13 0 1 1 2000 19-19 0 5 5 Career 56-56 3 11 17