28 Josh Holden
Josh Holden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hudson, Ohio

High School:
Hudson

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
Outfield

Experience:
2VL



MISCELLANEOUS: Dual-sport standout ... lettered in Black Knights' football backfield each of past three seasons ... second on club in rushing last two years ... ran for 490 yards and team-leading eight touchdowns ... ranks 32nd on Army's career rushing list with 1,132 ground yards ... excellent athlete with great footspeed ... fiery competitor with burning passion to succeed ... boasts surprising power from left side of plate ... sprays line drives to all fields ... capable of turning on ball with authority ... talented fly-chaser with ability to run down balls in gaps ... covers tremendous amount of ground in center field ... one of finest defensive outfielders in Patriot League ... wreaks havoc on basepaths ... always looking to take extra base ... returns to starting job in center field for third straight season ... expected to vie for all-conference honors for second consecutive year ... carries .354 career batting average into final campaign ... swiped 43 of 49 stolen base attempts for flashy 87.8 percent success rate during West Point tenure ... elected team captain this spring ... two-year letterman.

2002: Blossomed into one of Patriot League's top performers ... captured Patriot League batting title with .398 average overall ... stands tied for ninth highest single season batting average in school history ... first Army player since 1997, and fourth overall, to claim Patriot hitting crown ... started 33 of 35 games in which he saw action ... collected 37 base hits in 93 official plate appearances ... finished with five doubles, three triples, one home run and 10 runs batted in ... registered 22 runs scored to rank second among team leaders ... successful on 20 of 21 stolen base attempts (.952) ... garnered first team All-Patriot League honors despite splitting time between football and baseball programs ... tied for fourth among conference leaders in triples, third in stolen bases ... topped league leaders in on-base percentage (.467) ... ranked fourth in slugging percentage (.548) ... batted safely in 25 of 35 game appearances ... piled up team-high 12 multiple-hit performances ... authored team-best 12-game hitting streak late in year ... finished with 51 total bases to list second on club ... registered career-best three hits on three occasions ... recorded three-hit showings against Marist, Wright State and Bucknell ... added three runs scored in loss to Wright State, equaling career standard ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs batted in during third game of Navy series ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in series finale versus Bucknell ... slapped pair of doubles in that contest as well ... registered four games with at least two stolen bases ... tied career high with three thefts during home defeat of Manhattan ... batted .462 (18-39) with six RBI and 13 runs scored during final three weeks of season ... torrid 14-game stretch raised seasonal batting average by nearly 50 percentage points ... lone home run came opposite Wright State during spring trip to Florida ... "inside-the-parker" marked third round-tripper of Army career.

2001: Drew starts in 42 of 43 game showings ... filled leadoff role as Army's starting center fielder ... led squad in hitting much of season despite splitting spring between football and baseball programs ... fashioned impressive debut ledger with baseball squad ... finished season tied for fourth on club with .329 batting average ... figure remained above .400 during much of season's first half ... average plummeted from high of .468 to low of .306 following midyear batting slump ... regained hitting stroke late in year ... batted safely in 11 of season's final 13 contests ... collected at least two hits in seven of those outings ... batted .383 (18-47) to fuel season-ending tear ... garnered 20 runs scored and nine runs batted in during dominant stretch ... recorded early season 14-game hitting streak ... longest streak of its kind for any Army player throughout year ... notched 16 multiple-hit games to rank second on team ... also listed second on squad in runs scored (38), base hits (51) and stolen bases (23) ... stolen base total stands tied for sixth on Academy's single-season chart ... drove in at least two runs five times ... added seven doubles, two home runs and 20 runs batted in ... garnered 64 total bases to stand fifth on club ... tied for third with 17 bases on balls ... posted .403 on-base percentage ... smacked career-best three hits in consecutive outings against Tampa and Merrimack during Army's spring trip to Florida ... 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and two runs scored to lead win over Merrimack ... ripped first career home run in that effort ... notched other three-RBI outings versus St. Francis (N.Y.) and Lafayette ... slapped other longball in Patriot League win over Lafayette ... totaled at least two stolen bases five times.

2000: Did not play ... spent year with Army football program.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Chuck Shilling at Hudson High ... lettered three times in football, twice in baseball and once in basketball ... standout tailback on gridiron ... roamed center field on diamond ... earned all-state honors in both sports ... helped baseball squad to conference championship as a senior ... served as team captain in both sports during final campaign ... established several school rushing records, including single season ground mark ... rushed for 2,055 yards during senior campaign to shatter former standard.

PERSONAL: Given name is Joshua Michael Holden ... born Dec. 10, 1980, in Mauston, Wis. ... parents' names are Pam and Mike Holden ... majoring in Human/Regional Geography.

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