8 John Holland-McCowan
8 - John Holland-McCowan
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Atherton, Calif.
High School: Menlo School
Position: 2 meter

2011 (Freshman):
Finished second on the team with 33 goals and tied for second with 28 steals during his first season with the Crimson ... Named to the CWPA Northern Divison Rookie of the Week Honor Roll Oct. 31 ... Totaled three goals and four steals against Bucknell and Mercyhurst Sept. 17 ... Added another three goals and four steals against Navy Sept. 18 ... Scored two goals against Brown Oct. 8 ... Helped the Crimson to a 16-7 win over Connecticut College Oct. 15 with two goals and a steal ... Netted hat tricks against Cornell's club team and Columbia's club team at the Ivy Championship Oct. 29-30 ... Scored a career-high four goals against Bucknell and added another score against Iona to help the Crimson finish seventh at the CWPA Eastern Championship Nov. 18-20.

Before Harvard
A four-year letterwinner in water polo … Earned Junior Olympics Platinum Division All-America honorable mention in 2009 … A NISCA All-America fourth-team and High School All-America second team in 2010 … Named Peninsula Athletic League MVP, All Central Coast Section Division 2 Player of the Year and San Mateo County Player of the Year in 2010 … Named MVP of the CCS Division 2 All-Star Game as a senior … Earned High School All-America 10th-team, All-CCS Division 2 first-team, Palo Alto Daily News Prep All-Star first-team and Peninsula Athletic League Co-MVP in 2009 … Selected to the all-region team at the Northern California ODP Regional Championships and attended national team selection camps in 2010 … His club team, Stanford Water Polo, won gold at the National Junior Olympics (U16) and silver at the U.S. Club Water Polo Championships (U16) in 2008 … Named CIF/FARMERS and CCS Male scholar athlete of the year as a senior … Received Menlo School’s Highest Honors twice and Faculty Honors once … Named USA Water Polo Academic All-American as a junior and senior … Started the Kids Cheerking Kids chapter at Menlo School … Launched global youth service project “Kids Cheering Kids Menlo, Calif. –Swazi. One Mile at a Time” to raise awareness and funds for children with HIV/AIDS in Swaziland … Volunteered at Lucille Salter Children’s Hospital … Participated in Menlo School’s Knight School trip to Botswana, Africa … Won numerous awards for his community service efforts, including the Human Relations Award of Special Merit from the Country of Santa Clara Human Relations Commission …Father, Phillip, played baseball at Arizona and San Jose in the 1960’s.