Via Inside Lacrosse

Steve Holmes, a former All-American at the University of Virginia and a professional player with the San Francisco Dragons (MLL) and San Jose Stealth (NLL), will serve as an assistant coach for the men‚??s lacrosse program at Dominican University of California, head coach Ned Webster announced today. Holmes will join the Penguins for 2007 and help work with the defense.

Holmes was one of nine ACC defensemen and seven ACC rookies to start every game his freshman year (2002). He was third among ACC freshmen in ground balls with 41. A captain his junior year, Holmes was named an Honorable Mention STX/USILA All-American player in 2005. Holmes picked up 43 ground balls in 2005 and finished second among ACC close defensemen, averaging 2.87/g.

‚??Welcoming Steve aboard has been yet another significant step towards the development of Penguin Lacrosse, and he will be huge help at the defensive end of the field,‚?Ě said head coach Ned Webster. ‚??He possesses an excellent pedigree, and has played the game with great success on the biggest stages the sport has to offer. Steve is extremely detailed and passionate about his coaching, and is a solid representative of our program, the University and Northern California lacrosse.‚?Ě

Holmes will be assisting at Dominican while he plays for the San Jose Stealth of Major League Lacrosse. ‚??I‚??m really excited to be a part of this,‚?Ě said Holmes. ‚??The program‚??s really growing under Ned‚??s direction and Penguin Lacrosse is going places.‚?Ě

Holmes was drafted in the sixth round (22nd pick overall) of the 2007 NLL Entry Draft by the Stealth. In 2006, he was picked in the third round (22nd pick overall) in the MLL Collegiate Draft.