IN 2003: Started seven of the 23 games he appeared in ... scored five points resulting from two goals and one assist ... took 25 shots for the season ... made his first appearance in a UVa uniform against Seton Hall (8/29) in the Virginia Soccer Classic ... started and scored his first collegiate goal in UVa's 2-1 victory over Liberty (10/24) ... recorded his first collegiate assist and point in just his second college match after assisting on Matt Oliver's goal against #13 Saint Louis (8/31) in the Virginia Soccer Classic ... scored the game-winning goal in UVa's 2-0 win over Seton Hall in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament (11/21) ... converted a penalty kick in the pk shoot-out to help Virginia advance past Clemson following a 0-0 tie in the ACC Quarterfinals in Cary, N.C. (11/12) ... appeared in Virginia's 2-1 victory over #3 Wake Forest (9/13) and in UVa's 1-0 win over #4 North Carolina (9/21) ... started for Virginia against #3 Maryland (10/31) ... started all three games for UVa in the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament ... took a season-high six shots in Virginia's 2-1 victory over Liberty (10/24) ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times at Norfolk Academy in soccer ... a four-time All-State and All-Prep selection ... selected as a 2003 All-American choice and was tabbed an All-South player ... three-time team MVP in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... named to the 2002 All-Tidewater First Team and to the 2001 All-Tidewater Second Team ... leading point scorer in school-history at Norfolk Academy with 103 goals and 63 assists ... earned the Norfolk Sports Club 2003 Outstanding Metropolitan Scholastic Men's Soccer Player Award ... named the 2003 Virginia Pilot Soccer Player of the Year and was the 2003 Virginia Pilot Athlete of the Year runner-up ... also played basketball and lacrosse where he was an All-State and All-Prep selection ... recipient of the 2002 VMI Leadership Award and the 2003 Royce E. Jones Award ... volunteered at the Paul Webb basketball camp, at the Lafayette Nursing Home and Operation Smile.
PERSONAL: Born on April 10, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio ... son of Patricia Holder ... chose Virginia for its combination of academics and athletics ... also recruited by Brown, James Madison and Davidson ... has two brothers, Justin and Brandon.
Holder by the Numbers
Dreams Coming True for Opoku at UVAMen's Soccer9/22/17Edward Opoku, a native of Ghana, is the leading scorer for No. 9 Virginia, which hosts No. 7 North Carolina on Friday night at Klöckner Stadium.Reinkensmeyer Moves Center StageFootball9/19/17Redshirt freshman Dillon Reinkensmeyer will make his third start for Virginia -- his second at center -- at Boise State on Friday night.'Hoos Savor Emphatic VictoryFootball9/16/17Virginia, which finished 2-10 in 2016, improved to 2-1 in its second season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall with a 38-18 win over UConn.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
UNC’s Golden Goal in 95th minute Sinks Virginia
M. Soccer | 9/22/2017
Jelani Pieters scored his fifth goal of the season in the 95th minute to help No. 7 North...
Jeff White: Dreams Coming True for Opoku at UVA
M. Soccer | 9/22/2017
Edward Opoku, a native of Ghana, is the leading scorer for No. 9 Virginia, which hosts No. 7...
Virginia Hosts UNC in Top 10 Matchup at Klöckner Friday
M. Soccer | 9/21/2017
No. 9 Virginia will be at home to host No. 7 North Carolina on Friday night (Sept. 22) at 7 p.m.
Opoku Earns ACC Player of the Week Honor
M. Soccer | 9/18/2017
Junior Edward Opoku was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring both goals in a 2-1 ...
Opoku’s Two Goals Lead No. 12 Virginia Past Va Tech
M. Soccer | 9/15/2017
Junior Edward Opoku (Millbrook, N.Y.) recorded the first multi-goal game of his career in a 2-1...
No. 12 Virginia Resumes ACC Play at Va Tech Friday
M. Soccer | 9/14/2017
No. 12 Virginia continues Atlantic Coast Conference play on Friday (Sept. 15) when it travels to ...
Strong Second Half Lifts No. 12 Virginia Over Marquette
M. Soccer | 09/12/2017
A pair of second half goals were the difference for No. 12 Virginia in a 2-0 victory over Marquette.
No. 11 Virginia, No. 7 Syracuse Play to 2-2 Draw
M. Soccer | 09/08/2017
No. 11 Virginia and No. 7 Syracuseplayed to an exciting, 2-2 draw in front of 2,596 at Klöck...
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