Week Two of the 2018 Major League Lacrosse season featured five games, and every one was a battle. Ohio Machine attackman Marcus Holman was named Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for an 11 goal performance against the New York Lizards. Meanwhile, Michael Ehrhardt received Warrior Defensive Player of the Week for his tenacious play against Dallas.
Marcus Holman, A, Ohio Machine
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Ohio Machine attackman Marcus Holman was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. His record-setting performance paced the Machine in a 25-13 win over the Lizards on Sunday.
Holman, 26, broke the league record for goals scored in a single game with 11 in Sunday’s win. The sixth-year pro also had an assist for a career-high 12 points. The previous record for goals in a single game was held by John Grant, Jr. who scored 10 goals on Aug. 8, 2016 while playing for the Machine also against the Lizards. Four of Homan’s goals came in a five-minute span in the third quarter. The record-breaking goal was scored 1:26 into the fourth quarter off a feed from Ryan Ambler.
The Machine drafted Holman with the 12th-overall selection in the 2013 Collegiate Draft out of North Carolina. The four-time MLL All-Star was named the Coca-Cola MVP of the Championship Game last season after a six-point performance in the win over Denver.
Michael Ehrhardt, D, Charlotte Hounds
Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Charlotte Hounds defenseman Michael Ehrhardt was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2. He helped the Hounds to a 13-12 win over the Rattlers on Friday night in Charlotte.
Ehrhardt, 26, collected six groundballs, caused two turnovers and did not turn the ball over once in the win. With less than a minute remaining in regulation and the Hounds holding a one-goal lead, Ehrhardt stripped the ball from Dallas midfielder Mike Lazore after the Rattlers won the faceoff. The play sealed the win for Charlotte as they were able to hold the ball for the remainder of the game with the shot clock turned off.
The former Maryland standout was selected by the Hounds with the seventh-overall selection in the 2014 Collegiate Draft. He has appeared in 50 games for Charlotte and has collected 179 groundballs in his career.