8 John Holland-McCowan
8 John Holland-McCowan
Year: Junior
Hometown: Atherton, Calif.
High School: Menlo School
Position: 2-Meter
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Career Highs
 4 (4x) vs. MIT (11/18/12)
2 (2x) vs. Iona (11/20/11)
4 vs. Navy (9/18/11)

2013 (Junior)
Named ACWPC “Superior” Scholar Athlete … Named CWPA “Superior Scholar Athlete ... Contributed 17 goals, three assists and 12 steals ... Netted two goals against Stanford at the Bruno Fall Classic hosted by Brown Sept. 7 … Tallied a single score in each of the Crimson’s last three games of the Princeton Invite Sept. 14-15 … Contributed two steals at Fordham Sept. 21 … Had a goal at Iona Sept. 21 … Registered a goal and a steal against then No. 14 St. Francis to snap an 11-year win streak at home for the Terriers Sept. 22 … Recorded a goal, an assist and a steal at Connecticut College on Oct. 5 … Scored a goal at MIT Oct. 16 and a single tally against Brown Oct. 20 … Buried two goals at the Bronco Invitations Oct. 25-27 against Cal Baptist and UC Davis … Tallied a goal and a steal against St. Francis Nov. 2 … Contributed three steals in Harvard’s first game versus MIT at the CWPA Northern Division Championships Nov. 9 ... Scored a goal against Princeton before registering a goal and a steal in the fifth place game against Brown at the CWPA Championships. 

2012 (Sophomore)
Ended the season with 41 goals, five assists and 25 steals ... Scored a goal against Diablo Valley College and had two steals versus Yale at the Labor Day Invite Sept. 1 ... Tallied one steal against California Lutheran Sept. 7 … Notched one goal and one assist against California Sept. 8 … Recorded two steals against Johns Hopkins Sept. 9 ... Scored two goals and provided one steal in a win over MIT Sept. 21 ... Tallied two goals and one assist in a win over Fordham and added two more steals agains Iona Sept. 22 ... Scored two goals in a victory over Connecticut College Sept. 23 ... Scored one goal and tallied one steal in a each match against Navy and Johns Hopkins Sept. 29 … Sparked the Crimson with four goals and one steal in a victory over Toronto and also scored one goal and tallied one assist against Bucknell Sept. 30 ... Scored one goal and tallied one steal against Loyola-Marymount and also scored one goal against Claremont-M-S Oct. 6 … Scored one goal against UC Santa Barbara Oct. 7 ... Registered two goals and two steals against St. Francis and another goal against Mercyhurst Oct. 20 ... Tallied two goals and one assist versus Penn Oct. 27 ... Had a single goal against Brown Oct. 28 ... Scored four goals and tallied one steal in a win over Fordham Nov. 3 … Scored two goals and had two steals against St. Francis Nov. 3 … Scored three goals and recorded two steals against MIT Nov. 4 ... Delivered two goals and one steal versus Bucknell Nov. 16 ... Recorded a steal and an assist against Brown Nov. 17 ... Recorded a natural hat trick en route to four goals and two steals versus MIT Nov. 18.

2011 (Freshman)
Received ACWPC and CWPA "Excellent" Scholar-Athlete distinction ... 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.