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Ludington’s Holmes named LSJ Football Player of the Month

LUDINGTON–Ludington Spencer Holmes was a team manager for the Orioles last season.

The junior striker had 20 goals and 14 assists for Ludington, whose season ended in a district loss to Reeths-Puffer.

For his efforts over the past season, Holmes was named Local Sports Journal’s Player of the Month for October.

“Spencer is a great player and teammate,” Ludington coach Kris Anderson said. “Spencer is the player who plays like he trains. Every day he brings an incredible work rate and pushes himself and his teammates to improve.

His work ethic definitely rubs off on those around him.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a player who works or pushes Spencer,” Anderson said. “The successful season he’s had is a direct result of the level of effort Spencer has put in. He loves to play and that energy is contagious and spreads throughout our team.

His explosiveness in the attacking side of the pitch made him a threat every time he touched the ball. His “team first” attitude was also a positive attribute.

“The season where Spencer made our team so dangerous offensively because we have two players who score threats all the time,” Anderson said. “He’s also a team player. If a team tries to stop him from scoring, Spencer is uninterested and ready to make the pass to set up his teammates.

Spencer is the son of Jeremy and Laura Holmes. He has a cumulative grade point average of 3.097.