Senior attackman Marcus Holman of the No. 5 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team might be one of the greatest UNC has ever seen, but with his last regular-season game now over, UNC is that much closer to having to fill the spot a legend once held.
Saturday, in a 20-8 win against High Point, UNC had a chance to give playing time to the man who could fill that vacancy — freshman Patrick Kelly.
Coming into the season, Kelly was the top-ranked recruit for the Tar Heels, but due to UNC’s strength at attack, he has been stuck on the bench for most of the season.
“Obviously you want your shot, but as long as the team is doing well, you’re pretty much willing to do anything,” Kelly said. “Whenever they call me up and need me, I’ll be ready.”
And in a blowout game against a first-year program, Kelly was ready.