LUDINGTON–Ludington Spencer Holmes was a team leader for the Orioles this past season.

The junior forward had 20 goals and 14 assists for Ludington, whose season ended with a district setback to Reeths-Puffer.

For his efforts this past season, Holmes was named the 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 that plays the way he practices. Everyday he brings an incredible work rate and pushes himself and teammates to get better.”

His work ethic definitely rubs off on those who play around him.

“You would be hard pressed to find a player who out works or out hustles Spencer,” Anderson said. “The successful season he has had is a direct result of the effort level Spencer puts forth. He loves playing the game and that energy is contagious and spreads throughout our team.”

His explosiveness in the offensive end of the field made him a threat whenever he touched the ball. His “team first” attitude also was a positive attribute.

“The season Spencer had made our team so dangerous offensively, because we have two players that are scoring threats at any time,” Anderson said. “He is such a team player as well. If a team attempts to stop him from scoring, Spencer is unselfish and willing to make the pass to set up his teammates.” 

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