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Ryan Hollingshead

Ryan Hollingshead


Hollingshead has upheld a 3.532 cumulative grade point average in Psychology and is on track to graduate after the Fall quarter after just three years and one quarter. He has twice earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors and has been on the UCLA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every single quarter that he has been at UCLA (nine times in total). Also, Hollingshead was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2011.


Hollingshead was a two-time recipient of the Coaches’ Award at UCLA, earning the honor as a freshman in 2009 and as a sophomore in 2010. He was also able to display his leadership qualities off the field after being selected as one of two UCLA representatives to attend a Pac-12 Leadership conference in San Francisco. In 2009, the UCLA team adopted as an honorary captain an 11 year-old boy who was having surgery for a brain aneurysm at the UCLA Medical Center. Hollingshead and his teammates visited the boy on several occasions both before and after his surgery. Hollingshead is also a representative for the men’s soccer team on UCLA’s Bruin Athletic Council, a leadership group that consists of representatives from all 22 of UCLA’s teams. The council serves as a forum for student-athletes to offer their input regarding the student-athlete experience to the athletic administration and to create unity among all athletic teams.


Included amongst the community service ventures Hollingshead has volunteered for: UCLA’s I’m Going To College program, giving campus tours and doing autograph signings for the collegiate community outreach effort; Adopt-A-Classroom, in which players correspond and meet with elementary school children; and Marathon Kids, a school and community-based fitness program. He also performs over 30 hours of community service each year, including roles as a volunteer in the National Marathon Kids Program, Prime Time Games, Bruin Academy, John R. Wooden Academy, and as a student-athlete liaison/representative for the UCLA Lab School Jog-A-Thon and Adopt-A-Classroom programs.


Playing at both forward and midfielder, Hollingshead has helped lead UCLA to three consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal appearances, Pac-12 team titles in both 2009 and 2011, and the 2011 College Cup. As a freshman in 2009, he played in all 20 matches, ranking third on the team and 10th in the Pac-10 with four goals scored. In 2010, he earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors after starting all 22 matches for the Bruins and recording two goals and five assists on the year. As a junior in 2011, Hollingshead continued to improve on the field, earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors after finishing the season with three goals and seven assists. He saved his best performances that year for the NCAA Tournament, registering two assists in a third round victory over Rutgers before scoring an incredible goal in the College Cup Semifinals against North Carolina. For his efforts, Hollingshead was named to the 2011 NCAA All-Tournament Team.