Clayton Holz

Clayton Holz

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: June 15, 1990

Status: Academy Protected Player

Birthplace: USA

High School: St. John's, 2008

College: Stanford University

OUTLOOK: Versatile player with strong work rate who can play in the middle or at the back. College senior at Stanford University (2011-12).

2010 STANFORD: First team academic all-Pac 10 with a team-high 3.82 GPA ... Played in 13 of 18 games, mostly as a midfielder, and contributed one assist ... Assist was a late game-winner in 1-0 win vs. San Diego State on Oct. 17 ... In that game, Holz came on as a substitute and served a corner kick to set up the winning goal.

2009 STANFORD: Academic all-Pac 10 ... Saw action in 12 games, including five starts ... A key member of the defense and midfield that recorded shutouts in six of the 12 games he saw action ... Helped Stanford reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years ... Did not appear in the tournament as Stanford reached the third round before falling to No. 1 Akron.

2008 SUMMER: Spent about a week training with the Dynamo first team along with several Stanford teammates.

2008 STANFORD: Appeared in 12 games off the bench as a freshman ... Scored his first career goal with a game-winning volley in the 75th minute in a 2-1 win vs. UCLA on 10/12 ... Goal helped Cardinal break six-game winless streak.

PERSONAL: First team Pac-10 all-academic in 2010.