Oneil Holder

Oneil Holder

Year: Freshman
Position: Forward
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pa.
High School: East Stroudsburg South
Major: Economics


Why did you choose Moravian College?
Because of Moravian's great academic success and I really wanted to play under Coach Potts.

What is your major and why?
Economics and because I want to be a financial assistant and own my own business.

What has been your favorite course at Moravian and why?
My favorite course so far at Moravian has been Principles of Economics because it helped me obtain a better insight into my major.

What are your plans for the future once you finish your degree at Moravian?
Once I finish at Moravian I plan to move back to my hometown and hopefully get a job in my career path.

What is your most memorable moment as a Greyhound?
My most memorable moment as a Greyhound was when I put my basketball jersey on for the first time this year.

How has being an athlete helped you as a student?
Being an athlete has helped me as a student by showing me how to manage my time and to get things done ahead of schedule.

What is the hardest part of your sport?
The hardest part of my sport is the conditioning, you really have to be in tip-top shape to play our style of play, which is up-tempo basketball.

Why do you wear your jersey number?
It’s my favorite number and one of my favorite players Victor Oladipo, who I idolize, wears it.

Name one obstacle or form of adversity you have overcome.
One obstacle I had to overcome was when I torn my ACL at young age and wasn’t able to get reconstructive surgery because I was to young and there was a chance it could stunt my growth. So I played almost 5 years with a torn ACL. 

Why is community service important to your role as a student-athlete at Moravian?
Community Service is important to me as a student athlete because its always nice to give back and help the area in a positive manner and knowing you had an impact on the community makes you feel really good about yourself. 

What advice do you have for a prospective Moravian College student-athlete?
Make sure the school is right fit for you regardless to the sport you’re playing.


Color? Blue
Food? Anything with Seafood
Restaurant? Red Lobster
Movie? All of the Transformer’s movies
TV Show? The Walking Dead
Musical Artist? PartyNextDoor
Athlete? Kobe Bryant & Victor Oladipo
Pro Team? New England Patriots
Hobbies? Playing Football with friends
Most Prized Possession? My family
Biggest Fear? Failure