General: A versatile player that saw time in defense and in the midfield ... will be a useful player for Stanford all over the field in 2011.
As a Junior in 2010: Saw action in 13 games as a substitute ... assisted on a Cameron Lamming goal in the 78th minute of a 1-0 win over San Diego State (10/17) ... one of 15 players to record at least one point for the Cardinal in 2010 ... tallied two shots on the season.
As a Sophomore in 2009: Saw action in 12 games, including five starts ... credited with five shots, three of which were on goal ... a key member of the defense and midfield that recorded shutouts in six of the 12 games he saw action.
As a Freshman in 2008: Appeared in 12 games off the bench ... scored his first career goal in a 2-1 win over UCLA (10/12) ... goal versus UCLA was a game-winner, coming on a volley in the 75th minute.
High School/Club: Selected for the U.S. national-team pool for his age group from 2004-07 ... a four-time selection for the Region III ODP team ... a member of the Texas-South state ODP team (2002-08) ... three-year captain of ODP ... attended adidas Elite Soccer Program in 2006-07 ... played for the Houstonians FC ... captain at St. John's School in Houston, Texas ...scored 64 goals and had 52 assists over four years ... as a senior, led St. John's to a third-place state finish, the highest for the program in over a decade ... a four-time All-Southern Preparatory Conference selection ... twice named conference MVP ... also competed in track and field.
Personal: Son of Eric and Joyce Holz ... undeclared major ... enjoys playing the guitar ... a 2010 first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
Bret Simon on Holz: "Clayton is a player with high aerobic capacity, soft feet and can play anywhere in the midfield or in the back line."