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Men’s lacrosse attackman returns to field months after mid-game seizure

Matt Mynes, Contributor

Clemson men’s club lacrosse team celebrates against West Virginia. 

Coming off an on-field seizure suffered in March, Clemson club lacrosse attackman John Holcomb has been medically cleared to play in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association’s National Championship, which will start May 9 in Round Rock, Texas. 

In the Tigers’ matchup with Indiana on March 12, Holcomb collapsed on the field in the fourth quarter and began to seize. He was resuscitated by Indiana’s sophomore Harrison Jaffe and was immediately taken away for medical treatment.   

It was later revealed that Holcomb had a mass pressing on his brain which caused the seizure. After the tournament in Lynchburg, he returned home to spend time with family and receive medical treatment. 

Although his season was paused for just under two months, Holcomb still contributed eight goals and 18 assists throughout the spring. Clemson is currently ranked fifth in the nation according to MCLA standings, and is set to play 12th-ranked California Polytechnic State Institute on Monday, May 9 at 1:45 p.m. in round one of the Tournament. 

Holcomb will represent the Tigers donning his road orange No. 0 jersey and home white No. 30 jersey, as his home No. 0 jersey was destroyed in March. 

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