Pepperdine Hosts No.1 USC Sunday in Regular Season Finale
Marko Madaras Records Hat Trick; Bence Valics Corrals 13 Saves
Stephen Loomis Records Second Quarter Hat Trick to Lead Waves Past Gauchos
Stephen Loomis, Ray McIntyre and James Perry Score Twice for the Waves
Stephen Loomis and Marko Madaras Lead Waves With Four-Goal Nights
Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.
Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's games at Long Beach and vs. Cal at home.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's games vs. Long Beach and Redlands at the 2010 SoCal Tournament.
Photos taken by Ray McIntyre during Pepperdine's 21-4 win over Fresno Pacific on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's doubleheader vs. USC and Fresno Pacific
2011/SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 12 games for the Waves, tallying 10 goals, five assists and four steals .... Scored a season-high hat trick in a MPSF contest against Long Beach State (10/29) ... Also had two goals in a key 11-10 conference win over UC Irvine (10/14) ... Also notched scores against UC Santa Barbara, California, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer.
2010/FRESHMAN: Appeared in 22 games as a freshman, totaling 14 goals with eight assists and seven steals ... Scored nine of those goals in the season's first month, including a personal single-game high of four in a 12-4 win against Pomona-Pitzer at the Inland Empire Tournament ... Finished the one-day tournament at La Verne with seven goals after having notched two vs. Concordia and one vs. Occidental ... Also netted a score in Pepperdine's 8-7 sudden victory over Loyola Marymount at the NorCal Tournament ... Contributed one goal and two ejections earned during the Waves' 7-5 overtime win at UC Davis ... Credited with a field block in Pepperdine's one-goal 9-8 victory at Long Beach State that helped the Waves clinch their spot at the MPSF Championship ... Had a three-goal game vs. Fresno Pacific.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with high honors in 2010 from De La Salle High School where was a four-year attacker on the varsity team for head coach Scott Hirsch ... Helped lead school to four league titles and two section finals ... Received All-American fourth team honors as a senior and made the sixth team as a junior ... Three-time all-league and all-section first team honoree ... Senior year team captain and MVP ... High school teammate of Andrew Milcovich ... Fifth freshman in school history to make the varsity team ... Also lettered in swimming.
CLUB: Has competed with Lamorinda Water Polo club since 2004 ... Part of four Junior Olympic runner-up teams in 2005-2007 and 2009 ... Won the 2006 National Club and San Diego County Cup championships ... Named tournament MVP for the San Diego County Cup after scoring eight goals.
PERSONAL: Given name is Nicholas Adam Cooper ... Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. and raised in Clayton ... Economics major ... Son of Jack and Tracy Cooper ... Brother of Matt and Dave, both of whom played water polo at the collegiate level ...
FAVORITES: Chris Mullin (pro athlete) ... Real Madrid (pro sports team) ... The Odyssey (book) ... MacGruber and Pinapple Express (movie) ... Summer Heights High (TV show) ... Incubus (musical artist) ... Kinder's BBQ Sandwich (food) ... Soccer (sport other than water polo) ... Hobbies include snowboarding, cooking and hanging out with friends.