Matt DeTrane, Spencer Hamby, Stephen Loomis and Bence Valics Earn Honorable Mention Selection
Marko Madaras Scores Third Period Hat Trick in Regular Season Finale
Waves Battle 49ers Thursday; Host Unbeaten Trojans Sunday in MPSF Finale
Marko Madaras Records Hat Trick; Bence Valics Corrals 13 Saves
Waves Achieve Highest Ranking of the Season
Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's home game vs. No. 3 UC Irvine on October 9.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's games vs. Long Beach and Redlands at the 2010 SoCal Tournament.
Pictures taken by Jeff Golden of Pepperdine's game vs. Loyola Marymount on Sept. 11, 2010.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's home game vs. LMU and at the Inland Empire Tournament.
2011/JUNIOR: Scored 23 goals in 21 games with 11 steals and four assists during his sophomore season ... His 23 goals total was tied his career high that he set as a sophomore in 2010 ... Collected two hat tricks, with the first coming in an 11-10 road MPSF victory over UC Santa Barbara ... His second hat trick came in the seventh place MPSF Tournament game against UC Santa Barbara, where he netted all three goals in the third period ... Earned ACWPC All-American honorable mention and All-MPSF honorable mention.
2010/SOPHOMORE: Scored 23 goals in 25 games with 10 steals during his sophomore season ... Credited with the game-winning goal in Pepperdine's 9-8 victory at Long Beach State that helped clinch its spot at the MPSF Championship ... Was his lone goal of the game vs. the 49ers ... Earned five ejections during the Waves' 7-5 overtime win at UC Davis ... Notched a goal and two field blocks in an early season win vs. Loyola Marymount at the NorCal Tournament ... Shared the team's single-game season record for goals with Jake Schrimpf after totaling five goals vs. Redlands at the SoCal Tournament ... Credited with three goals at the MPSF Championship ... Longest scoring streak of the year was four games, in which he scored 11 times from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.
2009/FRESHMAN: Recorded four goals as a freshman ... Three came in consecutive games at the NorCal Tournament against Stanford, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine ... Also scored in a road game at UC Davis.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Granite Bay (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Did not play as a senior ... Named San Joaquin League MVP and Section MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... Chosen to the 2007 All-Northern California first team ... Posted 168 goals as a junior and 208 as a sophomore ... Helped lead team to two CIF and three league championships ... Also lettered in swimming ... Earned All-American honors in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke and set a CIF record in the 100 fly.
USA: Competed as a member of the 2011 USA Junior National Team, travelling to Greece for the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships ... Member of the 2008 Olympic B Team ... On the USA Cadet National Team in 2006-07 ... Played for the USA Junior National Team in 2008-09 and traveled to Croatia in 2009 to play in the Junior World Cup ... Helped team win the Youth Pan-American and Junior Pan-American titles in 2008 ... Competed at the 2008 Junior World Championships in Serbia.
CLUB: Played with the Granite Bay Water Polo Club and VC Premier ... VCP took eighth place at the 2008 Junior Olympics ... Coached VCP in the summer of 2010 with teammate Danny White.
PERSONAL: Born in Granite Bay, Calif., ... Son of Michael and Carol Hamby ... Brother of Megan, Jessica and Alison ... Cousin of Terry and Lance Schroeder, two former Pepperdine water polo players (Terry Schroeder was also the head water polo coach at Pepperdine for 20 years and is currently the USA National Team head coach) ... Majoring in history ... Would like to become an orthopedic surgeon and a water polo coach ... Chose Pepperdine because "ever since I first stepped on this campus I knew it was my school because of the atmosphere, the area, the team and the education."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading books, playing video games and Facebook ... Lists his sports hero as Vlade Divac ... Favorite pro athlete is Miroslav Klose ... Favorite pro sports team is Bayern Munich ... Favorite book is False Impression by Jeffrey Archer ... Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings ... Favorite TV show is Firefly ... Favorite musical artist is Whitesnake ... Favorite food is French toast ... Favorite sport other than water polo is soccer ... Favorite things about water polo are "the team chemistry and that everyone shares in victory and in defeat."