Interim head coach Gary O'Brien is impressed with the level of play that he's seen this spring.
The squad was paced by junior Danny White with a hat trick.
Waves are led by Andrew Milcovich with 38 goals so far on the season.
Three Waves scored hat tricks in the loss.
Luke Hewko and Nick Cooper lead the Waves with three goals apiece.
2011/FRESHMAN: The lone freshman on the roster, Hewko appeared in all 26 games for the Waves ... He tallied 14 goals, four assists and nine steals ... Scored in his first collegiate game and followed with a hat trick in his second collegiate game, an 18-6 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9/3) ... Also netted three goals in a MPSF contest against Long Beach State (10/29) ... Scored a goal in five straight games, including three key MPSF matches ... Tallied two goals in a 20-2 victory over Harvard (10/23) and in a loss to UC Santa Barbara (10/30).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif. ... Spent the first three years of high school at J. Serra High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. ... In four years, netted 347 career goals, was a three-time All-American, CIF runner-up and a varsity starter for four years ... In his senior year at Servite, scored 105 goals ... A three-time Trinity League first team selection 2008-10, three-time All-American 2008-10, named team MVP in 2008 and 2010 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2009 ... Also lettered in swimming ... A five-time Trinity League champion and CIF finalist in 2011 ... Holds Trinity League 100m backstroke record (52.3) .. Named the 2011 Trinity League Swimmer of the Year.
CLUB: Played for Split OC Water Polo Club ... Team won the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Named the Speedo Cup MVP in 2006.
PERSONAL: Given name is Luke Anthony Hewko ... Born in Laguna Niguel, Calif. ... Majoring in accounting and economics ... Son of Daniel and Leticia ... Brother to Adam (26), Kaylen (24), Audrey (21) and Kristie (17) ... Adam played water polo at Pepperdine from 2004-08, was a two-time All-American and ranks 13th all-time on the Pepperdine scoring list ... Kaylen swam at Azusa Pacific ... Many cousins and relatives played college water polo ... Chose Pepperdine because "The campus is amazing, great accounting program and my brother loved it."
FAVORITES: Los Angeles Lakers (favorite pro team) ... Adam Hewko (brother) and Kobe Bryant (favorite athletes) ... The Bible (favorite book) ... Jesus of Nazareth (favorite movie) ... Brad Paisley (favorite musical artist) ... Any of Mom's cooking(favorite food) ... Extreme skiing and wakeboarding (sports other than water polo) ... Enjoying skiing, wakeboarding, studying and hanging out with family and friends.