Bence Valics made the team for the second time.
Both players were Honorable Mention selections.
Marko Madaras' hat trick not enough as Waves fall in season finale.
With a win the Waves will advance to the MPSF conference tournament.
Valics has season high 20 saves while Madaras nets five.
CAREER: Has appeared in 47 games during his two seasons as a Wave and amassed 69 goals.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Had an outstanding sophomore campaign by appearing in 21 games and leading the Waves in goals with 55 ... Named to the All-MPSF honorable mention team ... Was also selected to the MPSF's All-Academic team ... Ranked fourth in the MPSF in goals per game (2.61) ... Tallied a career-high seven goals while leading Pepperdine to a victory over Concordia (10/13) ... Also scored five goals in a season-opening win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9/7) ... Opened the season by scoring goals in five consecutive games ... A Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted.
PEPPERDINE 2011: 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: Born in Laguna Niguel, Calif. ... 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 ... Majoring in accounting ... 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.