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Nicholas Hoy
Nicholas Hoy

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Wilson HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180

Position:
GK

Experience:
RS

PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, Calif. ... Played two years of varsity water polo as the team's goalkeeper for head coach Tony Martinho ... As a senior in 2011 he made 223 saves, had seven assists and 17 steals ... Was named Wilson's Most Inspiring Athlete, Second Team All-CIF, First Team All-Moore League, Named to the Press Telegram's Dream Team and was a scholar athlete ... Helped lead the team to the CIF Division II Championship in 2011, making 15 saves in the title game ... Led team to for Moore League titles ... As a junior in 2010 collected 70 saves.

NATIONAL TEAM: Was a part of the U.S. Youth National Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Was named Team USA's starting goalkeeper at the 2011 UANA Games ... Won a silver medal at the UANA Games in Puerto Rico.

CLUB: Competed for Shore Aquatics from 2008-2012 ... Was named the U16 2010 Best Goalkeeper of the Ironman League ... Was a part of the Navy Seals Hardcore Moment in April 2011 ... Won a silver medal at the Junior Olympics, 16U Gold Division in 2010.

PERSONAL: Son to Stephen and Elizabeth Hoy ... Brother to Stephen Jr. and Jack ... Grandfather Stephen Hoy was captain of the Naval Academy football team in 1952 and Uncle Paul Kent swam at Michigan ... Career goal is to become a chiropractor ... Chose Pepperdine because, "I really liked the atmosphere on campus and on the pool deck. All the guys seemed to be good friends and get along. The small classes and the good sports medicine department were also major attractions."

FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing, snowboarding and playing guitar ... Derek Fisher (pro athlete), LA Kings (pro sports team), Pursuit of Happiness (book), The Hangover (movie), House (TV show), Guns N' Roses (musical artist), Chinese food (favorite food), hockey (sport other than water polo) ... Enjoys water polo because "I love the intensity of the sport and the sense of camaraderie due to the teamwork required."

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