Men's Water Polo

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    Thomas Hale
    Thomas Hale

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Long Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Wilson HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 185

    Position:
    Driver

    Experience:
    3V

    2006: A proven scorer, Hale stands out as USC's most experienced left-hander with 89 career goals already to his name.

    2005: Hale was third in scoring with 29 goals as a junior... Scored a season-high four goals to lead USC to victory over St. Francis in the NCAA Semifinals... Named to NCAA All-Tournament First Team... Named to All-MPSF Third Team... Scored in 17 games with eight multiple-goal performances.

    2004: Hale was USC's second leading scorer with 37 goals in his sophomore season... Received All-America honorable mention and named to the All-MPSF second team... Led the Trojans in scoring five times, topping out with five goals in a win over Bucknell on Oct. 10... Scored four in a win over California at the NorCal Tournament on Oct. 3... Had a hat trick twice against UC Irvine (Sept. 11 and Oct. 30).

    2003: Hale was sixth on the team in scoring with 23 goals in his 2003 freshman season... Scored a season-high five goals on Sept. 28 in a 15-3 win at Pacific... Scored a team-high three goals on Sept. 20 in a 10-9 win against UC Irvine.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Hale earned All-America honors at Wilson High in Long Beach, Calif... Named CIF-SS Division I Player of the Year in his senior season, along with earning All-Moore League first team honors... Earned All-CIF and All-Moore League first team honors in his junior season.

    PERSONAL: Hale is majoring in public policy and development... His grandfather, Jack Eriksen, was a former captain of the USC men's water polo team... Birthdate is March 4, 1985.