Men's Water Polo

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    Pavol Valovic
    Pavol Valovic

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Last College:
    Golden West College

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 190

    Position:
    Utility

    Experience:
    1V

    2006: Valovic returns as a talented defender and a tactical and physical senior leader for the Trojans.

    2005: Valovic finished fifth on the team in scoring with 14 goals, including the game-winning goal in the 3-2 NCAA Championship win over Stanford... Scored in 12 games, with a pair of two-goal performances against Pacific and Stanford.

    AT GOLDEN WEST: Valovic was a two-time All-American at Golden West College... Scored 70 goals, had 180 assists and 230 steals in two seasons... Named 2004 Southern California and Orange Empire Conference Player of the Year... Team MVP in 2003 and 2004... Two-time Dean's List student (GPA over 3.5)... Also a member of Golden West's 2004 state champion swim team.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Valovic has competed on Slovakia's National Teams, competing at the 1999 Youth European Championship, the 2000 Junior European Championship and the 2001 Junior World Championship.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Valovic attended Sport Gymnasium in Bratislava, Slovakia... Played club for Slavia UK from 1992-2002... Team won the Slovak Republic championship five times.

    PERSONAL: Valovic is majoring in international relations... Parents are Eduard and Carmen... Has one brother, Peter, and one sister, Katarina... Lists Lance Armstrong as his biggest sports hero... Birthdate is Feb. 15, 1982.