Men's Senior National Team




Johnny Hooper
Johnny  Hooper

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Last College:
UC Berkeley 2019

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
06/24/1997

Club:
LA Premier


07/19/2017

USA Men Defeated By Japan 15-7 In Second Match At FINA World Championships

Hallock and Dunstan score twice in the loss

07/11/2017

USA Men's Senior National Team Roster Announced For 2017 FINA World Championships

Seven 2016 Olympians return to lead team

07/07/2017

USA Senior Men Edged By Croatia 10-9 In Latest Match In Italy

Hooper, Irving and De Trane all score two goals each

06/21/2017

USA Men Defeat Kazakhstan 14-10 In Second Match At FINA World League Super Final

Hooper leads offense with three goals

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Tallied 5 goals and 4 assists at the 2017 FINA World Championships...Tied for the team lead in goals scored for Team USA with eight at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final…Part of a silver medal effort at the 2017 FINA Intercontinental Tournament…Played for Premier Water Polo Club and was named a first team all-Junior Olympics performer at every age level he played. Helped Premier win the Junior Olympics at the 18, 16, 14 and 12-under. 

COLLEGE
Competes for the UC Berkeley men’s water polo team… NCAA Champion in 2016… In 2016, earned first team All-America, All-MPSF, All-NCAA Tournament and All-MPSF Tournament honors… Led the MPSF in scoring in 2016 with 75 goals… Scored a pair of goals, including a key penalty shot conversion late in the match, in Cal's 11-8 overtime win over USC in the national title game… Scored multiple goals in 23 of Cal's 27 matches and led the Bears in scoring 14 times… Scored a season-high five goals in a 15-8 win over UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 24… Earned All-MPSF Tournament honors thanks to a three-game stretch in which he totaled 10 goals against UCLA, Penn State Behrend and Stanford… In 2015, earned the MPSF Newcomer of the Year award after leading the team and ranking second in the conference with 74 goals… Earned second team All-America and second team All-MPSF honors… Ranked second on the team with 46 steals and third in assists with 36. Also had 20 ejections earned and seven field blocks… Earned second team All-NCAA Tournament honors after scoring five goals in two matches at UCLA… Tied for team-high honors with four goals in the Bears' third-place win over UC San Diego.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, CA… Four-time All-American… 2015 CIF Division I player of the year… Helped Harvard-Westlake win back to back CIF Southern Section Division I championships… Went undefeated as a senior… Named 2014 Co-player of the year by Los Angeles Daily News… Two-time Mission League MVP.

PERSONAL
Parents are Gary and Mimi… Father, Gary, is a member of the CBVA Hall of Fame… Attending Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley… Ambassador for the Ocean Recovery Alliance… Born in Los Angeles, CA.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITON HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 13TH PLACE
  • 2017 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, RUZA, RUSSIA, 4th PLACE
  • 2017 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA 2ND PLACE
  • 2012 USA Water Polo National Cadet Team, Darko Cucic Memorial International Tournament, Serbia, 3rd Place

FUN FACTS
Instagram Account: johnnyhoooper
Snapchat Account: johnnyh3
Pre-game ritual: Relax and listen to music
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Favorite Chain Restaurant: Chick Fil A
Favorite Reality TV Show: Keeping Up With Ridgway
If you had to make a music playlist named after yourself, what would it be?: Worth It Collective
And what would be the first song?: “If I Want You” by Charlie Oman
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: Living in the now, too far ahead to know
If you couldn’t play Water Polo what sport would you play?: Become a pro surfer
Role Model: My mom
Athletic Inspiration: Lebron James
Thank you’s, comments, etc.: Thank my mom
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