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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


09/15/2018

USA Men Move Past Japan 11-10 To Reach Fifth Place Match At FINA World Cup

Bowen delivers five goals in the victory

09/14/2018

USA Men Edged By Hungary 10-8 In FINA World Cup Quarterfinal Match

Team USA will meet Japan on Saturday in 5th-8th place bracket

09/04/2018

USA Men Announce Roster For 2018 FINA World Cup

Action starts in Berlin, Germany on September 11

07/05/2018

USA Men Edged By Australia 10-9 In First Match At Benu Cup

Hooper scores three times in the loss

07/01/2018

USA Men Split Final Two Games At Four Nations Tournament In Germany; Take First Place

Team USA loses by one goal to Germany, follows with victory over China

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Scored five goals at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Berlin...Recorded 5 goals at the 2018 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 8 goals at the 2018 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...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…2017 All-American, All-MPSF and All-NCAA Tournament...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
  • 2018 FINA WORD CUP, BERLIN, GERMANY, 6TH PLACE
  • 2018 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 7TH PLACE
  • 2018 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1ST PLACE
  • 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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