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#6 Nick Hoversten
Position: Utility
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
High School: Acalanes
Major: Art Practice

Career Accolades

  • 2014 ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2014 All-MPSF Honorable Mention
  • 2014 ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • 2014 MPSF All-Academic
  • 2013 MPSF All-Academic

USA Water Polo

  • Member of U.S. Junior National Team from 2008-09, helped U.S. to gold medal at Junior Pan-American Games in 2008 and participated in Junior World Championship in 2009
  • Was part of U.S. Cadet National Team from 2006-07
  • Helped cadet team to gold medal at Youth Pan-American Games in 2007 and also participated at the Pan Pacific Youth Games in 2006

As a Redshirt Senior (2014)

  • ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention
  • All-MPSF Honorable Mention
  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Sixth on the team with 25 goals, including one hat trick as part of nine multi-goal games
  • Scored three times as part of a 26-3 win over Redlands (9/20) at the Kap7/NorCal Classic
  • Added two goals later at the event in an 11-8 win against California (9/21)
  • Scored six times at the Aggie Shootout, twice each in wins over Chapman (9/27), Navy (9/28) and Whittier (9/28)
  • Added two goals in wins against UCLA (10/12), UCSB (10/19) and Pepperdine (11/21)
  • Scored once in each game at the NCAA Championship against USC (12/6) and UCSD (12/7)

As a Redshirt Junior (2013)

  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Scored 11 goals, including one hat trick and two multi-goal games
  • Netted a pair in a win over Harvard (9/7)
  • Posted a hat trick in a win over MIT (9/8)
  • Scored in a second-round UCI Invitational win over California (10/12)
  • Added a goal in MPSF wins at Long Beach State (11/10) and USC (11/16)
  • Scored in a MPSF semifinal win over UCLA (11/30)

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2012)

  • Tied for fourth on the team with 22 goals
  • Scored four times at the NorCal Invitational (9/15-16)
  • Added three goals during the SoCal Tournament (9/29-30)
  • Scored in a loss to USC (10/6) and a win at UCSB (10/13)
  • Scored a goal in four straight games from Oct. 21-27
  • Notched consecutive hat tricks in wins at UC Davis (11/3) and Santa Clara (11/4)
  • Scored twice in loss at UCLA (11/9)

As a Redshirt Freshman (2011)

  • Scored two goals on the year
  • Netted his first goal in 11-6 win over St. Francis (NY) at the NorCal Invitational (9/17)
  • Added a goal in 14-3 win over Princeton at the SoCal Tournament (10/1)

As a Freshman (2010)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • A 2010 graduate of Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif.
  • Lettered four years in water polo and three years in swimming
  • Captained the water polo team from 2008-10
  • Helped lead Acalanes to DFAL title and runner-up North Coast Section finish in 2010
  • Named 2010 East Bay Prep Athlete of the Year
  • Named NISCA All-American in 2009 (first team) and 2007 (second team)
  • Earned spot on California-Hawaii All-America First Team in 2009 and second team from 2007-08
  • Named All-Northern California First Team, All-NCS First Team and Acalanes Team MVP from 2007-08
  • Named All-East Bay in 2008
  • Earned first-team All-Contra Costa Times nod in 2007
  • Collected CIF Scholar-Athlete awards for both water polo (2008) and swimming (2009)
  • Twice named academic All-America in water polo (2008-09 and 2009-10)
  • Played club water polo for Lamorinda Water Polo from 2006-10
  • Helped lead 18 and under team to gold medal at Junior Olympics in 2007 and silver medal in 2009
  • Named to 2009 National Club Championships All-Tournament Team
  • Earned spots on Junior Olympics All-America First Team (2009) and Second Team (2007)
  • Named National Club Championships MVP in 2008


  • Born in Windsor, England
  • Parents are Mike and Barbara Hoversten
  • One older sister, Shanna
  • Interested in a career in law or the energy field
  • Hobbies include woodworking, metal working, surfing and playing music with friends
  • Won first place in "Large Projects" category at Second Annual High School Woodworking Competition