2 - Matt Kochalko
Matt Kochalko
Height: 5-10
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic HS
Position: UT
Major: Mechanical Engineering

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Played in 25 games, tallying 37 attempts, 19 goals, 16 assists and six steals.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2011: Played in all 35 games and started in eight of them … totaled 15 goals, 13 assists, 8 steals, and 17 kick-outs in his first full season after redshirting as a freshman … scored his first career goal at No. 17 Princeton … collected one goal against MIT … notched two goals against Fordham … delivered one goal vs. West Valley … connected for one goal against La Verne … scored one of the Broncos’ two goals against No. 3 Cal … added one goal at No. 11 UC San Diego … added two goals at Chapman … scored one goal in the consolation game of the WWPA Championships against LMU.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diedo, Calif. ... coached by Brett Ormsby and James Hamilton ... team won CIF Championship in 2009 ... academic All-American 2008-2010.

PERSONAL: Parents are David Kochalko and Mary Hayes ... has three sisters Anna, Sarah, and Katie  ... major is Mechanical Engineering ... enjoys surfing, playing the piano, and playing the drums in his spare time.

Why Santa Clara? Santa Clara is a wonderful school with a great engineering program. I wanted to play water polo at a competitive college and this school was the perfect fit for me.