|Hometown:||Bainbridge Island, Wash.|
Coach Hanson on Owens: He was our second goaltender; he was beat out by Peter Moore at the beginning of the season. However, it was very close and it went back and forth. He saw lots of game time and the way that I approach goaltending is from a week-to-week basis, whoever is performing best. He made significant improvement after last season. As a freshman, he came in and wasn't really up to the game speed of collegiate water polo. He took his lumps last year and was backing up Matt Petrich who was a senior and this year there was very stiff competition between the three goaltenders: Gareth Owens, Peter Moore, and Kevin Bayless. Gareth ended up, with that push, making huge improvements over the season, improvements that I have seen still in the spring of his sophomore year that are standing out. He is much more balanced in the cage and I hope to have him be that back-up to our backbone because defense is everything. With he and Peter back there it challenges both ends in our practice, so that we can scrimmage going both ways. It is very important to have two keepers just incase one goes down or has a bad day. So, it is great to have someone like Gareth backing that up because he is a tremendous goaltender.
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