23 Shane Hughes
23 Shane Hughes
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius Prep
Position: Driver

• Two-time WWPA All-Academic Team
• Two-time ACWPC All-Academic Team

A third-year driver who has seen action in 77 career games, including 66 starts ... has not missed a game in his career ... recorded 84 goals, 88 assists, 84 steals and 16 kick outs through the 2018 season ... ranks tied for ninth on the school's all-time assists list.

AS A JUNIOR (2018): Started in all 25 games … posted 44 goals, 28 steals and 41 assists ... ranked ninth in goals, fifth in assists, tied for ninth in steals and seventh in points (85) in the Western Water Polo Association ... accumulated eight kickouts drawn and 10 field blocks ... second on the team in goals, assists and steals … scored at least one goal in the final 17 games of the season ... earned “excellent” standing on the ACWPC All-Academic Team … had a career-best five assists against UCLA (Oct. 12) and a career-high five goals against Wagner (Oct. 20) ... matched those two career-highs against Bucknell (Oct. 21).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Played in all 25 games (23 starts) … accumulated 22 goals, 34 steals and 27 assists ... posted six kickouts drawn and five field blocks ... first on the team in steals and third in assists … member of the WWPA All-Academic Team … earned “excellent” standing on the ACWPC All-Academic Team … had a season-high four goals against LMU (Nov. 18) and a career-best two kickouts drawn against Harvard (Oct. 20).

AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Played in all 27 games with 18 starts … recorded 18 goals, 22 steals and  20 assists ... posted two kickouts drawn and four field blocks … tied for second on the team in steals and fourth in assists ... member of WWPA All-Academic team ... scored a season-high three goals vs. Connecticut College (Sept. 10) … had two goals to go with a season high four assists and career-best five steals vs. Air Force (Oct. 15) ... started the last 14 games of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Ignatius College Prep … team finished fourth in the state in 2013, 2015 and 2016 … team was first in sectionals in 2013-16 … team won the 2016 conference championship … earned first team all-conference and all-sectional all four years where he was also conference and sectional player of the year as a junior and senior … scored 484 career goals and posted 249 assists … earned third team all-state as a freshman, second team all-state his sophomore year, first team all-state as a junior, and Illinois player of the year as a senior ... first team all-American as a senior ... also a three-time All-American for swimming and owns two of school's records ... coached by Luis Martinez.

PERSONAL: From Chicago, Illinois … mother is Rachale McConner Hughes … is one of nine children … related to poet Langston Hughes … hobbies include philanthropy, being a yelp reviewer, watching basketball, and long walks on the beach ... nationally ranked in super smash bros melee ... majoring in political science. 

CAREER HIGHS (through 2018):

  • Goals: 5 vs. Wagner (Oct. 20, 2018); 5 vs. Bucknell (Oct. 20, 2018)
  • Assists: 5 vs. Bucknell (Oct. 21, 2018); 5 vs. UCLA (Oct. 14, 2018)
  • Steals: 5 vs. Air Force (Oct. 15, 2016)
  • Kickouts Drawn: 2 vs. Harvard (Oct. 20, 2017)