1 - Jay Lovero
Jay Lovero
Born: 06/14/1990
Height: 6-0
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Foothill HS
Position: GK

UC SANTA BARBARA
2010: Appeared in three games, starting one in the goal for the Gauchos…Tallied 19 saves for a 15.2 saves per game average…Posted a 6.4 goals against average…Had a season-high 10 saves in a win over Harvard (Oct. 10). 

2009: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Foothill High School under head coach Jim Brumm...Was named the CIF and Seaview League Co-Player of the Year as a senior after leading his team to league and CIF Championships, which he names as his most memorable athletic achievement...Also earned California NISCA First Team All-American honors and CIF South Section Division I All-American accolades...Named to the All-County Team by the Orange County Register...Tallied a career-high 23 saves in the 2008 Seaview League Championship game...Posted 28 assists and 32 steals in his final season with the Knights...Set a school-record of 373 saves in a season in 2008, breaking his previous record of 337, set during his junior campaign...As a junior, he led the Knights to a Seaview League Championship and won Seaview League Co-Player of the Year honors...Earned California NISCA Fifth Team All-American honors as a junior, as well as CIF South Section Division I Second Team All-American accolades...Was also a four-year letterwinner in swimming.

CLUB
Played for SoCal Water Polo Club...Helped SoCal to gold medals at the 2004, 2006 and 2008 National Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL
Jay Anthony Lovero was born on June 14, 1990 in Newport Beach, Calif....His mother is Trish Lovero...Has an older brother, John...Enjoys playing the guitar, soccer, basketball surfing and fishing...Favorite movie is "3000 Miles to Graceland" while his favorite book is "The Hallo-Wiener"...Names Roger Waters as his favorite musician...Names his father V.J. Lovero and soccer player Francesco Totti as his personal heroes.


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