Eric Curia
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Eric  Curia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 193

Position:
UT

11/15/2016

Three Falcons named WWPA

Riley Thomas named first team; Eric Curia named honorable mention; Luke Andres named to all-freshman team

11/18/2015

Three Falcons earn WWPA honors

Riley Thomas was a first-team all-WWPA selection

10/01/2015

Junior Eric Curia named KAP7 WWPA co-Player of the Week

Curia scored 13 goals, had six steals and two assists in four games last week

11/02/2014

Air Force beats Fresno Pacific, 16-11, in water polo

Falcons are ranked 15th in the nation and are 12-14 overall this season

10/26/2014

Air Force water polo splits two games at Rodeo Tournament

Falcons beat Santa Clara; fall to Brown

2015: Named honorable mention all-Western Water Polo Association ... played and started all 29 games ... third on the team in goals (38), assists (19) and steals (31) ... two goals vs. UC Santa Barbara, Cal Lutheran and San Jose State .... two steals vs. San Jose State and UC Davis ... four goals, one assist and two steals in win over Navy ... four steals vs Pepperdine ... three goals and two steals in win over Whittier .... three goals and three steals against UC Davis .... three assists and three steals against Fresno Pacific in the WWPA Championships.

2014: Played and started all 30 games ... ninth on the team with 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists ... also had 12 steals ... two goals against Redlands, Whittier and Fresno Pacific.

2013: Played in three games and recorded one assist.

High School: Earned four varsity letters for water polo ... team captain as a junior and senior ... two-time first-team all-state selection ... All-American selection in 2012 ... runner-up Illinois State player of the year (2013) ... second all-time in IHSA for most goals in a single season ... sectional MVP in 2012 and 2013 ... played for the West Suburban Water Polo Club ... member of the Midwest Zone ODP team ... chosen for the 2013 ODP National Selection and Training camp ... also lettered four years in swimming.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 28 ... son of Mike and Kim Curia ... father played basketball at Christian Brothers College ... major is civil engineering ... hobbies include playing water polo; spending time with family and friends; playing basketball, playing golf, eating and sleeping ... favorite quote is: “Great moments are born from great opportunity. This is your time, now go out there and take it.” - Herb Brooks ... this past summer, he served as an honor cadre for the Cadet Wing and during Basic Cadet Training, working with investigative teams, interpreting cases and educating cadets on the foundations of honor and character ... on the athletic’s list five times and the commandant’s list once ... long-term goal is to become a civil engineering officer in the Air Force ... was a high school All-American in both water polo and swimming ... scored 162 goals in one water polo season, the second most goals in Illinois state history ... plans to go into the civil engineering career field after graduation ... has an uncle that served in the Navy.
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