Riley Thomas named first team; Eric Curia named honorable mention; Luke Andres named to all-freshman team
Riley Thomas was a first-team all-WWPA selection
Curia scored 13 goals, had six steals and two assists in four games last week
Falcons are ranked 15th in the nation and are 12-14 overall this season
Falcons beat Santa Clara; fall to Brown
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.