Senior earns second All-American honor in his career
Senior Riley Thomas named first-team all-conference for the third straight year
Senior had three goals, three assists and a steal in win over Loyola Marymount
Senior scored season-high seven goals against No. 10 UC Davis
Thomas and Rydjeski honored for their work in the class room
2016: First-team all-WWPA … led the team with 69 goals and 104 points … team MVP … second in the league in points, third in goals and fourth in steals (49) … scored a point in all 27 games and had a goal in 25 … career-best eight goals in the win over California Baptist … five goals twice (Concordia and Claremont Mudd-Scripps) … four or more goals seven times … four or more points 14 times … first-team all-tournament as he scored six goals and four assists to help lead Air Force to a pair of wins and a fifth-place finish in WWPA Tournament.
2015: An honorable mention All-American and first-team all-WWPA selection ... played and started in 28 games ... led the team with 46 goals and was second with 26 assists and 47 steals ... scored two goals in a game 11 times ... three goals against Long Beach State, Fresno Pacific, Concordia, Chapman and Brown ... season-high four steals against Chapman ... season-high four goals in the win over Cal Baptist in the third-place game of the WWPA Tournament ... seven goals, five assists and six steals in the WWPA Tournament to earn all-tournament team honors.
2014: Played in all 30 games ... fifth on the team with 43 points on 20 goals and 23 assists ... scored two goals in a game five times ... career-best three assists against St. Francis .. two assists or more in a game four times ... four steals vs. Cal Baptist.
High School: Lettered four years in water polo and two in swimming ... All-CIF in 2010 and 2012 ... second-team all-county in 2011 and 2012 ... all-Irvine in 2010 ... played club for SET Water Polo.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 32 ... son of Stephen Thomas and Missy Hughes ... major is systems engineering aeronautics ... this past summer, spent six weeks on a summer research at Amazon Lab126 ... was also the course commander for Self-Aide Buddy Care during Basic Cadet Training … is the Bravo flight commander in the squadron ... has been on the superintendent’s list four times for excellence in academics, military and athletics ... on the athletic’s and commandant’s list once ... greatest individual moment was playing the U18 Junior Olympic Championship ... graduated from the USAFA Prep School in 2014 ... plans to work in acquisitions or as a developmental engineer after graduation ... grandfather was an aviator in the Navy during WWII … hobbies are snowboarding and split-boarding.