|Hometown:||Arroyo Grande, Calif.|
|High School:||Arroyo Grande HS|
Attended Arroyo Grande High School…Was coached by Steven Allen…The lefty was a two-time All-American for the Eagles…Helped his team to consecutive Pac 7 League Championships in 2007 and 2008…Was named the Pac 7 League Most Valuable Player both of those years…Was a All-Pac 7 First Team pick as a sophomore…Earned First Team All-CIF honors as a junior and senior, earned third team honors as a sophomore…Set school records in career goals (328), goals in a season (123), career shooting percentage (59.31%), assists in a season (60), career assists (161) and assists in a season (103)…Tallied 248 steals and 74 drawn ejections…Also competed in swimming…Was an honor student.
Was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team that won gold at the 2008 Junior Pan American Games in Brazil…Played club for Santa Barbara and Central Coast.
Jesse Gillespie was born on Jan. 4, 1991 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.…Parents are Rob and Lori Gillespie…Has an older brother, Tyler…Is majoring in economics at UCSB and aspires to one day be an entrepreneur…Names his brother and dad as his personal heroes along with Robin Ventura, Danny Duffy and Kobe Bryant…Favorite book is “Scar Tissue” by Anthony Kiedis…Enjoys kayaking, golfing, hiking and doing anything active.