20 Matt Puig
Birth Date: 03/05/1991
Height: 6-3
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
High School: Murrieta Valley HS
Position: 2M

2009: Redshirted.

Played at Murrieta Valley High School under head coach Brian Lynton...Was a two-time All-California All-American...Twice earned All-CIF Southern Section First Team honors, All-Valley First Team accolades and First Team All-Southwestern League honors...Named to the All-SoCal Fourth Team...Helped his team to four-consecutive seasons of undefeated Southwest League play...Won the 2006-07 CIF Division V Championship...The Nighthawks were the CIF Division V runners-up in 2005-06 and 2007-08...CIF Division III runners-up in 2008-09...Also competed on the swim team for two seasons...Was Murrieta Valley's Associated Student Body Vice President.

Was named to the SoPac Junior Zone Team...Also played for the Cadet National Team...Played club for Elite Water Polo...Earned All-American honors at the 2008 and 2009 National Junior Olympics...Was the gold bracket MVP at the 2009 Junior Olympics.

Mathew Robert Puig was born on March 5, 1991 in Fallbrook, Calif....Parents are Kathleen Comer and Greg Conrad...Has an older sister, Kira...Is majoring in chemical engineering at UCSB...Enjoys snowboarding and hiking when not in the pool...Favorite movie is "Tombstone" while his favorite books are the "Harry Potter" series...Enjoys the music of John Mayer...Names his mom as his personal hero.