2 Brian Shoemaker
2 Brian Shoemaker
Birth Date: 05/15/1989
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.
High School: Dos Pueblos HS
Position: UTL

Played in 28 games as a freshman...Sixth on the team with 17 goals on the year, the most among newcomers...Opened the season with a four-game scoring streak...Posted a hat trick in his first collegiate game, a 15-12 victory over UC San Diego (Sept. 5) at the Triton Invitational...Tallied two of the Gauchos' five goals against USC (Sept. 6) at the Triton Invite...Led the team with his career-high four goals in an 11-7 victory over Santa Clara (Oct. 30)...Tied first on the team with 16 steals and led the squad with 12 field blocks...His 43 earned penalties or ejections ranked third on the team...Also posted six assists...Earned Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors for his diligence in the classroom. 2008: Redshirted.

Played for Cooper City High School before transferring to Dos Pueblos for his senior year...Was coached by his father James Shoemaker at Cooper City before receiving the guidance of Chris Parish at DP...Was a three-time First Team All-American at Cooper City...As a freshman and sophomore, he was Florida's most prolific scorer...Was named the South Florida Player of the Year...Set state high school records for most goals in a single game (13) and highest goal per game average (4.7)...Earned Most Valuable Player honors at Dos Pueblos...Also competed in swimming.

Played for South Florida Water Polo Club...Is the first recruited UCSB player to be a member of the U.S. Junior National Team...Has traveled and played in Croatia, Slovakia, and Spain as a member of the Junior National Team and traveled to Croatia with the Youth National Team.

Brian James Shoemaker was born on May 15, 1989 in Hollywood, Florida...Son of James and Linda Shoemaker...Has one younger brother, Derek...Nicknamed "Baby Shoe"...When not playing polo, he enjoys surfing, spear fishing, and hanging out with friends...Says his most memorable athletic experience was taking second at the 20-under Nationals...Names his father, James, as his personal hero.