Five UC Davis players post hat tricks in road conference tilt at Air Force
CAREER WATCH: Already ranks 4th in program’s modern history with 81 career assists, needs 17 to surpass Matt Richardson... Assists records began in 2004... Enters 2017 season with 98 career goals, needing 27 to catch Kevin Loscotoff (1996-2000) for 10th.
2016: ACWPC ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM, becoming first Aggie since Aaron Salit (2011) to earn higher than All-American... WWPA PLAYER OF THE YEAR... ALL-WWPA FIRST TEAM... Led team in goals (48), assists (42), total points (90) and shots (129)... Finished second among Aggies in minutes (560.5) and drawn exclusions (27 majors, 3 five-meter)... Assists total ranks 4th in school history... Totaled nine hat tricks, including 4-goal games vs. Princeton (9/24) and George Washington (10/23)... Had 3 goals, an assist and 2 steals in NCAA tourney game vs. Harvard (12/1)... This came a week after his 2-goal, 4-assist performance in WWPA title game vs. UC San Diego (11/20)... Earned All-Academic honors from both WWPA and ACWPC.
2015: ACWPC ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION... ALL-WWPA SECOND TEAM... WWPA ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... Led Aggies in goals (50), assists (39) and total points (89)... Assists total ranks 4th in school history... Played 452.0 minutes in 26 games (17.4 avg)... Netted 37 goals in second half of the season, including 12 goals and 13 assists in six conference games... Exploded for 7 goals in WWPA semifinal vs. Cal Baptist (11/21), T3rd in school history and most since Mike Gotelli in 1997... Totaled 8 hat tricks in all: 5 goals vs. Harvard (10/25), 4 vs. Santa Clara (9/27), and 3 on five other occasions... Notched season-best 6 assists vs. Concordia (10/18)... Hit equalizer at regulation buzzer to force overtime at Air Force (10/3).
TICHON HADASH HS '12: Helped Tel Aviv ASA to three Israeli national club championships... Made Israel's senior national team at age 16, helping squad to Seniors European Championship qualifier... Also played for U-15, U-17 and U-19 national teams... Led either junior or senior national teams in goals at 2010 and 2012 Slowianka Cup, 2010 and 2012 Juniors European Championship qualifiers, 2013 Malta International, and 2013 and 2016 Seniors Euro qualifiers... Concentrated studies on sports psychology and anatomy.
PERSONAL: Born in Herzliya, Israel... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Michal & Ilan Goldschmidt... Served three years in Israel Defense Forces, hence entering UC Davis as a 21-year-old freshman... Favorite facility he has played is the Bitskey Aladar in Eger, Hungary.