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  Will Didinger
Will Didinger

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, CA

High School:
Mira Costa

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
Goalkeeper

2006
Played in 11 games at goalkeeper, starting eight...played 35 quarters and recorded 64 saves...posted a 5.18 goals against average...totaled a season-best 10 saves against UC Irvine (Nov. 19) and in the MPSF Tournament's third-place game versus Stanford (Nov. 26)...earned the 2006 Jack Bariteau Jr. "Most Inspirational" Award along with teammate Michael March.

2005
Started 26 matches at goalkeeper and played 101 quarters...made 192 saves and allowed 155 goals...posted a 5.96 goals against average, ranking seventh on the school's single-season record list...earned All-MPSF third-team honors and All-America honorable mention accolades in his first season as the Bruins' starting goalkeeper.

2004
Had a very successful sophomore campaign...played in five games, starting four...tallied a 3.40 goals against average, allowing 17 goals in five games (17 quarters)...made 25 saves in 119 minutes...notched a career-high eight saves against Pacific on October 17.

2003
Played in five games, posting a 3.40 goals against average...made 29 saves in 14 quarters.

2002
Redshirted.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming at Mira Costa in Manhattan Beach under coaches Jon Reichardt and Dan Barlett, respectively...two-time All-America fourth-team selection...gained All-CIF honors in 2000 and 2001...earned the Mission League MVP award in 2001...All-league selection in 1999 and 2000...named Mira Costa's Athlete of the Year in 2001...holds the Mira Costa record for saves with 431 in 2000.

U.S. Junior National Team
Was one of four Bruins to compete with the U.S. Junior National Team in summer of 2002...won the silver medal at 2002 Junior Pan Am Games.

Personal
Full name: Joseph William Didinger...born October 10, 1983 in Torrance, Calif...lists winning the 2004 NCAA Championship at UCLA as his most thrilling athletic moment...international development major and political science minor.

Will Didinger's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS QP SV GA GAA MP
2003 5/0 14 29 17 3.40 96
2004 5/3 17 25 17 3.40 119
2005 26/26 101 192 155 5.96 752
2006 11/8 35 64 57 5.18 286
Totals 47/38 167 310 246 5.23 967

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