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1 - Nikhil Balaraman
Nikhil Balaraman
Year: Senior
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
High School: The Bishop's School
Position: Goalkeeper
House Affiliation: Kirkland

2009 (Senior):
Earned a spot on the "Excellent" list on the ACWPC All-Academic and CWPA Scholar-Athlete Teams ... Played 13 games, making 116 saves ... Made seven saves, including one on a penalty shot against Claremont at MIT Invitational (Sept. 5) ... Had five steals and recorded seven saves against Redlands at MIT Invitational (Sept. 6) ... Stopped 13 shots against No. 11 Princeton at Princeton Invitational (Sept. 12) ... Made nine saves in win over MIT (Sept. 16) ... Recorded seven saves against George Washington in opening round of ECAC Championships (Sept. 18) ... Turned aside 11 shots against Chapman at Claremont Convergence (Oct. 2) ... Made 11 saves in start against No. 20 Cal Baptist (Oct. 3) ... Stopped three shots in win over Connecticut College (Oct. 8) ... Recorded 11 saves against Brown (Oct. 10) ... Turned away seven shots against Fordham (Oct. 17) ... Made 11 saves against MIT at Northern Division Championships (Nov. 7) ... Earned the victory against Queens (N.Y.) at Northerns, making eight saves (Nov. 8).

2008 (Junior):
CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team ... Made six saves in three quarters in Harvard's 17-8 victory over Washington & Jefferson at Cambridge Invitational ... Had 10 saves against Iona during ECAC Championships (Sept. 20) ... Stopped six shots at No. 6 Loyola Marymount (Oct. 5) ... Made two saves in win at Connecticut College (Oct. 23) ... Had 10 saves against Connecticut College at Northern Division Championships (Nov. 8).

2007 (Sophomore):
Did not see any game action.

2006 (Freshman):

Named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches 2006 Men's All-American Academic Team ... Had 52 saves in his first season ... Got his first start against Iona in the ECAC Championship and had three saves with one steal ... Had a season-high 12 saves against Fordham and had 10 in a game against Redlands.

High School:
Two-year starter in goalie at The Bishop's School ... Captain of team as a senior ... Two-time All-Western League ... Two-time All-CIF ... Honorable Mention California-Hawaii All-America pick as a senior ... Member of four straight CIF championship teams ... Three-time San Diego County champions ... National Merit finalist ... Two-time AP Scholar with Distinction ... Two-time San Diego Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete ... 2005 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic First Team selection ... Enjoys singing.