The Spartans made it two tournaments this season with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Spartans are 6-2 in their last eight games.
Jacob Mercep has four straight games with six goals.
Marc Weber scored for the Spartans
The Spartans test their youth against three powerhouses
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his second season with the Spartans.
2017: Played in 25 of 28 games and started 24…Led all Spartan goalies with 11 wins…Made a team high 175 saves, good for fourth in the conference…Logged 699.10 minutes in the cage…Goals against average of 11.60…Earned GCC Honorable Mention…Recorded a career high 14 saves against Air Force on September 24…His seven saves against #8 UC Santa Barbara helped earn the program their first win over a top-10 opponent since the programs reinstatement in 2015…Notched 21 blocks, 12 steals and four assists.
2016: Played in 22 games and started 13...Recorded a team best 10.29 Goals Against Average (GAA)...Made a team high 116 saves, good for sixth in the conference...Logged a team high 414.10 minutes in the cage...Recorded a career-high 12 saves in a 12-10 double overtime win against #16-Cal Baptist on September 17...Notched six steals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carlsbad HS in Carlsbad, Calif. (Coach JB Feaster)...Named to All-Academic San Diego team in 2014 and 2015...High school team won CIF San Diego Section in 2013 and 2014.
MORE ON TJ: Parents are Todd and Jane...Has a younger sister, Natalie...Played club water polo for Carlsbad Water Polo Club (Coach James Hamilton).