Merrill Moses is a beast
Being a goalie is tough. Merrill Moses would know. With balls being thrown at your head with decapitating speeds, treading water for hours on end, having the outcome of the game rest on your shoulders, not many people would want to be a goalie.
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Merrill Moses was a goalie for the United States of America in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was born in Harbor City, California, and his birthday is August 13, 1977. He is 6′ 3′ and he weighs 215 pounds. Merrill has played water polo since high school, when his school had merged three schools together and it looked like it would be very hard to play football. Thanks to his friends, Merrill found out about water polo, and even though he did not really know what it was all about, he fell in love with the sport the moment he jumped into the pool. He became a goalie when he came back for another year. The team was short a goalie, and the coach noticed that Merrill had a large wingspan. Merrill was stuck in the goal, where he is there to stay.
In college, he kept Pepperdine fighting until sudden death and won 8-7, which launched him onto the U.S. national team.
Merrill has the record for the most saves in one game (17, set in 2004).
He has been considered one of the most explosive goal keepers in the world.
Merrill and his team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics went through serious workouts and training. They all have lots of team dinners and eating going on . . . I’m glad I don’t have to cook for them.
He is known for his shouting in the pool and during plays. While some people think that a bunch of shouting is annoying, it is actually a good way to build up your lungs and be heard. A good goalie always communicates with their team.
Merrill’s personal faves are to:
- scuba dive
In high school, he played the saxophone and viola, along with a short week of football, and a lifetime of water polo.
Before every game, it is Merrill’s tradition to drink Jamba juice because as a goalie, we never need to sprint hard, so we don’t really throw up . . . goalies are never too full. I’ve had eating contests with the rest of my team, and I can easily out eat the girls on my team, and a LOT of boys that don’t play water polo. Goalie workouts always build up an appetite, with carrying water-jugs over our heads, and treading water for HOURS on end . . . no wonder all water polo players do is play polo, eat, and sleep.
- Food = Salmon
- Color = Blue
- Movie = Gladiator
- Songs = “Bubbly Toes” – Jack Johnson, “Ave Maria” – Andrea Bocelli
- Artists = Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Rage Against the Machine, Damian Marley
- Actress = Scarlett Johansson
- Actor = Matthew McConaughey
- Super power = Time travel
- Halloween costume = gorilla with red eyes that glowed.
His personal theme song is “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC. His favorite present ever was the Chrystler his parents got him when he was 17.
Thats all about Merrill Moses!