Name: Simon Homedes Dualde
Position: Striker
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 7/19/1998
Hometown: Barcelona, Spain
High School: Lakeridge High School
College: Gonzaga University
College Year: 2020
Team/Club: Real Club de Polo de Barcelona
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022: Named to U.S. Men's National Team (September)
Personal: Son of Carlos Homedes & Carlota Dualde...Has two siblings, Marcos & Bruno...Charity Involvement: Portland Tennis & Education, Habitat for Humanity...Game Day Mantra: "There is no time to be tired." - Carlos Alcaraz...Favorite Sports Quote: "To give anything than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine...Best Words of Advice: "Either you win or you learn, you don't fail if you learn."

Homedes Dualde started playing field hockey when he was about 5 years old at RC Polo in Barcelona, Spain. His club has a really big hockey culture and a really good youth program that parents can take their kids to after school, so his mom would always take him to his club after school to play. Even during his non-official practice days, heI would go to the club to play on his own and would oftentimes be picked up to play with other age divisions that were training that day.

He has always felt like field hockey is in his blood as his grandfather, Eduardo Dualde, represented Spain as the captain of the field hockey team in Rome 1960 (Bronze medalist) and Tokyo 1964 (flag bearer) Olympic Games. Growing up, he always wanted to be like him and dreamt to one day be able to play in the Olympic Games in his honor.

Homedes Dualde played Division I tennis at Gonzaga University from 2016-2022.