James Perry
James  Perry

Orinda, Calif.

High School:
Miramonte HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210




Pepperdine Falls to UC Santa Barbara 9-6 in MPSF Tournament

Waves Finish Eighth IN MPSF Water Polo Championship


Men's Water Polo: Pepperdine Falls to Pacific 10-7 in Second Round of MPSF Tournament

Waves Take On UC Santa Barbara in Seventh Place Game Sunday at 10 a.m.


No. 6 Pepperdine Falls at No. 2 UCLA 12-7

Stephen Loomis, Ray McIntyre and James Perry Score Twice for the Waves


No. 8 Pepperdine Upends No. 4 UC Irvine 10-6 in MPSF Opener

Waves Ride Strong Defensive Effort to Upset Victory


Men's Water Polo: No. 8 Waves Open MPSF Play Saturday vs. No. 4 UC Irvine

Pepperdine Takes on No. 5 Stanford on Sunday


Pepperdine Water Polo (Zac Prange Photography)

Photographs from Pepperdine's home game vs. Loyola Marymount on Sept. 11.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's home game vs. No. 3 UC Irvine on October 9.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's games vs. Long Beach and Redlands at the 2010 SoCal Tournament.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's doubleheader vs. USC and Fresno Pacific


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bob Krystofik Photography)

Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's doubleheader vs. USC and Fresno Pacific.

CAREER: During four-year career, recorded 53 goals, 25 assists and 23 steals in 85 matches for the Waves.

PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared in all 24 matches for the Waves in final collegiate season ... Shared fifth place on the team in goals (15) and ranked second among field players in steals (17), nearly matching total from first three seasons ... Added five assists ... Scored a season-high two goals four times including a pair at Pacific (9/16) and at No. 2 UCLA (10/25) ... Posted modest four-game scoring streak ... Scored three goals in the MPSF Tournament, including two against UCSB (11/25).

PEPPERDINE 2011: Perry played in all 26 games for the Waves in 2011, mostly from the two-meter offense position ... Tallied 14 goals, nine steals and four assists ... Had a season-high two goals in three games, including victories over Loyola Marymount and UC Irvine and in a loss at California ... Twice had streaks of scoring in three consecutive games ... Netted two goals in in the MPSF Tournament in overtime loss to UCLA and loss to UC Santa Barbara.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Scored 21 goals through 24 games and was credited with three assists and eight steals ... Netted a season and career single-game best four goals in Pepperdine's Opening Day victory over Claremont and again during a 21-4 thrashing of Fresno Pacific ... Scored eight times through the first three games of the year, including a three-goal effort during a one-goal loss to Loyola Marymount ... Led the Waves with three steals and four ejections earned in the 9-8 win at Long Beach State that helped clinch Pepperdine's berth at the MPSF Championships ... Netted a goal vs. Cal during the opening round of the three-day postseason tournament.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Tallied three goals as a freshman ... Goals came against UC Santa Barbara at the Triton Invitational, Stanford at the NorCal Tournament and at UC Davis.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Miramonte High School, located in Orinda, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo and varsity swimming ... Made the All-American first team as a senior, as well as All-Northern California first team, co-MVP of the North Coast Section and All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League ... Selected as one of the top 100 athletes in the East Bay ... Was an All-American fifth teamer as a junior ... Team won North Coast Section titles all four years ... A member of the 2008 national team of the year, according to ESPNrise and World Swimming magazine ... In swimming, was an All-American in the 200 and 400 free relays.

USA: Was on the Cadet National Team in 2006-07 ... Won a gold medal at the Youth Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic ... Was on the Junior National team in 2008 ... Won a gold medal at the Junior Pan American Games in Brazil ... Member of the 2009 USA Junior National Team and competed at the Junior World Championships in Croatia ... Recently competed at the 2010 Junior UANA Championships with the USA Junior National Team.

CLUB: Played for Lamorinda Water Polo Club (2003-09) ... Played on the U18 team that won the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Helped team place second at Junior Olympics in 2009 and 2005 ... Competed in the Division I Premier League in 2007-08 and on the Pacific Zone Team from 2006-08.

PERSONAL: Born in Pasadena, Calif. ... Son of Steve and Kathy Perry ... Brother of Alex and Chris ... Grandfather played water polo for the U.S. Naval Academy ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Career goal is to become a chiropractor ... Most thrilling sports moment was winning the Junior Olympics in 2007 with Lamorinda's U18s ... Chose Pepperdine for "the location, small class size and the water polo program."

FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music and playing beach volleyball ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco 49ers ... Favorite pro athlete is Aaron Rogers ... Favorite book is Ender's Game ... Favorite movie is Out Cold ... Favorite TV show is Jeopardy ... Favorite food is salad ... Favorite sport other than water polo is football ... Favorite things about water polo are that "it requires in-depth strategy and teamwork."

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