Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.
Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's games at Long Beach and vs. Cal at home.
Photos taken by Ray McIntyre during Pepperdine's 21-4 win over Fresno Pacific on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's doubleheader vs. USC and Fresno Pacific
Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's doubleheader vs. USC and Fresno Pacific.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated among the top two percent of his class in December of 2009 from Highland High School, where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner as an attacker for head coach Alan Chacon ... Led team in goals, assists and steals all three seasons from 2007 to 2009, earned MVP honors and served as a team captain ... Part of a team that helped establish water polo as a high school sport in Arizona and won two championships during his sophomore and senior years ... Four-year letterwinner in swimming and diving ... All-State honoree ... Three-time state finalist in the 500-yard freestyle ... Reached state finals in the 50 and 100 free in 2009 ... Three-year MVP, senior year team captain and 2006-07 Rookie of the Year ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Received school's 2009 Outstanding Volunteer Award.
CLUB: Has played at the club level of Mesa Water Polo (2003-06), Arizona Water Polo (2006-08) and Ventura County (Calif.) Premier (2007-09) ... Placed third with team at the 17U Florida International in 2007 and finished second there in 2009 ... Named to the USCC All-Star team in 2008 and placed fourth at USCCs with his 18U team in 2009 ... Scored the game-winning goal with four seconds remaining in a 2007 Florida International match vs. Puerto Rico.
YOUTH NATIONAL/JUNIOR OLYMPICS: Involved with USA National Water Polo Cadet and Junior teams from 2006-09 ... Led his 2007 16U Junior Olympics team in goals and assists and tied for the team lead in steals ... Placed eighth with his 2008 18U Junior Olympic team, leading them in steals and assists and was second in scoring.
PERSONAL: Born in Mesa, Ariz. ... Studying economics and sports medicine ... Son of Bob and Debbie ... Brother of Kenzie ... Chose to attend Pepperdine to get a great education and play water polo.
FAVORITES: Kurt Warner (pro athlete) ... Arizona Cardinal (pro sports team) ... Brisingr (book) ... The Lion King (movie) ... That 70's Show (TV show) ... Blink 182 (musical artist) ... Breakfast Burrito (food) ... Soccer (sport other than water polo) ... Hobbies include juggling and playing volleyball.