WEIGHT: 240 lbs.
EDUCATION: UC Berkeley 2007
CLUB: New York Athletic Club
BIRTHPLACE: Beverly Hills, CA.
HOMETOWN: Newport Beach, CA.
INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Member of team that competed at 2007 FINA World League in Berlin… Scored five goals at 2007 Pan American Games… Tournament MVP and first-team All-American at 2005 20-Under National Championship, leading Lamorinda water polo club to a gold medal in Davis, CA.... First-Team All-American at Men’s Senior Nationals, helping Lamorinda to a bronze medal... Scored nine goals as Team USA captured gold medal last April at ASUA Tournament in Mexico City... Helped US National Team to fourth-place finish at Four Nations Tournament in Hamm, Germany, in March 2005... Leading scorer and MVP at 2004 Junior Pan American Games… Member of USA Junior National Team that traveled to the Junior World Championships in Naples, Italy, in 2003... Scored 10 goals for Team USA at the Junior World Championships… Led US to a gold medal with a team-high 20 goals at 2003 Junior Pan American Games in San Salvador, El Salvador.
COLLEGE: 2006 Player of the Year… 2006 Cutino Award Winner… First-Team All-American, All MPSF, and MVP of MPSF Tournament in 2006… First-Team All-American and All-MPSF in 2004 and 2005, leading Bears in scoring for 2005 ... In 2003, finished with 22 goals as a true freshman and was the Bears’ top scorer in six matches... Scored a goal against eventual national champion USC in the Bears’ overtime victory in semifinals of the 2003 Stanford Invitational... Tallied goals against Long Beach State and USC in MPSF Tournament... Featured as a top freshman athlete in September 9, 2003 and March 25, 2004 issues of Sports Illustrated’s On Campus.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Corona del Mar High School to CIF Southern Section championship game in 2002, while earning First-Team All-CIF and First-Team All-American honors... Orange County Player of the Year, scoring 109 goals as a senior... Competed three years on varsity swim team that won three CIF titles.
PERSONAL: International Relations major... Parents are John (played football at Purdue) and Dianna… Favorite
pregame meal is steel-cut outs and melon…
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS:
2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany, 5th place
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
2005 Four Nations Tournament, Hamm, Germany, 4th place
2005 ASUA Cup Mexico City, Mexico, 1st place
2004 Junior Pan American Games, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1st place
2003 Junior World Championships, Naples, Italy, 11th place
2002 Junior Pan American Games, Boca Raton, FL, 1st place
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Actor: Jack Nicholson
Favorite Actress: Jessica Biel
Favorite Songs: “Atomic Punk” by Van Halen, “I Believe” by Simian Mobile Disco
Personal Theme Song: “Atomic Punk” by Van Halen
Favorite Musical Artists: 2Pac, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn
Favorite Color: Black and Blue
Best Present Ever Received: Surfboard at age 12
Best Halloween Costume: Ace Ventura
Special Power: To read minds
Favorite Quote: the poem “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley
Etcetera: Would play football if not for water polo… best thing about water polo are his teammates… started playing water polo because it was the only sport his high school was dominant in, and he loves to compete.