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#4 Conner Cleary
Position: 2M/D
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Goleta, Calif.
High School: Dos Pueblos
Major: History and the Law
USA Water Polo:
  • Played for the USA Men's Senior National Team at the FINA World Cup from Aug. 19-24 in Almaty, Kazakhstan in which the U.S. finished fourth
  • Helped the senior team to a fifth-place finish at the FINA World League Super Final in Dubai from June 14-21, 2014 
  • Also appeared for the USA Men's Senior National Team at its four-game series with Serbia in Northern California from June 4-8, 2014
  • Scored once for the USA Men's Senior National Team at the FINA Intercontinental Qualification Tournament in Shanghai, China from May 26-31, 2014
  • Part of the USA Men's Senior National Team for the Volvo Cup in Sznolnok, Hungary Feb. 7-9, 2014
  • Saw action with the USA Senior National Team at both the Volvo Cup and Eger Hungary FINA Intercontinental Tournament in Shanghai, China in 2014
2013 (RS Junior):
  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Scored 21 goals
  • Had two hat tricks and five multi-goal games in 2013
  • Posted hat trick in win over Harvard (9/7)
  • Scored a goal in wins over UC Davis and Pacific at the NorCal Invitational (9/21)
  • Tallied another hat trick in UCI Invitational second-round win over California (10/12)
  • Added a goal in win over UCLA (10/17)
  • Scored twice in win at Chapman (11/9)
  • Netted a pair in 17-16 overtime win at USC (11/16)
2012 (RS Sophomore):
  • Named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists
  • Scored 13 goals
  • Had two goals against Santa Clara in NorCal Invitational opener (9/15)
  • Scored in each of Stanford's four games of SoCal Tournament, netting five goals total (9/29-30)
  • Scored a goal in loss to USC (10/6)
  • Scored four times at Rodeo Tournament (10/21)
2011 (RS Freshman):
  • Named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists
  • Scored two goals
  • Netted a goal in season opener against Fresno Pacific (9/4)
  • Scored in win over Air Force (10/23)
2010 (Freshman):
  • Redshirted
High School:
  • A 2010 graduate of Dos Pueblos High School
  • Three-year letterwinner in water polo and four-year letterwinner in swimming
  • Served as captain of both water polo and swimming teams
  • Named Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year as a senior
  • Collected DPHS water polo team MVP in 2010
  • Named JV team MVP as a sophomore
  • Played club water polo for Santa Barbara Aquatics Club (formerly Santa Barbara Water Polo Club) since 2003
  • Named a first-team All-American in 2008 after leading his team to runner-up finishes at the Junior Olympics and Florida International Tournament
  • Born in Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Parents are Shaun and Betsy Cleary
  • Father won two NCAA water polo championships with the USA Senior National Team earned the gold medal at Pan American Games and fourth place at World Games
  • Mother swam at Florida, earning NCAA championship with the team and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in the 100 fly
  • Two relatives, Jenny Stein and Susan (Rapp) von der Lippe, swam for Stanford, while von der Lippe (as Susan Rapp) earned gold (400-meter medley relay) and silver (200-meter breaststroke) medals at the 1984 Olympics
  • Has two siblings, Kels and Shannon
  • Completing a master's degree in healthcare policy
  • Hobbies include surfing and reading