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#24 BJ Churnside
Position: Driver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
High School: Villa Park
Major: Electrical Engineering
USA Water Polo:
  • Spent time with the U.S. Youth National Team at the Giugno International Tournament in Sicily in August 2011
2013 (Sophomore):
  • ACWPC Third Team All-American
  • ACWPC All-Academic - Outstanding
  • All-MPSF honorable mention
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Third on the team with 45 goals
  • Had six hat tricks among his 15 multi-goal games
  • Posted hat trick in win over MIT (9/8)
  • Scored twice in first two NorCal Invitational wins over UC Davis and Pacific (9/21)
  • Netted four goals in UCI Invitational second-round win over California (10/12)
  • Scored twice in MPSF wins over Pepperdine (10/27) and UC Santa Barbara (11/3)
  • Sosted a hat trick in win at UC Irvine (11/8)
  • Had another hat trick in Big Splash win over California (11/23)
  • Scored thrice in MPSF Tournament title-game loss to USC (12/1)
  • Scored seven goals at the NCAA Championship, including a hat trick in semifinal loss to Pacific (12/7) and was named to All-Tournament Second Team
2012 (Freshman):
  • Earned ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF honorable mentions
  • Named to ACWPC All-Academic List
  • Finished year third on the team with 31 goals
  • Scored 22 goals over the team's final seven games
  • Scored six times over four games at NorCal Invitational, including two against USC (9/16)
  • Opened season-ending run with hat trick at UC Davis (11/3) and four goals at Santa Clara (11/4)
  • Scored four goals in three straight games: against Pacific (11/16), in MPSF quarterfinal against -Long Beach State (11/23) and in semifinal loss to USC (11/24)
  • Netted pair of goals in third-place game loss to UCLA (11/25)
High School:
  • A 2012 graduate of Villa Park High School
  • Four-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming
  • Captained the water polo and swim teams
  • Helped Villa Park to Century League titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011
  • Thrice named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division II First Team (2009-11)
  • Named to the All-CIF Southern Section Second Team in 2008
  • Finished his prep career with a school-record 424 goals
  • Was named to the NISCA/Speedo Boys All-America Third Team in 2010-11
  • Has played club ball for Socal Water Polo Club since 2005
  • Born in Orange, Calif.
  • Parents are Joseph and Rebecca
  • Has two older siblings, Alex and Cassie
  • Alex played water polo for the U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Cassie is a 2012 Stanford graduate and won two NCAA titles (2011-12) with the Stanford women's water polo team
  • Hobbies include watching movies and people watching