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#24 BJ Churnside
Position: Driver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Orange, CA
High School: Villa Park
Major: Undeclared

USA Water Polo: Spent time with the U.S. Youth National Team at the Giugno International Tournament in Sicily in August 2011.

2013: named All-MPSF honorable mention ... 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) ... posted 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) ... was named to All-Tournament Second Team.

2012: 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.

Personal: 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 ... plans to major in either engineering or a field of science ... hobbies include watching movies and people watching.