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#9 Alex Bowen
Position: Utility
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santee, Calif.
High School: Santana
Major: Product Design

Career Accolades

  • 2015 Peter J. Cutino Award finalist
  • 2014 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2014 NCAA All-Tournament First Team
  • 2014 All-MPSF First Team
  • 2014 MSPF/Kap7 Tournament MVP
  • 2013 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2013 All-MPSF First Team
  • 2012 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2012 All-MPSF First Team
  • 2011 ACWPC First Team All-American
  • 2011 MPSF Newcomer of the Year
  • 2011 All-MPSF First Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week (October 3, 2011)
  • Finished his career third all-time at Stanford and eighth in MPSF history in goals (253)
  • Stanford's first four-time ACWPC First Team All-American since Tony Azevedo (2001-04)

USA Water Polo

  • Represented his country as part of the USA Men's Senior National Team during the summer of 2014 at the FINA Intercontinental Qualification Tournament, the four-game series with Serbia in Northern California (June 4-8), the FINA World League Super Final and the FINA World Cup
  • Netted 11 total goals as part of the USA's fourth-place finish at the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Aug. 19-24, 2014)
  • Posted 13 total goals, including six in a 15-5 victory over China, as the U.S. finished fifth at the FINA World League Super Final in Dubai (June 14-21, 2014)
  • Scored 11 goals to help the U.S. win gold at the FINA Intercontinental Qualification Tournament in Shanghai, China (May 26-31, 2014)
  • Played with the USA Men's Senior National Team at the Volvo Cup in Sznolnok, Hungary Feb. 7-9, 2014
    • Scored five goals in games against Serbia, Germany and Hungary
  • Played with U.S. Junior National Team that took fifth at FINA World Junior Championship in Hungary in Aug. 2013
  • Played for U.S. Senior National Team that took ninth at FINA World Championship in Spain in July 2013
  • Helped U.S. to fourth-place finish at FINA World Super League in Russia in June
  • Made U.S. Senior National Team debut at UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2013
  • Scored five goals to help U.S. to silver medal and qualification for FINA World Championship
  • Has spent time with the U.S. Youth and Junior National Teams
  • Played with the Junior National Team at the Junior Pan-Am Games in 2010 and at the Junior-World Championships in Volos, Greece in September 2011

As a Senior (2014)

  • Peter J. Cutino Award finalist
  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • NCAA All-Tournament First Team
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • MSPF/Kap7 Tournament MVP
  • Second on the team with 65 goals, including 12 hat tricks as part of 19 multi-goal efforts
  • Averaged 2.17 goals per game to finish sixth in the MPSF
  • Tallied hat tricks in each of the season's final four games at the MPSF Tournament and NCAA Championship
  • Scored four goals each in games at the NCAA Championship against USC (12/6) and UCSD (12/7)
  • Put home eight at the MPSF Tournament, including four in the semifinal against USC (11/22) and three in the championship against Long Beach State (11/23)
  • Notched at least one goal in all but four games
  • Ten-game scoring streak to end the season was his longest of the year

As a Junior (2013)

  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • Second on the team with 71 goals
  • Had 14 hat tricks out of 20 multi-goal games
  • Scored four times in the season opener at Brown (9/7)
  • Added four goals in wins over St. Francis Brooklyn (9/8) and UC Davis (9/21)
  • Scored three times in an overtime loss to USC, then six times in third-place game win at California at the NorCal Invitational (9/22)
  • Had consecutive hat tricks against Santa Clara (10/5) and UC Davis (10/12)
  • Netted five goals in a win over UC Davis (10/20)
  • Had hat tricks in MPSF wins over Pepperdine (10/27) and Long Beach State (11/10)
  • Scored five times in a 17-16 overtime win at USC (11/16)
  • Posted another five-goal game in the MPSF Tournament semifinal win over UCLA (11/30)
  • Scored three times in a NCAA semifinal loss to Pacific (12/7)

As a Sophomore (2012)

  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • Scored 64 goals to finish second on the team
  • Posted 12 hat tricks to tie for the team lead
  • Scored 11 goals at both the NorCal Invitational (9/15-16) and SoCal Tournament (9/29-30)
  • Netted two goals in a loss to USC (10/6)
  • Posted hat tricks in games at Pepperdine (10/14) and California (10/20)
  • Scored six times in a win over Long Beach State (10/28)
  • Netted four goals in a win at UC Davis (11/3) and three in a win at Santa Clara (11/4)
  • Scored three times in a home win over Pacific (11/16)
  • Posted a six-goal game against Long Beach State in a MPSF Quarterfinal (11/23)
  • Scored four times in a semifinal loss to USC (11/24) and once in a third-place game loss to UCLA (11/25)

As a Freshman (2011)

  • ACWPC First Team All-American
  • MPSF Newcomer of the Year
  • All-MPSF First Team
  • MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week (October 3)
  • Led team with 53 goals, including 11 hat tricks
  • Posted a hat trick in his collegiate debut against St. Francis (NY) en route to scoring eight goals at the NorCal Invitational (9/17-18)
  • Scored 11 goals, including six in the title game against California, as Stanford captured the SoCal Tournament (10/1-2)
  • Scored twice in a come-from-behind win over UCSB (10/9)
  • Posted a hat trick in 7-6 loss at UCLA (10/15)
  • Scored another hat trick in a win at Pacific (10/21)
  • Scored 11 goals, including three hat tricks, at the Bronco Stampede (10/22-23)
  • Netted another hat trick in a win over Long Beach State (11/5)
  • Scored four times against UC Davis (11/13)

High School

  • A 2011 graduate of Santana High School in Santee, Calif.
  • Played water polo and competed on the swim team all four years
  • Captained the water polo team as a junior and senior and the swim team as a junior
  • Helped lead Santana to Grossmont North League titles in 2007 and 2008 and to Grossmont Valley League titles in 2009 and 2010
  • Holds the CIF San Diego Section career goals scored record with 547
  • Named CIF San Diego Section Player of the Year as a senior
  • Earned section first-team nods in 2009 and 2010 and selected to the second team in 2008
  • Thrice named Grossmont North/Valley League MVP (2008-10)
  • Made the league's first team all four years
  • NISCA All-America Second Team selection in 2010
  • Named to the All-California/Hawaii Sixth Team in 2009 and to the first team in 2010
  • Played club water polo for San Diego Shores
  • Helped team to a third-place finish at 2010 Junior Olympics and to a fourth-place finish in 2011
  • Named Junior Olympics All-American from 2008-11


  • Born in San Diego, Calif.
  • Parents are Rod and Barbara
  • Has one younger brother, Eric