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#7 Connor Stapleton
Position: Driver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
High School: Davis
Major: MS&E

Career Accolades

  • 2014 ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • 2014 MPSF All-Academic

USA Water Polo

  • Played for the U.S. Youth National Team at the Acireale Tournament in Sicily in 2011 and the FINA Youth World Championship in Perth, Australia in Dec. 2012

As a Sophomore (2014)

  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Tied for eighth on the team with 23 goals, including five multi-goal efforts
  • Scored in each of the season's first four games, putting home two apiece in wins over Pomona-Pitzer (9/14) and Redlands (9/14)
  • Added five goals at the Aggie Shootout, including two against Occidental (9/27) and Navy (9/28)
  • Led off the SoCal Tournament with a two-goal effort against Loyola Marymount (10/11)
  • Scored in the semifinals at the NCAA Championship against USC (12/6)

As a Freshman (2013)

  • Scored 17 goals, including two hat tricks and four multi-goal games
  • Posted hat trick in first collegiate game, a win at Brown (9/7)
  • Scored twice in a win over St. Francis Brooklyn (9/8)
  • Notched another hat trick, this time in a UCI Invitational win over UC Davis (10/12)
  • Added a goal in a MPSF win over UC Santa Barbara (11/3)
  • Scored twice in a NCAA Play-In Game win over Whittier (12/5)

High School

  • A 2013 graduate of Davis High School in Davis, Calif.
  • Played for the water polo and swim teams all four years
  • Captained both squads for two years
  • Helped DHS to CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title in 2012 and title-game appearances from 2009-11
  • Two-time CIF Sac Joaquin Section MVP (2011-12)
  • Thrice named to California-Hawaii All-America Team (2010-12)
  • Played club for Davis Water Polo Club (2009-13)


  • Born in Davis, Calif.
  • Parents are Tracy and Tara
  • Father played water polo at UC Davis
  • Has one younger sister, Colby
  • Uncle, Joshua Leachman, played water polo at Stanford and was part of 1993 and 1994 NCAA Championship teams
  • Hobbies include playing basketball and video games