Eight Cardinal players honored for academic excellence
Bowen named to first team, Bonanni to second team, Churnside and Watkins earn honorable mention
Avery, LaForge, Noll all earn third straight conference academic honor
Bonanni's honor highlights four Stanford All-MPSF selections
Stanford falls 10-9 in sudden-death overtime to UCLA in MPSF Third-Place Game
USA Water Polo: Part of U.S. Junior National Team that participated in FINA Junior World Championships in Sibenik, Croatia in 2009.
2012: Earned ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF honorable mentions ... named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... tied for fourth on the team with 22 goals ... scored five times as Stanford took third at NorCal Invitational (9/15-16) ... scored eight times at SoCal Invitational, including five goals in win over Pepperdine (9/30) ... scored twice in wins at UCSB (10/13) and Pepperdine (10/14) ... scored in three of team's final four games.
2011: Second-team All-America pick by the ACWPC ... named to All-MPSF FIrst Team ... named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... scored 42 goals, tied for second-most on the team ... posted a hat trick against Pacific at the NorCal Invitational (9/17) ... scored eight goals at the SoCal Tournament, including three against Princeton and two against both USC and California (10/1-2) ... scored a goal in eight straight games from Oct. 1-21 ... netted at least one goal in each of Stanford's final eight games from Nov. 5-28 ... this streak included five multi-goal games, among them a four-goal effort in semifinal loss to USC at the MPSF Championship (11/27).
2010: Named to MPSF All-Academic List ... scored seven goals ... netted first goal in win over UC San Diego (10/2) ... scored twice in win over Long Beach State (10/3) ... added a pair of goals in win at Pepperdine (10/24) ... scored a goal in MPSF semifinal upset of No. 1 California (11/27) and in MPSF title game loss to USC (11/28).
2009: Redshirted the season.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Los Alamitos High School ... captained the water polo team from 2006-08 and the swim team from 2008-09 ... helped lead team to CIF Southern Section Masters title in 2007 and to Division II runner-up finish in 2005 ... earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section honors as a senior ... named to All-CIF Southern Section Second Team in 2006 and '07 ... earned third-team selection as a freshman ... named Sunset League Co-Player of the Year as a senior ... earned spot on the All-Sunset League First Team as a junior and sophomore ... named to All-Sunset League Second Team as a freshman in 2005 ... holds school records in the 200 free (1:42.59) and is part of record-holding 200 and 400 free relay teams ... played club for Los Alamitos Water Polo Club (2006-07), Riverside Water Polo Club (2008) and SoCal Water Polo Foundation (2009) ... helped SoCal to Club Championships and Junior Olympic U18 titles in 2009 ... named a Junior Olympic All-American in 2008.
Personal: Born in Laguna Hills, Calif. ... parents are Rand and Irena Watkins ... father played baseball at Clarkson College ... has one sibling, Dari ... plans to major in engineering and computer science ... enjoys gaming.