Eight Cardinal players honored for academic excellence
Bowen named to first team, Bonanni to second team, Churnside and Watkins earn honorable mention
Alex Bowen and Bret Bonanni join Jeffrey Schwimer '11 on U.S. squad that will compete in Canada next week
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: Made U.S. Senior National Team debut at UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2013 ... scored four goals to help U.S. to silver medal and qualification for FINA World Championship ... played for the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2011 Junior World Championship in Volos, Greece.
2012: Named to ACWPC All-America Second Team ... earned MPSF Newcomer of the Year and spot on All-MPSF First Team ... named to ACWPC All-Academic List ... scored team-high 73 goals ... posted 12 hat tricks ... scored an MPSF record-tying nine goals in win over Air Force (10/21) ... scored 10 goals over Stanford's third-place finish at NorCal Invitational (9/15-16) ... scored nine times at SoCal Tournament ... posted hat tricks in wins at UCSB (10/13) and Pepperdine (10/14) ... scored 14 goals over wins at the Rodeo Tournament (10/21); five against Bucknell, nine against Air Force ... netted eight goals in home win over UC Irvine (10/27) ... scored four goals against Long Beach State (10/28), six at UC Davis (11/3) and four at Santa Clara (11/4) to wrap a six-game stretch from Oct. 21-Nov. 4 in which he scored 36 goals ... scored six goals at MPSF Championship as Stanford finished fourth.
High School: A 2012 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. ... four-year letterwinner in water polo ... captained the team as a junior and senior ... helped lead team to four CIF titles ... MDHS captured CIF Southern Section Division II titles in 2008-09 and Division I titles in 2010-11 ... NISCA/Speedo Boys All-America First Team in 2010 and 2011 ... two-time CIF Southern Section Division I Player of the Year (2010-11) ... two-time Orange County Register Player of the Year (2010-11) ... scored 435 career goals at Mater Dei, including 124 as a senior in 2011 ... played club ball for Regency Water Polo Club ... helped lead team to U.S. Club title in 2011, where he was named MVP.
Personal: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... parents are Ed and Kim ... has one older sibling, Cole ... major is undecided ... aims for a career in real estate development ... hobbies include skateboarding.