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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

-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)
-Sosted 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) and was named to All-Tournament Second Team

-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\

-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