Cardinal collects wins over Santa Clara, UCSB Saturday
2012: Appeared in four games, playing 8.5 quarters ... made 18 saves and allowed 12 goals ... made five saves against Santa Clara in season opener (9/15) ... stopped six shots in win over Princeton (9/29) ... stopped three shots in win at Santa Clara (11/4).
2011: Made 14 saves over seven quarters played ... stopped a pair of shots against Fresno Pacific (9/4) ... played three games at the Bronco Stampede, making 11 saves (10/22-23) ... stopped a shot against Santa Clara (11/12).
2010: Saw action in five games, averaging 2.40 saves per game and posting a 7.56 goals-against average ... made four saves against Redlands (9/5) ... made four saves in win at Santa Clara (10/29).
2009: Redshirted the season.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... captained the water polo team in his senior year ... helped lead team to CIF Southern Section Division II title in 2006 and to a semifinal berth in 2008 ... team also captured Channel League titles in 2006 and 2008 ... named to All-CIF Second Team in 2008 and to the Third Team in 2007 ... two-time All-Channel League First Team selection (2007-08) ... named Most Valuable Player in 2006 and best Defensive Player in 2005 ... awarded the 2009 CIF Scholar Athlete Award ... awarded the All School Sal Padilla Award for Most Valuable Player and All-School Mike Moropoulos Scholar Athlete Award in 2009 ... traveled and played in Hungary and Croatia in the summer of 2008 with the Santa Barbara High Varsity Water Polo team ... also swam for all four years on SBHS swim team ... captured 2007 league title and was a CIF Division I finalist in the 200 free relay in 2007 ... was 2006 Channel League champion in 100 breast, 50 free and 200 medley relay ... holds top-10 SBHS records in the 50 free and the 100 breast, fourth-best all-time in the 50 free ... played club for Santa Barbara Water Polo Club from 2004-08, and has been the starting goalkeeper since 2004.
Personal: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... parents are Tom and Debra Ploch ... has one brother, Holden ... Earth science major with a co-term in civil and environmental engineering ... hobbies include playing the guitar, hiking, and traveling to new countries.