A loaded Cardinal squad that includes three Olympic Gold Medalists begins the new season Friday
Why I Chose Stanford: "Stanford was always a big part of my family with my brother graduating in 2007 and also playing water polo during his four years here. So I knew a lot about the school and fell in love with it right away. I would always come to his games in the Avery stadium and I immediate fell in love with the complex and the people that were here and supported the sport. I love the atmosphere and the sense of community that Stanford has to offer. It is an amazing school with the perfect combination of athletics and academics. I couldn't pass the opportunity up."
As A Junior In 2012: Named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... scored 18 goals ... netted a goal in each of Stanford's first three games ... posted a hat trick in win at San Jose State (2/11) ... scored twice in win over San Diego State (4/1) ... added a goal in 9-8 overtime win over USC (4/7) ... scored twice in MPSF Championship semifinal against Hawai'i (4/27) ... netted a goal in National Collegiate Championship first round against Pomona-Pitzer (5/11).
As A Sophomore In 2011: Named to MPSF All-Academic List ... scored 18 goals ... scored twice in each of Stanford's first three games ... added a goal in 10-5 win over California (2/6) ... scored in win over Hawai'i (2/27) ... netted a pair of goals in win at Long Beach State (3/6) ... added a goal in overtime win at USC (4/2) ... scored twice in 10-8 win over Hawai'i (4/9) ... added a goal in National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal win over Iona (5/13).
Summer 2010: Played for Stanford Water Polo Club, helping the team to runner-up finish at open nationals and a fifth-place finish at 20/Us ... named second-team All-America at 20Us ... traveled to Wisconsin and Colorado.
As A Freshman In 2010: Scored five goals ... netted first collegiate goal in win over CSUMB (1/31) ... posted a pair of goals in win over Sonoma State (2/13) ... scored in MPSF quarterfinal win over Arizona State (4/30) ... added a goal in National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal against Pomona-Pitzer (5/14).
High School: A 2009 graduate of Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, Calif. ... competed for the swimming and water polo teams ... captained the water polo team as a junior and senior ... led team to four league titles ... named league and team MVP in 2007 and 2008 ... all-time GBHS scoring leader with 432 career goals as well as 185 goals in a single season ... holds section and GBHS records for the 400-yard freestyle relay as well as school records for the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay ... also named swim team MVP in 2007 ... played club for American River Water Polo Club ... was named Best Defensive Player in 2007 ... has trained with the U.S. Junior National Team.
Personal: Born in Sacramento, Calif. ... parents names are Michael and Donna ... has two older siblings, Jessie and J.J. ... J.J. is a former All-American water polo player at Stanford, while Jessie played water polo at Princeton ... major is science, technology and society ... enjoys playing golf, bowling, snowboarding and water skiing.