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California golden Bears

2009 Men's Water Polo

SENIOR MIKE SAMPLE

SENIOR SPENCER WARDEN


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2009 Golden Bear Water Polo Facts and Figures

Location: Berkeley, CA Enrollment: 35,409 Founded: 1868 Nickname: Golden Bears Colors: Blue and Gold Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Pool: Spieker Aquatics Complex (2,000) Pool Dimensions: 50-meters by 25 yards Chancellor: Robert J. Birgeneau Director of Athletics: Sandy Barbour Head Coach: Kirk Everist Years at Cal: Eighth season Career Coaching Record: 159-49 (.764) Associate Head Coach: Boyd Lachance Assistant Coach: Sean Nolan Athletic Trainer: Brian Schulman 2008 Record: 19-9 (4-4 MPSF) Final National Ranking: Seventh Lettermen: Returning - 11; Lost - 6 Water Polo Media Relations Director: Scott Ball Cell Phone - (510) 334-0793 SID Office Phone: (510) 643-1741 Fax Number: (510) 643-7778 Everist’s Office Phone: (510) 643-1465

Credits

The 2009 edition of the California water polo information guide was written and edited by Scott Ball. Layout and composition by John Dunbar, Publications Director, and Publications Coordinator Evan Kerr. Photography by Kelley Cox, John Todd, Michael Pimentel, Richard Ersted, John Dunbar and Sean Nolan, among others.

On the cover

Cal’s 2009 senior team captains Mike Sample and Spencer Warden.

Media Information

All requests for information regarding the California water polo team should be directed to Scott Ball, Water Polo Media Relations Director, University of California, 355 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif. 94720.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation P.O. Box 850, Woodland, Calif. 95776-0850 Executive Director Al Beaird * Telephone: (530) 669-7600

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Water Polo consists of teams from the Pacific-10, Big West, West Coast and Western Athletic conferences. The MPSF for men consists of California, Long Beach State, Pacific, Pepperdine, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and USC. Long Beach State

W-Polo SID: Todd Miles, tmiles@csulb.edu Office Phone: (562) 985-7797

Pacific

W-Polo SID: Gwen Arafiles, g_arafiles.edu Office Phone: (209) 946-2479

Pepperdine

W-Polo SID: Karen Costello, Karen.costello@pepperdine.edu Office Phone: (310) 506-4160

Stanford

W-Polo SID: Aaron Juarez, arjuarez@stanford.edu Office Phone: (650) 725-7277

UC Irvine

W-Polo SID: Bob Olson, rkolson@uci.edu Office Phone: (949) 824-5814

UC Santa Barbara

W-Polo SID: Lisa Skvarla, lisa. skvarla@athletics.ucsb.edu Office Phone: (805) 893-8603

USC

W-Polo SID: Darcy Couch, dcouch@usc.edu Office Phone: (213) 740-8480

UCLA

W-Polo SID: Alex Timiraos, atimiraos@athletics.ucla.edu Office Phone: (310) 206-4008

Non-league Opponents

Date Opponent SID SID Telephone Sept. 5.............................. Iona.......................................... Brian Beyrer..................................(914) 633-2334 Sept. 5.............................. Navy......................................... Chris Forman................................(410) 293-8774 Sept. 6.............................. Bucknell................................... Jon Terry.......................................(570) 577-3121 Sept. 10, Nov. 1................ UC Davis.................................. Mark Honbo..................................(530) 752-3505 Oct. 18, Nov. 15................ Santa Clara . ........................... Justin Muskivitch...........................(408) 554-4670

Contents

Facts and Figures/Friends of Cal Aquatics/2009 MPSF Opponents............ 1 2009 Season Outlook............................... 2-3 2009 Roster................................................. 4 The Coaching Staff................................... 5-6 Golden Bear Profiles.............................. 7-15 2008 Season In Review............................ 16 2008 Final Stats, Results.......................... 17 2008 Final MPSF/NCAA Results & Honors................................................ 18 Year-by-Year Results................................. 19 California All-Americans/ Team Awards......................................... 20 Cal Water Polo History.............................. 21 NCAA History............................................ 22 Remember Cal Legends........................... 23 All-Time Lettermen.................................... 24 Strength & Conditioning/Rules and Regulations..................................... 25 Spieker Aquatics Complex........................ 26 This is Cal............................................. 27-36

Friends of Cal Aquatics

The Friends of Cal Aquatics is an organization of alumni, parents, and supporters of all four Cal Aquatics programs-men’s and women’s swimming & diving and water polo teams. The Friends of Cal Aquatics fundraising committee works in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Cal Athletic Development office to raise necessary funds for the four Cal Aquatics programs. The support from the Friends of Cal Aquatics provides vital financial assistance in the form of annual gifts and contributions to endowment funds for student scholarships, as well as the day-to-day operating costs for the aquatics programs in perpetuity. Friends of Cal Aquatics evolved from the efforts provided by four generous visionaries and alumni: Rick Cronk, Don Fisher, Warren Hellman and Ned Spieker, who founded the Splash Club Endowment Fund in the 1980’s by providing a leadership gift of matching funds which raised a total of $2 Million for the programs. Another prominent Cal Aquatics endowment fund was established in honor of the legendary Cal Swimming and Water Polo Coach Pete Cutino. The Peter J. Cutino Scholarship Fund enables the men’s water polo program the opportunity to attract nationally prominent water polo players to Cal. The Cal Aquatics teams are traditionally the finest in the nation, but if these programs are to maintain the level of excellence they have enjoyed, new sources of revenue must be found. The only way to insure competitive funding for the aquatics programs in the future is through your support of the Friends of Cal Aquatics. For further information on Friends of Cal Aquatics, contact the Cal Athletic Development Office at 510-643-2746 or visit calaquatics.com.

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2009 Season Outlook

Bears Eye Run at 2009 NCAA Title

Senior co-captain Spencer Warden

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fter a one year hiatus from competing for a national championship, the 2009 California men’s water polo team is back and ready for another run at the NCAA crown. Kirk Everist’s squad was not able to make it three-straight in 2008 after winning back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007, yet the Golden Bears return five players with championship rings and the knowledge of what it takes to capture a final, plus several other standouts ready to build on Cal’s legacy of 13 national titles. Leading the Bears’ way to the top will be senior captain Spencer Warden, Cal’s most decorated returning player. Warden, a 6-4, 190-pounder, is a three-time All-American and was a second-team All-America pick last season after leading the team offensively with 40 goals and defensively with 68 steals. He has been a clutch performer ever since his freshman season when he was MPSF Newcomer of the Year and produced the match-winning assist against USC in the 2006 NCAA title match. Two more stalwarts, senior captain Mike Sample and junior Brian Dudley, represent the best in Cal’s athletic and academic excellence. Sample gained valuable international experience this past summer as a member of the United State’s squad,

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coached by Everist, which competed at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a two-time member of the ACWPC All-Academic team, and was a contributor on the 2007 NCAA title team, playing in 30 of the squad’s 32 matches that year. Dudley, a 6-5, 210-pounder from Johannesburg, South Africa, is another two-time ACWPC All-Academic honoree and was a key player in the Bears’ 2007 NCAA championship run, scoring a goal against USC in the finals. He has notched 47 goals in two seasons, including 28 goals last year when he had the match-winning shot in overtime against Long Beach State, was selected the Nov. 17 MPSF Player of the Week and was an honorable mention AllAmerican. Junior center Zach White and junior goalie Jacob McIntosh are two more bearers of championship rings and both had busy summers. White, a 6-4, 220pound left-hander, was an alternate on Everist’s World University Games team, Senior co-captain Mike Sample


won a silver medal in July at the Maccabiah Games in Israel and helped the Lamorinda club team to second-place finish at the Men’s Senior Nationals. He has 33 goals in two seasons, and as a true freshman was the only player to compete in all 32 matches during the team’s 2007 national title run. McIntosh is Cal’s incumbent at goalie, playing in 25 of 28 matches last season, recording 212 saves with 31 steals and 23 assists. He excelled this past summer, helping Lamorinda to a silver medal at Senior Nationals, and is a two-time firstteam summer All-American. There is no doubt additional fire-power will be provided by sophomores Ivan Rackov and Luka Saponjic from Belgrade, Serbia. Rackov, a 6-2, 185-pounder and Saponjic, a 6-5, 225-pound left-hander, were immediate contributors last season as true freshmen. Rackov was fourth on the team with 31 goals and also added a team-high 33 assists with 30 steals and 21 ejections earned, including four goals in the MPSF Tournament. He was a first-team summer All-American for Lamorinda as well. Saponjic tallied 24 goals in 19 matches last fall, then helped Serbia to bronze medals at both the FINA World League Championships and the World University Games (held in his hometown of Belgrade) this past summer as one of the youngest players on the Serbian National Team. The Bears’ talent pool continues to run deep with the return of key sophomores

Zach White

Ivan Rackov

Charlie Steffens and Cory Nasoff. Steffens, the son of Carlos Steffens (three-time Cal All-American, 1979 Pac-10 Player of the Year), is a 6-3, 190-pound attacker who scored 18 goals as a redshirt freshman, including goals against UCLA and Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament. He is also a fine student, earning ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic honors. Nasoff, at 6-2, 190 pounds, notched 17 goals in 26 matches with 27 steals, 13 assists and 12 ejections earned as a redshirt freshman. He also scored three goals in the MPSF Tournament and this past summer was an All-American in helping Lamorinda to a silver medal at Senior Nationals. Cal has a slew of other players are assured of an opportunity to showcase their talents. Sophomores Zach Greenwood (6-4, 219) and Jack Stampfl (6-6, 215) will provide an inside presence after competing in 24 and 21 matches, respectively, last season. Newcomers Iosefa Tuiasau (6-2,

240, junior from Wellington, New Zealand/West Valley College) and Marko Pance (6-2, 185, sophomore transfer from UC Santa Barbara) will be in the mix for playing time, as will sophomore center back Travis Bickham, redshirt freshman utility man Spencer White (brother of Zach White) and redshirt freshman attacker Mason Cox. Nine more athletes are also in line for playing time this season – juniors Adam Cline and Sandy French, sophomores Bryan Schnugg and Eric Johnson, and redshirt freshmen Brian Schmidt, Marin Balarin, Nathaniel Vail and Marker Anderson. Besides McIntosh, there will be additional competition for starting duties manning Cal’s goal. The Bears have sophomore goalie Wil Toppen, who had 39 saves in seven contests last season, as well as talented true freshman Justin Parsons, freshman Steve Giahos and redshirt freshman Stephen Ambrose. “We have a nice mix of younger and older players,” said Everist. “The team is hungry after a lot of close losses last season (five of nine losses were by one goal), but this is a talented group that has grown together and gotten better. The team is now a year older and is finding ways to be more consistent. We have the ability to control the tempo of the game, both offensively and defensively, and the talent to defeat anyone we face. I am excited to see how it all comes together.”

Brian Dudley

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2009 Golden Bear Roster No.

Name

Jacob McIntosh Justin Parsons Wil Toppen Stephen Ambrose Steve Giahos Luka Saponjic Cory Nasoff Mason Cox Zach White Ivan Rackov Mike Sample Brian Dudley Zach Greenwood Charlie Steffens Travis Bickham Spencer Warden Jack Stampfl Iosefa Tuiasau Spencer White Marko Pance Brian Schmidt Adam Cline Sandy French Bryan Schnugg Eric Johnson Marin Balarin Nathaniel Vail Marker Anderson Michael Boggan Tommy Briskey Danny Crocker Hunter Gettelfinger Tommy Gilfillan Matt Golden Miguel Martin de Bustamante Scott Siegel

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Hometown (Last School)

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6-1 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1

175 205 185 217 205 225 190 186 220 185 190 210 219 190 210 190 215 240 205 185 200 185 180 190 190 195 180 195

Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Long Beach, Calif. (Wilson HS) San Diego, Calif. (Coronado HS) Camarillo, Calif. (Camarillo HS) New Canaan, Conn. (New Canaan HS) Modesto, Calif. (Johansen HS) Belgrade, Serbia San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines HS) Placentia, Calif. (Servite HS) Mission Viejo, Calif. (El Toro HS) Belgrade, Serbia Saratoga, Calif. (St. Francis HS) Johannesburg, South Africa (St. John’s HS) Sanger, Calif. (Buchanan HS) Danville, Calif. (Monte Vista HS) Half Moon Bay, Calif. (St. Francis HS) Soquel, Calif. (Soquel HS) Davis, Calif. (Davis HS) Wellington, New Zealand (West Valley College) Mission Viejo, Calif. (El Toro HS) Saratoga, Calif. (UC Santa Barbara) San Jose, Calif. (Bellarmine College Prep) Santa Monica, Calif. (Santa Monica HS) Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) Lafayette, Calif. (Acalanes HS) Moraga, Calif. (Campolindo HS) Berkeley, Calif. (Berkeley HS) Altadena, Calif. (La Canada HS) Atherton, Calif. (Deerfield, Mass., Academy)

G A U A A A CB A

6-2 5-11 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0

185 190 190 175 180 170 195 175

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Head Coach: Kirk Everist, Eighth year (California, ‘90) Associate Head Coach: Boyd Lachance, Eighth year (Pacific, ‘94) Assistant Coach: Sean Nolan, Fifth year (California, ‘95) C - center CB - center back A - attacker U - utility

Pronunciation Guide

Marin Balarin................................... Ba-Lair-in Steven Giahos................................ Ghee-Ohs Ivan Rackov........................................Rack-off Jack Stampfl...................................Stamp-Full Luka Saponjic.............................Sa-Pown-itch Iosefa Tuiasau............. I-O-Sefa Two-E-Ah-So

Cory Nasoff

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Burbank, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake HS) Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) San Diego, Calif. (La Jolla HS) Pasadena, Calif. (Polytechnic HS) Danville, Calif. (West Valley College) Los Altos Hills, Calif. (St. Francis HS) San Diego, Calif. (The Bishop’s School)


Head coach Kirk Everist players went on to earn NCAA All-American coach than he was as a player,” said four-time recognition, while two ex-pupils have played NCAA Coach of the Year Pete Cutino, Everon NCAA championship teams. ist’s former Cal mentor who passed away in In addition to his work at Miramonte High September of 2004. “He is a very intense School, Everist served as water polo commisperson who has always been a student of the sioner at San Frangame. Kirk is everything we would cisco’s Olympic Club want in a coach.” from 1999-2001, a Everist lives in nearby Pleasant Hill period that produced with his wife, Kim, and daughter, Keira, a gold medal and two 2002...................20-7* born January 23, 2009. silver medals in FINA 2003...................20-8 World Masters com- 2004...................20-10 petition. Also, since 2005...................21-7 2000 he has been 2006...................31-4*** co-head coach for the 2007...................28-4** Lamorinda water polo 2008...................19-9 team, leading that Total...................159-49 (.764) *MPSF Champions club to the 2001, 2004 **NCAA Champions and 2005 USA Water ***MPSF and NCAA Champions Polo 20-Under national championships, and the 2002 Northern California Zone Junior Olympic title. In January of 2005, Everist added to his duties the position of treasurer of the College Water Polo Coaches Association. A 1990 Cal graduate, Everist propelled the Bears to national championships in 1987 and 1988 as a player. He earned NCAA AllAmerican status from 1986-88 and was named the NCAA National Player of the Year in 1988. Everist went on to play for the United States National Team for nine years (1988-96) and was a member of the USA Olympic Team at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Games. He also competed on America’s gold medal winning water polo teams at the 1991 World University Games and 1995 Pan American Games. “Kirk has been an Olympian and an AllAmerican, but I believe he is now a better

Everist’s Record

Kirk Everist Head Coach Eighth Year

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roducing back-to-back NCAA titles, two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation crowns, 33 All-Americans and numerous academic honorees, Kirk Everist has proven to be the perfect individual to perpetuate the tradition of excellence that defines California water polo. In seven seasons (159-49, .764) Everist has twice led the Golden Bears to the pinnacle of the sport; directing his alma mater to its NCAA-record 13th national crown with a 8-6 win over USC in 2007 after a thrilling 7-6 last-second national championship victory over the Trojans in 2006. A former three-time All-American, 1988 NCAA Player of the Year and two-time United States Olympian, Everist, 42, earned the 2002 MPSF Coach of the Year honors in his inaugural season when he guided Cal to the MPSF Tournament title and a national runnerup finish. Then in 2004, he was inducted into both the Cal Athletic and the USA Water Polo Hall of Fames. In 2006, Everist was selected USA Water Polo’s Elite Co-Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to both the MPSF and NCAA titles. Most recently, he coached the United States’ World University Games team that competed this past summer in Belgrade, Serbia, mentoring five Bears, including senior Mike Sample and junior Zach White. On July 29, 2002 Everist returned to his alma mater and immediately led the Bears to a 20-7 mark and Cal’s first MPSF title and national runner-up finish since 1995. Now after guiding the Bears to the school’s first back-to-back NCAA trophies since the early ’90s, Everist and his troops will be vying for another national crown in 2009. Before his successful return to Berkeley, Everist had contributed to eight CIF North Coast championships as an assistant coach at Miramonte High School. During Everist’s 11-year tenure at Miramonte, the school also produced nine league titles and three third-place finishes in the California State Tournament. He helped develop 22 high school All-Americans, and three of his former

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Assistant Coaches & Support Staff

Boyd Lachance

Associate Head Coach

Sean Nolan

Assistant Coach

Brian Schulman

Boyd Lachance, a huge factor in the Golden Bears capturing the 2006 and 2007 NCAA titles, has been the associate head coach for the Cal men’s water polo since July 18, 2003 after playing a major role in the Bears winning the MPSF title and advancing to the NCAA title match in his first year as an assistant in 2002. Lachance, 37, came to Cal after an outstanding water polo career at Pacific in the early ‘90s and seven years of coaching club, high school and community college water polo. As a two-year starter for the Tigers (1992-93), he was Pacific’s second leading scorer in 1992 (35 goals in 20 matches), finishing his career with a scoring average of 1.09 goals per game. In addition, Lachance was a member of the only Tiger water polo team in school history to reach the NCAA tournament, achieving a No. 5 national ranking in 1993. Transferring his skills from the pool to the pool deck, Lachance has coached in the national and international scene. He was added to the USA Men’s Senior National Team staff and coached the National B Team coach following the 2008 Beijing Olympics, working under national team coach Terry Schroeder. In 2002, Lachance was an assistant coach with the National Cadet Team in Serbia, the head coach of two Pacific Zone Division II Premier League championship squads and the assistant coach for the Pacific Zone Division I Premier League national championship team. He was also co-head coach at Campolindo High School from 1999-2000 and an associate head coach at Diablo Valley College in 2001. Lachance has been part of 12 USWP national championships (six 20-Under, four Premier League, two 18-Under) and two NCAA titles in his coaching tenure, while developing 79 USWP All-Americans, six high school All-Americans and three community college All-Americans along the way. Since joining the Cal program in 2002, he has helped coach 33 NCAA All-Americans. In addition to his coaching duties at Cal, Lachance is the club director of Lamorinda Water Polo, which he founded in 1999. Since 2002, all members of the Bears’ water polo program have gone through the Lamorinda club system. Lachance received a degree in sociology from Pacific in 1994. He resides in East Sacramento with his wife, Gretchen, and son, Carson, four; son Nolan, three and son, Kellan, born June 23, 2009.

Former Golden Bear goalie (1991-94) and 2000 Olympian Sean Nolan, 37, is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at Cal. Nolan joined the Bears’ coaching staff after a successful national and international water polo career. A member of the USA Senior National team from 1994-2000, he competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, helping the United States to sixth place finish along with other former Cal stars Gavin Arroyo, Chris Humbert and Chris Oeding. Nolan was also on Team USA’s gold medal-winning squad at the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, NY; was named Goalie of the Tournament at the 1997 Unicon Cup in Budapest, Hungary; and helped the United States to a gold medal at the 1999 PanAm Games in Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada. He played professionally in Greece for the club team, Naok, in the town of Corfu from 1996-97. A three-time All-American (1992, 1993, 1994) at Cal, Nolan graduated in 1995 with a degree in political economies of industrial societies. He led the Bears to NCAA titles in 1991 and 1992, including making two match-saving blocks at the end of regulation in the ‘92 title match against Stanford. The 1992 NCAA championship match is considered by many to be the greatest title match in NCAA water polo history as Cal went on to win 12-11 in sudden death overtime to finish with a perfect 31-0 season record. Nolan was the recipient of the Peter J. Cutino Water Polo Trophy in 1992 as the team’s most improved player, and was the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1994.

Brian Schulman is in his sixth season as the head athletic trainer for the California men’s water polo program. Schulman, 30, has extensive experience in athletic training, having worked for the San Francisco 49ers, at Fresno State and UC Santa Barbara, and for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also the athletic trainer for the Golden Bears’ baseball and women’s soccer programs. Prior to joining Cal in March of 2004, Schulman was an intern assistant athletic trainer for the San Francisco 49ers in 2003-04. He came to the 49ers from Fresno State, where he worked with the football and baseball programs while earning his masters’ degree in exercise physiology. As an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, Schulman was a student athletic trainer for the baseball, men’s basketball and men’s soccer programs. He graduated from UCSB in 2001 with degrees in political science, and health and exercise science. Schulman had an internship with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the summer of 2000 and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist. A native of Encino, Calif., Schulman and his wife, Megan, reside in Dublin.

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Athletic Trainer

Associate head coach Boyd Lachance breaks down the action on deck.


2009 Athlete Profiles Stephen Ambrose 1

Marin balarin

Freshman Goalie Height: 6-5 Weight: 217 Hometown: New Canaan, Conn. High School: New Canaan Experience: RS

Freshman Attacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 Hometown: Berkeley, Calif. High School: Berkeley Experience: RS

Redshirted during the 2008 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Conn. was a standout goalie, earning all-tournament honors at the 2006 Eastern High School Championships and 2005 Connecticut High School Championships…was also the starting goalie for several Greenwich, Conn. Junior Olympic teams, and a Northeast Zone Team that competed at the National Zone Water Polo Championship, held May, 2007 at Cal… competed in swimming as well, recording a time of 24.04 in the 50 free as a senior…undeclared major with an interest in business...parents are Stephen and Victoria Ambrose...born April 14, 1990, in Norwalk, Conn.

Marker anderson 24 Freshman Attacker Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 Hometown: Atherton, Calif. High School: Deerfield (Mass.) Academy Experience: RS

Redshirted during the 2008 season…was the recipient of the team’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award with a 3.8 GPA…HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass. was a twotime NISCA third-team All-American and the 2007 New England Preparatory Athletic Council MVP…lead his team to its first-ever NEPSAC title in 2007 with a 16-4 mark…undeclared major...parents are John and Judith Anderson...born February 17, 1989, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Redshirted during the 2008 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Berkeley High School was a fifth-team All-American as a senior and recorded a school-record 210 goals…was also first-team North Coast Section, fifth-team NorCal and ninth-team AllCalifornia…competed on the 2008 North Coast Section All-Star Team and the 2007 Pacific Zone Team…undeclared major...parents are Felice and Verica Balarin...born October 8, 1990, in Zagreb, Croatia.

Travis Bickham 11 Sophomore Center Back Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 Hometown: Half Moon Bay, Calif. High School: St. Francis Experience: SQ

Scored a goal against UC Santa Cruz and added two assists and an ejection earned in 2008…redshirted during the 2007 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At St. Francis High School was a fifth-team All-American, earning first-team All-Central Coast Section, first-team All-WCAL and first-team All-San Jose Mercury News as a senior in 2006…averaged four goals a game as a senior, competing in the 2006 CCS Senior and Central Coast SectionNorth Coast Section Senior All-Star Games… was the MVP and helped his club team win the 2006 National Club Championship…majoring in English...parents are Randy and Marsha Bickham...born December 4, 1988, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Goals

2008.............................1

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Adam Cline

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Junior Attacker Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif. High School: Santa Monica HS Experience: SQ

Recorded two ejections earned, an assist and a field block last season as a sophomore…had two goals in 2008 as a redshirt freshman, tallying scores against Santa Clara and UC Santa Cruz…also had a steal and a field block…redshirted in 2006…HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Santa Monica High School was first-team All-CIF and league MVP, helping his team to the CIF semifinals…averaged a school-record four goals per game during his high school career…also competed four years on the varsity swim team and was a CIF finalist...majoring in business administration… parents are David and Simone Cline…born February 27, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Goals

2007.............................2

Mason cox

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Freshman Attacker Height: 6-0 Weight: 186 Hometown: Placentia, Calif. High School: Servite Experience: RS

Redshirted during the 2008 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Servite High School was three-time first-team all-league selection, helping his team to three Serra League titles…was first-team All-CIF in 2005 and second-team All-CIF as a junior and senior…was the MVP of the 2008 Junior Olympics…was also a member of the 2004 National Development Team and the 2005 National Youth Team that traveled to Croatia and Germany…undeclared major...parents are Brian and Lori Cox...born March 6, 1990, in Placentia, Calif.

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Brian Dudley

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Junior Center Back Height: 6-5 Weight: 210 Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa High School: St. John’s HS Experience: 2V

A returning All-American and a two-time ACWPC All-Academic honoree…was a key player for the Bears in their 2007 NCAA championship run, scoring a goal versus USC in the national title match… was the 2008-09 Peter J. Cutino Water Polo Trophy award winner as the team’s most improved player…AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Scored 28 goals with 35 steals, 24 ejections earned and 14 assists… had six goals in the three MPSF Tournament matches, including a team-high three goals versus UC Irvine…was selected the Nov. 17 MPSF Co-Player of the Week after leading the Bears to victories over Long Beach State and UC Irvine, notching the match-winning goal in sudden death overtime at Long Beach State… was a ACWPC Academic All-American and an MPSF All-Academic selection for the second year in a row…AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007): Scored 19 goals in 30 matches, including a goal and an assist versus USC in the NCAA title match, and three goals during the MPSF Tournament (two versus Long Beach State, one versus Stanford)…had 23 steals, 17 ejections earned, seven assists and four field blocks…was a ACWPC Academic AllAmerican and an MPSF All-Academic selection…redshirted in 2006…HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At St. John’s High School in Johannesburg, South Africa was team captain as a junior and senior... twice selected (20042005) MVP and best attacker of the United Schools of South Africa (USSASA) National Water Polo Tournament…as a member of the South African National Junior Team traveled to the 2005 Junior World Championships in Argentina…helped his South Africa Under 20 squad to a third-place finish at the 2003 Poland International Tournament...also trained with South Africa youth teams in Croatia, Bosnia, Hungary and Slovakia…competed in rugby and swimming as well…majoring in business administration...parents are Frank Dudley and Kate McMahon…born June 10, 1987, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Goals

2007...........................19 2008...........................28 Total...........................47

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Brian Dudley

Sandy French Junior Attacker Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Hometown: Orinda, Calif. High School: Miramonte HS Experience: SQ

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Had three goals in seven matches last season, including two goals versus UC Santa Cruz…also added six steals and four assists…competed in two matches in 2007 as a redshirt freshman, scoring a goal against UC Santa Cruz and tallying four steals and three assists…redshirted in 2006…HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Miramonte High School played for former Cal water polo player James Lathrop and was a first-team All-American, first-team All-North Coast Section and North Coast Section MVP as a senior…also competed for the Lamorinda Water Polo Club and was a 2006 Summer All-American…competed on the varsity swim team as well…majoring in interdisciplinary studies...several relatives attended Cal, including parents John and Leslie French, and sister, Sarah French…grandfather, Gordon French, played water polo at Cal...born April 21, 1988, in San Mateo, Calif.

Goals

2007.............................1 2008.............................3 Total.............................4

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Steve Giahos Freshman Goalie Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Hometown: Modesto, Calif. High School: Johansen Experience: HS

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HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Johansen High School in Modesto was an honorable mention AllAmerican and first-team All-CIF Section goalie as a senior in 2008… was also a three-time all-league honoree… competed three years on the varsity swim team as well…undeclared major...parents are Gregg and Stephanie Giahos...born December 21, 1989, in Turlock, Calif.


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Eric Johnson

Sophomore Utility Height: 6-4 Weight: 219 Hometown: Sanger, Calif. High School: Buchanan HS Experience: 1V

Sophomore Attacker Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Hometown: Moraga, Calif. High School: Campolindo HS Experience: SQ

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008): Scored nine goals in 24 matches with 13 ejections earned and four steals…scored five goals in the four matches at the Navy Open…had a team-high three goals versus UC Santa Cruz… scored a goal in an MPSF match at USC… redshirted during the 2007 season…HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif. was three-time first-team all-league and two-time first-team All-CIF in water polo…as a senior was a first-team High School All-American, CIF MVP and 2006 Buchanan High School Athlete of the Year…helped his team to CIF titles in 2003 and 2006…also competed in swimming where he was a nine-time All-American and a three-time CIF champion in the 500 free…was a member of the 2008 USA Senior National B Team and competed on the 2006 and 2007 USA National Youth Teams…in 2006 helped Team USA to a silver medal and was named tournament MVP in an international tournament in Germany…majoring in economics...mom, Miram, swam at USC and competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, placing ninth in the 200-meter backstroke…father, Mark, also swam at USC where he was a member of four-straight NCAA championship teams…sister, Ashley, played water polo at UC Davis, and sister, Erinn, played water polo at San Diego State…parents are Mark and Miram Greenwood...born March 9, 1989, in Fresno, Calif.

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Scored a goal against UC Santa Cruz last season with two assists, an ejection earned and a field block…redshirted during the 2007 season…HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Campolindo High School was a three-time allleague selection and two-time All-North Coast Section in water polo…was selected his school’s 2006-07 Scholar-Athlete of the Year… competed in the North Coast Section Senior All-Star Game in 2006…was a member of the Lamorinda 18 and Under Junior Olympic Team that won a gold medal in 2007…was a 16 and Under Junior Olympic All-American in 2005… majoring in economics...grandmother, Peggy McHugh, graduated from Cal in 1949 and mother, Jeannie, graduated from Cal in 1978… parents are Robert and Jeannie Johnson...born August 7, 1989, in San Francisco, Calif.

Goals

2008.............................1

Jacob McIntosh

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Junior Goalie Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. High School: Wilson HS Experience: 2V

Developed into Cal’s everyday goalie last season, competing in 25 of 28 matches…has 256 saves in 38 career matches…was a firstteam All-American in the summer of 2008 and 2009, helping lead the Lamorinda club team to a second-place finish at the Men’s Senior Nationals…AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Had 212 saves in 790 minutes of action…also notched 31 steals and had 23 assists…AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007): Played in 13 matches, recording 44 saves in 147 minutes of action…had a 4.35 goal against average…also added six assists and four steals…redshirted in 2006…in the summer of 2007 was the MVP of the 20-Under Nationals in Moraga...HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: As a goalie at Wilson High School in Long Beach was second-team All-CIF and 2005 Moore League Co-MVP… prep team won four-straight CIF Division I titles…competed four years on the varsity swim team…majoring in the practice of art…parents are Duncan and Carla McIntosh...born October 1, 1987, in Long Beach, Calif.

Saves

2007...........................44 2008.........................212 Total.........................256

Goals

2008.............................9

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Cory Nasoff

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Sophomore Attacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Hometown: San Diego, Calif. High School: Torrey Pines Experience: 1V

Was an All-American this past summer, helping the Lamorinda club team to a second-place finish at the Men’s Senior Nationals…AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008): Scored 17 goals in 26 matches with 27 steals, 13 assists and 12 ejections earned…scored three goals in the MPSF Tournament, including two goals versus UC Irvine…had a team-high two goals in an MPSF league match at UC Irvine… had a team-high three goals at Pomona College…redshirted during the 2007 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Torrey Pines High School lettered four straight years in both water polo and swimming…in water polo was a three-year All-CIF San Diego Section pick and the CIF Section Division I MVP as a senior… was selected as a two-time Cal-Hi All-American…was a member of the USA Development, Cadet and Youth teams; traveling to Serbia, Croatia, Spain, Germany and Canada…was a gold medalist at the 2005 Junior Olympics, competing for the San Diego Shores…was a three-time All-American at the National Age Group and Junior Olympics competition… majoring in interdisciplinary studies...parents are Marc and Carla Nasoff...born March 19, 1989, in San Diego, Calif.

goals and earning first-team All-America honors while helping his team to a bronze medal at the 2007 Junior Olympics…played for the Pacific Zone National Team in the 2006 Premier League and the Pacific Zone Youth National Team at the 2007 Zone Championships… undeclared major...parents are Aleksander and Gordana Pance...born May 10, 1989, in Rochester, N.Y.

Justin Parsons Freshman Goalie Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 Hometown: San Diego, Calif. High School: Coronado Experience: HS

HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Coronado High School was an academic and athletic All-American, Union Tribune Player of the Year, 2008 CIF San Diego Section Player of the Year, first-team allstate, first-team All-CIF and first-team All-Western League as a senior goalie…helped his team to the 2008 CIF title… as a sophomore set a school record for blocks in a match (23)…competed three years of varsity basketball and baseball as well…was a member of the Pacific Southwest Zone and Cadet Teams…undeclared major...parents are Tim and Kandee Parsons...born January 4, 1991, in San Diego, Calif.

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Sophomore Attacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Hometown: Saratoga, Calif. Last School: UC Santa Barbara Experience: TR

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Cory Nasoff

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Was a first-team All-American this past summer, helping lead the Lamorinda club team to a second-place finish at the Men’s Senior Nationals…AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Was fourth on the team as a true freshman with 31 goals in 21 matches, including two goals against UCLA and two goals against Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament…added a team-high 33 assists with 30 steals and 21 ejections earned…had a team-high three goals in an MPSF match versus UCLA…HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Along with fellow Cal sophomore, Luka Saponjic, led Serbia to the gold medal at the 2007 European Youth (Under 18) Championships in Malta…also with Saponjic led Serbia to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Junior World (Under 20) Championships in Long Beach, Calif….the tandem combined for 43 goals at the 2007 Junior World Championships, including 11 (Rackov, six; Saponjic, five) in the medal round matches – a 17-16 semifinal overtime loss to eventual World Champion Hungary and a 12-8 bronze medal loss to Croatia…undeclared major...parents are Aleksandar and Ljiljana Rackov... born May 12, 1989, in Belgrade, Serbia.

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A sophomore transfer from UC Santa Barbara…played in five matches with the Gauchos in 2008, tallying a goal against then-No. 2-ranked UCLA and adding two assists and an ejection earned… redshirted in 2007… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Saratoga High School was two-time all-league and AllCIF Central Coast Section as a senior in 2006, scoring 106 goals in 22 matches…notched 65 goals as a junior…also earned All-America swimming honors in the 400 free relay during the 2006-07 season…competed for the Stanford Water Polo Club team, scoring 22

Sophomore Attacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia Experience: 1V

2008...........................31

2008...........................17

Marko Pance

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Ivan Rackov


Luka Saponjic

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Sophomore Attacker Height: 6-5 Weight: 225 Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia Experience: 1V

Luka Saponjic

Mike Sample Senior Attacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Hometown: Saratoga, Calif. High School: St. Francis Experience: 2V

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Joins Spencer Warden as one of the Bears’ 2009 team captains… competed for the United States this past summer at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia under head coach Kirk Everist… was the 2009 recipient of the Walter A. Haas, Jr. Community Service Award given to a student-athlete for outstanding contribution to community service…is also a two-time member of the ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Teams…was the recipient of the team’s 2008-09 Golden Bear Coaches’ Award…AS A JUNIOR (2008): Had 13 goals in 27 matches with 26 assists, 19 steals, 16 ejections earned and four field blocks…notched a goal against UCLA in the first round of the MPSF Tournament…had a team-high three goals at UC Davis…scored a pair of goals during the Navy Open…was a ACWPC Academic AllAmerican and an MPSF All-Academic selection…AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Played in 30 of the team’s 32 matches last season, recording 16 assists, nine field blocks, six ejections

earned, five steals and four goals…notched two goals against St. Francis at the Navy Open…was a ACWPC Academic All-American and an MPSF All-Academic selection…AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006): Competed in 19 matches, scoring goals against MIT, UC Davis and Santa Clara…added six assists, six steals and five ejections earned…redshirted in 2005...HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At St. Francis High School was a third-team AllAmerican and first-team All-NorCal, All-Central Coast Section and All-West Catholic Athletic League...scored 91 goals, leading his team to the 2004 Central Coast Section title…was the 2005 recipient of Stephen Jerry Memorial Award as his school’s outstanding athlete… represented the Pacific Zone from 2003-05 at the National Age Group Championships, helping his squad capture the 2005 national title... majoring in interdisciplinary studies...parents are David and Jane Sample...born February 17, 1987, in Palos Verdes, Calif.

A 6-5 left-handed attacker who gained valuable experience this past summer, helping Serbia to bronze medals at both the FINA World League Championships in Montenegro and the World University Games in Belgrade…scored four goals in six matches at the World University Games…AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Scored 24 goals in 19 matches with 23 assists, 22 steals, 10 ejections earned and three field blocks…had a team-high two goals against UCLA and notched a goal against UC Irvine at the MPSF Tournament…tallied a team-high three goals versus Stanford during the NorCal Tournament and had three goals versus Pacific…HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Won a bronze medal as a member of the Serbian team at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Istanbul, Turkey…along with fellow Cal sophomore Ivan Rackov led Serbia to the gold medal at the 2007 European Youth (Under 18) Championships in Malta… also with Rackov led Serbia to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Junior World (Under 20) Championships in Long Beach, Calif….the tandem combined for 43 goals at the 2007 Junior World Championships, including 11 (Rackov, six; Saponjic, five) in the medal round matches – a 17-16 semifinal overtime loss to eventual World Champion Hungary and a 12-8 bronze medal loss to Croatia…also won gold medals with Serbia at the 2005 (Sofia, Bulgaria) and 2006 (Oradea, Romania) European Junior Championships…undeclared major...parents are Nebojsa and Tatjana Saponjic... born January 6, 1990, in Belgrade, Serbia.

Goals

2008...........................24

Goals

2006.............................3 2007.............................4 2008...........................13 Total...........................20

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Brian schmidt

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Freshman Center Back Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Hometown: San Jose, Calif. High School: Bellarmine College Prep Experience: RS

Redshirted during the 2008 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Bellarmine College Prep was first-team all-league and team captain as a senior…helped team to the Central Coast Section title as a junior… also competed in basketball and swimming, where he was an All-American in the 100 and 200 freestyle and was a member of the nation’s third-fastest 400 free relay as a junior (3:05.50)…undeclared major with an interest in business...brother, Kevin, played water polo at UCLA and is now a member of the Bruin’s men’s basketball team…parents are Chris and Beth Schmidt...born March 28, 1990, in Bethesda, Md.

Jack Stampfl Sophomore Center Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 Hometown: Davis, Calif. High School: Davis Experience: 1V

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008): Had six goals in 21 matches with six ejections earned, five steals, three assists and a field block…scored a goal against UC Irvine in the MPSF Tournament… had a team-high three goals versus UC Santa Cruz…notched a goal against Long Beach State in the NorCal Tournament…redshirted during the 2007 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Davis High School was a fourth-team All-American and a member of the USA Youth National Team… majoring in sociology...parents are Barry Stampfl and Celeste Cantu...born June 21, 1989, in Brawley, Calif.

Goals

2008.............................6

Bryan Schnugg 20 Sophomore Attacker Height: 5-10 Weight: 190 Hometown: Lafayette, Calif. High School: Acalanes Experience: SQ

Notched a goal with two assists, two steals, an ejection earned and a field block against UC Santa Cruz last season as a redshirt freshman…redshirted during the 2007 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Acalanes High School was first-team all-league and first-team All-North Coast Section in 2006… finished high school career with 87 goals and competed in the 2007 North Coast SectionCentral Coast Section All-Star Game…was a member of the Lamorinda Club Team that placed second in the 2006 Pan Pacific Games in New Zealand…majoring in economics...has several relatives (both parents) who attended Cal and competed in athletics, including father, John, who played water polo from 1977-80, and uncle, Peter, who was Cal’s first water polo NCAA Player of the Year in 1973…cousin, Charles Steffens, is also a sophomore on the 2009 Cal men’s water polo team…parents are John and Meg Schnugg...born December 12, 1988, in Berkeley, Calif.

Charlie Steffens 10 Sophomore Attacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Hometown: Danville, Calif. High School: Monte Vista Experience: 1V

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008): Scored 18 goals in 27 matches with 25 assists, 20 steals, 10 ejections earned and three field blocks… notched goals against UCLA and Long Beach State during the MPSF Tournament…had a team-high two goals in an MPSF victory over UC Santa Barbara…had a team-high three goals versus Santa Clara… was a member of both the ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Teams…redshirted during the 2007 season…HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Monte Vista High School was a three-time High School All-American and four-time All-CIF selection in water polo…scored a school-record 156 single-season goals as a senior in 2006… was a member of the USA Youth National Team from 2003-07 and was the 2007 Junior Olympic MVP…majoring in ethnic studies… father, Carlos, was a three-time All-American water polo player at Cal, leading the Bears to the 1977 NCAA title and was the 1979 Pac-10 Player of the Year...has several other relatives who attend or attended Cal and competed in athletics, including uncle, Peter Schnugg, who was Cal’s first water polo NCAA Player of the Year in 1973…cousin, Bryan Schnugg, is also a sophomore on the 2009 Cal men’s water polo team…parents are Carlos and Peggy Steffens...born June 21, 1989, in San Francisco, Calif.

Goals

2008...........................18

Goals

2008.............................1 Charlie Steffens

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Wil Toppen

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Sophomore Goalie Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Hometown: Camarillo, Calif. High School: Camarillo Experience: SQ

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008): Had 39 saves in 126 minutes of action (seven matches)…also recorded eight assists and a steal…redshirted during the 2007 season…HIGH SCHOOL/ PERSONAL: At Camarillo High School was league MVP as a senior in 2006…recorded a high school record 23 saves in a match in 2005 and was a first-team All-American…was a member of the USA Youth National Team in 2006...majoring in integrative biology…parents are David Toppen and Nina Klein... born April 5, 1989, in Butte, Mont.

SAVEs

2008...........................39

Iosefa Tuiasau

Spencer Warden

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Junior Utility Height: 6-2 Weight: 240 Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand Last School: West Valley College Experience: JC

A junior college transfer from West Valley College in Saratoga, where he was a 2007-08 All-American Scholar-Athlete… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Wellington College High School in Wellington, New Zealand was the 2005 and 2006 recipient of the College Blues Award, helping his team to a second place finish at the 2005-06 New Zealand National Championships…also competed in rugby…is a member of the New Zealand Men’s National Squad…majoring in political science…parents are Fuimaono and Philippa Tuiasau...born August 27, 1988, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Nathaniel vail

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Freshman Attacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. High School: La Canada Experience: RS

Redshirted during the 2008 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At La Canada High School was a three-time All-CIF selection from 2005-07, helping his team to CIF Division III titles in 2005 and 2007…undeclared major…father, Lee, graduated from Cal in 1978 and brother, Devin McIntire, graduated from Cal in 2004…parents are Lee Vail and Emily Brockman...born July 28, 1990, in San Francisco, Calif.

Spencer Warden 12 Senior Attacker Height: 6-4 Weight: 190 Hometown: Soquel, Calif. High School: Soquel HS Experience: 3V

A team captain and three-time All-American…one of the nation’s top players who was a key to the Bears’ 2006 and 2007 national title runs...is outstanding both offensively and defensively…has 96 goals in three years at Cal,

earning honorable mention All-America honors as a freshman, third-team All-America honors as a sophomore and second-team All-America honors as a junior…in 2006 was named MPSF Newcomer of the Year and has been first-team All-MPSF the past two seasons…was named the team’s 2008-09 Most Valuable Player…AS A JUNIOR (2008): Was named second-team ACWPC All-American, leading the Bears with a team-high 40 goals in 27 matches…also paced the team with 68 steals, was second in ejections earned (27), second in field blocks (11) and third in assists (29)…scored five goals during the MPSF Tournament and was named first-team All-MPSF…AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Was selected a 2007 ACWPC thirdteam All-American, first-team All-MPSF and second-team NCAA All-Tournament…scored two goals with six steals, two ejections earned and an assist in during the NCAA Tournament victories over Navy and USC…was the Nov. 5 MPSF Co-Player of the Week with three goals, six assists and five steals versus UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara…scored the winning goal versus UCLA with 25 seconds left in the SoCal Open third-place match Oct. 14…had six goals, five steals, three ejections earned and two field blocks during the SoCal Open…scored three goals at the MPSF Tournament…led the team with 51 steals and scored 27 goals in only 24 matches…also had 23 assists, 14 ejections earned and eight field blocks during the season…AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006): Was an honorable mention All-American, MPSF Newcomer of the Year, Daily Californian Newcomer of the Year, MPSF All-Tournament and MPSF All-Academic...led the Bears with 61 steals, had 29 goals and the match-winning assist to Jeff Tyrrell in the NCAA title match victory over USC…finished with 30 assists, 11 field blocks and eight ejections earned… scored four goals during the MPSF Tourna-

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ment, including a team-high two goals in the championship match victory over USC…tallied a goal against USC in the national title match as well…redshirted in 2005...was the 2005 recipient of the Cal Alumni Leadership Scholarship Award...HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Soquel High School was league MVP, first-team All-SCCAL and second-team All-Central Coast Section as a senior...as a junior was first-team WCAL, second-team All-CCS and honorable mention All-NorCal...helped his team capture four consecutive league titles and a Central Coast Section championship in 2002…was a first-team All-American in the summer of 2008, helping lead the Lamorinda club team to a second-place finish at the Men’s Senior Nationals in Moraga…in the summer of 2007 played on the USA U20 squad that competed at the Junior World Championships in Los Alamitos, Calif….in the summer of 2006 competed in the Memorial Tournament in Italy…also helped Team USA to a silver medal at the High Tatras Cup, July 7-9 in Slovakia; and a gold medal at the Junior PanAm Games in Montreal…was a second-team All-American as a member of a Pacific Zone team that captured the 2005 National Age Group championship...in the summer of 2005 was a first-team All-American at the Junior Olympics, was an honorable mention All-American competing with the Lamorinda team that captured a bronze medal at the Men’s Senior Nationals in Davis, Calif., and was on the USA National Youth Team that traveled to Slovakia…earned High School All-America honors as a member of a 200 freestyle relay team in 2003…was the recipient of the 2005 President’s Award for Educational Excellence, and was his school’s 2005 Scholar-Athlete of the Year…majoring in American studies... father, Scott, graduated from Cal in 1976... parents are Scott and Elisabeth Warden...born March 31, 1987, in Berkeley, Calif.

Goals

2006...........................29 2007...........................27 2008...........................40 Total...........................96

Spencer white

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Freshman Utility Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif. High School: El Toro Experience: RS

Redshirted during the 2008 season… HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At El Toro High School was a four-time Most Valuable Defensive Player, helping his team to the 2007 CIF Division I title…concluded his high school career with 136 goals and 134 steals…was a member of the United States’ National Youth Team… undeclared major…brother, Zach, is a junior on

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Zach White the Cal men’s water polo team…parents are Kenneth and Donna White...born December 11, 1989, in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Zach White

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Junior Center Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif. High School: El Toro HS Experience: 2V

Was an alternate on the United State’s 2009 World University Games team coached by Kirk Everist…was on a USA squad that captured a silver medal in July at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel… also an All-American this past summer, helping the Lamorinda club team to a second-place finish at the Men’s Senior Nationals…a left-handed center who was instrumental in Cal’s NCAA title run as a true freshman in 2007…AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Scored 25 goals in 27 matches with 32 ejections earned, 12 steals, five field blocks and four assists…had two goals in Cal’s victory over Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament…notched a team-high three goals in the Bears’ overtime victory over UCLA in the SoCal Tournament…had a team-high three goals versus Stanford in the NorCal Tournament…AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Was the

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only true freshman on the Bears’ NCAA squad and the only Cal player to compete in all 32 of the team’s matches…scored eight goals with 20 ejections earned, seven steals, four field blocks and two assists…had a goal in the Bears’ 8-7 win at UCLA…forced an ejection in the NCAA title match versus USC…HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At El Toro High School was a first-team High School All-American, first-team All-CIF, first-team All-County and first-team all-league as a senior, helping his squad to the CIF Division I Southern Section championship with a 31-4 record…was also All-CIF and all-league as a junior…was a fouryear letterman in swimming as well…majoring in political science...brother, Spencer, is a redshirt freshman on the Cal squad…parents are Kenneth and Donna White...born September 17, 1988, in Laguna Hills, Calif.

Goals

2007.............................8 2008...........................25 Total...........................33


2009 Newcomers Michael boggan Freshman Goalie 6-2 185 Burbank, Calif. HarvardWestlake HS

Tommy briskey Freshman Attacker 5-11 190 Orinda, Calif. Miramonte HS

Matt golden Junior Attacker 6-0 170 Danville, Calif. West Valley College

Scott siegel Freshman Attacker 6-0 175 San Diego, Calif. The Bishop’s School

Miguel martin de bustamante Freshman Center Back 6-3 195 Los Altos Hills, Calif. St. Francis HS

Danny crocker Freshman Utility 6-0 190 Orinda, Calif. Miramonte HS

Hunter gettelfinger Freshman Attacker 6-5 175 San Diego, Calif. La Jolla HS

Tommy gilfillan Freshman Attacker 6-0 180 Pasadena, Calif. Polytechnic HS

“We are very excited about our incoming class. We have players with a lot of experience who are hungry to make an impact. We are all looking forward to seeing this group grow into the future of our program.”

– Head Coach Kirk Everist

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2008 Season in Review

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lthough the 2008 California men’s water polo team did not achieve its goal of winning a third-straight NCAA title, the Golden Bears still finished 19-9 overall (4-4 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play), No. 7 in the final national rankings and had four All-Americans. Junior attacker Spencer Warden was named a second-team All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, while three other Bears – seniors Frank Reynolds and Trent Calder, and sophomore Brian Dudley – were tabbed as ACWPC honorable mention All-Americans. Warden, a team captain along with Reynolds and Calder, led the Bear’s with 40 goals in 27 matches. He also paced Cal with 68 steals, was second on the team in ejections earned (27) and field blocks (11), and third in assists (29). Warden scored five goals during the MPSF Tournament and was named first-team All-MPSF. He now has 96 goals in three years at Cal, earning honorable mention All-America honors as a freshman and third-team All-America honors as a sophomore. As a freshman in 2006, Warden was named MPSF Newcomer of the Year and has been first-team All-MPSF the past two years. Reynolds was the first MPSF Player of the Week selection of 2008 (Sept. 8) after leading the Bears with 11 goals and adding four assists, three steals, three ejections earned and two field blocks during the Navy Open in Annapolis, Md. He finished second on the

Spencer Warden

team with 35 goals and had 30 assists, 20 steals, 11 ejections earned and seven field blocks. Reynolds ended up scoring 68 goals in his three seasons at Cal. Calder, team captain in both 2007 and 2008, was third on the ‘08 squad with 33 goals and led the Bears with 14 field blocks. He added 21 steals, 18 assists and six ejections earned, concluding his career with

Frank Reynolds

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96 goals. Both Calder and Reynolds were key players on Cal’s back-to-back national title runs. Dudley, a two-time Academic All-America and MPSF All-Academic selection (3.42 GPA in business administration), scored 28 goals with 35 steals, 24 ejections earned and 14 assists in 2008. He was the Nov. 17 MPSF Player of the Week after leading the Bears to league victories over Long Beach State and UC Irvine, notching the match-winning goal in sudden death overtime at Long Beach State. Juniors Mike Sample (3.26, interdisciplinary studies) and Scott Cruikshank (3.14, interdisciplinary studies), and redshirt freshman Charlie Steffens (3.35, undeclared) joined Dudley as Cal’s 2008 academic honorees. Dudley was placed in the Superior Class with a GPA between 3.41-3.70; while Sample, Cruikshank and Steffens were members of the Excellent Class with GPAs between 3.20-3.40. Sample was also named the recipient of the Walter A. Haas Jr. Community Service Award given annually to a student-athlete for his or her outstanding contributions to community service. Actually, the entire men’s water polo team contributed in the classroom as Kirk Everist’s squad had the highest team GPA of any of Cal’s men’s varsity sports with a 3.245 GPA during the 2008 fall semester. With the impressive team GPA during the fall, Everist’s squad was tops among all of the Bears’ men’s sports during the 2008-09 school year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.162.


2008 Final Statistics 19-9 Overall; 4-4 MPSF

2008 STATISTICS

NAME (Matches)............................ GOALS Spencer Warden (27)............................... 40 Frank Reynolds (27)................................ 35 Trent Calder (25)...................................... 33 Ivan Rackov (21)...................................... 31 Brian Dudley (27)..................................... 28 Zach White (27)....................................... 25 Luka Saponjic (19)................................... 24 Charlie Steffens (27)................................ 18 Cory Nasoff (26)....................................... 17 Mike Sample (27)..................................... 13 Thomas Pearson (26).............................. 10 Zach Greenwood (24)................................ 9 Jack Stampfl (21)....................................... 6 Scott Cruikshank (26)................................ 5 Daniel Orloff (24)........................................ 4 Brian Roach (26)........................................ 4 Sandy French (7)....................................... 3 Travis Read (7).......................................... 3 Grant Mitchell (8)....................................... 2 Travis Bickham (1)..................................... 1 Nick Ferrif (1)............................................. 1 Eric Johnson (1)......................................... 1 Bryan Schnugg (1)..................................... 1 CALIFORNIA TOTALS.......................... 314 OPPONENT TOTALS............................ 201 GOALKEEPER G Mins GA Svs AG Jacob McIntosh 25 Michael Okinczyc 1 Wil Toppen 7

790 176 212 7.13 6 1 0 5.33 126 24 39 6.10

CAL TOTALS 28

922 201 251 6.98

Miscellaneous

Ejections Field Name Assists Steals Earned Blocks Travis Bickham Trent Calder Adam Cline Scott Cruikshank Brian Dudley Zach Greenwood Nick Ferrif Sandy French Eric Johnson Jacob McIntosh Grant Mitchell Cory Nasoff Daniel Orloff Joe Ouadah Thomas Pearson Ivan Rackov Travis Read Frank Reynolds Brian Roach Spencer Rodman Mike Sample Luka Saponjic Bryan Schnugg Jack Stampfl Charlie Steffens Wil Toppen Spencer Warden Zach White TOTALS

2 18 1 3 14 0 0 4 2 23 2 13 3 2 6 33 3 30 6 2 26 23 2 3 25 8 29 4

0 21 0 18 35 4 0 6 0 31 1 27 8 3 7 30 2 20 14 5 19 22 2 5 20 1 68 12

1 6 2 3 24 13 2 0 1 0 0 12 2 0 20 21 1 11 11 1 16 10 1 6 10 0 27 32

0 14 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 1 7 2 8 4 3 1 1 3 0 11 5

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Result Score

Streak Scorers

Sept. 6 vs. Bucknell% W 18-6 WON 1 Pearson 3, Reynolds 3, Dudley 3, Warden 2, Sample, Nasoff, Calder, White, Steffens, Greenwood, French Sept. 6 at Navy% W 13-4 WON 2 Reynolds 2, Warden 2, Calder 2, White 2, Greenwood 2, Cruikshank, Steffens, Nasoff Sept. 7 vs. St. Francis% W 10-6 WON 3 Reynolds 3, Calder 2, Cruikshank 2, Sample, Warden, Steffens Sept. 7 vs. Johns Hopkins% W 18-4 WON 4 Calder 4, Dudley 3, Reynolds 3, Greenwood 2, Warden, Nasoff, White, Roach, Steffens, Read Sept. 20 vs. Cal Baptist^ W 11-4 WON 5 Rackov 3, Warden 2, Nasoff 2, Sample, Pearson, Steffens, Stampfl Sept. 20 vs. Long Beach State^ W 8-4 WON 6 Rackov 2, Warden 2, Reynolds, White, Pearson, Stampfl Sept. 21 vs. UCLA^ L 6-4 LOST 1 Rackov, Sample, Reynolds, Warden Sept. 21 vs. Stanford^ L 11-10 (SDOT) LOST 2 Saponjic 3, White 3, Rackov 2, Pearson, Roach Sept. 27 at Pepperdine* L 7-5 LOST 3 Roach 2, Reynolds, Calder, Steffens Oct. 4 PACIFIC W 16-4 WON 1 Saponjic 3, Warden 3, Rackov 2, Calder 2, White 2, Sample 2, Orloff 2 Oct. 11 vs. St. Francis# W 11-5 WON 2 Warden 3, Rackov 3, Steffens 2, White, Calder, Cruikshank Oct. 11 at Pepperdine# W 8-6 (OT) WON 3 Warden 2, Reynolds, Rackov, Saponjic Dudley, Calder, Nasoff Oct. 12 vs. USC# L 12-7 LOST 1 Reynolds 3, Calder, Pearson, Dudley, Sample Oct. 12 vs. UCLA# W 12-11 (OT) WON 1 Reynolds 3, White 3, Dudley 3, Calder 2, Warden Oct. 18 at UC Davis W 11-2 WON 2 Sample 3, Saponjic 2, Reynolds 2, Mitchell, Rackov, Nasoff, White Oct. 25 UCLA* L 11-10 LOST 1 Rackov 3, Saponjic 2, Warden 2, White 2, Reynolds Oct. 26 SANTA CLARA W 17-6 WON 1 Reynolds 3, Warden 3, Steffens 3 Saponjic 2, Rackov 2, White 2, Pearson Oct. 26 UC SANTA CRUZ W 16-5 WON 2 Stampfl 3, Greenwood 3, French 2, Read 2, Mitchell, Orloff, Bickham, Schnugg, Ferrif, Johnson Nov. 1 UC SANTA BARBARA* W 11-8 WON 3 Steffens 2, Rackov, Nasoff, Sample, White, Reynolds, Warden, Dudley, Saponjic, Calder Nov. 8 at USC* L 11-9 LOST 1 Calder 2, Warden 2, Rackov, Greenwood, Pearson, Reynolds, Saponjic Nov. 9 at Pomona College W 19-3 WON 1 Nasoff 3, Calder 2, Warden 2, Rackov 2, Saponjic 2, Steffens 2, White 2, Orloff, Cruikshank, Sample, Dudley Nov. 15 at Long Beach State* W 11-10 (SDOT) WON 2 Dudley 4, Calder 3, Saponjic, Reynolds, Nasoff, Warden Nov. 16 at UC Irvine* W 8-6 WON 3 Nasoff 2, Dudley 2, Calder, Reynolds, Rackov, Saponjic Nov. 22 STANFORD* L 9-8 LOST 1 Calder 3, Rackov 2, Saponjic, Dudley, Warden Nov. 23 at Pacific* W 10-7 WON 1 Warden 3, Dudley 2, Saponjic, Reynolds Calder, White, Pearson Nov. 28 vs. UCLA& L 11-8 LOST 1 Saponjic 2, Rackov 2, Sample, Dudley, Warden, Steffens Nov. 29 vs. UC Irvine& L 13-12 (SDOT) LOST 2 Dudley 3, Calder 2, Warden 2, Nasoff 2, Saponjic, Stampfl, Reynolds Nov. 30 vs. Long Beach State& W 13-9 WON 1 Dudley 2, Reynolds 2, Warden 2, White 2, Rackov 2, Nasoff, Calder, Steffens Caps indicates home match at Spieker Aquatics Complex *indicates MPSF Match, %indicates Navy Open, Annapolis, MD; ^indicates NorCal Open, Stockton, Calif.; #indicates SoCal Open, Malibu, Calif., &indicates MPSF Tournament, Malibu, Calif.

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2008 Final MPSF Results & Honors 2008 MPSF Tournament Results

2008 Individual Honors

November 28-30, 2008 RALEIGH RUNNELS MEMORIAL POOL, MALIBU, Calif.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

USC Pepperdine Stanford UCLA UC Santa Barbara UC Irvine California Long Beach State

Spencer Warden

Mike Sample

Second-Team ACWPC All-American First-Team All-MPSF 2008 Most Valuable Player

ACWPC Academic All-American MPSF All-Academic Walter A. Haas, Jr. Award Golden Bear Coaches’ Award

2008 MPSF CO-PlayerS of the Year J.W. Krumpholz, USC Jimmie Sandman, Stanford

2008 MPSF Newcomer of the Year Joel Dennerley, USC

2008 MPSF Co-Coaches of the Year

Brian Dudley Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American ACWPC Academic All-American MPSF All-Academic Peter J. Cutino Water Polo Trophy (Most Improved) Nov. 17 MPSF Player of the Week

Scott Cruikshank ACWPC Academic All-American MPSF All-Academic

Jovan Vavic, USC Jack Kocur, Pepperdine

2008 MPSF All-Federation Team First Team Pos. G 2M A D D D D 2MD

Player Jimmie Sandman J.W. Krumpholz Krsto Sbutega Spencer Warden Milos Golic Sage Wright J.P. MacDonell Grant Miller

Year Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Charlie Steffens School Stanford USC UCLA California UC Santa Barbara Stanford Pepperdine Pepperdine

Frank Reynolds

ACWPC Academic All-American MPSF All-Academic

Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American Sept. 8 MPSF Player of the Week

Daniel Orloff MPSF All-Academic

Trent Calder Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American

Marker Anderson Team Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Trent Calder

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Year-by-Year Results 1918..................................................... 1-0 1921..................................................... 0-1 1922..................................................... 3-1 Head Coach Jack Robinson 4-6 (.400) in four seasons. 1923..................... 0-1 1925..................... 1-1 1927..................... 1-1 1929..................... 2-3 Head Coach Tom Whitaker 6-16 (.273) in two seasons. 1931..................... 5-7 1932..................... 1-9

Head Coach Al Dowden 55-36 (.604) in nine seasons. 1933..................... 1-3 1934..................... 3-7 1936..................... 7-5 1937................... 10-2 1938................................................... 13-2 1939..................................................... 9-3 1940..................................................... 1-5 1941................................................... 10-4 1942..................................................... 1-5 Head Coach Hal Weatherbe 14-6 (.700) in two seasons. 1946..................... 8-0 1947..................... 6-6

A collection of rings and watches from the Bears’ first 11 NCAA championships.

Head Coach George Schroth 153-58-1 (.724) in 12 seasons. 1948................ 6-10-1 1949................... 10-4 1950..................... 9-3 1951....................8-11 1952................... 12-5 1953................................................... 16-2 1954................................................... 17-1 1955................................................... 12-5 1956................................................... 14-3 1957................................................... 15-4 1958................................................... 17-5 1959................................................... 17-5 Head Coach Bill Phillips 40-15 (.727) in three seasons. 1960................... 18-2 1961................... 16-2 1962....................6-11

Head Coach Pete Cutino 519-172-10 (.748) Eight NCAA titles in 26 seasons. 1963................... 5-12 1964................... 7-15 1965................. 13-13 1966..................................................... 9-6 1967................................................... 15-4 1968................................................... 16-4 1969................................................... 16-6 1970..................................................11-10 1971................................................. 10-10 1972................................................... 16-7 1973................................................... 25-1* 1974................................................... 25-2* 1975................................................... 22-6* 1976................................................... 18-6 1977................................................... 29-3* 1978................................................ 25-6-1 1979................................................... 27-6 1980................................................ 31-4-3 1981.............................................. 19-11-1 1982.............................................. 20-10-2 1983................................................ 29-3-2* 1984................................................ 26-4-1* 1985................................................... 14-9 1986................................................... 31-8 1987................................................... 27-3* 1988................................................... 33-3*

Head Coach Steve Heaston 224-56 (.800) Three NCAA titles in 10 seasons. 1989................... 26-4 1990................... 29-1* 1991................... 26-1* 1992................... 31-0* 1993................................................... 21-9 1994................................................. 21-10 1995................................................... 20-7 1996................................................... 15-7 1997................................................... 22-6 1998..................................................13-11 Head Coach Peter Asch 46-26 (.639) in three seasons. 1999..................14-11 2000................... 17-8 2001................... 15-7 Head Coach Kirk Everist 159-49 (.764) Two NCAA titles in seven seasons. 2002................... 20-7 2003................... 20-8 2004................. 20-10 2005................................................... 21-7 2006................................................... 31-4* 2007................................................... 28-4* 2008....................................................19-9 Total:...........................1259-453-14 (.733) *Denotes National Championship

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California All-Americans 1965 Barry Weitzenberg, Ken High, Robert Clevenger 1966 Barry Weitzenberg, Jon Shores 1967 Barry Weitzenberg, Anton Kajlich, Jon Shores, Peter Asch, Ken High 1968 Jon Shores, Mike Turner, Peter Asch, Orb Greenwald, Jeff Reeder 1969 Peter Asch, Orb Greenwald, Lance Killoway, Mark Evans, Mike Morgan 1971 Todd Healy 1972 Peter Schnugg 1973 Doug Healy, Jeff White, Doug Arth, Tom Belfanti, Walter Bricker, Mile Evans, Dean Crane, Peter Schnugg, Jon Svendsen 1974 Tom Belfanti, Walter Bricker, Doug Arth, Jon Svendsen, Mike Loughlin, Jim Parker, Randy Williams, Dean Crane, Miles Evans, Doug Healy 1975 Walter Bricker, Jon Svendsen, Joe Bogen, Tom Belfanti, Jeff Roy, David Post, Jim Purcell, John Pettibone 1976 Mike Loughlin, Jim Purcell 1977 Mike Loughlin, Kevin Robertson, Jim Purcell, Carlos Steffens, Dave Post 1978 Mike Loughlin, Carlos Steffens, Kevin Robertson, David Young 1979 Kevin Robertson, Carlos Steffens, Bob Diepersloot 1980 Kevin Robertson, Bob Diepersloot

1981 Jay Cretcher, Kirk Erickson, Bob Diepersloot 1982 Peter Cutino, Alan Gresham, Alan Miller, John Thompson 1983 Peter Cutino, Alan Gresham, Shaun Cleary, Matt Biondi, John Gifford 1984 Alan Gresham, Matt Biondi, Shaun Cleary, John Felix, John Gifford, Bruce Perry 1985 Matt Biondi, Jeff Brush, John Felix 1986 Kirk Everist, Bill Schoening, Jeff Brush, Rich Ambidge, Rob Solomon 1987 Kirk Everist, Pat Reid, Rick Ambidge, Jeff Brush, Tom Hermstad, Matt Biondi 1988 Kirk Everist, Jeff Brush, Rich Ambidge, Julian Bailey, Chris Humbert, Ivan Ortiz 1989 Rich Ambridge, Chris Humbert, Ivan Ortiz, Julian Bailey, Bennett Indart 1990 Chris Humbert, Eriks Krumins, Julian Bailey, Jim Wagner, Chris Oeding, Ludovic Salles 1991 Chris Humbert, Erik Krumins, Chris Oeding, Dirk Zeien, Ludovic Salles, Troy Barnhart 1992 Chris Oeding, Dirk Zeien, Troy Barnhart, Sean Nolan, Gavin Arroyo, Russ Stryker 1993 Troy Barnhart, Gavin Arroyo, Sean Nolan, Tony Barnes

1994 Brent Albright, Sean Nolan, Mike Sparling, Clarke Tamariki 1995 Brent Albright, Nick Kittredge, Toby Dommer, Pat Cochran 1996 Brent Albright, Peter Stern, Brad Kittredge 1997 Brent Albright, Brad Kittredge, Peter Stern 1998 Ryan Flynn, Brad Kittredge, Jerry Smith 1999 Jerry Smith, Albert Won 2000 Attila Banhidy, Eldad Hazor, Jerry Smith 2001 Attila Banhidy, Spencer Dornin 2002 Attila Banhidy, Andrew Stoddard, Russell Bernstein, Chris Lathrop 2003 Attila Banhidy, Will Quist 2004 John Mann, Marty Matthies, Andrija Vasiljevic 2005 John Mann, Nate Bennett, Michael Sharf, Marty Matthies 2006 John Mann, Brian Kinsel, Mark Sheredy, Marty Matthies, Andrija Vasilievic, Jeff Tyrrell, Brian Bacharach, Adam Haley, Michael Sharf, Spencer Warden 2007 Michael Sharf, Zac Monsees, Mark Sheredy, Adam Haley, Jeff Tyrrell, Spencer Warden 2008 Spencer Warden, Trent Calder, Brian Dudley, Frank Reynolds Bold denotes returning player

Team Awards Peter J. Cutino Water Polo Trophy

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

(Most Improved) 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Pat Nelson Nick Hume George Pal Sean Nolan Mike Sparling Brent Albright Ryan Flynn Ramsey Ross No Award Mike West Joe Kaiser Russell Bernstein Todd Hylton Will Quist Jeff Leeper Jonathan Richina Zac Monsees/Jeff Tyrrell Mark Sheredy Scott Cruikshank Brian Dudley

Most Valuable Player

Mike Sample 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Chris Humbert Chris Humbert Chris Oeding Troy Barnhart Sean Nolan Brent Albright Peter Stern Brent Albright/Peter Stern Ryan Flynn/Peter Keifer Jerry Smith Jerry Smith Spencer Dornin Attila Banhidy/Chris Lathrop Attila Banhidy John Mann John Mann the entire Cal 2006-07 team Adam Haley/Michael Sharf Spencer Warden

1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90

Matt Biondi Kirk Everist/Bill Schoening Jeff Brush/Kirk Everist Kirk Everist Rich Ambidge

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Bold denotes current athlete

1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

John Felix Tom Hermstad Tom Hermstad Michael Tillman Jeff Weldon Michael Tillman Eriks Krumins Jeff Weldon Nick Kittredge/John Owens Nick Kittredge Nick Kittredge Brad Kittredge Ryan Feaver Brad Kittredge Jeff Green Eldad Hazor Attila Banhidy Jason Malinsky Jason Malinsky Dan Werner Brian Bacharach/Michael Sharf Andrew Nesbit Travis Read Marker Anderson

Golden Bear Coaches’ Award

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Beau Schuster Marty Matthies Jon Marshall Trent Calder/Cameron Jones Frank Reynolds/Marc Vacquier Mike Sample


NCAA Results & History NCAA Championship Results

Year Champion Coach 1969 UCLA Bob Horn 1970 UC Irvine Ted Newland 1971 UCLA Bob Horn 1972 UCLA Bob Horn 1973 California Pete Cutino 1974 California Pete Cutino 1975 California Pete Cutino 1976 Stanford Art Lambert 1977 California Pete Cutino 1978 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1979 UCSB Pete Snyder 1980 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1981 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1982 UC Irvine Ted Newland 1983 California Pete Cutino 1984 California Pete Cutino 1985 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1986 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1987 California Pete Cutino 1988 California Pete Cutino 1989 UC Irvine Ted Newland 1990 California Steve Heaston 1991 California Steve Heaston 1992 California Steve Heaston 1993 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1994 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 1995 UCLA Guy Baker 1996 UCLA Guy Baker 1997 Pepperdine Terry Schroeder 1998 USC John Williams/ Jovan Vavic 1999 UCLA Guy Baker 2000 UCLA Guy Baker 2001 Stanford Dante Dettamanti 2002 Stanford John Vargas 2003 USC Jovan Vavic 2004 UCLA Adam Krikorian 2005 USC Jovan Vavic 2006 California Kirk Everist 2007 California Kirk Everist 2008 USC Jovan Vavic * Denotes number of overtimes

Score 5-2 7-6*** 5-3 10-5 8-4 7-6 9-8 13-12 8-6 7-6*** 11-3 8-6 17-6 7-4 10-7 9-8 12-11** 9-6 9-8* 14-11 9-8 8-7 7-6 12-11*** 11-9 14-10 10-8 8-7 8-7*

Runner Up California UCLA San Jose State UC Irvine UC Irvine UC Irvine UC Irvine UCLA UC Irvine California UCLA California Long Beach State Stanford USC Stanford UC Irvine California USC UCLA California Stanford UCLA Stanford USC USC California USC USC

9-8* 6-5 11-2 8-5 7-6 9-7* 10-9* 3-2 7-6 8-6 7-5

Stanford Stanford UC San Diego UCLA California Stanford Stanford Stanford USC USC Stanford

NCAA Championship History Tournament Finishes 1969 1973 1974 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

Second Place NCAA Champions NCAA Champions NCAA Champions NCAA Champions Second Place Fourth Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place NCAA Champions NCAA Champions Second Place NCAA Champions NCAA Champions Second Place NCAA Champions NCAA Champions NCAA Champions Third Place

1994 1995 2002 2006 2007

Third Place Second Place Second Place NCAA Champions NCAA Champions

Tournament MVP’s 1974 1975 1980 1983 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1995 2006 2007

Doug Healy Jon Svendsen Kevin Robertson Peter Cutino, Jr. and Alan Gresham Jeff Brush Kirk Everist Chris Humbert Chris Humbert Dirk Zeien Brent Albright Mark Sheredy Michael Sharf

Michael Sharf was the 2007 NCAA Tournament MVP and a finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award as national player of the year.

Cal’s NCAA Year-by-Year Results 1969 1973 1974 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980

California 5, UC Irvine 4 (OT) California 6, UC Santa Barbara 4 *UCLA 5, California 2 California 8, New Mexico 1 California 4, UCLA 2 *California 8, UC Irvine 4 California 12, Air Force 3 California 12, CS Fullerton 3 *California 7, UC Irvine 6 California 9, Long Beach State 6 California 13, UCLA 9 *California 9, UC Irvine 6 California 28, Bucknell 10 California 11, Pepperdine 10 *California 8, UC Irvine 6 California 15, Texas A&M 6 California 7, UC Irvine 5 *Stanford 7, California 6 (3 OT) California 19, Air Force 7 UCLA 10, California 9 Stanford 11, California 10 California 11, UC Santa Barbara 7 California 9, UC Irvine 7 *Stanford 8, California 6

1981 1982 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989

California 10, UCLA 7 Long Beach State 11, California 9 California 11, UC Irvine 10 California 7, USC 6 UC Irvine 8, California 5 UCLA 10, California 9 California 15, Slippery Rock 2 California 8, Long Beach State 5 *California 10, USC 7 California 11, Loyola of Chicago 3 California 10, USC 9 *California 9, Stanford 8 California 11, Brown 4 California 11, UCLA 8 *Stanford 9, California 6 California 18, Brown 3 California 7, UC Irvine 3 *California 9, USC 8 (OT) California 17, Ark.-Little Rock 6 California 10, Stanford 6 *California 14, UCLA 11 California 15, Brown 2 California 10, Pepperdine 9 *UC Irvine 9, California 8

1990 California 16, Brown 6 California 10, UCLA 8 *California 8, Stanford 7 1991 California 13, Navy 6 California 13, UC Irvine 10 *California 7, UCLA 6 1992 California 15, Navy 2 California 8, UC Irvine 5 *California 12, Stanford 11 (3 OT) 1993 California 17, Massachusetts 4 USC 12, California 11 (OT) California 14, UC Irvine 6 1994 California 12, Massachusetts 7 USC 11, California 6 California 8, UCLA 5 1995 California 10, Massachusetts 6 *UCLA 10, California 8 2002 California 14, Queens 6 *Stanford 7, California 6 2006 California 17, UC San Diego 7 *California 7, USC 6 2007 California 8, Navy 5 *California 8, USC 6 * Denotes Championship Match

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California Water Polo History Quick Facts

First Team Organized: 1902 First Official Game: California 3, Neptune Club 1 Conference Championships: 35 NCAA Championships: 13 (1973, ‘74, ‘75, ‘77, ‘83, ‘84, ‘87, ‘88, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92, ‘06, ‘07) Collegiate Players of the Year: 13 Conference Players of the Year: 12 All-Americans: 187 Olympians: 25

NCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

(Peter J. Cutino Award beginning in 1999) 1973 Peter Schnugg 1975 Jon Svendsen 1980 Kevin Robertson 1983 Peter Cutino, Jr. Alan Gresham 1984 Alan Gresham 1987 Jeff Brush 1988 Kirk Everist 1990 Chris Humbert 1991 Chris Humbert 1992 Chis Oeding Dirk Zeien 1993 Troy Barnhart 2006 John Mann

1956 1960 1968 1972 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000

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NCAA/ NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

1974 1975 1983 1988 1990 1992 2006

Pete Cutino Pete Cutino Pete Cutino Pete Cutino Steve Heaston Steve Heaston Kirk Everist

Kirk Everist celebrates with his team after winning the national championship for the second straight year in 2007.

California Olympians

Ivan Jasko (Hungary) Gold Medal Joe Bordy (Hungary) Bronze Medal; Gordon Hall, Ron Volmer (United States) Seventh Place; Anton Kaljich (Czechoslovakia) Barry Weitzenberg (United States) Fifth Place Peter Asch, Barry Weitzenberg (United States) Bronze Medal Kevin Robertson, Peter Schnugg, Jon Svendsen (United States) U.S. Boycott Kevin Robertson, Jon Svendsen (United States) Silver Medal Steve Heaston, Asst. Coach, Kevin Robertson (United States) Silver Medal Kirk Everist, Chris Humbert (United States) Fourth Place Gavin Arroyo, Troy Barnhart, Kirk Everist, Chris Humbert, Chris Oeding (United States) Seventh Place Gavin Arroyo, Chris Humbert, Sean Nolan, Chris Oeding (United States) Sixth Place

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Following the 2006 season, John Mann became the first Golden Bear to win the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award as the nation’s top men’s water polo player.

CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1975 1977 1979 1980 1983 1984 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995

Jon Svendsen Mike Loughlin Carlos Steffens Kevin Robertson Peter Cutino, Jr. Alan Gresham Kirk Everist Rich Ambidge Chris Humbert Chris Humbert Chris Oeding Troy Barnhart Nick Kittredge

CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR

1974 1975 1983 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1995 2002

Pete Cutino Pete Cutino Pete Cutino Pete Cutino Steve Heaston Steve Heaston Steve Heaston Steve Heaston Steve Heaston Kirk Everist

Top Five Cal Single-Season Scorers

Michael Sharf – 98............................................................ 2007 Chris Humbert – 95.......................................................... 1990 Kevin Robertson – 83....................................................... 1978 John Mann – 80................................................................ 2006 Kirk Everist – 75............................................................... 1988

Top Five Cal Career Scorers Chris Humbert – 296................................................... 1988-91 John Mann – 218......................................................... 2003-06 Kirk Everist – 205........................................................ 1985-88 Michael Sharf – 196..................................................... 2004-07 Brent Albright – 178..................................................... 1994-97


Remembering Cal Legends Pete Cutino and Steve Heaston: 11 NCAA Water Polo Titles Peter J. Cutino, 1933-2004

Cal water polo coaching legend, Pete Cutino, passed away Sept. 19, 2004. The Golden Bears’ coach from 1963-88 and winner of eight NCAA titles, Cutino has the distinction of the nation’s top female and male collegiate water polo players earning a trophy in his honor – The Peter J. Cutino Award. The presentation of the Cutino Award is in conjunction with The Olympic Club of San Francisco. In 2006, John Mann became the first Cal athlete to win this prestigious award. Steve Heaston, 1948-1999

In honor of Steve Heaston, Cal’s men’s water polo coach from 1989-98, the annual winner of the “Big Splash,” the water polo match between Cal and Stanford, will receive The Heaston Trophy. The Bears won the inaugural Heaston Trophy in 1999 with a 10-6 upset victory over then No. 2 ranked Stanford at Stanford’s deGuerre Pool.

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All-Time Lettermen -AAdam, Bruce, 1984-86 Adams, Tom, 1988 Aharonian, Vahe, 1997 Ahasey, Kevin, 1998-99 Albright, Brent, 1994-97 Allen, Max, 1956 Allred, Brad, 2001 Alvarez, Dave, 1959 Ambidge, Rich, 1986-89 Andreyev, Vladislav, 2007 Armstrong, Bill, 1952-53 Arroyo, Gavin, 1990-93 Arroyo, Rob, 1998-00, 02 Arth, Doug, 1970, 72-74 Arth, Lee, 1947 Asch, Mike, 1969-70, 72 Asch, Peter, 1967-69 Ashe, Kevin, 1972 Avanzi, Marco, 1994

-BBacharach, Brian, 2003-06 Bailey, Julian, 1987-90 Bainer, Matt, 1995 Baird, Jim, 1961-63 Baker, Jeff, 1963-64 Baldauf, Bumps, 1949-50 Banhidy, Attila, 2000-03 Barnato, Mike, 1953-55 Barnato, Peter, 1954 Barnes, Tony, 1990-93 Barnhart, Troy, 1990-93 Bartels, David, 2002-03 Bathgate, Kirk, 1955-57 Beanston, Don, 1946 Becker, Walt, 1952-53 Begin, Ryan, 1994-97 Beilock, Steve, 1962-63 Belfanti, Ed, 1975-77 Belfanti, Tom, 1971, 73-75 Bennett, Nate, 2002-05 Bentley, Rod, 1964 Bernstein, Russell, 1999-02 Bevins, Vincent, 2002 Biondi, Matt, 1983-85, 87 Binder, Bill, 1965 Blaber, Ben, 1994 Blockhus, David, 1984-86 Bloom, Jim, 1946 Bogen, Joe, 1973, 75 Booth, Newell, 1960 Bordy, John, 1958-60 Born, Joe, 2001-03 Bowman, Jan, 1950-51 Bowman, Walter, 1946 Boyer, Bruce, 1960, 63 Boyle, Bill, 1989-92 Bozanic, Scott, 1981-82 Bradbury, Ed, 1961-62 Bradley, Mark, 1982, 84 Brandt, Bill, 1967 Bricker, Walter, 1973-75 Brooks, Mike, 1975-76 Brush, Jeff, 1985-88 Buckner, Shea, 2005 Bultena, David, 1959-60 Bundy, Steve, 1971-72 Burt, Robert, 1962 Busalacchi, Brian, 1980-82

-CCalder, Trent, 2005-08 Callow, Dave, 1963 Campbell,Steve, 1983-84 Candelaria, Ken, 1982 Carlson, John, 1971-73 Carson, Jim, 1951 Catapovic, Nick, 1966 Cawthon, Charles, 1953-54 Cerreghino, Mike, 2002 Chapman, Jim, 1950- 51 Chesemore, John, 1989-90 Chiappone, Cary, 1991-94 Childers, Jason, 1993-94 Clark, Bob, 1957 Clark, Brock, 1951 Cleary, Shaun, 1982-84 Clementson, Charles, 1958 Clevenger, Bob, 1964-65 Cochran, Pat, 1995-97 Codori, Brian, 1995-97 Coffman, Bill, 1990-91, 93 Conte, Peter, 1999-02 Cook, Waldo, 1948-50 Cowger, Bruce, 1962 Cozens, Phil, 1971, 73-74 Craft, Daron, 1986-89 Crane, Dean, 1973-74, 76 Cretcher, Jay, 1981

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Cronk, Rick, 1964 Crosby, Bill, 1968 Cross, Terry, 1969 Crowley, Ryan, 2001 Cruikshank, Scott, 2006-08 Cunningham, George, 1947 Curyea, Stuart, 1994 Cutino, Peter, 1979-80, 82-83

-DDalton, Mitch, 1978-80 Darney, Phil, 1962-63 Davis, Jim, 1951 Dawson, Richard, 1960 Dean, Larry, 1962-63 Deleray, Art, 1957, 58 Demarter, Jim, 1963 Demuth, Derek, 1999 Diepersloot, Bob, 1979-80 Dilaver, Baran, 1994-96 Dilloway, Lance, 1969-70 Dommer, Toby, 1992-95 Donovan, Brian, 1993 Dornin, Chris, 1997-99 Dornin, Spencer, 1998-01 Dossa, Mike, 1978 Doten, Steve, 1986-88 Dover, Mike, 1999, 01 Doyle, John, 1969 Drews, Carl, 1954-55 Dudley, Brian, 2007-08 Durbin, Brad, 1998 Dwight, C.B., 1975-76

-EEdelen, John, 1991, 93-94 Ehrhorn, David, 1992-93 Ehni, Dick, 1951-52 Emberton, Mark, 1989 Englert, Seb, 1991-94 Erickson, Kirk, 1979-80 Etter, Matt, 1992 Evans, Edward, 1964-66 Evans, Mark, 1969-70 Evans, Miles, 1973-74 Everist, Kirk, 1985-88 Exter, Tom, 1963

-FFassnacht, Justin, 2001-03 Faust, Leland, 1965-67 Feaver, Ryan, 1995-98 Felix, John, 1981, 83-85 Felsted, Mike, 1992-93 Felsted, Tom, 1987-90 Felton, Paul, 1991-94 Ferrif, Mike, 2006-07 Fisher, Bob, 1950-52 Fisher, Don, 1948-50 Fisher, Jim, 1954 Fishman, Martin, 1964 Flyer, Brian, 1972 Flynn, Ryan, 1995-98 Foley, Morgan, 1979-80 Follette, Charlie, 1974 Foss, Reed, 1975 Fricke, Bob, 1954

-GGage, Jim, 1964 Gardner, Phinney, 1995, 97-98 Gassett, Will, 1956-57, 59 Gerendas, Mike, 1958 Gifford, John, 1981-84 Gill, Gordon, 1952-54 Gilmore, Mike, 1971 Gipson, Jack, 1967 Glinkowski, Nick, 1995 Goedde, Bruce, 1975-78 Golden, Kevin, 1981, 83 Goldstein, Dan, 2006-07 Gomez, Antonio, 1992-95 Gonser, Bob, 1981, 83-85 Gonzales, Rafael, 1978-79 Gore, Bill, 1964 Gorek, Joe, 1982-83 Grant, Eric, 1983-84 Green, Jeff, 1997 Green, Jeff, 1999 Greenwald, Gene, 1972 Greenwald, Orb, 1968-69 Greenwood, Zach, 2008 Gresham, Alan, 1980, 82-84 Grey, Gary, 1959-61 Grier, Mike, 1980 Gall, Gordon, 1952-54

-HHaley, Adam, 2004-07 Hamm, Eric, 1992-93 Hanley, Yurii, 1986-87 Hansen, Ed, 1947 Hargrove, John, 1962 Harlan, Bill, 1959-60 Harmon, Lee, 1961-62 Harper, Larry, 1954-56 Harris, Charles, 1950 Harris, Charles, 1955-56 Harvey, Tim, 1975 Hawkes, Tom, 1995 Hayes, Mike, 2004-07 Hays, Jerry, 1953-55 Hazor, Eldad, 1997-00 Head, Greg, 1993 Healy, Doug, 1973-74 Healy, Todd, 1970-71 Heidary, Don, 1982-83 Heidary, Ron, 1982 Hellman, Fred, 1953-54 Henderson, Scott, 1991-92 Hermstad, Tom, 1986-87 Hickey, Bill, 1946 High, Ken, 1965-67 Hillard, Matt, 2006 Hindman, Matt, 1992 Hobson, Charles, 1950 Holloway, Charles, 1955-57 Holmes, Dave, 1972, 74-75 Horning, Dave, 1968 Howe, James, 1949-50 Humbert, Chris, 1988-91 Hume, Nick, 1988-91 Hunt, Chapin, 1989-91 Hylton, Todd, 1999-02

-IIndart, Bennett, 1986-89 Indart, Darrin, 1988-90 Insinger, Franz, 1979

-JJasko, Ivan, 1959 Jasper, Brodie, 1998-99 Jensen, Kirk, 1978-79 Johnson, Eric, 1999-00 Johnson, Jay, 1982-83 Johnson, Richard, 1957-59 Jones, Bob, 1957-58 Jones, Cameron, 2004-06 Jordan, Richard, 2000 Jordon, Scott, 1990 Juterbock, Tom, 1974

-KKacarek, Jeff, 1989-91 Kagan, Spencer, 1962 Kahl, Bob, 1951-53 Kaiser, Joe, 1998-01 Kajlich, Anton, 1967 Kallus, Mike, 1995-96 Kamler, Don, 1951-53 Karn, Richard, 1946-47 Kaslow, Abe, 2006 Kates, Tim, 2000-03 Keely, Mike, 1981, 84 Keller, Eric, 1988 Keppel, Bruce, 1954 Keppel, Jeff, 1954 Kessler, Bill, 1991-92 Kessler, John, 1989-90 Kiefer, Peter, 1995-98 King, Ed, 1969-70, 72-73 Kinsel, Brian, 2003-06 Kinter, Jim, 1968-70 Kirby, David, 1970-71 Kirk, Mo, 1953-54 Kirwan, Peter, 1979-81 Kitterman, Barry, 1972-73 Kittridge, Brad, 1995-98 Kittridge, Nick, 1992-95 Koblik, Kevin, 2003 Kolding, Lance, 1970 Krumins, Eriks, 1988-91 Krumins, Riki, 1993-96 Kruthers, Mark, 1989-90 Kurth, Tom, 2002-05

-LLaine, Roger, 1968 Laky, Laszlo, 1959-60 Lathrop, Chris, 1999-02 Lathrop, James, 1997-00 Lee, Allen, 1946 Lee, Bill, 1976-78 Lee, Steve, 1973-74 Leeper, Jeff, 2001-03 Lewis, Richard, 1949-50 Lilligren, Ted, 1992-93

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Lindgren, Ken, 1956-57 Lindquist, Rod, 1948-50 Lipman, Stephen, 1958-60 Louderback, Al, 1950-52 Loughlin, Mike, 1974-77 Lowell, Cal, 1981 Lozano, Manuel, 1993 Lundgren, Carl, 1978 Lydon, Kevin, 1986-87, 89

-MMacLachlan, Matt, 2004 MacLaughlin, Bill, 1952 Maclear, Matt, 1990, 92-94 Malinsky, Jason, 2002-03 Malo, Lenny, 1994 Mann, John, 2003-06 Marrett, James, 1959-60 Marshall, Jon, 2004-06 Martin, Tom, 1963-64 Martinovich, Bill, 1951 Mascheroni, Andy, 1977-78 Mascheroni, Tim, 1977-78, 80 Mathews, Mo, 1948-49 Matthies, Marty, 2003-06 McCann, Pat, 2002 McCreary, Jeff, 1962, 64 McGinn, Phil, 1955-57 McIntosh, Jacob, 2007-08 McNees, Jack, 1954-56 Mensing, David, 1946-47 Mettler, Rich, 1972 Metzger, Adam, 1997-00 Meyers, Ryan, 1996 Michel, Eldon, 1968-70 Miles, Jim, 1965 Miller, Alan, 1979-82 Miler, Don, 1977-79 Miller, Robert, 1965-66 Miner, Al, 1962 Mitchell, Grant, 2007-08 Mitchell, Jim, 1964 Mitchell, John, 1993 Mize, John, 1955, 57 Moloughney, Jeff, 1994-97 Monsees, Zac, 2004-07 Montgomery, Bob, 1951-52 Montgomery, John, 1959-61 Monty, Brian, 1989-92 Morgal, Jack, 1962 Morgan, Mike, 1968-70 Morketter, Stan, 1946-47 Morrish, Bob, 1977 Morse, John, 1949 Muckle, Alex, 1954-55 Mueller, Ryan, 2000 Mulcahy, Tim, 1972 Murphy, Matt, 1987-88 Murphy, Noel, 1984-85 Murphy, Pat, 1980, 82-83 Myers, David, 1993-94

-NNagler, Tyson, 1989 Nasoff, Cory, 2008 Nelson, Pat, 1987-90 Nelson, Paul, 1990-91 Nesbit, Andrew, 2007 Nesbit, Don, 1971 Nesbit, Scott, 1971-72 Newburn, John, 1991 Nichols, Kyle, 1995, 97 Niehenke, Alexander, 2002-04 Nielson, Martin, 1965 Nolan, John, 1999 Nolan, Sean, 1991-94

-OO’Donnell, Dave, 1983 Oeding, Chris, 1989-92 O’Hanneson, Gregory, 1949 O’Hare, Rick, 1971-72, 74 Olyphant, Matt, 1991-93 O’Neal, Mel, 1968-70 Olmo, Ray, 1958-59 Olson, Dick, 1956-58 Olson, Steve, 1972, 76 Orloff, Daniel, 2007-08 Orr, Andy, 2003 Ortiz, Ivan, 1986-89 Ortiz, Luis, 1984-87 Otto, Dave, 1972 Owens, Bob, 1965, 67 Owens, John, 1961-62 Owens, John, 1993-94

-PPal, George, 1989-91 Palmer, Robert, 1996-99 Panawek, Greg, 2000-03

Parker, David, 1976 Parker, Jim, 1973-74 Parmer, Rick, 1974 Patching, Steve, 1973 Patel, Dave, 1992-94 Pattison, Pat, 1961 Pattison, Ralph, 1963-64 Paul, Gordy, 1971 Pearson, Thomas, 2007-08 Pegg, Scott, 1993-94 Pellissier, Pierre, 1950 Perry, Bruce, 1981-84 Pettibone, John, 1973, 75-76 Phillips, Bill, 1949, 54 Pierog, Jim, 1963-65 Platshon, Kevin, 2004-06 Poole, Mark, 1971-72 Popp, Craig, 1984-86 Porter, Preston, 1960-61 Porter, Russell, 1960-61 Post, David, 1974-77 Poulin, Art, 1946-47 Pratt, Mike, 1958-59 Prisbrey, Westley, 1947 Pruett, Lance, 1977 Pugh, John, 1951 Purcell, Bill, 1973-74 Purcell, Jim, 1975-77

-QQuintal, Dean, 1986-87 Quist, Will, 2000-03

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Sooy, Carlton, 1963 Southard, John, 1965-66 Sparling, Mike, 1991-94 Speryer, Joshua, 1990-91 Spicer, William, 1947 Spieker, Ned, 1964-65 Spore, Bill, 1953-55 Sprague, Jim, 1955 Stampfl, Jack, 2008 Steffens, Carlos, 1976-79 Steffens, Charlie, 2008 Steinberg, Bob, 1963 Steiner, Herb, 1948-50 Stern, Peter, 1994-97 Sternfels, Bob, 1965 Stevenson, Scott, 1987-88 Stewart, Dick, 1959-61 Stewart, Larry, 1955-57 Stoddard, Andrew, 1999-02 Stone, Matt, 1997-98 Stryker, Bill, 1991, 93 Stryker, Russ, 1989-92 Suits, Greg, 1988-91 Svendsen, Barry, 1968 Svendsen, Jon, 1971, 73-75 Svendsen, Roddy, 1975-77 Szabo, Zolton, 1963-64

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-W Wagner, Jim, 1988-91 Waldthaler, Kenny, 2007 Ward, Kevin, 1977-79 Ward, Richard, 1946 Warden, Spencer, 2006-08 Watson, Frank, 1950 Webster, Dale, 1946-49 Wedemeyer, Bill, 1982, 84 Weekes, Tom, 1969, 71 Weiglein, Andre, 1984-87 Weir, Ryan, 1992-94 Weisbecker, Alex, 2007 Weitzenberg, Barry, 1965-67 Weldon, Jeff, 1989-92 Welty, John, 1966-68 Werner, Dan, 2003-04 West, Mike, 1998-01 White, Jeff, 1970-71, 73 White, Zach, 2007-08 Widman, Joe, 1946-47 Williams, Randy, 1970, 73-74 Williams, Seth, 1992-93 Willits, Vic, 1960-61 Wiltens, Jim, 1969-70 Wisdom, Nort, 1968 Won, Albert, 1996-99 Woodberry, Paul, 1990-91 Wright, Wenston, 1990 Wyckoff, Louis, 1958-59

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Strength & Conditioning Nick Folker (right) directs the men's water polo team through a focused training regiment.

Nick Folker

Director of Aquatic Performance Sixth Season at California Nick Folker enters his sixth year at the helm of the California Aquatic Strength Program. Since joining the Golden Bears, Folker has helped guide Cal aquatics

to three NCAA team championships (men’s water polo in 2006 and 2007, women’s swimming in 2009), as well as developing numerous individual and relay national champions, and several Olympic medalists. A native of Curry’s Post, South Africa, Folker swam for the University of Hawaii under renowned sprint coach Dr. Samuel J. Freas and was a seven-time All-American and Hawaii’s first-ever individual Zac Monsees, Nick Folker and Mark Sheredy first-team All-American. He also following the Bear’s 2007 NCAA title. represented South Africa internationally from 1996-2002 at such competiHawaii with a bachelor’s degree in business tions as the Olympic Games, World Chamadministration, holds a master’s degree in pionships, Short-Course World Championkinesiology from Cal State East Bay, and ships, Commonwealth Games, All-Africa owns certifications in strength and condiGames and the FINA World Cup. tioning (CSCS) and swimming (USS). Folker graduated from the University of

Rules, Regulations & Terms INTRODUCTION

Water polo, the oldest team sport in the Olympics, is a game of skill, endurance and swimming ability played in a 20 by 30 meter pool. There are seven players, six in the field and one goalkeeper. The object of the game is to shoot a the ball into a oneby-three meter goal. One point is scored for each goal. A player may shoot for a one-point goal, without a fake or a hesitation, after an ordinary foul outside of seven meters. The game consists of four, eight-minute quarters, with each team allowed 35 seconds to take a shot.

GAME PLAY

The game starts with both teams lined up on the opposite ends of the pool. They sprint for the ball dropped in the middle of the field of play by the referee. Teams advance the ball by passing, or dribbling (swimming with it). Only one hand may be used on the ball at one time, with the exception of the goalkeeper. Defensively teams will play man-to-man and zone defenses. No player is allowed to hold, sink, pull back or otherwise interfere with the free limb movement of an opponent unless the player has his hand on the ball. It is the object of the defense to play the ball and not the man. The timing of the foul is critical in all defensive plays. Poor timing often results in ejection fouls.

FOULS

The referee indicates a foul by blowing a whistle and pointing with the hand toward the team that has possession, indicating the direction of the team’s attack. That team may receive a free throw. There are ordinary fouls and major fouls. Ordinary fouls - offending team gets a free throw from the point of the infraction. 1. Two hand touch of the ball. 2. Taking the ball underwater and touched by an opposing player. 3. Impeding the progress of a player who does not have the ball. 4. Pushing off of an opponent. 5. Stalling. Major fouls - Offending player ejected for 35 seconds or until a goal is scored or there is a possession change. 1. Kick/strike an opponent. 2. Interfere with a free throw. 3. Hold, sink or pull back an opponent without the ball. 4. Misconduct, disrespect. 5. Ordinary foul in dead time (the time between the call of the foul and the actual putting the ball into play).

TERMINOLOGY

Back Door: An offensive drive from the wing position on the weak side (away from the ball). Ball Under: A minor foul (see #2 under ordinary fouls).

Center Throw: A free throw from in front of the goal at the two-meter line, awarded when the ball goes over the goal line last touched by a defensive player. Counter Attack: A fast break. Dry Pass: Pass from one player to another without the ball touching the water. Extra Man: A man up situation, usually six on five and a “power play” situation. Inside Water: The offensive player has an advantageous position in front of the defender, with nothing but open water in front of him and the goal. Moving Pick: Moving screen intended to free an offensive player for a release pass and/or shot. Natural Goals: Goals scored when both teams have an even amount of players. Penalty Shot: A free shot taken by the offensive player from the five-meter line, awarded when a foul occurs inside the four-meter line preventing the probable scoring of a goal. Point: Position at the top, of the 12 o’clock area of the offensive set-up, in the center of the pool. Release: A player making himself available for a pass. Switch: Defenders switching defensive responsibilities. Wet Pass: A pass from one player to another that lands near the receiver in the water. Wet Shot: A shot attempt while the ball is controlled in the water, usually a quick wrist shot. Also called off the water shot.

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Spieker Aquatics Complex

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erving as home to the California water polo and swimming teams is the Spieker Aquatics Complex, one of the finest outdoor facilities in the United States. Located on the corner of Dana and Bancroft on the south side of Haas Pavilion, the one million dollar facility was completed in the fall of 1982. It was made possible through

Cal’s Year-by-Year Record at Spieker Aquatics Complex 1982................................................ 3-3 1983.............................................. 13-1 1984.............................................. 14-1 1985................................................ 3-3 1986.............................................. 11-2 1987.............................................. 11-1 1988................................................ 7-0 1989................................................ 9-1 1990................................................ 6-1 1991.............................................. 10-0 1992................................................ 9-0 1993................................................ 7-4 1994................................................ 7-2 1995.............................................. 10-2 1996................................................ 4-2 1999................................................ 4-3 2000................................................ 6-2 2001................................................ 7-4 2002................................................ 8-4 2003................................................ 9-2 2004................................................ 7-2 2005................................................ 9-3 2006................................................ 8-1 2007.............................................. 14-2 2008................................................ 4-2

the Cal Sports ‘80s project and was named after former Cal water polo letterman Edward “Ned” Spieker, who provided the major portion of the funds for the project. The facility replaced the antiquated Harmon Pool, which served as the home for California aquatics for 50 years. The primary aspect of the extensive remodeling project was the joining of the two previously existing tanks to provide for the 50-meter by 25-yard pool of deep water, suitable for major national and international water polo and swimming championships. Spieker Aquatics Complex has served as the site of the United States Senior National Water Polo Championship in 1984 and ‘86, the National Qualifying Tournament for collegiate women’s water polo in 1997 and 2000, the women’s Moun-

Totals.............................200-48 (.806)

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tain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament in 2005, and the men’s MPSF Tournament in 2001 and 2007. One thing that hasn’t changed with the Bears move into Spieker is Cal’s dominance at home. Between 1976 and ‘81, the Bears’ men’s water polo team lost just one league match at home. Since the Cal men played their first match in the Spieker Aquatics Complex in the middle of the 1982 season, the Bears have compiled a 200-48 (.806) record. In 1991 and ‘92, the Cal men went through the home season unbeaten, winning all 19 of their matches at Spieker. The Bear women played their first home matches as a varsity sport in Spieker during the 1996 season and have compiled a home record of 75-24 (.758).


Academic Achievement ACADEMIC GAME PLAN Comprehensive Program Focuses on Golden Bear Academic Achievement

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hile the California football program has produced school records of six straight bowl appearances and four consecutive bowl triumphs as part of 59 wins overall in the last seven years, the mission for Cal football is: To EDUCATE and GRADUATE all football student-athletes with a meaningful degree that will support their future successes in whatever field they choose. Cal’s unique “Academic Game Plan” (AGP) is a program established by head coach Jeff Tedford to ensure success in the classroom as well as on the field. AGP, under the direction of Cal’s director of student-athlete development, consists of players meeting regularly with coaches and counselors to review coursework and assignments. Players are given an “Academic Game Planner,” which they are required to keep up-to-date. The point of AGP is to approach academics just like a game, with a plan. The players would never go into a game situation without studying film, having a plan, practicing and preparation. Tedford and the Cal staff want student-athletes to approach academics the same way.

Athletic Study Center Staff

Of the 18 players signed in 2002 in coach Tedford’s first class, 15 (83%) graduated within five years. A total of 20 players over the past 10 years have earned graduate degrees while playing and 10 of those players who earned graduate degrees have gone on to play in the NFL, including Adimchinobe Echemandu, Tyler Fredrickson, Scott Fujita, Nick Harris, L.P. Ladouceur, Alex Mack and John Welbourn. For the 2005-06 academic year, the Cal football team achieved the highest score possible (1000) in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). This past year, Cal posted a multi-year score of 970, second among Pac-10 schools. In addition, 74 student-athletes on the football team have earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors in the Tedford era.

Athletic Study Center

Tutorial Program

Advising Programs

The Athletic Study Center, which is housed within the Division of Undergraduate Education, is the tutorial and academic support program for the nearly 900 student-athletes at Cal. Centrally located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the program provides a spacious and comfortable area for quiet study, individual classrooms for tutorials, and a computer lab for word processing and required course work.

The tutorial program promotes and enhances students’ academics skills and progress by providing individual tutoring, group workshops, study groups, credit courses and intensive special programs. The Athletic Study Center has between 50-60 tutors on staff per semester to guarantee that students receive the best possible support. Tutorial sessions are offered at night to enable student-athletes to receive help after practices when they have more time to devote to studying.

The advising programs offer a broad range of services to meet the unique needs of Cal’s student-athletes, which include assistance in understanding and complying with university, college and NCAA requirements, the development of time management skills and the resolution of personal issues unique to student-athletes.

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Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour Director of Athletics

As Director of Athletics at the University of California, Sandy Barbour oversees an Athletic Department that ranks as one of the most successful in the country with a mission that seeks to match its level of excellence with that attained by the University as a whole. Under Barbour’s leadership, the Golden Bears have developed into a model program that has become a mainstay among the Top 10 in the annual NACDA Directors’ Cup standings. Cal once again matched the school’s best-ever finish in 2008-09 with a seventh-place standing, which was achieved with a national championship in women’s swimming, a runner-up finish in women’s tennis and women’s rowing, and top-five finishes in men’s swimming (4th), men’s gymnastics (4th) and volleyball (5th). The Bears were also seventh in 2006 and ’08. “Sandy Barbour was my first appointment at Berkeley, and I consider it a privilege to have her as our athletic director,” Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau said. “Under her leadership, our student-athletes are excelling on and off the field, supported by a department committed to excellence, equity and comprehensive compliance with the rules.” Since Barbour began her tenure in Berkeley on Sept. 15, 2004, Cal programs have captured 10 national team championships and 43 individual titles. In addition, the Golden Bear football team has won four consecutive bowl games – the Las Vegas Bowl in 2005, the Holiday Bowl in 2006, the Armed Forces Bowl in 2007 and the Emerald Bowl in 2008 – and shared the Pac-10 championship for the first time in 21 seasons in 2006. Overall, Cal supports a 27-sport program with more than 800 student-athletes and a budget in excess of $60 million. On the academic front, more than half of Cal’s 27 programs maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with 11 of them earning cumulative GPAs higher than their historical average last year. All Bear teams also surpassed the required minimum score in the most recent Academic Progress Report, and more than 175 student-athletes have earned academic all-conference recognition in each of the last five years. One of the “100 Most Influential Women in Business” in the Bay Area according to the San Francisco Business Times, Barbour was

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named a regional Athletic Director of the Year for 2008-09 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), and she was a finalist for National AD of the Year at the Sports Business Awards. Barbour was previously chosen a 2006 Woman of Distinction by the East Bay Business Times and the 2006 National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Division I-A National Administrator of the Year. Barbour is an active member of several committees on both the national and conference levels. Currently chair of the Pac-10 Budget and Finance Committee, she is also a member of the Pac-10 Executive Committee and the Pac-10 Television Committee and served as vice president of the conference for 2007-08. In addition, Barbour is on the NACDA Executive Committee, the NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Discussion Group and the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year Selection Committee. Prior to moving to Berkeley, Barbour was the deputy director of athletics at Notre Dame, serving as the university’s senior athletic administrator from July 2002 to September 2004. She previously held an associate athletic director position there starting in 2000. Barbour’s career in intercollegiate athletic administration spans 28 years, beginning as a field hockey assistant coach and lacrosse administrative assistant at the University of Massachusetts in 1981. She has since served as assistant athletic director at Northwestern and in 1991 was recruited to Tulane as an associate athletic director. In 1996, Barbour was appointed Tulane’s director of athletics at age 36, and during her three years overseeing the program, Green Wave teams won 12 conference championships. In her first year in the position, the school captured four conference titles, a feat never before accomplished in Tulane history. She also hired Tommy Bowden as head football coach during her first year. Bowden proceeded in 1997 to post the Green Wave’s first winning season (7-4) in 16 years, and then directed the school to a 12-0 record, a Conference USA championship and a No. 7 national ranking the following season as the 1998 Liberty Bowl champions. In her position at Notre Dame, Barbour oversaw facilities and event operations for the school’s 26-sport program, including football game management and the department’s two golf courses. She was also

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responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing Notre Dame’s $127 million athletics facilities master plan. Additionally, her role at Notre Dame included responsibilities for women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track, men’s and women’s swimming and men’s golf. She also assisted with the administration of women’s basketball. Born Dec. 2, 1959, in Annapolis, Md., Barbour grew up in a military family. Her father was a career aviator in the U.S. Navy, and her family lived in various U.S. locations as well as in Western Europe during her childhood. Barbour graduated cum laude in 1981 with a B.S. degree in physical education from Wake Forest, where she was a fouryear letterwinner and served as captain of the field hockey team. She also played two varsity seasons of women’s basketball. Barbour earned advanced degrees at both Massachusetts (an M.S. in sports management in 1983) and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management (an MBA in 1991). Between master’s programs, Barbour served as assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Northwestern from 1982-84. She also held the position of director of recruiting services during that period, before being promoted to assistant athletic director for intercollegiate programs in 1984, a position she held until 1989. Prior to joining Tulane, Barbour worked in programming and production for FOX Sports Net in Chicago during the summer of 1990.


Athletic Facilities

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tudent-athletes at the University of California have the privilege of using quality athletic facilities. Major athletic facilities located on and around the Cal campus are listed below.

Hellman Tennis Complex

briones reservior

Cal women’s crew uses Briones Reservoir as its dedicated practice site.

Edwards Stadium/ Goldman Field

Historic Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field, which opened in 1932, is home to the Cal’s track and field and soccer teams.

Evans Diamond

This natural-grass facility seats over 2,500 people and is used Cal’s baseball team for practices and games.

Haas Pavilion

Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion is the home for Cal’s basketball, volleyball and gymnastics teams. The athletic director, student services, compliance offices and other departments are also located in the pavilion.

Witter Rugby Field

Levine-Fricke Field

Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field

Maxwell Family Field

Memorial Stadium

T. Gary Rogers Boathouse

California tennis makes its home at the Hellman Tennis Complex, located on the southwest side of campus.

The renovated crew boathouse is located on the Oakland Estuary, where Cal men’s crew practices.

Levine-Fricke Field

Spieker Aquatics Complex

Levine-Fricke Field is nestled at the base of Strawberry Canyon and home to Cal softball, winners of the 2002 NCAA title.

Maxwell Family Field

Maxwell Family Field, located just north of Memorial Stadium, serves as home to the Cal field hockey program.

Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium is the home of the Golden Bears football and lacrosse teams. It not only holds 71,799 spectators on game day, but also includes athletic administrative offices, training quarters, a weight room, equipment room and locker rooms.

Varsity water polo and swim team practices and competitions are held at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Recreational swimming is also scheduled for the times when these teams are not hosting events or practicing.

Witter Rugby Field

Witter Rugby Field is part of Strawberry Canyon. The grass field is used for rugby practice and competition.

Spieker Aquatics Complex

Briones Resevoir

Haas Pavillion

Hellman Tennis Complex

T. Gary Rogers Boathouse

Evans Diamond

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Berkeley and the Bay Area

BERKELEY

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erkeley is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area major metropolitan area of approximately 7.2 million people. The region is one of the most beautiful in the world and includes the major cities of San Francisco and Oakland, as well as Berkeley, home of the world-renowned University of California. Just south are San Jose and the Silicon Valley, home to many of the world’s high-tech companies. The Bay Area also lies within easy driving distance of the high Sierra resorts of Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, the Monterey/Carmel peninsula, the world famous Napa wine country and the spectacular Mendocino Coast. Everyone knows San Francisco, a.k.a. “The City,” from the numerous photographs, movies and television shows that capture its magic and beauty. It is a city built on a series of more than 40 hills, offering panoramic views of every kind. The hub of a ninecounty complex and the financial and insurance capital of the world, San Francisco has a resident population of just over 800,000 and is situated on a 46.7 square mile peninsula bounded on

the west by the Pacific Ocean, the north by the Golden Gate strait, and from north to east by the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco has been named the world’s top city twice and the top city in the U.S. in 18 of the last 19 years by Condé Nast Traveler. The San Francisco Bay is spanned by two landmarks, the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges, and graced by four islands: Alcatraz, Angel, Yerba Buena and Treasure. The area is easily navigated by car, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), bus or ferry, making it easily accessible to all.

Andrew Bailey

OAKLAND

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Top Cities IN THE WORLD 1. Sydney, Australia 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Florence, Italy 4. Cape Town S. Africa 5. Charleston, SC 6. Bangkok, Thailand 7. Rome, Italy 8. Buenos Aires, Argentina 9. Vancouver, Canada 10. New York City, NY Source: Condé Nast Traveler, 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards


SAN FRANCISCO

Frank Gore

Located across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, Oakland is a city of over 400,000, jam-packed with exciting attractions, stimulating arts and an ideal climate. Oakland’s charm exceeds its man-made wonders, as its tumbling hills, vast forests, hiking and riding trails, beautiful lakes and numerous parks provide a natural escape for those who prefer nature over an urban environment. Berkeley, just a 12-mile drive from San Francisco, is situated on 17.7 square miles with a population of just under 103,000 people. A study in contrasts, Berkeley is a small town with a big city character. With its world-renowned university, global population and rich diversity of cultural arts, Berkeley reflects and affects the rest of the country.

Sports fans can see it all in the Bay Area - professional football (San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders), professional basketball (Golden State Warriors), professional baseball (San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics), professional hockey (San Jose Sharks) and outstanding collegiate competition (six Division I schools). Sources: S.F. Convention and Visitors Bureau, Oakland Convention and Visitors Authority, Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the California Trade and Commerce Agency.

SIMPly THE BEST • Money magazine chose San Francisco as “the best place to live” among the 300 biggest U.S. metropolitan areas. • Forbes.com has ranked San Francisco one of America’s “best cities for the outdoors” for each of the past two years while American College of Sports Medicine has consistently placed San Francisco among the nation’s Top 5 in fitness among the most populous cities. • Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine selected San Francisco as their favorite city in 2008 for its “noteworthy neighborhoods.”

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The University of California

Simply the best

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here is no other way to aptly describe America’s top public university. There is no other way to describe one of the elite academic settings in the world – especially one that also includes one of America’s most successful athletic departments. The University of California blends the best of all worlds. Overlooking the scenic San Francisco Bay and ranked as the nation’s top public university by the U.S. News and World Report, the flagship campus of the state of California also features an athletic program that annually finishes among the leaders in the Directors’ Cup standings, which rates the overall success of America’s collegiate athletic departments. Cal attracts what many believe to be the finest applicant pool in the United States. The university features a diverse student body population. The University of California offers 351 degree programs, and 35 of the school’s 36 graduate programs are ranked among America’s Top 10. Cal’s 35 programs among the Top 10 is No. 1 among all universities in the country, as is its 32 “distinguished” programs, as rated by the National Research Council. The library is ranked third in the country, as judged by the Association of Research Libraries with 10 million volumes in 32 campus libraries. The faculty features seven Nobel Laureates, 135 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 28 MacArthur Fellows, 74 Fulbright Scholars, four Pulitzer Prize winners and more Guggenheim Fellows (359) than any other university in America.

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America’s No. 1 Public University By The Numbers

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Universities With Highest Number of Top 10 Graduate Programs 1. California 2. Stanford 3. Harvard 4. Columbia 5. MIT

Top Public Universities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

California Virginia UCLA Michigan North Carolina

Source: U.S. News and World Report

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Universities With The Highest Number of “Distinguished Programs” 1. California 2. Stanford 3. Harvard 4. Princeton 5. MIT

20 15-1 351

Nobel Laureates 20 current and former faculty members Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Degree Programs

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In 2007, the Association of Research Libraries ranked Cal’s University Library as the No. 1 public research university library in North America.

3000

Service The University of California is the only school in the country to have produced more than 3,000 volunteers since the inception of the Peace Corps in 1961.

Nobel Laureate George Smoot

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California Athletics

Nathan Adrian Men’s Swimming & Diving 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist 2009 National Champion 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle

Emily Silver Women’s Swimming & Diving 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist

Michael Cavic Men’s Swimming & Diving 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist

Natalie Coughlin Women’s Swimming & Diving 11-time 2004 & ’08 Olympic Medalist

Winning is a Cal Tradition! recent team national champions

2004 Men’s Golf

2006 Men’s crew

2006 woMen’s crew

current conference champions

Alex Mack Football 2008 Draddy Trophy National Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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2008 Field Hockey NorPac Champions

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2008-09 Women’s Swimming & Diving Pac-10 Champions


Evan Roth Men’s Gymnastics 2009 National Champion Rings

Dana Vollmer Women’s Swimming & Diving 2009 National Champion 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle

Amanda Sims Women’s Swimming & Diving 2009 National Champion 100 Butterfly

Mari Andersson Jana Juricova Women’s Tennis 2009 National Champions Doubles

2008 rugby

Damir Dugonjic Men’s Swimming & Diving 2009 National Champion 100 Breaststroke

Martin Maric Men’s Track & Field 2009 National Champion Discus

2008-09 woMen’s swimming & diving 2002 Softball

2009 woMen’s Crew Pac-10 Champions

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Notable Alumni Earl Warren Gregory Peck

Jennifer Granholm

Steven Chu

Shareef Abdur-Rahim - NBA All-Star, 2000 U.S. Olympian Lisa Arce - Pro beach volleyball star Steve Bartkowski No. 1 overall pick in 1975 NFL Draft Stephen Bechtel Founder of world’s largest constructional Kevin Johnson engineering firm Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - President and Prime Minister, Pakistan Matt Biondi - Three-time Olympic swimmer, winner of eight gold medals Rose Bird - Chief Justice, California Supreme Court W. Michael Blumenthal - U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jerry Brown - State Attorney General, governor of California, mayor of Oakland Thomas Cech - Chemist, Nobel Prize winner Peter Chernin - Chairman and CEO, Fox Entertainment Group Leroy Chiao - First Chinese-American astronaut Choon Kun Cho - President, Korean Airlines Rachelle Chong - Member, Federal Communications Commission Steven Chu - U.S. Secretary of Energy Beverly Cleary - Author, “Ramona the Pest” Natalie Coughlin – Winner of 11 Olympic medals in swimming Joan Didion - Author, “Play It as It Lays” Brig. Gen. James H. Doolittle - World War II hero, Medal of Honor recipient Adam Duritz - Lead singer, Counting Crows Maria Echaveste - Deputy Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett – Member of three U.S. Olympic soccer teams Don Fisher - Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Gap

Michelle Tafoya

John Kenneth Galbraith - Economist Tony Gonzalez - NFL All-Pro tight end Walter A. Gordon - Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. District Court Judge Michele Granger - Olympic gold medalist, softball pitcher Jennifer Granholm - Governor of Michigan Andrew Grove - President and CEO, Intel Corporation Walter Haas Jr. - President, Levi Strauss & Co.; owner of Oakland Athletics Philip Habib - U.S. Special Envoy to Middle East William Randolph Hearst Jr. - Newspaper publisher Marguerite Higgins - Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner Susanna Hoffs - Lead singer of “The Bangles” Lance Ito - Superior Court Judge, presided over 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial Ida Jackson - United Nations observer, founder local chapter of National Council of Negro Women Jackie Jensen – 1958 American League MVP Kevin Johnson - NBA All-Star, Mayor of Sacramento Edgar F. Kaiser - Founder, Kaiser Permanente Jeff Kent - 2000 National League MVP Clark Kerr - Chancellor, UC Berkeley Jason Kidd - NBA All-Star, U.S. Olympian Maxine Hong Kingston - Author, 1997 National Humanities Medal Yuan T. Lee - Chemist, Nobel Prize winner Willard Libby - Physical chemist, discovered Carbon 14, Nobel Prize winner Tung Yen Lin - World-renown civic engineer Jack London - Author, “The Call of the Wild” Wiley Manuel - First African American Supreme Court of California Justice Jerry Mathers - Actor, “Leave it to Beaver” Brian Maxwell - Founder, PowerBar John A. McCone - Director of CIA, Atomic Energy Commission Terry McMillan - Author, “Waiting To Exhale,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” Robert McNamara - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mary T. Meagher - U.S. Olympic swimmer, winner of three gold medals Norman Mineta - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Gordon Moore - Co-founder, Intel Corporation Julia Morgan - Architect Hardy Nickerson - NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Sadako Ogata - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

Left to right: Natalie Coughlin, Tony Gonzalez, Margaret Rhea Seddon, Jeff Kent, Alice Waters, Chris Pine

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Adam Duritz

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William Randolph Hearst

Gregory Peck - Actor, Academy Award winner, “To Kill a Mockingbird” Chris Pine - Actor, “Star Trek” Kenneth Pitzer - Chemist, president of Stanford University Robert Raven - President, American Bar Association Helen Wills Moody Roark - Winner of eight Wimbledon championships Glenn Seaborg - Nuclear physicist, Nobel Prize winner, co-founder of Element 106 Margaret Rhea Seddon - Astronaut Michael Silver - Yahoo! Sports sportswriter William G. Simon - Director, FBI Samuel Smith - President, Washington State University Robert Gordon Sproul - President, University of California Leigh Steinberg - Lawyer, sports agent Michelle Tafoya - Sportscaster, Monday Night Football sideline reporter George Takei Actor, Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek” Roger Traynor - Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California Eugene Trefethen Jr. President, Kaiser Industries Rex Walheim - Space Shuttle astronaut Earl Warren Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Alice Waters - Chef, Helen Wills Moody Roark restaurateur, “Chez Panisse” Jann Wenner - Co-founder, “Rolling Stone” magazine Lionel Wilson - First African American mayor of Oakland Pete Wilson - Governor of California Dean Witter - Founder, Dean Witter Financial Services Steve Wozniak - Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc. James D. Zellerbach - U.S. Ambassador to Italy


19 7 5

19 7 3

19 8 0

JON SVENDSEN

PETER SCHNUGG

CALIFORNIA WATER POLO 19 8 3

19 8 3 & 19 8 4

ALAN GRESHAM

KEVIN ROBERTSON

PETE CUTINO JR.

19 8 7

JEFF BRUSH

19 9 0 & 19 9 1

19 8 8

KIRK EVERIST

19 9 2

CHRIS HUMBERT

CONTINUING THE LEGEND

CHRIS OEDING

12 NCAA Players of the Year 19 9 2

DIRK ZEIEN

2006

19 9 3

TROY BARHART

JOHN MANN


2009 CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS Front row (left-right): Adam Cline, Jacob McIntosh, Luka Saponjic, Ivan Rackov, Brian Dudley, Mike Sample, Spencer Warden, Zach White, Cory Nasoff, Charlie Steffens, Wil Toppen, Sandy French. Second row: Hunter Gettelfinger, Michael Boggan, Tommy Gilfillan, Spencer White, Zach Greenwood, Marker Anderson, Justin Parsons, Travis Bickham, Jack Stampfl, Steve Giahos, Iosefa Tuiasau, Brian Schmidt, Stephen Ambrose. Top row: Scott Siegel, Miguel Martin de Bustamante, Bryan Schnugg, Eric Johnson, Matt Golden, Nathaniel Vail, Mason Cox, Marko Pance, Marin Balarin, Tommy Briskey, Danny Crocker.

2009 CALIFORNIA MEN’S WATER POLO SCHEDULE Date

Day

Opponent

Site

September 5 5 6 6 10 19-20 26

Sat Sat Sun Sun Thu Sat-Sun Sat

vs. Iona (Navy Open) at Navy (Navy Open) vs. Bucknell (Navy Open) vs. Toronto (Navy Open) UC Davis at NorCal Invitational at Pacific

Annapolis, MD Annapolis, MD Annapolis, MD Annapolis, MD Berkeley, CA Stanford, CA Stockton, CA

October 3 10-11 16 18 24 31

Sat Sat-Sun Fri Sun Sat Sat

USC at SoCal Invitational at UCLA* Santa Clara Pepperdine* UC Irvine*

Berkeley, CA Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA

12:00 noon TBA 7:00 p.m. 12:00 noon TBA TBA

November 1 7 8 14 15 21 27-29

Sun Sat Sun Sat Sun Sat Fri-Sun

at UC Davis at UC Santa Barbara* at Long Beach State* Pacific* at Santa Clara at Stanford* at MPSF Tournament

Davis, CA Santa Barbara, CA Long Beach, CA Berkeley, CA Santa Clara, CA Stanford, CA Los Angeles, CA

TBA TBA TBA TBA 12:00 noon TBA TBA

December 4-6 Fri-Sun

at NCAA Tournament

Princeton, NJ

All times Pacific Time (unless noted) and subject to change Home matches (bold) at Spieker Aquatics Complex *denotes Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match www.CalBears.com

Time 9:15 a.m. ET 7:15 p.m. ET (Doubleheader) 9:50 a.m. ET 2:30 p.m. ET (Exhibition) 4:00 p.m. TBA 12:00 noon

TBA ET


2009 California Men's Water Polo Information Guide