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2011 LMU Men’s Water Polo

The Centennial Season

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THIS IS LMU MEN’S WATER POLO. TABLE OF CONTENTS

‘07, 08, 09, 10 WWPA Defending Champions 8 WWPA titles in 10 years. 8 NCAA appearances since 2001 27 All-Americans in a decade 6 WWPA Player of the Year winners 43 All-WWPA selections since 2001 57-6 at home against WWPA in 11 years

THE 2011 LIONS.....................2 Table of Contents....................2 Quick Facts.............................3 2011 Season Preview...............4 2011 Roster...........................5 2011 Schedule........................5 Speed Chart............................6 The Players.............................7 The Coaches..........................25 John Loughran................25 Cara Colton....................27 Brian Bacharach..............28 All-Time Coaching Records.....26 LOOKING BACK....................... 29 2010 Review..........................29 2010 Stats/Results...............30 2010 Awards & Honors.........31 Winning Tradition...................32 2010 Championship................33 2009 Championship................34 2008 Championship................35 2007 Championship................36 2005 Championship................37

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2004 Championship................38 2003 Championship................39 2001 Championship................40 INSIDE LMU............................. 41 Right Place. Right Time...........42 A View to a Promising Future..43 A Solid Foundation................44 The Lion Experience................45 Community Service . ...............46 Student-Athlete Services.......47 Prepared for Tomorrow..........48 Building Champions................49 History of Champions.............50 A Centennial Celebration ......51 Leadership............................52 LMU Sports Medicine.............53 Strength and Conditioning.....54 The Dreier Center..................55 The Lions Athletic Center.......56 Burns Aquatics Center...........57 Where the Lions Play.............58 LMU Game Day.......................59 Following the Lions...............60 Los Angeles..........................61


UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location: Los Angeles, CA Founded: 1911 Enrollment: 9,070 (5,797 Undergrad) Nickname: Lions Colors - Primary/Secondary: Crimson & Navy/Gray & Marymount Blue Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Western Water Polo Assoc. Home Pool (Capacity): Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center (800) Inerim President: David W. Burcham Alma Mater: Occidental, ‘73; Long Beach St., ‘78; Loyola Law, ‘84 Athletic Director: Dr. William Husak Alma Mater: SUNY-Cortland, ‘72; Texas A&M, ‘76 Athletic Phone/Ticket Office: (310) 338-5404/(310) 338-LION

8 Insider Info: • 2011 ROSTER • 2011 SCHEDULE • THE WWPA • HISTORY/RECORDS

MEN’S WATER POLO STAFF Head Coach: Alma Mater: Phone: Record - At LMU/Overall: Assistant Coach: Alma Mater/Season: Volunteer Assistant:

LMU Men’s Water Polo

John Loughran Loyola-Chicago, ‘90 (310) 338-1844 244-179 (15th season)/317-234 (18th season) Cara Colton LMU, ‘07 • 3rd Season Brian Bacharach Cal, ‘07 • 2nd Season

TEAM FACTS 2010 Record - Overall/WWPA (finish): Starters Returning/Lost: Letterwinners Returning/Lost: Newcomers/Redshirts Returning: POSTSEASON INFORMATION WWPA League Championships (8): NCAA Appearances (7): MEDIA RELATIONS Asst. AD (MWP Contact): Office Phone/Cell Phone:   E-Mail: SID Office Fax: Website:

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20-9/16-1 (1st) 2/5 11/10 9/5

2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

John Shaffer (310) 338-7643/(310) 864-2626 jshaffer@lmu.edu (310) 338-2703 www.LMULions.com


Consistent Continuity 2011 SEASON PREVIEW

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n winning their fourth straight Western Water Polo Association championship and eighth in 10 years in 2010, the LMU men’s water polo team had a senior class that became the first male class in LMU history to win a title all four years at LMU. In the process, the group combined to play over 600 games together. Ask Head Coach John Loughran the key to the Lions’ success the past decade, and he will tell you it has been that type of continuity and commitment. And entering 2011, it once again exists as the Lions look to win their ninth conference title in 11 years and with it the same number of trips to the NCAA championships.

“I think, number one, we recruit kids who are good fit for LMU and the program. It is hard to replace players like Andy (Andy Stevens), Tibor (Tibor Forai), and Ikaika Aki, because they were three outstanding players,” said Loughran, who enters his 15th season at LMU. “However, we have players who are ready to fill those roles as they have been training the last three years to get their opportunity to play. And I think it is there time.” The Lions bring back five seniors, four of which are fifth years seniors, and a trio of redshirt juniors that once again will help lead the Lions continuity and look to continue the Lions’ championship run. “I think the continuity comes from the guys

coming in and buying in early,” said Loughran. “Really spending their time improving and getting ready for this program. As each class comes by, we see guys more and more committed and that plays a real important role in our program.” Leading the way for the Lions in 2011 will be four-year senior Edgaras Asajavicius, a twotime All-American who led the Lions in scoring the last two seasons. He is joined by fifth-year seniors Charlie Horton, Albert Samuels, Max Schlegel and Peter Phelps; and a trio of redshirt juniors, Collin Walters, Robert Pusic and Jon Colton. a CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SEASON PREVIEW

THE ALL-AMERICANS

EDGARAS ASAJAVICIUS a GO TO FULL BIO

CHARLIE HORTON

ALBERT SAMUELS

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MAX SCHLEGEL

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ROSTER & SCHEDULE No 1 1A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Name Gavyn Wild Kyle Testman Robert Pusic Peter Phelps Jon Colton Charlie Horton Colin Walters Albert Samuels Joe Ferretti Max Schlegel Mark Menis Peter Olson Matt Venner Edgaras Asajavicius Matt Stipanovich John Mikuzis Blake Bunte Oliver Feune de Colombi Seth Coldren Jake Villarreal Rutger Choquehuanca Kyle Etrata Brenden Verloop Kristofor Kaliakin Liam Shorrock

HEAD COACH: ASSISTANT COACH: VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT:

Pos GK GK ATT DEF UTL DEF ATT ATT UTL ATT ATT ATT CTR ATT ATT CTR DEF ATT ATT ATT ATT ATT CTR ATT ATT

Ht 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-5 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-0

Wt 195 195 195 225 200 200 190 190 195 200 200 180 245 200 210 225 275 170 175 190 195 170 240 170 175

Yr-Exp Jr.-2V Jr.-TR Jr.-2V* Sr.-3V* Jr.-2V* Sr.-3V* Jr.-2V* Sr.-3V* Fr.-HS Sr.-3V* Fr.-RS* Fr.-RS* Jr.-TR Sr.-3V Fr.-RS* So.-1V* So.-HS Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS So.-1V* Fr.-HS Fr.-HS

Hometown (Previous School) Riverside, CA (Riverside Poly HS) San Juan Capistrano, CA (Golden West CC) Pasadena, CA (Arcadia HS) Laguna Beach, CA (Laguna Beach HS) Garden Grove, CA (Cal) Mercer Island, WA (Mercer Island HS) Bellevue, WA (Newport HS) Villa Park, CA (Villa Park HS) Huntington Beach, CA (Los Alamitos HS) Annapolis, MD (Southern HS) Naperville, IL (Naperville Central HS) Los Altos Hills, CA (Saint Francis HS) Langly, B.C., Canada (Golden West CC) Vilnius, Lithuania (Zemynos Gym.) Saint Louis, MO (DeSmet Jesuit HS) Naperville, IL (Neuqua Valley HS) Laguna Niguel, CA (Santa Margarita HS) La Jolla, CA (Bishops HS) Reading, PA (Governor Mifflin HS) Agoura Hills, CA (Agoura HS) Laguna Niguel, CA (Santa Marg. Cath. HS) Orange, CA (Villa Park HS) North Tustin, CA (Foothill HS) Malibu, CA (Malibu HS) San Anselmo, CA (St. Ignatius Prep)

John LOUGHRAN (Loyola University Chicago, ‘90) - 15th season Cara COLTON (LMU, ‘07) - 5th season Brian BACHARACH (Cal, ‘07) - 2nd season

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Date Sept. 3-4 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 29 Oct. 1-2 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 27 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 17-20 Dec. 3-4

Opponent Time at Triton Invitational (1) vs. Redlands * (1) 2:00 p.m. vs. Cal Lutheran (1) 5:00 p.m. vs. Air Force * (1) 10:30 a.m. at UCSD * (1) 3:30 p.m. Pepperdine 12:00 p.m. Navy 1:00 p.m. at UC San Diego * 6:00 p.m. UCLA 2:00 p.m. Princeton 3:00 p.m. at SoCal Invitational (2) Whittier * 3:00 p.m. at USC 1:00 p.m. at Air Force * 6:00 p.m. UC San Diego * 3:00 p.m. Cal-Baptist 3:00 p.m. UC Davis * 1:00 p.m. Fresno Pacific 3:00 p.m. Santa Clara * 1:00 p.m. Long Beach State 12:00 p.m. at WWPA Championships - La Jolla, CA (3) at NCAA Championship -Berkeley, CA (4)

Bold - Denotes Home Games. ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC. * - Denotes Western Water Polo Association opponent. 1 – UC San Diego Triton Invitational – UC San Diego – La Jolla, CA; 2 – SoCal Invitational – Long Beach, CA; 3 – WWPA Championships – UC San DIego – La Jolla, CA; 4 – NCAA Championships – Cal – Berkeley, CA. ALL DATES, OPPONENTS, AND GAME TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.


SPEED CHART 1

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Gavyn Wild G • 6-3 • 195 • Jr. Riverside, CA

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Kyle Testman G • 6-3 • 195 • Jr. San Juan Cap., CA

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John Mikuzis CTR • 6-4 • 225 • RS-So.

Naperville, IL

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Brenden Verloop CTR • 6-2 • 240 • RS-So.

North Tustin, CA

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Max Schlegel ATT • 5-9 • 200 • RS-Sr. Annapolis, MD

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Blake Bunte DEF • 6-5 • 275 • So. Saint Louis, MO

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Kristofor Kaliakin ATT • 6-0 •170 • Fr. Malibu, CA

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Mark Menis ATT • 6-2 • 200 • RS-Fr. Naperville, IL

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Robert Pusic ATT • 6-2 • 180 • RS-Jr. Arcadia, CA

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Joe Ferretti UTL • 6-3 • 195 • Fr. Huntington Beach, CA

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Peter Phelps DEF • 6-2 • 235 • Jr. Laguna Beach, CA

Jon Colton UTL • 5-10 • 200 • RS-Jr. Garden Grove, CA

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Peter Olson ATT • 6-0 • 180 • RS-Fr. Los Altos Hills, CA

Matt Venner CTR • 6-2 • 245 • Jr. Langly, BC, Canada

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Oliver Feune de Colombi

Seth Coldren

ATT • 5-9 • 160 • RS-Fr. La Jolla, CA

ATT • 6-0 • 175 • Fr.-HS

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Reading, PA

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Charlie Horton DEF • 6-3 •200 • RS-Sr. Mercer Island, WA

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Edgaras Asajavicius ATT • 6-4 • 200 • Sr. Vilnius, Lithuania

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Collin Walters ATT • 5-11 • 200 • RS-Jr.

Bellevue, WA

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Matt Stipanovich ATT • 6-5 • 210 • RS-Fr. Saint Louis, MO

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Jake Villarreal ATT • 6-1 • 190 • Fr. Agoura HIlls, CA

ATT • 6-2 • 195 • RS-Fr. Laguna Niguel, CA

Kyle Etrata ATT • 5-11 • 170 • Fr. Orange, CA

John Loughran Head Coach 15th Season

Cara Colton Assistant Coach 5th Season

Brian Bacharach Volunteer Assistant 2nd Season

Rutger Choquehuanca

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Liam Shorrock ATT • 6-0 • 175 • Fr. San Anselmo, CA

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Albert Samuels ATT • 6-1 • 185 • RS-Sr. VIlla Park, CA


RETURNING PLAYERS

#13 Edgaras Asajavicius

ALL-AMERICAN

Career Stats Year G 2008 30 2009 27 2010 29 Career 86

Att. 124 125 138 387

Gls 49 46 54 149

DRIVER • 6-4 • 200 • SENIOR • VILNIUS, LITHUANIA • ZEMYNOS GYM.

Sh% 0.395 0.368 0.391 0.385

A 16 19 21 56

To 26 44 26 96

Ko 18 23 12 53

EJ ST 43 22 35 18 31 19 109 59

FB 8 9 7 24

Briefly… Edgaras Asajavicius is in his fourth season of collegiate water polo... has been a primary starter all three seasons at LMU... Records... ranks 10th with 149 career goals… 12th with 56 career assists… Honors... 2010… ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American… First-Team WWPA All-Conference… Second-team ACWPC National All-Academic… WWPA All-Academic... 2009… Third-Team ACWPC All-American... Second-Team WWPA AllConference... Second-Team NCAA All-Tournament... FIrst-Team WWPA All-Tournament...Second-Team ACWPC National All-Academic... WWPA All-Academic... 2008... WWPA Newcomer of the Year... WWPA All-Freshman... Third-Team ACWPC National All-Academic... WWPA All-Academic LMU Highlights... 2010... led team with career-best 54 goals... scored in 26 of 29 games... 2009... led team with 46 goals... 2008... was second on team with 49 goals... finished year scoring two or more goals in 15 games... Personal... Edgaras Asajavicius was born in Kaunas, Lithuania and is the son of Lorena and Anatolijus Asajavicius... thanks to extensive playing time in Germany, United States and Belorus, a Russian coach, and lessons in high school, Asajavicius has speaks four languages... he is a double major in Accounting and Finance. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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RETURNING PLAYERS

#4 Jon Colton

2-METER • 5-10 • 200 • RS-JUNIOR • GARDEN GROVE, CA • CAL

Briefly… Jon Colton is in his second season at LMU after transferring from Cal in 2009... he was with the Bears in 2008, serving his redshirt year... Highlights At LMU... 2010… played in all 29 games in his second season with the Lions… finished with nine goals, three assists, 24 kickouts drawn, 17 steals and 11 field blocks.. scored three goals, a season-best, against Santa Clara in WWPA semifinal… scored a goal with a field block and an assist in the WWPA final... 2009... played all 28 games, scoring six goals with three assits, 21 kickouts drawn, 14 steals and 11 field blocks... Prior to LMU... graduated from Northwood High School in 2008 with a 3.9 GPA... he was a four-year letterwinner for coach Chris French... he scored 270 goals with 145 assists and 182 steals during his career... he was a four-time AllSea View League selection... he was a All-CIF Division I selection his final three years... he earned honorable mention All-American honors as a sophomore, second-team honors as a junior and first-team honors as a senior... Personal... Jonathon Jerome Colton was born in Long Beach, Calif., and is the son of Rinske and Keith Colton... he has two brothers and a sister... sister, Cara, is the assistant coach for the Lions... a Business major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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Career Stats Year G 2009 28 2010 29 Career 57

Att. 25 27 52

Gls 6 9 15

Sh% 0.240 0.333 0.288

A 3 3 6

To 21 21 41

Ko 20 20 44

EJ 39 39 86

ST 14 14 31

FB 11 11 22


RETURNING PLAYERS

#5 Charlie Horton

UTILITY • 6-3 • 200 • RS-SENIOR • MERCER ISLAND, WA • MERCER ISLAND HS

Briefly… Charlie Horton is in his fifth and final season of collegiate water polo at LMU as a redshirt senior... Honors… Three-time WWPA All-Academic selection… two-time ACWPC Academic Honoree… Highlights At LMU... 2010… played in all 29 games, scoring seven goals on 22 attempts… 2009... played in all 28 games on the season... 2008... played in 24 games and finished with five goals in nine attempts (55.6 percent)... had 15 steals... scored first goal of career against Long Beach State (9/7/08)... 2007... served his redshirt season in 2007... Prior to LMU... Graduated from Mercer Island High School in 2007 with a 3.34 GPA... was a three-year letterwinner for coaches Tim Reed and Lauren Ayers... Horton was a two-time first-team All-State selection in Washington while playing for the four-time state champions at Mercer Island High School. He led the team in goals, assists and steals... Personal... Charles Thomas Horton was born in Seattle, Wash., and is the son of Lisa and Thomas Horton... has two sisters... father played tennis at Whitman... a Marketing major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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Career Stats Year G 2008 24 2009 28 2010 29 Career 81

Att. 9 19 22 50

Gls 5 6 7 18

Sh% 0.556 0.316 0.318 0.360

A 1 5 4 10

To 4 19 33 56

Ko 3 6 21 30

EJ 7 27 13 47

ST 15 16 18 49

FB 4 18 13 35


RETURNING PLAYERS

#15 John Mikuzis

CENTER • 6-4 • 225 • RS-SOPHOMORE • NAPERVILLE, IL • NEUQUA VALLEY HS

Career Stats Year G Att. Gls Sh% A 2010 16 13 8 0.615 0

Briefly... John Mikuzis is in his second season of college water polo at LMU... enrolled at LMU in Spring of 2010. Highlights at LMU…2010… played 16 games as a true freshman… scored eight goals in 13 shots, including two goals at the WWPA championships… he also scored a key goal in the Lions’ overtime win at Long Beach State…had a pair of hat-tricks on the season, the first against La Verne (Sept. 5) and the other against Chapman (Sept. 16)... Prior to LMU... graduated Neuqua Valley HS in 2009... was a second-team AllAmerican as a senior and was a four-time All-Conference selection...

To Ko EJ ST FB 8 3 2 4 0

Personal... John Richard Mikuzis was born on Feb. 9, 1991 in Naperville, Ill… he is the son of Nina and John Mikuzis... he has a younger sister... he is a Political Science major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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RETURNING PLAYERS

#3 Peter Phelps

DEF • 6-2 • 225 • RS-SENIOR • LAGUNA BEACH, CA • LAGUNA BEACH HS

Career Year 2009 2010 Totals

Briefly... Peter Phelps is in his fifth and final season as a redshirt junior at LMU... served his redshirt season in 2007 and did not play in 2008... Highlights at LMU.. 2010... played in 20 games, scoring a pair of goals (scoring in back-to-back games against CMS and Cal)... 2009... played seven games...

Stats G 7 20 27

Prior to LMU... graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2007... he played for Breakers WPC and helped his team to the 2006 SOPAC Zone Youth Championship... played four season and lettered three times for coach Rick McKee... was a three-time All-League performer for Orange Coach League... was named team MVP as a senior... second team All-CIF as a senior... Att. 2 6 8

Gls 0 2 2

Sh% 0.000 0.333 .250

A 0 1 1

To 1 2 3

Ko 0 0 0

EJ 1 7 8

ST 0 3 3

FB 0 2 2

Personal... Peter William Phelps was born in Newport Beach, Calif., and is the son of Cynthia and Peter Phelps... father played water polo... has a sister and a brother... a Business major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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RETURNING PLAYERS

#2 Robert Pusic

ATTACKER • 6-2 • 195 • RS-JUNIOR • ARCADIA, CA • ARCADIA HS

Briefly… Robert Pusic is in his fourth season of collegiate water polo at LMU... will be a redshirt sophomore in 2010... Highlights At LMU... 2010... played in all 29 games, scoring 12 goals on 35 attempts… added nine steals, five assists and two field blocks… 2009... played in 19 games, scoring a pair of goals with five assists and five steals... 2008... Served redshirt season and did not play... Prior to LMU... Graduated from Arcadia High School in 2008... was a threetime high school All-American, earning MVP honors on the team and in the league... was also CIF Division II champion in swimming, winning the 50-free and 100-free... also took honors in Masters competition, taking fourth in the 50 and sixth in the 100... Personal... Robert Mitchell Pusic was born in Pasadena, CA and is the son of Desa and Viktor Pusic... father played water polo at Pepperdine... an Economica major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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Career Year 2009 2010 Totals

Stats G 19 29 48

Att. 13 35 48

Gls 2 12 14

Sh% 0.154 0.343 0.292

A 5 4 10

To 5 9 14

Ko 2 6 8

EJ 5 10 15

ST 5 9 14

FB 0 2 2


RETURNING PLAYERS

Career Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

#7 Albert Samuels ATTACKER • 6-1 • 190 • RS-SENIOR • VILLA PARK, CA • VILLA PARK HS

Stats G 11 26 28 65

Att. 7 32 58 97

Gls 2 8 22 32

Sh% 0.286 0.250 0.379 0.330

A 1 7 4 12

To 3 8 13 24

Ko 1 8 12 21

EJ 4 16 32 52

ST 4 12 19 35

FB 1 16 8 25

Briefly… Albert Samuels is in his fifth and final season of collegiate water polo at LMU as a redshirt junior... Three-time ACWPC All-Academic selection, twotime WWPA All-Academic selection... Highlights At LMU... 2010... played 28 games, scoring a career-best 22 goals, including three at NCAAs... 2009... played in 26 games on the season, earning 16 field blocks, which was third on the team... 2008...   did not play first 19 games due to injury... finished playing 11 games with a pair of goals... 2007... served redshirt season. Prior to LMU... graduated from Villa Park High School in 2007 with a 4.3 GPA... a four-time scholar-athlete... a four-year letterwinner for coach John Carrich... he was a four-time letterwinner in both swimming and water polo, earning three All-CIF honors and All-America honors as a senior... he was also a twotime first-team All-Century League selection... inished with 202 goals, 137 assists and 216 steals at Villa Park... Personal... Albert Louis Kugler Samuels was born in Newport Beach, Calif., and is the son of Elizabeth and Martin Samuels... has a sister, who swims at LMU, and a brother... an International Business major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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RETURNING PLAYERS

#9 Max Schlegel

ATTACKER • 5-9 • 200 • RS-SENIOR • ANNAPOLIS, MD • SOUTHERN HS

Career Year 2008 2009 2010 Totals

Briefly… Max Schlegel is in his fifth and final season at LMU... Highlights At LMU... 2010... played in just 11 games before having season-ending sholder surgery... 2009... had a break-out second season for the Lions with 19 goals, 11 assists, 14 kickouts drawn, 15 steals and nine field blocks... played in all 28 game... was a force against rival, scoring seven goals against UCSD on the season, including the game winner in the title game... 2008... played in 28 of 29 games... scored three goals against Harvard and UC San Diego...

Stats G 28 28 11 67

Prior to LMU... graduated from Southern High school in Harwood, Maryland, in 2007... a three-year letterwinner for Mike Schofield... was a four-time All-Eastern League selection ... a National Cadet and Youth Team member... member of the National Age Group All-Tournament Team in 2006 while playing for Navy WPC... Att. 32 73 16 121

Gls 14 19 4 37

Sh% 0.438 0.260 0.250 0.306

A 7 11 1 19

To 8 14 7 29

Ko 15 17 6 38

EJ 5 12 6 23

ST 19 15 2 36

FB 8 9 2 19

Personal... Max Hartge Schlegel was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and he is the son of Nancy and Nicholas Schlegel... he has two brothers... active in volunteering during high school... worked for the Davidson swim team, organized food and toy drives... will major in Athletic Training. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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RETURNING PLAYERS

#22 Brendan Verloop CENTER • 6-2 • 240 • RS-SOPHOMORE • NORTH TUSTIN, CA • FOOTHILL HS

Briefly… Brenden Verloop enters his third season of collegiate water polo... served his redshirt season in 2009... Highlights at LMU…2010… played 11 games as a redshirt freshman, earning a steal and two field blocks... Prior to LMU... he graduated from Foothill High School with a 3.58 GPA in 2009... was a four-year letterwinner for coach Jim Brumn... was named all-league, all-state, Second-Team Southern Section AllCIF and Fifth-Team All-American as a senior... scored 59 goals with 23 steals and 10 assists as a senior... was named to the honor roll all four years and was a four-time Scholar-Athlete selection... Personal... Brenden Edward Verloop was born on Feb. 22, 1990 in Murrietta, Calif., and he is the son of LaDonna and Robert Verloop... he is a Management major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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Career Stats Year G Att. Gls Sh% A 2010 11 3 0 0.000 0

To Ko EJ ST FB 0 2 3 1 2


RETURNING PLAYERS

#6 Colin Walters ATTACKER • 5-11 • 190 • RS-JUNIOR • BELLEVUE, WA • NEWPORT HS

Career Year 2009 2010 Totals

Briefly… Collin Walters enters his fourth season of collegiate water polo at LMU as a redshirt junior... Highlights At LMU... 2010... played in 23 games, scoring six goals in just 12 attempts… added five assists, seven kickouts drawn, 10 steals and two field blocks… 2009... played in seven games in first season of action... 2008... served redshirt year and did not play... Prior to LMU... graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue, WA... a fouryear letter winner in water polo for coach Calvin White... a four-time All-State, All-League and All-City selection... earned first-team All-State honors last two seasons and was named team MVP as a senior... Stats G 7 23 30

Att. 2 12 14

Gls 0 6 6

Sh% 0.000 0.500 0.429

A 0 5 5

To 3 6 9

Ko 0 7 7

EJ 3 3 6

ST 2 10 12

FB 0 2 2

Personal... Collin Davis Walters was born in Kirkland, WA and is the son of Karen and Mark Walters... father played tennis at Washington State... has a brother, who played water polo at Redlands, and a sister, who played at USC... a Biochemistry major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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RETURNING PLAYERS

#1 Gavyn Wild

GOALIE • 6-3 • 195 • JUNIOR • RIVERSIDE, CA • RIVERSIDE POLY HS

Briefly… Gavyn Wild enters his third season of collegiate water polo at LMU... Highlights At LMU... 2010... played in 10 games and a total of 12 quarters... 2009... played seven games behind Lions’ All-American goalie... played in seven games, making eight saves with a goals against average of 5.71... Prior to LMU... graduated from Riverside Poly High School... played all four years for Mark Colwell... a three-time all-league selection... earned All-CIF honors all three years... he was an All-American all three years, earning his highest honor at Second-Team as a senior... was named Scholar-Athlete and to Honor Roll... Personal... Gavyn Durwyn Wild was born in Redlands, Calif., and is the son of Durwyn Wild and the late Frieda Wild... he has three brothers and two sisers... volunteered with Freewheelers, a community support group for people with serious brain and spinal cord injuries... also volunteered at Speech and Fun Camp, a summer day camp working with children who have autism... he is a History major who hopes to go to law school. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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Career Stats Year G 2009 7 2010 10 Totals 17

QP 7 12 19

Svs 8 20 28

GA 10 7 17

GAA 5.71 2.33 3.58


NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#16 Blake Bunte

#20 Rutger Choquehuanca

DEF • 6-5 • 275 • SOPHOMORE • LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA

ATTACKER • 6-2 • 195 • RS-FRESHMAN • LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA

Briefly… Blake Bunte is in his second year at LMU but his first on the LMU water polo team...

Briefly… Rutger Choquehuanca is in his second season of collegiate water polo... he was a redshirt in 2010...

Prior to LMU… Graduate from Santa Margarita High School in 2010 with a 3.6 GPA…

Prior to LMU... graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2010... swam and played water polo... was a four-time all-league selection... was named Division II All-CIF as a junior and senior... was a three-time NICSA Academic All-American and was a NICSA Honorable Mention All-American as a senior... finished career with 250 goals, third most in school history... was named Senior AP Chemistry Student of the Year, was a SMCHS Honor Roll student all eight semesters and was a member of the National Honor Society...

Personal… Blake Dylan Bunte was born on Jan. 28, 1992 in Newport Beach, Calif… He is the son of Angela and Brady Bunte… he is the third of four children and has two brothers and a sister… he is an Entrepreneurship major.

Personal... Rutger Anthony Choquehuanca was born on March 22, 1992 in Newport Beach, Calif., and is the son of Carol and Tony Choquehuanca... has a brother and a sister... father played college water polo at UC Irvine, winning a national championship in 1982... active volunteer in high school, including service with Waves and Fishes and Special Olympics... he is a Biology major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#18 Seth Coldren

#21 Kyle Etrata

ATTACKER • 6-0 • 175 • FRESHMAN • READING, PA

ATTACKER • 5-11 • 170 • FRESHMAN • ORANGE, CA

Briefly… Seth Coldren is in his first season of collegiate water polo at LMU…

Briefly… Kyle Etrata is in his first season of collegiate water polo at LMU…

High School… graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in June of 2011 with a 3.81 GPA… won 10 letters in high school, four in water polo, four in swimming and two in tennis… was a two-time All-American in water polo… was a three-time All-State selection in water polo… earned All-League honors in swimming twice… member of the Governor Mifflin Honor Society and winner of Achievement of Excellend and Unified Achievement awards…

High School… graduated Villa Park HS in 2011… earned seven letters at Villa Park, three in water polo and four in swimming… was an AllAmerican as a junior and senior… also claimed All-CIF Division II honors his final two seasons... member of Honor Society at Villa Park… also earned 4.0 GPA Award and National High School Scholars honors. Personal… Kyle Sachio Etrata was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Oct. 17, 1993 and is the son of Jayna and Renato Etrata… mother played softball at the University of the Pacific… has a younger sister who also plays water polo… has yet to declare a major.

Personal… Seth Issac Coldren was born on April 15, 1993 in Reading, Penn… He is the son of Cherly and Peter Coldren… mother played basketball at Miami… he is the fifth of six children… brother Alex Lampley played water polo at Bucknell while sister Kristin Lampley plays at Connecticut College… played club water polo with Mark Menis… undeclared as a major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#8 Joe Ferretti

#17 Oliver Feune de Colombi

UTILITY • 6-3 • 195 • FRESHMAN • HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

ATTACKER • 5-9 • 160 • RS-FRESHMAN • LA JOLLA, CA

Briefly… Joe Ferretti is in his first season of collegiate water polo at LMU…

Briefly… Oliver Feune de Colombi is in his second season of collegiate water polo at LMU... he served his redshirt in 2010…

High School… graduated from Los Alamitos HS in 2011… earned eight letters in high school, four in swimming and four in water polo… was a two-time All-American in water polo… also earned a pair of All-CIF Division I honors… a three-time All-Sunset League winner… was 2009 L.A. High School Player of the Year… named 2008 and 2010 Offensive Player of the Yearwas on the 2011 Honor Roll… a member of the U.S. Junior National Team… was a silver medalist in the Pan American Games… earned USA Swim All-American Times in the 50-free and 4x100 Relay… was 2010 and 2011 Swimmer of the Year… 2007 CIF Masters…

Prior to LMU... graduated from The Bishops High School in 2010... played volleyball, water polo and swam... was team captain as a senior... played in Junior Olympics, placing second... helped the Bishop to a CIF championship as a junior. Personal... Oliver Feune de Colombi was born in La Jolla, Calif., and is the son of Nora and Philippe Feune de Colombi... has a brother and a sister... did volunteer work with Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic... is a Business major.

Personal… Joseph David Ferretti was born on Feb. 21, 1993 in Huntington Beach, Calif… He is the son of Michele and Mike Ferretti… both parents were swimmers and ran track… has two older sisters… Laura was a member of the UCLA crew team while Michele played water polo at St. Francis… he was a coach for United Water Polo Club, teaching 9 to 12 year-olds… his grandfather attended LMU… played with teammate Gavin Wild on the SoCal Water Polo Club… has yet to declare a major.

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NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#23 Kristofor Kaliakin #10 Mark Menis ATTACKER • 6-0 • 170 • FRESHMAN • MALIBU, CA

ATTACKER • 6-2 • 200 • RS-FRESHMAN • NAPERVILLE, CA

Briefly… Kristofor Kaliakin is in his first season of collegiate water polo at LMU…

Briefly… Mark Menis is in his second season of collegiate water polo at LMU... served his redshirt this season in 2010...

High School… graduated from Malibu High School in June of 2011 with a 3.6 GPA… earned seven letters at Malibu HS, four in swimming and three in water polo… was a All-CIF Division VI First-Team selection… earned 2009 and 2010 CIF Southern Section Achievement Award… twotime First-Team All-Tri Valley League selection… Academic Honor Roll… earned Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Design and Digital Design…

Prior to LMU... graduated from Naperville Central High School in 2010... swam and played water polo in high school... helped water polo team place second in 2010, third in 2009 and second in 2008... was an Honor Roll student all four years of high school, was an All-Academic selection all four years... was a NISCA Academic All-American, earning first-team in 2010 and third-team in 2009... was named Illinois Coaches Association Player of the Year in 2010... was a three-time All-State selection, earning first-team his final two seasons... was also a 2010 State Champion in the 200 and 400-Free Relay... was a U.S. Swimming AllAmerican in 2009 and 2010.

Personal… Kristofor Shahen Kaliakin was born on June 8, 1993 in Santa Monica, Calif., and he is the son of Kohar and Alex Kaliakin… did volunteer work at the S.O.S. Community Outreach… a Multimedia Art major.

Personal... Mark Charles Menis was born on June 21, 1992 in Downers Grove, Ill., and is the son of Nina and Mark Menis... he has an older sister... an Engineering major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#11 Peter Olson

#24 Liam Shorrock

ATTACKER • 6-0 • 180 • RS-FRESHMAN • LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA

ATTACKER • 6-0 • 175 • FRESHMAN • SAN ANSELMO, CA

Briefly… Peter Olson is in his second season of water polo at LMU... served redshirt season in 2010

Briefly… Liam Shorrock is in his first season of collegiate water polo at LMU…

Prior to LMU... graduated from St. Francis High School in 2010... swam and played water polo at St. Francis... was an all-league and All-WCAL selection as a senior... served as team captain for both teams as a senior.

High School… graduated from St. Ignatius Prep in June of 2011 with a 3.9 GPA… played water polo, swam and rowed at St. Ignatius… was a three-time All-League selection… was a member of the CCS All-Start team… won the Wildcat Award and Coaches Award… two-time AllAmerican Swimmer…

Personal... Peter Stanley Olson was born on Oct. 30, 1991 in Palo Alto, Calif., and is the son of Linda and Cliff Olson... he has two brothers... older brother Michael played water polo at UCLA while younger brother plays at St. Francis... a Physics major.

Personal… Liam Thomas Clarke Shorrock was born Dec. 4, 1992 in San Francisco… he is the son of Rosemary and Michael Shorrock… he has three sisters, two older and one younger… went with church to build a mission house in Mexico and also volunteered with the St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen… earned the Foxx Memorial Award at St. Ignatius… a Bio Chemistry major.

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NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#14 Matt Stipanovich #1 Kyle testman ATTACKER • 6-5 • 210 • RS-FRESHMAN • SAINT LOUIS, MO

GOALIE • 6-3 • 195 • JUNIOR-TR • SAN JUAN CAP., CA

Briefly… Matt Stipanovich is in his second season of college water polo at LMU... served redshirt season in 2010...

Briefly… Kyle Testman is in his first season of college water polo at LMU after transferring from Golden West College in 2011…

Prior to LMU... graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School in Saint Louis, Mo., in 2010 with a 4.0 GPA... played water polo, basketball and swam in high school, earning 10 letters in the process... had 106 goals to set school record as a junior, then followed with 87 as a senior... was a three-time All-State selection and three-time All-Suburban Central selection... helped team win state championship in 2010 and was named Player of the Year as a junior and senior... played for the 2009 USA ODP Midwest Zone Junior Team... was a Scholar-Athlete award winner all four years and earned the President’s Education Award in recognition of Outstanding Academic Excellence...

Prior to LMU… played two years at Golden West College for coach Scott Taylor… was a first-team All-State goalie in 2010-11…a member of the Dean’s List at Golden West CC… graduated from Capistrano Valley HS in June of 2009 with a 3.6 GPA… was a two-time South Coast League first-team selection… named All-CIF Division II his senior season… was named team MVP… was named to the Superintendent’s List at Capistrano Valley HS… Personal… Kyle Thomas Tersteman was born on Sept. 21, 1991 in Loma Linda, Calif… He is the son of Karen and Robert Testman… has a younger brother and a younger sister… was a math tutor… undeclared major.

Personal... Matthew Stephen Stipanovich was born in St. Louis, Mo., and is the son of Janice and Mike Stipanovich... he has two brothers and two sisters... he was a volunteer for Missouri Special Olympics and did volunteer work for “Christmas on Campus,” which benefits children... an Accounting major. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS

#19 Jake Villarreal

#12 Matt Venner

ATTACKER • 6-1 • 190 • FRESHMAN • READING, PA

CENTER • 6-2 • 245 • JUNIOR-TR • LANGLY, B.C., CANADA

Briefly… Matt Venner is in his first season at LMU after transferring from Golden West College in 2011…

Briefly… Jake Villarreal is in his first season of collegiate water polo at LMU…

Prior to LMU… went to Golden West College for two seasons, earning is A.A. in 2011… he was also Conference MVP in 2010 and SoCal MVP that same year… went to Earl Marriott in Canada… played water polo, rugby and swam… was named MVP three years in a row in water polo...

High School… graduated Agoura High School in June of 2011… earned seven letters, four in water polo and three in swimming…was an academic All-American in high school in 2009-10… named Varsity MVP in 2011… set record for most drawn ejections… was CIF Division IV Player of the Year…

Personal… Mathew Thomas Venner was born on Feb. 28, 1989 in Surry, British Columbia, Canada… he is the son of Suzanne and Gary Venner… has a brother and sister… coached the Pacific Storm Under-12 team… undeclared major.

Personal… Jacob David Villarreal was born on Jan. 20, 1993 in Westlake Village, Calif… he is the son of Lisa and David Villarreal… he has a younger brother… undeclared major.

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John Loughran

COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH • 15TH SEASON • 244-179 AT LMU

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ust three weeks after LMU won its seventh Western Water Polo Association championship in nine years and playing its seventh NCAA tournament in the same time span, Loughran was diagnoised with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. So on Christmas Day 2009, following his 13th season as the men’s head coach, Loughran found himself in a hospital. Like so many of his teams, a complete team effort has Loughran in remission and back on the pool deck for his 15th season. And he didn’t miss a beat, leading the Lions to their fourth straight WWPA title and eighth in 10 years. “The only reason I am back on this pool deck is from the support of so many people, many of whom I don’t even know. If it wasn’t for their donations of blood and blood platelets, I might not be here,” said Loughran. “As my recovery moves forward and I continue to remain in remission, it is so important to me, and to this team, to continue to raise awareness on why it is so important to donate blood. There is a great need, and if we continue to team-up, so many will be helped.” Loughran started in the 1997-98 year and by 2001, he had both programs winning titles and going to the NCAAs. He has led the Lions to a combined 15 WWPA titles (7 for women, 8 for men) and 15 trips to the NCAA Championship

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over the last 10 years as LMU has risen to become one of the top programs in the nation. In 2009, Loughran finally had a singular focus, taking over just the men’s program when LMU Ahletics’ Director Dr. William Husak announced in the summer of 2009 that the programs would have the focus of a head coach the entire year, hiring former assistant Kyle Witt as the women’s head coach, allowing Loughran to focus exclusively on the men’s team. In his first year with just the men, Loughran continued where he left off, adding the programs seventh Western Water Polo Association Championship in nine years and advancing to its seventh NCAA championship. The string of success started in 2001 when they won their first-ever WWPA championship, going 15-14 overall, earning a bid to the NCAA Championship. Two years later the Lions finished 17-14 and returned to the NCAA Championship with their second WWPA title in hand. Both teams finished third in the NCAA tournament. In 2004 he had his first repeat in men’s water polo with a 21-11 mark and another third place finish at the NCAAs. In 2005, LMU men’s water polo became just the fourth program in school history to win three straight conference crowns, defeating UC San Diego in the WWPA final at the Burns Aquatics Center. They added to their resume with the fifth title in 2007 with an impressive run through the WWPA tournament. In 2008, the


YEAR-BY-YEAR COACHING RECORDS

COACHING STAFF

Year 1979-85 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

W L Pct. Records Unavailable 16 6 .727 13 6 .684 14 15 .482 9 13 .409 4 15 .215 10 18 .357 7 16 .304 16 16 .500 19 14 .576 14 12 .538 7 8 .466 9 17 .346 16 14 .533 22 9 .710 17 11 .607 15 14 .517 17 15 .531 17 14 .548 21 11 .656 19 16 .543 18 13 .581 13 17 .433 21 10 .677 19 9 .679 20 9 .689 301 268 .529

Head Coach

WWPA

NCAA

Jim McMillan Jim McMillan Jim McMillan Jim McMillan Scott Thorton Doug Pitts Doug Pitts David Kintas David Kintas David Kintas David Kintas John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran John Loughran 5 coaches

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10th 6th 7th -- -- 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 8 titles

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Coach’s Record

Final: 52-40 (4 years) Final: 4-15 (1 year) Final: 17-34 (2 years)

Final: 56-48 (4 years)

Current: 244-179 (14) 8 titles in 10 years

Lions dominated from start to finish, going 11-0 against WWPA foes and claimed a second back-to-back title stretch with the 12-10 win over UCSD for the 2008 title. Then in 2009, the Lions became the first program in LMU history to win three straight conference championships on two different occasions when they once again defeated UCSD, this time 5-4. That win gave the Lions 31 straight wins over WWPA competition. Adding to his impressive resume, Loughran has won nine WWPA Coach of the Year honors, four in women’s water polo (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) and four in men’s water polo, including the honor in 2010 (2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010). Additionally, Loughran has coached 10 different players to 22 All-America honors while having five players earn six WWPA Player of the Year honors from the men’s team, including Andy Stevens in 2008 and 2009, and Ikaika Aki in 2010. On the women’s side he coached players to 20 All-American honors and seven WWPA Player of the Year winners. Loughran came to Los Angeles after five years as head coach for the men’s and women’s water polo and men’s swim teams at Queens College in Flushing, NY. He led the Queens College men’s water polo team to a 75-63 overall record in five

seasons. In 1995 and 1996 Queens won the College Water Polo Association (CWPA) North Division title. Queens finished each of Loughran’s last two seasons ranked 15th nationally, the highest rankings in program history. Following the 1994 and 1995 seasons, Loughran garnered Eastern Championship co-Coach of the Year honors and received CWPA North Division Coach of the Year accolades in 1994, 1995 and 1996. The men’s swim team at Queens won the dual meet title for the Metropolitan Collegiate Swim Conference (MCSC) in each of Loughran’s last three years. In 1993, Loughran initiated the women’s water polo club program at Queens College. Then in 1996, they posted an 8-4 record in its inaugural year of varsity competition. The following year they finished second in the New York Division of the CWPA with a 13-3 mark. A 1990 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, he was a four-year letterwinner on the water polo and swim teams. A native of Greenwich, Conn., Loughran was a second-team High School All-American in water polo. Loughran resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with his wife, Merritt and their two children, Maeve and Finn.

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Cara Colton

COACHING STAFF

ASSISTANT COACH • 5TH SEASON

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fter wrapping-up a stellar four-year career, which included her best season as a senior in 2007, Cara Colton wasted not time in returning to the Lions as an assistant coach of the LMU Water Polo teams. Colton earned her degree in May of 2007 and in November of 2007 she was hired by her former head coach to become an assistant for the Lions. Colton’s four-year career at LMU was book-ended by a pair of stellar seasons. As a freshman she scored four goals in the NCAA National Championship game against USC, the first by any team in LMU history. Three years later, Colton became a team leader and was named firstteam All-WWPA. She finishes her career ranked seventh all-time with 117 career goals and seventh with 44 career assists. In 2007 she had the best season of her four-year career by ranking third on the team in goals with a career-best 57, the eighth most in LMU history. She set career-best marks in almost every stats category with 19 assists, 35 kick-outs drawn and nearly doubled her career season total with 69 steals. She became the fifth person in school history to score six or more goals in a game with six against Indiana (3/18/07).

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As a junior she earned All-WWPA honorable mention honors with 25 goals in 51 attempts (49.0 percent), tying for fourth on the squad in scoring. She added 38 steals, 12 assists and 20 kickouts, good for second, first and third on the squad. As a sophomore in 2005, she finished the season with 15 goals on 37 attempts (40.5 percent), scoring a pair of goals in the NCAA tournament while played in all 37 games on the season, helping the Lions to a program-best 30-7 record. In 2004 she played in 29 of the Lions’ 31 games as a true freshman, including both games in the NCAA Championships… earning valuable playing time, Colton scored 20 goals on 47 shots (.426 shooting percentage) and became a goal scorer for the Lions in the last part of the season, scoring 14 of her 20 goals in the last month of the season. She equalled an NCAA Championships mark with four goals in the NCAA title game against USC (5-9-04)…CIF selection as a freshman, junior and senior. She is the daughter of Rinske and Keith Colton and has three brothers, Joseph, Jeff and Jonathan. She earned her degree in Liberal Studies major with a concentration in Kinesiology. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO


Brian Bacharach

COACHING STAFF

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH • 2ND SEASON

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rian Bacharach, a 2006 AllAmerican for Cal, returned to the pool that was the pinnacle of his collegiate career, joining the Lions as the Volunteer Assistant Coach in 2010. He will also be attending USC business school and working towards his MBA. The 2011 season will be his second with the Lions. Bacharach finished his career at Cal with 151 career goals, including a team-best two in the 2006 NCAA National Championship, which Cal defeated USC, 7-6, It was the Bears 12th national title and Bacharach was one of the Bears’ team captains for the second consecutive seasons. As a senior for the Bears in 2006, he scored 46 goals and was a ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American, as well as an MPSF All-Academic and a ACWPC All-Academic selection. His best season in terms of goals was as a redshirt sophomore in 2004, scoring 48 to rank second on the team. For his career, he was a four-time MPSF All-Academic and ACWPC All-Academic selection. He played five years with the Bears, serving a redshirt year in 2002 after graduating from De La Salle High School. After graduating Cal in the spring of 2007, Bacharach went on to play professionally in Australia for the Cronulla Sharks. In the fall of 2007, se returned to

De La Salle High School, this time as a teacher and coach. He taught math and psychology while also serving as assistant varsity coach for the boys’ water polo team through the spring of 2009. He helped De La Salle earn NCS Runner-up honors in 2008 while claiming EBAL League title in 2008 and 2009. In addition to his teaching duties, Bacharach has ran the men’s side of the Diablo Water Polo Club of Moraga, Calif., the last three years (2008-10), leading the 18-under team to its three highest finishes in the program’s 12-year existence. He has also continued competitive water polo as a player, competing for the San Francisco Olympic Club. Helped his team win the 2010 Fisher Cup and was selected as an USWP All-American four times since graduating from Cal. At De La Salle High School was a two-time high school All-American in water polo, was a three-time first-team North Coast Section selection, as well as North Coast Section MVP and Junior Olympic AllAmerican in 2001. He helped his team to North Coast Section titles in 2000 and 2001, and a Junior Olympic championship in 2000. He led his high school in scoring three consecutive years, tallying over 300 goals. a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO

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2010 Season Review A RECORD FOUR

LMU men’s water polo became the first men’s program in school history to win four straight conference championships thanks to a 9-6 win over UC Davis to claim the 2010 WWPA title. The program continued to add to its success, earning its eighth title in 10 years, the most of any men’s program in school history. The Lions advanced to their eighth NCAA tournament in 10 years, taking on host and second-ranked Cal in the semifinals. And for the third straight year, and fourth in five years, the Lions would fall by a single goal, as Cal would score in the closing minute to eary a 7-6. In the consolation final, the Lions would go up 9-4 in the third quarter and would play their entire bench in route to 9-7 win over St. Francis. They would go on to finish ranked seventh in the nation.

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2010 Stats/Results 2010 MEN’S WATER POLO STATS

Record: 20-9 (Home: 4-1 | Away: 7-3 | Neutral: 9-5) No. Player Name GMS Att Gls Sht% 1 Andy Stevens 29 0 0 0.000 1A Gavyn Wild 11 0 0 0.000 2 Daniel Smith 29 39 20 0.513 3 Brian Flacks 29 25 9 0.360 4 Jon Colton 29 27 9 0.333 5 Charlie Horton 29 22 7 0.318 6 Tibor Forai 26 136 50 0.368 7 Ikaika Aki 29 76 25 0.329 8 Albert Samuels 28 58 22 0.379 9 Zach Mix 27 15 6 0.400 10 Derek Milligan 29 55 19 0.360 11 Max Schlegel 11 16 4 0.250 12 Robert Pusic 29 35 12 0.343 13 Edgaras Asajavicius 29 138 54 0.391 15 Eric MacDonell 3 0 0 0.000 16 John Mikuzis 16 13 8 0.615 17 John Sample 7 1 0 0.000 18 Spencer Zender 10 1 1 1.000 19 Peter Phelps 20 6 2 0.333 20 Collin Walters 23 12 6 0.500 22 Brenden Verloop 11 3 0 0.000 Totals 27 678 254 0.375 Goalies QTRs Svs GA GAA 1 Andy Stevens 104 305 167 6.42 1A Gavyn Wild 13 20 9 2.77 Totals 117 325 176 6.02 Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 LMU 68 67 51 65 Opponent 45 45 37 47

2010 RESULTS (20-9) Date

Opponent

W/L

Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 18 Sept. 19

vs. #10 Pacific (1) L, 7-9 at #11 UC San Diego (1) W, 7-3 vs. #19 Air Force (1) W, 10-3 vs. LaVerne (1) W, 21-3 at #9 Pepperdine W, 7-6 #4 USC L, 5-10 vs. #9 Pepperdine L, 7-8 (sdot) vs. Pomona-Pitzer (2) W, 13-6 vs. #18 Santa Clara (2) W, 8-6

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Ast TO KO EJ ST FB 5 3 0 1 19 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 59 65 14 13 16 11 19 21 6 28 7 3 20 24 47 17 11 4 33 21 13 18 13 15 44 18 19 33 9 45 19 5 12 62 33 4 13 12 32 19 8 3 4 1 8 8 2 15 11 8 11 40 11 1 7 6 6 2 2 5 9 6 10 9 2 21 26 12 31 19 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 3 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 5 4 2 1 2 0 7 3 2 5 6 7 3 10 2 0 0 2 3 1 2 144 288 212 231 315 129 Min 832 104 936 OT OT2 SD Tot 1 2 0 254 0 1 1 176

Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 24 Oct. 30

vs. #10 Long Beach St. (2) at #2 UCLA vs. #7 Pacific (3) vs. #16 Princeton (3) vs. #14 Santa Clara (3) vs. #13 UC San Diego (3) #16 Pomona-Pitzer Air Force Chapman at #12 UC San Diego Claremont

L, 5-6 L, 6-14 L, 6-10 W, 9-1 W, 5-4 L, 6-7 W, 8-6 W, 9-3 W, 21-9 W, 7-4 W, 9-2

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Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Dec. 4 Dec. 5

at #1 Cal L, 2-11 at #13 UC Davis W, 6-1 at #11 Santa Clara W, 11-5 at #9 Long Beach St. W, 11-9 (ot) vs. Redlands (4) W, 13-6 at #14 Santa Clara (4) W, 11-4 vs. #12 UC Davis (4) W, 9-6 at #2 Cal (5) L, 7-6 vs. #12 St. Francis (5) W, 9-7

1 - UC San Diego Triton Invitational - La Jolla, CA; 2 - NorCal Invitational - Berkeley, CA; 3 - SoCal Invitational - Los Angeles, CA; 4 - WWPA Championships - Santa Clara, CA; 5 - NCAA Championships - Berkeley, CA


2010 Honors/Awards Men’s Water Polo 2010 Honors WWPA Champions • NCAA 3rd Place • Final National Ranking: #7 Head Coach: John Loughran (14th Season) • 2010 WWPA Coach of the Year 20-9 Overall • 16-1 WWPA / 1st Place Ikaika (Andrew) Aki...............................Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American ........................................................................ Second-Team NCAA All-Tournament ......................................................................................... WWPA Player of the Year .............................................................................First-Team WWPA All-Conference ......................................................................... WWPA Player of the Week - Sept. 8 Edgaras Asajavicius................................Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American .............................................................................First-Team WWPA All-Conference .....................................................First-Team ACWPC National All-Academic Award Jon Colton........................................................... First-Team WWPA All-Tournament .......................................................................................WWPA All-Academic Team Tibor Forai........................................Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American ................................................................Honorable Mention ACWPC All-American ............................................................................. First-Team NCAA All-Tournament ............................................................................ First-Team WWPA All-Tournament ...............................................................................NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship ................................................Second-Team ACWPC National All-Academic Award .................................................LMU Iggy Awards Male Student-Athlete of the Year .......................................................................................WWPA All-Academic Team Charlie Horton........................... Third-Team ACWPC National All-Academic Award .......................................................................................WWPA All-Academic Team Derek Milligan............................................... Second-Team WWPA All-Tournament ........................................................... Second-Team ACWPC National All-Academic Albert Samuels..................................... Third-Team ACWPC National All-Academic .......................................................................................WWPA All-Academic Team Daniel Smith......................................... Honorable Mention WWPA All-Conference Andy Stevens ................................................. Second-Team ACWPC All-American .............................................................................First-Team WWPA All-Conference ............................................................................. First-Team NCAA All-Tournament ......................................................................................... WWPA Tournament MVP ............................................................................ First-Team WWPA All-Tournament ......................................................... LMU Iggy Awards Male co-Athlete of the Year ........................................................................ WWPA Player of the Week - Nov. 10 Team Awards.... ACWPC National All-Academic Team Cumulative GPA (2.94) Award National Scholar-Athletes................ Edgaras Asajavicius, Tibor Forai, Charlie Horton, ................. Brenden Verloop, Albert Samuels, Jon Colton, Oliver Feune De Colombi, .......................................................... Brian Flacks, John Gladych, Matt Stipanovich, ................................................................... Zach Mix, Derek Milligan, Andy Stevens

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THE WWPA

A Winning Tradition MORE WINNING IN THE WWPA

Here is a look at the Lions, year-by-year, in the WWPA Championships: LMU at WWPA Championships: CHAMPS 2010 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title 2009 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2008 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2007 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2006 - 2-1 - Lost in finals to UCSD 2005 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2004 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2003 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2002 - 2-1 - Lost in finals to UCSD 2001 - 3-0 - Won WWPA title CHAMPS 2000 - 2-1 - Lost in finals to UCSD 1999 - 2-1 - Lost in semifinals to AFA 1998 - 2-1 - Lost in quarterfinals to UCSC 1997 - 2-1 - Lost in semifinals to UCD 1996 - Did not play 1995 - 1-2 - Lost in quarterfinals to AFA 1994 - 1-2 - Lost in quarterfinals to UCD 1993 - 0-3 - Lost in quarterfinals to AFA 1992 - DNP 1991 - 0-3 - Lost in quarterfinals to AFA 1990 - 0-3 - Lost in quarterfinals to AFA 1989 - 1-2 - Lost in quarterfinals to UCSD 1988 - 1-2 - Lost in quarterfinals to CMS Totals: 37-23 overall

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CHAMPIONSHIPS

2010: A RECORD FOUR 2010 • 20-9

LMU men’s water polo became the first men’s program in school history to win four straight conference championships thanks to a 9-6 win over UC Davis to claim the 2010 WWPA title. The program continued to add to its success, earning its eighth title in 10 years, the most of any men’s program in school history. The Lions advanced to their eighth NCAA tournament in 10 years, taking on host and second-ranked Cal in the semifinals. And for the third straight year, and fourth in five years, the Lions would fall by a single goal, as Cal would score in the closing minute to earn a 7-6 win. In the consolation final, the Lions would go up 9-4 in the third quarter and would play their entire bench in route to 9-7 win over St. Francis. They would go on to finish ranked seventh in the nation and four Lions were All-America honors. Andy Stevens and Tibor Forai would claim their fourth All-American honor, becoming first student-athletes in LMU history to earn the status all four years of competition. In addition, Forai became the 10th CoSIDA Academic All-American, earning second-team honors. The Lions had six seniors that played all four years together, becoming the first men’s class to win a title in each of the competitive seasons. They would combine to play over 600 games as a group.

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WWPA Results (at Santa Clara): Nov. 19 def. Redlands, 13-6 Nov. 20 def. #14 Santa Clara, 11-4 Nov. 21 def. #12 UC Davis, 9-6 NCAA Results (at Cal): Dec. 4 lost to #2 Cal, 7-6 Dec. 5 def. #12 St. Francis, 9-7

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2009: ON THE DEFENSE 2009 • 19-9

All season the LMU men’s water polo team was one of the top-rated defenses in the nation, and the Lions defense came up huge when it mattered most. The Lions defeated No. 10 UC San Diego, 5-4, in the Western Water Polo Association Championship at Chapman University. It was the Lions third consecutive title and seventh in nine years. Redshirt sophomore Max Schlegel broke a 4-4 tie with 4:01 to play in the game when he scored just outside of five-meters. With the lead, the Lions’ defense and WWPA MVP goalie Andy Stevens kept the Tritons off the board in the final frame. Stevens had 14 saves in the game, four in the final frame. Schlegel’s goal was the only time a team scored back-to-back goals in the game. The Lions scored the final goal of the third period and then Schlegel scored the would-be game winner. LMU advanced to their seventh National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship. For the third time in four trips to the National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship, the Lions suffered a heartbreaking setback, this time to No.1 ranked UCLA in overtime, 9-8. With 37 seconds left in the second overtime, Cole Consami scored on a 6-on-5 from three-meters to give the Bruins the one-goal win in a back-and-forth contest at Princeton University’s DeNunzio Pool. The Lions then fell to the host in the consolation final, 6-5.

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WWPA Results (at Chapman): Nov. 20 def. Chapman, 13-3 Nov. 21 def. #13 Santa Clara, 12-7 Nov. 22 def. #10 UC San Diego, 5-4 NCAA Results (at Princeton): Dec. 5 lost to #1 UCLA, 9-8 (ot) Dec. 6 lost to #13 Princeton, 6-5

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2008: PEAK PERFORMANCE 2008 • 21-10

LMU picked the best time of the season to play their best half of water polo as they executed to near perfection in the second half of the 2008 WWPA title game to pull away from ninth-ranked UC San Diego and earn a 12-10 win. Andrew Aki tied the game with 4:50 to play in the third quarter and then gave LMU an 8-7 lead 40 seconds later. UC San Diego managed to tie the game at 8-8 with 2:54 to play in the third period, setting the tone for yet another tight finish. LMU’s defense, led by tournament MVP Andy Stevens in goal, would allow just two more goals the rest of the way. Stevens, who was also the WWPA Player of the Year, would finish the game with 15 saves. Senior Tim Heafner would close the third frame with a goal to give LMU a 9-8 lead, one they would not let go of. In the NCAA tournament, the Lions led almost the entire game against host Stanford, but saw the Cardinal break a 5-5 tie with the game winner with just 18 seconds on the clock. Brian Benedetti scored twice. In the third place game, the Lions left little doubt as they recovered for a seven-goal win. WWPA Results (at Claremont): Nov. 21 def. Pomona-Pitzer, 12-3 Nov. 22 def. #15 Santa Clara, 12-8 Nov. 23 def. #9 UC San Diego, 12-10 NCAA Results (at Stanford): Dec. 6 lost #3 Stanford, 6-5 Dec. 7 def. #10 Navy, 11-4

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2007: AHEAD OF SCHEDULE 2007 • 13-17

LMU entered the season with one of its youngest rosters in program history and entered the WWPA tournament in November with its lowest seed in the decade at No. 3. It was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Not so fast. Played in Colorado at the Air Force Academy, they opened the WWPA tournament by defeating six-seed Redlands, 168, and then avenged a regular season setback to No. 2 seed Santa Clara, 12-8. The Lions then played UC Davis for the fourth time on the season, losing the previous three by a combined five goals. This time they trailed 6-5 in the third but shutout UCD in the fourth and Tim Heafner scored in the final minutes to push the Lions back to the NCAAs. In the final four, the Lions gave USC all they wanted but fell down the stretch to the top-ranked Trojans, 8-4. In the consolation game, the Lions fell to No. 9 Navy, 7-6, the seventh one-goal game on the season for the Crimson and Navy. WWPA Results (at Air Force): Nov. 16 def. #20 Redlands, 16-8 Nov. 17 def. #15 Santa Clara, 12-8 Nov. 18 def. #9 UC Davis, 7-6

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NCAA Results (at Stanford): Dec. 1 lost #1 USC, 8-4 Dec. 2 lost #9 Navy, 7-6

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2005: THREE-PEAT 2005 • 19-16

The Loyola Marymount men’s water polo team finished its best for last in the 2005 season, winning eight of their last 11 as they won their third straight Western Water Polo Association championship and fourth in the last five years. The Lions, considered the underdog to rival UC San Diego, earned a thrilling 7-6 win over the Tritons at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center, giving the Lions the automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship. The Lions pushed Stanford to the brink, falling 7-6 in the semifinals before defeating 11thranked Saint Francis, 10-6, in the third place match. The Lions finish 19-16 overall, 10-3 in the WWPA and ranked eighth in the nation. WWPA Results (at LMU): Nov. 17 def. Santa Clara, 8-5 Nov. 18 def. #11 UC Davis, 9-6 Nov. 19 def. #7 UC San Diego, 7-6 NCAA Results (at Bucknell): Dec. 3 lost #2 Stanford, 7-6 Dec. 4 def. #11 St. Francis, 10-6

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2004: CRUNCH TIME 2004: 21-11

In a season that was supposed to be a rebuilding type year, the Loyola Marymount University men’s water polo team proved everyone wrong as they worked themselves to a second straight Western Water Polo Association championship in 2004 with a 21-11 final record. The Lions, coming one win shy of tying the program record in wins, took third in the 2004 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships with a 6-5 win over Princeton. The onegoal win over Princeton was part of a theme for the Lions in 2004 as they made a habit of pulling out the close wins. LMU went 12-4 on the season in games decided by two goals or less. In the stretch the Lions went 3-0 in overtime games, winning all three by one goal. They defeatied No. 7 Long Beach State, 8-7, No. 17 Whittier, 12-11, and No. 13 UC Davis, 7-6. The wins over Whittier and UC Davis helped the Lions advance to the WWPA title game. WWPA Results (at UC Davis): Nov. 18 def. #17 Whittier, 12-11 (ot) Nov. 19 def. #13 UC Davis, 7-6 (ot) Nov. 20 def. #18 Redlands, 6-3 NCAA Results (at Stanford): Dec. 4 lost #1 Stanford, 14-6 Dec. 5 def. #10 Princeton, 6-5

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CHAMPIONSHIPS

2003: BACK AT IT 2003 • 17-14

The seventh-ranked Loyola Marymount University men’s water polo team won the 2003 Western Water Polo Association title and finished third in the 2003 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship in December. The Lions finished the season 17-14 overall and 12-3 in the WWPA. The Lions claimed a 6-5 win over seventh-ranked UC San Diego. It was a fitting reversal of fortunes for the Lions. In the regular season the Lions were on the wrong end of heartbreakers all season, losing 10 of their 14 games by one-goal or in overtime. All 10 of those games came against teams ranked in the top-20 nationally, including two games at the hands of the Tritons. The Lions opened up the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship against the 2002 National Champions, Stanford. In an offensive showcase, the Lions fell to the Cardinal in their home pool 14-8. In the third place game, the Lions posted four unanswered goals in the first period to earn a 10-7 win over 11th-ranked Navy. WWPA Results (at Redlands): Nov. 20 def. UC Santa Cruz, 12-4 Nov. 21 def. #17 Air Force, 9-8 Nov. 22 def. #7 UC San Diego, 6-5 NCAA Results (at Stanford): Dec. 6 lost #2 Stanford, 14-8 Dec. 7 def. #11 Navy, 10-7

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2001: THE BEGINNING 2001 • 15-14

The 2001 season set in motion a new era for LMU men’s water polo as the team went 15-14 overall and won their first Western Water Polo Association Championship with a 4-2 win over UC San Diego at the brand new Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center. Opened that season, the Lions posted 10 wins at home that helped them to the programs first ever NCAA tournament. The Lions made their first trip a memorable one as they battled UCLA to the end in a 7-5 setback in the semifinals before making it look easy in the third place game. They defeated UMass 14-6 to pick-up the program’s first win in NCAA tournament play. WWPA Results (at LMU): Nov. 16 def. UC Santa Cruz, 15-7 Nov. 17 def. Air Force, 13-4 Nov. 18 def. UC San Diego, 4-2 NCAA Results (at Stanford): Dec. 1 lost #3 UCLA, 7-5 Dec. 5 def. #16 UMass, 14-6

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Inside LMU...

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INSIDE LMU.......................................................................41

Right Place. Right Time........................................................42

View to a Promising Future (Admissions/Majors)..................43

A Solid Foundation (Campus Ministry)..................................44

THE LION EXPERIENCE......................................................45

Giving Back - Community Service.........................................46

Academics - A Helping Hand...............................................47

Prepared for Tomorrow - Graduation...................................48

BUILDING CHAMPIONS.....................................................49

History of Champions..........................................................50

LMU at 100 - A Centennial Celebration................................51

Lion Leadership - Staff.........................................................52

A Hub of Activity - Athletic Training.....................................53

Strengthening Champions...................................................54

ATHLETIC FACILITIES.........................................................55

Chad & Ginni Dreier Strength & Conditioning Center...........55

The Lions Athletic Center.....................................................56

Burns Aquatics Center.........................................................57

Where the Lions Play...........................................................58

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RIGHT PLACE. RIGHT TIME.

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aybe that we’re the only Catholic University in Los Angeles and one of the world’s renowned Jesuit institutions, a group that includes 28 universities in the United States and over 100 schools worldwide. Or, maybe, it is that Loyola Marymount University has been called a Hidden Gem by the Washington Post and ranked among the Best in the West by U.S. News & World Report. Or that our serene campus, overlooking Marina del Rey, offers one of the most exhilarating academic locations anywhere. Or that our five colleges, all connected to Los Angeles, enable students to make current contacts in technology, business, politics, art, music, and naturally, the entertainment industry. Yet there’s something more to consider. If you’re looking for a place to acquire facts and skills that will help you get along in the world, you have many choices. But if you’re looking for a place where there is more, a place that strives for the education of the whole person, LMU may be the place for you. At LMU, we inspire you to take ideas apart and learn how they fit together. You’ll test your limits, forge enduring friendships, promote justice and become a contributing citizen of the world. Our curriculum is broad and deep. Our pace is demanding. Our expectations are high. Our plans are ambitious. And for 100 years we have been looking for curious, accomplished, enterprising, visionary students to make this their right time and their right place.

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A VIEW TO A PROMISING FUTURE.

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he Chronicle of Higher Education notes that at Jesuit institutions, this precept “translates into a large amount of individual attention from faculty members and accessibility to high-level administrators, including the president.” At LMU, students don’t simply benefit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying out the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” The Marymount sisters contribute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with a deliberately international perspective that encourages respect for all cultures. LMU brings these gifts together in seven colleges: • Business Administration • Communications and Fine Arts • Film and Television • Liberal Arts • Science and Engineering • School of Education • Loyola Law School

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A SOLID FOUNDATION. UNIVERSITY MISSION AND IDENTITY

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oyola Marymount’s Mission and Goals Statement, approved by the Board of Trustees in 1990, succinctly states in its preamble the University’s three-fold mission:

* The encouragement of learning * The education of the whole person * The service of faith and the promotion of justice These often quoted phrases are at the heart of the campus community’s communal self-understanding. When unpacked, they tell us much about LMU’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit/Marymount university.

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THE LION EXPERIENCE.

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MU is about the whole person, and when it comes to providing friends and mentors to be a part of that mission, you won’t find a university surpassing LMU. The campus population comes from all 50 states and 70 countries. Better still, LMU offers the opportunity for students to hone their skills and help them find like-minded colleagues for life. More than 3,200 students live in 19 residence halls and apartments on campus. There are over 140 active clubs and organizations, and a Greek community with 15 local chapters. Our students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations.

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THE LION EXPERIENCE. GIVING BACK

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MU’s mission of developing the whole person is stated in mission statements, in student manuals and in websites. For the LMU men’s soccer program, its part of every day. From Relay For Life, Kentwood Elementary Clean-up and LMU S.A.A.C programs, community service is a year long initiative.

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A HELPING HAND.

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oyola Marymount University is dedicated to the education and development of the whole person, the pursuit of academic excellence, advancement of scholarship, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice. As a Catholic institution, the University takes its fundamental inspiration from the Jesuit and Marymount traditions of its founding religious orders. Loyola Marymount University seeks to foster in each member of its community respect for the dignity of the individual, a devotion to intellectual and spiritual life, an appreciation for diversity, and a thirst for justice in all endeavors. Loyola Marymount University strives to send forth “men and women for others,” to lead and to serve. Students who choose LMU for higher learning receive a world-class education on a campus known for its athletic excellence. The LMU Athletics Department is committed to assisting student-athletes achieve their full potential both academically and athletically. The Student-Athlete Services staff supports all student-athletes in their academic and personal development. The staff provides guidance to each LMU student-athlete in their transition from high school student to college student-athlete. According to the 2010 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 89 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 84 percent for those student-athletes who received athletics aid. a CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES staff:

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MATT CASANA Asst. AD for Academic Performance mcasana@lmu.edu

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SHERILYN FRAZIER Asst. Dir. of Academic Services sherilyn.frazier@lmu.edu

ROBERT JACOBS Graduate Assistant rjacob4@lion.lmu.edu


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MU has a proud reputation of academic excellence among its student-athletes. According to the 2010 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 89 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 84 percent for those student-athletes who received athletics aid. Listed are some examples from 2010-11 of the academic excellence LMU student-athletes epitomize: • 221 National Scholar-Athletes • 58 conference All-Academic Recipients • 3 CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic Recipients • 1 CoSIDA Academic All-American • 1 NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship • 1 PCSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year • 7 Student-Affairs Leadership Awards • 3 LMU Presidential Citation Recipients • 3 Program Scholars of the Year GRADUATION RATES In the latest release by the NCAA, LMU’s GSR (Graduation Success Rate) is one of the best, not only in the West Coast Conference, but in the nation. The LMU men’s basketball team posted a GSR (for the 2003 cohort) of 87, second in the West Coast Conference. As

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a whole, the Lions posted a GSR of 89 and a Federal Graduaton Rate of 81, which is higher than the national student-athlete rates and the graduation rate of the general student body. The Rates: LMU Student-Athlete GSR........................... 87% NCAA Student-Athlete GSR......................... 79% National Federal Student GSR .................... 63% LMU Student-Athlete Federal Rate............. 79% All Student-Athlete Federal Rate................ 64% DISTINCTIONS • Ranked fourth in “Best Universities with Master’s Programs in the West” U.S. News & World Report, 2010 • Included in “The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition” Princeton Review, 2010 • Part-time M.B.A. program ranked “12th best in the United States” U.S. News & World Report, 2009 • Undergraduate entrepreneurship program ranked “20th in the United States” Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine, 2009 • Named among “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2009


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he mission of the department is to provide an environment for student-athlete development that supports the pursuit of the highest level of success athletically and academically for the growth of the whole person in the tradition of the Jesuit and Marymount ideals. The purpose of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program at Loyola Marymount University is to support the overall mission, goals and objectives of the University by complimenting its primary academic pursuits with championship sports programs. Additionally, Loyola Marymount University Athletics supports “Pursuing Victory with Honor.”

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HISTORY OF CHAMPIONS.

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rom the very beginning, LMU has established a history of champions. In the 1930s it was three straight ice hockey championships. In the 1940s the legendary Pete Newell played for the Lions and the rivalry with Pepperdine (1941) began. The 1950s saw Bob Boyd win the NCAA title in the 100-yard dash. The 1960s saw the Lions win their first basketball championship, and one of their first Olympians, rower Hugh Miller Foley (1964). In the 1970s, Loyola and Marymount colleges merged and saw women’s sports begin their dominate history, including a pair of tennis championships (1977, 78). LMU then exploded in the 1980s with more individual national champions (Therese Kozlowki in cross country) and more Olympians (Paul Sunderland men’s volleyball gold medal in 1984). The decade also included LMU’s trip to the College World Series (1986) and two women’s rowing Varsity Four National Titles (1981, 89). The 1990s started with one of the most memorable moments in sports history with the men’s basketball run to the NCAA Elite Eight in the 1989-90 season. Women’s volleyball became the first program to win three straight WCC titles (1994, 95, 96), thanks in part to Olympian and All-American Sarah Noriega. Baseball would end the 1990s with three straight titles, the final coming in 2000. Then came the past decade, as the Lions won more titles (36) than the previous 70 years combined and yet another Gold Medal (Reid Priddy 2008 men’s volleyball). Leading the way were the men and women’s water polo programs, winning a combined 16 titles in 11 years. The current decade includes men’s water polo winning its fourth straight title and men’s soccer claiming their first in 2010.

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A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.

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t is a common and accepted practice for institutions of higher education in the United States to date their founding to the day and year when the first instruction was offered. LMU began when the Society of Jesus opened the high school division of their newly founded Los Angeles College on September 11, 1911 with 80 boys of high school age. It changed names three times by the time it became Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1930 on a third site (our present Westchester campus). With the merger of Loyola University and Marymount College in 1973 the name changed again. Loyola Marymount University’s centennial will begin with commencement in 2011 and conclude with Commencement in 2012, naming graduates of both classes as “Centennial Classes.” The Centennial celebration at Loyola Marymount University, LMUat100, kicked

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off with the 2011 Commencement ceremonies and will continue through May 2012. LMU Athletics will celebrate along with the University with a full list of special events, frequent online features and Centennial games for each of its NCAA Division I programs. The events for athletics started with the record-setting LionsFund Golf Classic and Dinner Auction in May, and with the start of the fall 2011 sports season, the LMUat100 Celebration will be a busy one. The Lions will honor LMUat100 with a Centennial game for each of its programs, starting with men’s water polo against rival Pepperdine on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 12 noon. Each game will feature special promotions and features that sport, its history at LMU, and the student-athletes and coaches who have made it a rich part of LMU’s history.


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n 2011-2012, Loyola Marymount University will celebrate its Centennial, bringing to a close its first 100 years on the bluff. Within the athletic department, the last 14 years of that history has been led by Dr. William S. Husak, who was hired as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1998. Those 14 years just happen to be the most prolific as Husak leads the Lions into a new century that will be as focused as ever on his mission of winning championships, achieving success in the classroom through graduating all student-athletes in four years and helping them grow as individuals as they move on to the next stages of their life. Since 1998, LMU has seen its most overall success in school history as the Lions have won over 58 percent of its dual competitions in that span and claimed 30 of its overall 43 conference championships (among sports currently sponsored by LMU within NCAA Division I competition) and 39 of its 61 NCAA postseason appearances. Off the field, the Lions continue to rank among the best in the West Coast Conference and in the west in the NCAA’s APR and Graduation Rate, and in 2010-11, a record 225 student-athletes claimed the National Academic Honors. Husak attributes the success that has come on the field and classroom to the commitment to athletics from the University as a whole and people within it. And for Husak it is all about the people. He has been committed to developing a family of coaches, support staff and administrators who believe that LMU’s athletics program can be among the elite in the nation. His tenure has been marked by enhancing the support of the athletic teams through: • Staff: Growth of head coaches from 9 to 19 in 10 years • Facilities: $35 million in enhancements since 2000 • Operational: LionsFund support at record high • Endowments: Scholarships tops among WCC Husak is quick to acknowledge the success of athletics is due to a University committed to its programs. Leading this direction was the formation of the Athletic Director’s Council. For more on the direction of LMU Athletics: • Building Champions - Capital Campaign • LionsFund • Athletic Director’s Council • Development - Endowments a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO ON DR. HUSAK

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LMU ATHLETIC MEDICINE

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he busiest place per square foot on the campus of Loyola Marymount University is not what one would think. It is not LMU’s oncampus commons area, the Lair, University Hall or the LMU bookstore. It is the LMU Athletics Training Room. Right around 1,000-square feet, the LMU training room at any given moment in season is what Assistant Athletics Director of Athletic Medicine Keith Ellison calls “organized and controlled chaos.” On a given day, the Athletics Training Room will see about half of the 450 student-athletes at LMU. A given day will include lots of paperwork, therapy for studentathletes recovering from injuries that keep them out of competition, appointments with doctors and pre- and post-practice needs. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, the Training Program provides services that include a philosophy that places a high value on health and wellness, a program that allows injured student-athletes to return to their sport as soon as medically safe and to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes. The Training Room at LMU features state-of-the-art equipment in a 1,000-square foot athletic medicine complex. The equipment includes whirlpools, paraffin bath, ultrasound, muscle stimulation and hydrocollators. a CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON LMU ATHLETIC MEDICINE

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A HUB OF ACTIVITY.

KEITH ELLISON JOE GONZALEZ Asst. AD-Athletics Medicine Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2874 (310) 338-2764

STEVEN CORTEZ Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-5220

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STRENGTHENING CHAMPIONS. LMU STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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he strength and conditioning program at Loyola Marymount University is an essential component of the Athletic department’s quest for Building Champions. Leading the way in helping to develop the strength and conditioning program to one of the best is the brand new Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength & Conditioning Center within the Lions Athletic Center. The new state-of-the-art Center puts the Lions at a whole new level. LMU STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MISSION STATEMENT “The LMU Strength and Conditioning Department will help all studentathletes reach their full athletic potential by developing all aspects of their physical and mental fitness. The ten recognized physical skills to be developed are Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. We will develop these skills by using the following methods: Olympic lifting, strength lifting, body weight calisthenics, plyometrics, medicine ball throws, agility work, speed work, stretching, tumbling routines, metabolic conditioning, and CrossFit workouts. LMU’s facility and program reflect the total fitness philosophy of the Lion Strength & Conditioning staff.”

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GENO del ROSARIO Interim Head Strength Coach (310) 338-5796

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NICK LONGO Assistant Strength Coach (310) 338-7690

DREW ROSSI Assistant Strength Coach (310) 338-7690


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pening in the Spring of 2011 was the Lions Athletic Center, and within its 16,000 square feet is the crown jewel of weight training facilities, the Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength & Conditioning Center. The new facility will be at the core of Building Champions at LMU. Named in honor of the Chad and Ginni Dreier Familty, the 4,000 square foot facility brings state-of-the-art equipment and space to train the more than 450 LMU student-athletes. The Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength and Conditioning Center includes 12 power lift power racks, 58 pull-up bars, a full set of Iron Grip Dumbbells, brand new bars and bumper plates from Usaka Barbell, and Infinity Flooring with custom insets with logos.

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THE LIONS ATHLETIC CENTER.

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he newest addition to the family of facilities that are home to LMU Athletics is the Lions Athletic Center. The 16,000-square foot facility is located between Albert Gersten Pavilion and Sullivan Field, and brings much needed space to the more than 450 studentathletes who participate on one of the 21 varsity athletic teams at LMU. The main piece of the building is the new weight training facility. Named by the Chad and Ginni Dreier Family, the weight room is more than 4,000-square feet and is one of the top training facilities in the West Coast Conference. In addition to the weight room, there are locker room facilities for baseball, softball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer. Also within the building is a pair of executive conference rooms and office space for the strength and conditioning coaches and for 8 Insider Info: the athletic facility operations staff. The ADG Fraternity has • Lions Athletic Center named the larger of the two conference rooms, which over- • LMU Facilities looks Sullivan Field. The building also houses the LMU Ticket • Sullivan Field • Directions Office, a new laundry room, and storage facilities.

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THE BURNS AQUATICS CENTER.

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ince it opened in the fall of 2000 as the home of Loyola Marymount University aquatics, the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center has become one of the premier facilities for aquatics in the nation. Its resume is impressive. The Burns Center has seen the Lions claim 17 championships, earn 185 wins and has been host to two NCAA championships in just 11 seasons.

Women’s Water Polo Burns’ Records Season W L Avg. 2001 14 0 1.000 2002 7 2 .777 2003 8 3 .727 2004 12 1 .923 2005 10 2 .833 2006 10 2 .833 2007 11 1 .917 2008 12 5 .706 2009 8 2 .800 2010 10 1 .909 2011 10 1 .909 Totals 112 20 .848

The Burns Aquatics Center has helped the men’s and women’s water polo teams claim 16 conference titles and the women’s swim team their first title in 2008. In addition to hosting the two NCAA Men’s Water Polo National Championships in 2002 and 2006, LMU has also hosted four Western Water Polo Association Championships - two for the men (2001, 2005) and two for the women (2003, 2008). The Lions have won three of them, both for the men and then in 2003 for the women.

Men’s Water Polo Burns’ Records Season W L Avg. 2000 10 2 .833 2001 10 4 .714 2002 9 4 .693 2003 6 4 .600 2004 6 3 .667 2005 7 3 .700 2006 7 3 .700 2007 3 4 .429 2008 5 3 .625 2009 6 1 .857 2010 4 1 .800 Totals 73 32 .695

The Lions have thrived in the state-of-the-art facility, earning a record of 155-48 in eight seasons. The men’s team went a program-best 4-1 (.800) in 2010, are 10-1 the last two seasons combined and have compiled a record of 73-32 (.695) during its stay at the Center. Their best record came in the pool’s first season in 2000 as they went 10-2 (.833)

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WHERE THE LIONS PLAY. LMU ATHLETIC FACILITIES

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he athletics facilities at Loyola Marymount University have seen a little of everything in the almost 70 years while in its current Westchester location. From the 1984 Olympic games to LMU basketball to the World Cup and everything in between, the LMU athletics facilities have become home to the best and it continues to get better. Thanks to continued commitment by the University, the Athletics Complex over a three-year period will show lots of growth. It started in the summer of 2008 when the University allocated office and meeting space to Lion Athletics within the Dorothy and Thomas E. Leavey Center on the Westchester campus. The Leavey Center is home to 15 of the Lions’ 21 varsity programs in the newly remodeled and modern office complex and it continues today with the opening of the brand new Lions Athletic Center in April of 2011. • • • • • • • • • •

The Leavey Center Gersten Pavilion Lions Athletic Center George Page Stadium Sullivan Field Burns Aquatics Center Smith Field LMU Tennis Center Higgins Short Game Center Jane Brown Bove Boathouse

8 Insider Info: • Lions Athletic Center • Directions • Get Tickets • Spirit Shop

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FEEL THE ROAR. LMU SPIRIT

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he mission of LMU as a whole is the development of the whole person, paying attention to the spirit of being a Lion. The center of that spirit is LMU Athletics and specifically the atmosphere of LMU game day. From pregame hosted BBQs at LMU soccer, to chants from the grass knolls at softball to the pregame tailgate parties before LMU basketball games, there is a special buzz on LMU gamedays. And there are many ways to get involved, including involvement in TeamLMU. Check out LMU spirit at its finest. • Origin of the Lion • Heart of a Lion • The Roar • LMU Cheer Team • LMU Pep Band • Tickets • Team LMU • Fight Song • Iggy • Game Day Central/Tailgating • Official Online Store • Summer Camps/Clinics

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FOLLOWING THE LIONS.

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his 2011-12 season, check out LMU athletics and all 21 programs online through LMULions.com and the Multimedia Page. Log on today for all the latest info on the Lions, including updated schedules, rosters, player bios, and more. Here is how LMU Multimedia brings the Lions right to you: • Lions’ Audio Network The broadcast home of LMU is the Lions’ Audio Network, providing FREE, live audio broadcasts on www. LMULions.com. More than 150 events will be broadcast live and games will be archived within 72 hours of their original airing. • Lions’ All-Access The official video network of LMU Athletics. Lions’ All-Access will once again bring all non-televisied home games for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, while adding men’s and women’s soccer and baseball to the slate in 2011-12. In addition, Lions’ All-Access is home to feature interviews, highlights and more through “Inside the Lions.” The “ITL” is a special look into LMU Athletics and its student-athletes. The show will highlight student-athletes and give an inside look to why LMU is such a special place. • Follow the Lions where ever you might be through:

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• Phone Apps/Live Updates to Your Wireless Get the latest information sent straight to your wireless device with LMU Mobile. Sign-up for this free service today to have scores, headlines and the latest in LMU Athletics at your finger tips whenever you want it. • Interactive Media Guides LMU Athletics now features all of the media guide online, and it isn’t just in PDF. Through ZMags.com, the LMU Athletic Media Guides make reading about the Lions even easier. From bios to every studentathlete to put on a Lion uniform, it can be found through LMU Media Guides online. • Lion Blog LMU is celebrating its Centennial in 2011-12 and we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to create a blog for multiple members of the Athletics Department to share their thoughts and feelings. As the year progresses, look for student-athletes to talk about their experiences. For Dr. William Husak, LMU Athletics Director, to give some thoughts. Look for special thoughts from Iggy. And lots more.


WHERE THE LIONS LIVE. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

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Grab your sunscreen and your towel, because LA has more than 50 miles of coastline and 33 public beaches, so you can always find a stretch of sand to snatch and plenty of waves to catch. But don’t forget your appetite, an extra suitcase and a sense of adventure, because LA’s coastal cities are more than just a bunch of pretty places. From the quiet enclaves of Playa del Rey and Marina del Rey just minutes from the LMU campus, to the funky ambience of Venice with its offbeat street performers, each of these waterfront wonders offers its own personality and its own take on dining, shopping, attractions and activities. • Discover Los Angeles The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau • A Better L.A. is our business Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce • The City of Los Angeles Official web site of the City of Los Angeles • California: Find Yourself Here California Travel & Tourism Commission

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2011 LMU Men's Water Polo Yearbook  

Interactive Yearbook for LMU Men's Water Polo 2011 season.

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