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Clayton Snyder Sen i or

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JP MacDonell S e nio r


2009 SENIORS


SEASON INFORMATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts/Schedule.............................................1 Season Outlook.......................................................2 Roster......................................................................3 Coach Biographies.............................................. 4-5 Player Biographies............................................ 6-15 2008 Review..........................................................16 Men’s Water Polo History................................ 17-20 Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool............................20 This is Pepperdine........................................... 21-32

QUICK FACTS Location.....................................Malibu, Calif. 90263 Founded...................... 1937 (Malibu Campus 1972) Enrollment...................8,000 (3,000 undergraduate) Nickname.......................................................Waves Colors................................. Blue, Orange and White Conference......................................................MPSF Home Venue........... Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool capacity.......................................................1,000 opened..........................................................1975 President......................................Andrew K. Benton Athletic Director.............................. Dr. John Watson Athletic Department phone............... (310) 506-4150 Ticket Office phone......................... (866) WAVE-TIX

MEN’S WATER POLO

2009 SCHEDULE Date Sept. 5-6 Sept. 12 Sept. 19-20 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 7 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Nov. 27-29 Dec. 5-6

Day Sat.-Sun. Saturday Sat.-Sun. Saturday Friday Saturday Sat.-Sun. Sunday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Fri.-Sun. Sat.-Sun.

Opponent UCSD Triton Invitational Alumni (exhibition) NorCal Tournament * USC Golden West CC (exhibition) * Long Beach State SoCal Tournament * Stanford UC Davis * California Golden West CC (exhibition) * UCLA * Pacific Concordia * UC Irvine * UC Santa Barbara MPSF Championships NCAA Championships

Location Time La Jolla, Calif. TBA Malibu, Calif. 12 p.m. Palo Alto, Calif. TBA Los Angeles, Calif. 3:15 p.m. Malibu, Calif. TBA Malibu, Calif. 11 a.m. Irvine, Calif. TBA Palo Alto, Calif. 12 p.m. Davis, Calif. 3 p.m. Berkeley, Calif. 12 p.m. Malibu, Calif. TBA Malibu, Calif. 12 p.m. Malibu, Calif. 11 a.m. Malibu, Calif. 2 p.m. Irvine, Calif. 2 p.m. Malibu, Calif. 12 p.m. Los Angeles, Calif. TBA Princeton, N.J. TBA

* Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game All times local to game site and subject to change. Home games in bold and played at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool

Head Coach.......................Jack Kocur (4th season) phone........................................... (310) 506-4272 e-mail.......................jack.kocur@pepperdine.edu Pepperdine record...................61-34 (3 seasons) overall record...............................................same Assistant Coach.............Gary O’Brien (2nd season) phone........................................... (310) 506-4272 e-mail..................... gary.obrien@pepperdine.edu Volunteer Coach........... Marty Matthies (1st season) Dir. of Water Polo Operations.......... Terry Schroeder 2008 Overall Record......................................... 21-7 2008 Conference Record........................6-2 (T-2nd) 2008 Final National Ranking...............................2nd Letterwinners Returning/Lost.............................10/9 All-Time Record.................. 648-382-8 (34 seasons) All-Time Conf. Record............157-106 (31 seasons) NCAA Championships Appearances.....................12 championships........................................ 1 (1997)

SPORTS INFORMATION Director................................................. Roger Horne office phone................................. (310) 506-4455 e-mail.....................roger.horne@pepperdine.edu Assistant SID/MWP Contact.............. Karen Costello office phone................................. (310) 506-4160 e-mail.................karen.costello@pepperdine.edu Assistant SID....................................Chris Macaluso office phone................................. (310) 506-4333 e-mail............... chris.macaluso@pepperdine.edu Address......................24255 Pacific Coast Highway . ............................................Malibu, Calif. 90263 Fax................................................... (310) 506-4322 Official Website............. www.pepperdinesports.com Official Blog.............pepperdinewaves.typepad.com Facebook Page........................Pepperdine Athletics Twitter......................................................peppsports

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CREDITS The 2009 Pepperdine University men’s water polo media guide was produced by the Sports Information Department. Written by Karen Costello, Assistant Sports Information Director. Edited and designed by Roger Horne, Sports Information Director. Photography by Karen Costello, Jeff Golden, Ron Hall, US Presswire/ USA Water Polo and Pepperdine SID archives. Printed by Dumont Printing of Fresno, Calif.


SEASON INFORMATION

SEASON OUTLOOK Pepperdine Coach Jack Kocur is feeling optimistic and encouraged about the upcoming 2009 water polo season, largely in part due to his six returning seniors. “These guys have played together for four years,” Kocur said. “It’s their turn to be on top of the pedestal. They’ve wanted that leadership for a long time and now they have the opportunity to show their competitiveness.” The Waves head into the 2009 season ranked fifth nationally. The team finished last year’s season ranked No. 2 behind USC. “I’m hoping for a comparable season to last year,” said Kocur, whose 2008 team went 21-7 overall and took eventual national champion USC to the final seconds in the MPSF Tournament championship game. “My returners with the addition of a strong freshman class should make for a very competitive team.” The Waves’ senior class includes two returning starters and four other returning players who saw quite a bit of action last season. JP MacDonell, a co-captain in 2009, made the 2008 All-American third team after finishing as the team’s leading scorer with 52 goals. He also played on the USA’s World University Games team during summer 2009. “JP has continued his growth and leadership,” Kocur said. “I believe he can take the team to the next level with the leadership he has learned from the class

before. His biggest contribution to the team will be his experience this summer with international competition.” Clayton Snyder, the other cocaptain, made the 2008 All-MPSF third team and was also picked to the MPSF’s All-Academic squad. He scored 26 goals last season. “I’m excited about Clayton,” Kocur said. “He will be a leading force on the offense and allow other players to shine. He shows leadership in and out of the pool and will be a key to the overall success of the team.” Taylor Watson had a strong finish to the 2008 season and scored 12 goals. “Taylor had a redshirt year, making him the oldest guy on the team,” Kocur said. “He’s not a man of many words, but his actions tell it all. I look forward to seeing him walk the walk this season.” Brett Auer helped the Waves upset Stanford in the semifinals of the 2008 MPSF Tournament with three goals. He missed most of the season due to an injury and finished with seven goals. “Brett has put the pressure on himself to have a great year,” Kocur said. “The key will be to stay healthy and have longevity. I predict he will thrive this season.” Kocur added that he expects

significant playing time and big contributions from his remaining seniors and redshirt juniors. “Christian Cardey, Preston Lujan, Sam Busby and Jacob Young will make a big impact this season,” Kocur said. “They will be key on counterattacks and defense this season.” Young led that group with 12 goals, while Cardey had nine last season. Andrew Milcovich is a key member of the junior class who scored 18 goals last season and was named to MPSF AllAcademic squad. “Andrew is a returning starter,” Kocur said. “I’m looking to him to be a true finisher this season. He is someone who we will be looking to for those last-minute goals.” Four redshirts from last season will attempt to contribute this season. Travis Gough, Matt Brown, Jonathan Flowers and Milos Purkovic will look to take a place in the Waves’ lineup. Fourteen freshmen round out the team. “Our freshman class ranks as one of the best incoming classes I’ve ever had the pleasure to coach,” Kocur said. “Several of these players have international experience which will prepare them for Division I water polo.”

JP MacDONELL

ANDREW MILCOVICH

CLAYTON SNYDER

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SEASON INFORMATION

2009 ROSTERS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

No. 2 5 11 19 1 14 9 6 16 4 7 1 3 8 1 15 13 21 12 17 18

Name Brett Auer Matt Brown Sam Busby Brad Butler Christian Cardey Colin Carroll Matthew Carter Collin Danaher Jonathan Flowers Worth Glenn Travis Gough Spencer Hamby Julian Kotylak Stephen Loomis Preston Lujan JP MacDonell Bryce McLain Andrew Milcovich Lars Nordt Tommy O’Connell James Perry Parker Peterson Milos Purkovic Clayton Snyder Mike Tragitt Taylor Watson Danny White Jacob Young

NUMERICAL ROSTER

No. 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21

Name Tommy O’Connell Bryce McLain Matthew Carter Brett Auer Andrew Milcovich Preston Lujan Matt Brown Spencer Hamby JP MacDonell Lars Nordt Travis Gough Sam Busby Taylor Watson Milos Purkovic Worth Glenn James Perry Stephen Loomis Danny White Jacob Young Christian Cardey Clayton Snyder Brad Butler Colin Carroll Collin Danaher Jonathan Flowers Julian Kotylak Parker Peterson Mike Tragitt

Pos. UT C ATK ATK CB GK GK ATK GK C ATK C ATK ATK ATK ATK GK ATK CB GK ATK ATK ATK C CB ATK CB C

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

Wt. 185 220 175 175 185 180 215 170 175 250 175 215 180 175 185 180 190 190 175 175 205 180 190 205 200 180 200 205

Yr. Sr. Fr.* Sr. Fr. Jr.* Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.* Fr. So.* Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.* Sr. Fr. Sr.* Fr. Sr.

Exp. 3V RS 3V HS 2V HS HS HS RS HS 1V HS HS HS 3V 3V 2V 2V HS HS HS HS RS 3V HS 3V HS 1V

Hometown (High School/Last School) Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Beach HS) Bellevue, Wash. (Brown Academy) La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla HS) Mill Valley, Calif. (Marin Catholic HS) Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Poly HS) Fountain Valley, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) Princeton, N.J. (The Lawrenceville School) Calabasas, Calif. (Loyola HS) Honolulu, Hawaii (Mid-Pacific Institute) Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Trabuco Hills HS) Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS) Granite Bay, Calif. (Granite Bay HS) Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada (Meadowridge School) Moraga, Calif. (Campolindo HS) Coronado, Calif. (Coronado HS) Redwood City, Calif. (Bellarmine Prep) Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Beach HS) Walnut Creek, Calif. (De La Salle HS) Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep) Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (El Toro HS) Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara HS) Belgrade, Serbia (10th Gymnasium) Seal Beach, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS) Clovis, Calif. (Clovis HS) Alamo, Calif. (Monte Vista HS) Oxnard, Calif. (Rio Mesa HS) Saratoga, Calif. (Valley Christian HS/West Valley CC)

Pos. GK GK GK UT ATK ATK C C ATK CB ATK ATK ATK ATK C ATK ATK CB C CB C ATK GK ATK GK ATK ATK CB

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

Wt. 175 190 215 185 190 185 220 215 180 175 175 175 180 190 250 205 175 200 205 185 205 175 180 170 175 180 180 200

Yr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr.* Fr. Sr. Fr. So.* Sr. Sr.* Fr.* Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr.* Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.* Fr. Fr. Fr.

Exp. HS 2V HS 3V 2V 3V RS HS 3V HS 1V 3V 3V RS HS HS HS HS 1V 2V 3V HS HS HS RS HS HS HS

Hometown (High School/Last School) Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (El Toro HS) Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Beach HS) Princeton, N.J. (The Lawrenceville School) Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Beach HS) Walnut Creek, Calif. (De La Salle HS) Coronado, Calif. (Coronado HS) Bellevue, Wash. (Brown Academy) Granite Bay, Calif. (Granite Bay HS) Redwood City, Calif. (Bellarmine Prep) Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep) Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS) La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla HS) Alamo, Calif. (Monte Vista HS) Belgrade, Serbia (10th Gymnasium) Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Trabuco Hills HS) Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) Moraga, Calif. (Campolindo HS) Oxnard, Calif. (Rio Mesa HS) Saratoga, Calif. (Valley Christian HS/West Valley CC) Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Poly HS) Seal Beach, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS) Mill Valley, Calif. (Marin Catholic HS) Fountain Valley, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) Calabasas, Calif. (Loyola HS) Honolulu, Hawaii (Mid-Pacific Institute) Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada (Meadowridge School) Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara HS) Clovis, Calif. (Clovis HS)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Jack Kocur (fourth season) Assistant Coach: Gary O’Brien (second season) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Marty Matthies (first season) Director of Water Polo Operations: Terry Schroeder 2009 PEPPERDINE MEN’S WATER POLO • 3


COACH BIOGRAPHIES

JACK KOCUR HEAD COACH • FOURTH SEASON Jack Kocur, a former Pepperdine All-American and member of its 1997 national championship team, begins his fourth season as head coach of the men’s water polo program in 2009. After four seasons as an assistant coach, Kocur was elevated to interim head coach for the 2006 season when Terry Schroeder took a season off to work with the U.S. National Team. When the U.S. qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Schroeder was named head coach, Kocur became the full-time head coach at Pepperdine in 2007. In three seasons as head coach, Kocur’s overall record is 61-34 (.642). Since 2002 and the seven seasons that Kocur has been part of the program’s coaching staff, Pepperdine is 129-77 (.626). Although Kocur’s first team at Pepperdine finished with a 13-17 record in 2006, he redshirted several of its top players in order to get an edge in the next couple of seasons. That plan worked as the Waves went 27-10 overall in 2007, the most wins by a Pepperdine team in more than 20 years. Then, in 2008, the Waves finished with a #2 national ranking, went 21-7 overall and tied for second place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. He was awarded MPSF co-Coach of the Year honors in 2008. In his first season as an assistant coach (2002), the Waves won the MPSF’s regular-season title and finished with a #3 national ranking. He served as an assistant coach with the USA team that competed at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia. Kocur trained with the U.S. National Team for six years on a consistent basis after graduating from Pepperdine. During his tenure with the national team, Kocur competed in more than 125 international games. He helped the American squad win the 1998 U.S. Open and finish fourth at the 1998 Goodwill Games and the 1999 French Open. As a senior in 1997, he was one of four Pepperdine players to be named an All-American first teamer as the Waves rolled to a 25-3 record and a national championship. Pepperdine defeated local rival USC by a final score of 8-7 in overtime in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to claim the school’s first-ever NCAA water polo title. During his collegiate career at Pepperdine, Kocur tallied 138 goals (tied for 14th place on the school’s all-time list) and set the school record with 28 two-point goals. He was an All-American third team selection as a sophomore in 1994 and an honorable mention choice during his junior campaign in 1995. Pepperdine posted a cumulative 67-38 (.638) record during Kocur’s collegiate career, and the Waves rolled to a perfect 8-0 mark in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play during the 1997 campaign. A prep standout at Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif., Kocur was selected the 1992 Ventura County Player of the Year and the Marmonte League’s Most Valuable Player. A three-time All-Marmonte League first team selection, Kocur registered 372 career goals at Royal High, where he also lettered in baseball and swimming. He was tabbed the school’s Athlete of the Year in 1992-93. Kocur was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team from 198993, and helped the American squad win the gold medal at the 1989 Junior Pan American Games in Mexico and claim first place at the 1993 Canadian Open. He also previously coached water polo at nearby HarvardWestlake High School. Kocur graduated from Pepperdine in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in sports administration. He currently resides in Calabasas with his wife, Jodie, and their son Camden and daughter Sadie.

KOCUR’S COACHING RECORD

Overall Conference Final W L Pct. W L Pct. Place Ranking 2006 13 17 .433 2 6 .250 T-6th 10th 2007 27 10 .730 3 5 .375 T-6th T-7th 2008 21 7 .750 6 2 .750 T-2nd 2nd Totals 61 34 .642 11 13 .458

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TERRY SCHROEDER DIRECTOR OF WATER POLO OPERATIONS For 20 years, Dr. Terry Schroeder was one of the top collegiate water polo coaches in the nation. Following the 2008 Olympics, he earned the right to be known as one of the best coaches in the world. After serving as Pepperdine’s head coach from 1986-2005, Schroeder stepped aside to work with the U.S. National Team, though he continues to contribute to the Waves’ program as its Director of Water Polo Operations. He would eventually be named the head coach for the U.S. and his team became one of the top stories of the 2008 Beijing Olympics as he led an unheralded group, which included Pepperdine alums Merrill Moses and Jesse Smith, to the silver medal. His U.S. squad entered the Olympics ranked ninth in the world but the team won its group and defeated Serbia in the semifinals before falling to Hungary in the gold-medal game. The Waves enjoyed tremendous success under Schroeder, as he posted a record of 340-220 (.607) in his 20 seasons as head coach. Pepperdine earned eight NCAA Championships berths and claimed the program’s first-ever national championship in 1997. The 1997 squad went 25-3 (.893) and posted the best winning percentage in school history. The campaign ended with an 8-7 overtime win over local rival USC in the NCAA title game, held at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Aquatics Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Not only was Schroeder the 1997 National Coach of the Year, he also earned Mountain Pacific Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and 1998 and was the Big West Conference Coach of the Year in 1989. He also led the Waves to a third-place NCAA finish in 1991, fourth place in 1989 and fifth place in 1987, 1990 and 1992. Regarded as one of the world’s all-time outstanding players, Schroeder was the U.S. National Team’s captain from 1983-92 and was part of the team for 16 years. He was a four-time Olympian for the U.S., which won silver medals in 1984 and 1988 and placed fourth in 1992. He helped the U.S. win its first-ever major international competition in 1991, as the Americans captured the FINA Cup in Barcelona by beating longtime nemesis Yugoslavia in the title game. Noted as a leading spokesman for the sport of water polo, Schroeder has been featured in numerous national publications, including Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. He modeled for a statue that was unveiled prior to the 1984 Olympic Games, which sits outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He also carried the U.S. flag at the closing ceremonies of the 1998 Seoul Olympics. Schroeder was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005, the U.S. Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame in 1985. As a Pepperdine student-athlete, he earned All-American honors in 1977, 1978 and 1980 and is the school’s leader in goals scored in a career (392) and a season (138 in 1978). The Waves finished fourth at the NCAA Championships three times with Schroeder. He graduated with honors from Pepperdine in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine. He completed his doctorate studies at the Palmer-West Chiropractic School in Sunnyvale, Calif., and operates a chiropractic office in Westlake Village, Calif. He and his wife, Lori, reside in Westlake Village and they have two daughters, Leanna and Sheridan.

GARY O’BRIEN ASSISTANT COACH Gary O’Brien begins the 2009 season in his second year as an assistant men’s water polo coach. During his first season with the Waves, he helped Pepperdine to a #2 national ranking, a second-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and a 21-7 record. He is also the current head coach for the Malibu youth and masters’ water polo club. His last collegiate experience was as an assistant coach at UCLA in 1998. O’Brien coached semi-professional water polo for the Brisbane Barracudas in Australia in 2003-04. In addition, he has coached at Santa Monica City College, Cross Roads High School, Santa Monica High School and Milken Community High School. He was also the Southern Region Premier Division I coach in 1999-2000. A 1993 graduate of UCLA, he lettered for the Bruins from 1989-91. He earned All-American honors there as a senior. He went on to play professionally in Ireland, France and New Zealand. Aside from his passion for water polo, O’Brien is a published author of the inspirational novel A Quest for Happiness. He resides in Malibu with his wife Catherine and children Cheyenne and Maximus.

MARTY MATTHIES VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH Marty Matthies, a former national champion at California and the son of Pepperdine women’s volleyball coach Nina Matthies, has joined the Waves’ water polo program in 2009 as a volunteer assistant coach. Matthies lettered for California from 2003-06 and was a member of 2006 NCAA championship squad. He was a three-time All-American (2004-06) and earned All-MPSF honors twice. He won the Golden Bear Coaches’ Award in 2004. His coaching experience includes a stint as a graduate assistant coach for the California men’s water polo team and head coach of the Orinda Club U-18 women and senior teams. He has competed with the USA National Team at the senior, junior and youth level. Matthies, who grew up in the Malibu area and attended HarvardWestlake High School, graduated from California with a degree in ISF (Maturation in Modern Society) in 2008. His brother, Morgan, played for the Pepperdine men’s water polo team from 2001-03.

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PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES

BRETT AUER #2 • SR • UTILITY • 6-3 • 185 • 3V NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. NEWPORT BEACH HS

MATT BROWN #5 • RS FR • CENTER • 6-6 • 220 BELLEVUE, WASH. BROWN ACADEMY

CAREER: Has scored 46 goals in three seasons with the Waves.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Redshirted his first season at Pepperdine.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Scored seven goals in 12 games as a junior ... Missed several games due to injury ... Scored three goals in the MPSF Tournament semifinal vs. Stanford, including a game-tying goal with 24 seconds left in regulation to send the contest to overtime, and the gamewinning goal with 46 seconds left in the second overtime period.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was homeschooled through the Brown Academy and graduated in 2008 ... Played water polo for Newport High School, located in Bellevue, Wash. ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Made the all-state first team as a senior and the second team as a sophomore ... Was a team co-captain and earned a coach’s award as a senior ... Team placed second in the state each of his final two years ... Also swam for four years ... Participated in the Running Start program at Bellevue Community College, taking classes while he was still in high school ... Member of Phi Theta Kappa.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Scored 13 goals as a sophomore ... Scored two goals in a game twice (California Baptist and ClaremontMudd-Scripps. PEPPERDINE 2006: Tied for third on the team in goals scored with 26 as a freshman ... Scored a season-high three goals against both Bucknell and Long Beach State. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Newport Harbor High School, located in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2006 ... A three-year varsity starter in water polo ... Earned All-American honors ... Selected All-CIF Division I and All-Sea View League first team ... Was MVP and team’s leading scorer in 2005 ... Lettered in volleyball for four years and swimming for two years. PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Chris and Claudia Auer ... Brother of Bryan ... Majoring in political science ... Lists the most interesting thing about him as “I’ve traveled to London and Hawaii” ... Chose Pepperdine because “I like pretty views.”

CLUB: Played for the Pacific Northwest United Water Polo Club from 2006-08 ... Went to Junior Olympics with club. PERSONAL: Born in Bellevue, Wash. ... Son of Randall and Marta Brown ... Brother of David ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Chose Pepperdine for “its exceptional water polo program, tough academics and its Christian foundation.” FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Michael Phelps ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings trilogy ... Favorite TV show is The Office .. Favorite sport other than water polo is tennis ... Likes school because “I love realizing more about God’s complex creation” ... Enjoys water polo because of “the freedom the water gives you to move in ways you never would be able to on land.”

FAVORITES: Lists his sports hero as Lance Armstrong ... Favorite television show is Entourage ... Favorite book is A Quest for Happiness by Pepperdine assistant coach Gary O’Brien ... Favorite movie is The Godfather ... Favorite professional team is The Mud Dogs ... Favorite hobby is listening to music ... Loves “everything” about water polo.

BRETT AUER

MATT BROWN

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PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES

SAM BUSBY #11 • SR • ATTACKER • 6-1 • 175 • 3V LA JOLLA, CALIF. LA JOLLA HS

CHRISTIAN CARDEY #19 • JR • CENTERBACK • 6-4 • 185 • 2V RIVERSIDE, CALIF. RIVERSIDE POLY HS

CAREER: Has scored 13 goals in three seasons with the Waves.

CAREER: In two playing seasons, has scored 14 goals.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Added three goals in 23 games as a junior ... Scored his goals against Long Beach State, Redlands and UC Davis.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Scored nine goals in 23 games as a sophomore ... Had hat tricks against both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Concordia ... Scored a goal in MPSF play against UC Irvine.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Scored three goals as a sophomore ... Scored two goals against Cal Lutheran and one in the next game against California Baptist.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Did not see any action as a sophomore and redshirted.

PEPPERDINE 2006: Had a strong freshman season and finished with seven goals ... Scored his first collegiate goal vs. Loyola Marymount ... Scored goals in both games against California.

PEPPERDINE 2006: Scored five goals as a true freshman ... Scored his first collegiate goal in the season opener against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from La Jolla (Calif.) High School in 2006 ... Also attended Westview High School in Portland, Ore., from 2002-05 ... Played four years of varsity water polo as well as swimming ... Helped lead Westview to three consecutive Metro League championships as well as an Oregon state title ... Was a three-time all-state second team selection in Oregon (2002-03) ... Teammates with former Wave Matt Lee ... In swimming, was a three-time state qualifier in the 200 IM ... At La Jolla High, he was the 2006 CIF runner-up in the 200 free and 200 IM ... Was part of the 2006 CIF champion in the 4x200 and 4x400 free relays as well as a two-time All-American ... Earned an all-academic award.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Riverside (Calif.) Poly High School in 2006 ... A three-year member of the varsity water polo team ... Named the 2005 Ivy League Player of the Year ... Was the leading scorer in the 2004 and 2005 CIF championship games, both of which Poly won ... Team won Ivy League titles each of his three years ... Also lettered in swimming, which won a CIF title in 2002.

PERSONAL: Born in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Son of David and Janet Busby ... Sister of Elizabeth ... Father and uncle, Tim, both played Division I ice hockey in Minnesota ... Majoring in economics ... Lists his most thrilling sports moments as scoring his first NCAA goal and watching Boise State upset Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl ... Chose Pepperdine for “the beautiful location, the great team achievements and the fact that it’s a solid private institution.” FAVORITES: Enjoys skydiving ... Favorite sports hero is Lance Armstrong because of “his perseverance” ... Favorite movie is Casino ... Favorite television show is Cops ... Favorite book is Survivor ... Loves water polo because “it’s the hardest, fastest, most physical sport in the world with unlimited contact and no protection.”

SAM BUSBY

CLUB: Six-year member of the Riverside Water Polo Club ... Played on the 2005 Youth National Team. PERSONAL: Born in Riverside, Calif. ... Son of Mike and Susie Cardey ... Brother of Jessica and Jennifer ... Majoring in advertising ... Lists his greatest sports moment as “winning my second straight CIF championship with teammates I have been playing with since elementary school” ... Chose Pepperdine because “I loved the school, the area and I liked the small class sizes.” FAVORITES: Hobbies are listening to music and watching classic movies ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite pro athlete is Andrew Bynum ... Favorite movie is The Dark Knight ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite television show is PTI .... Favorite musical artist is Lil’ Wayne ... Favorite things about water polo are “it’s one of the toughest sports around and it’s a great team sport where everyone has to be on the same page.”

CHRISTIAN CARDEY

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PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES

JONATHAN FLOWERS TRAVIS GOUGH RS FR • GOALIE • 6-2 • 175 HONOLULU, HAWAII MID-PACIFIC INSTITUTE

#9 • SO • ATTACKER • 6-0 • 175 • 1V CARLSBAD, CALIF. CARLSBAD HS

PEPPERDINE 2008: Redshirted his true freshman season.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Redshirted his second season at Pepperdine.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Mid-Pacific Institute, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2008 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Was selected to the all-league second team his senior year ... Also lettered in sailing and swimming.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Was one of Pepperdine’s top freshmen, scoring 16 goals despite limited playing time ... Scored five goals in a game twice (Whittier and Cal Lutheran) ... Also had three goals against Chapman and two goals against Concordia.

CLUB: Played four years for the Oahu Water Polo Club.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carlsbad (Calif.) High School in 2007 ... Played for two years on the varsity water polo team ... Named the Avocado League Player of the Year and to the All-CIF Southern Section first team as a senior ... Was an All-CIF second team selection as a junior ... Team won four CIF and league championships ... Teammates with fellow Wave Alex Bergeson ... Also lettered in swimming ... Was a scholar-athlete.

PERSONAL: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Robert and Susan ... Brother of Christian, who played water polo for Pepperdine for two seasons ... Majoring in philosophy ... Chose Pepperdine for “the foundation of ethics and the top level of competition.” FAVORITES: Enjoys writing songs and leading worship as his old church ... Favorite pro sports athlete is Tony Azevedo ... Favorite pro team is the Minnesota Twins ... Favorite book is Civil War ... Favorite movie is Gladiator ... Favorite TV show is Family Guy ... Lists his biggest sports hero as “anyone who has overcome great obstacles to play for their pure love of the sport” ... Loves water polo because of “the intensity, the fighting aspect and the level of endurance it requires.”

CLUB: Traveled to Serbia with the U.S. Youth National Team in 2003 ... Member of U.S. Youth National Team in 2003-04 ... Played in the Junior Olympics with Carlsbad from 2001-06. PERSONAL: Born in La Jolla, Calif. ... Son of Steve and Kelly Gough ... Brother of Max and Haley ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine for the “great team, coaches and academics.” FAVORITES: Hobbies are surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding and traveling ... Favorite book is The Game ... Favorite pro athlete is LaDainian Tomlinson ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Diego Chargers ... Favorite book is Huckleberry Finn ... Favorite TV show is Prison Break ... Loves water polo because of “how hard it is and to know that you are one of a few to make it to this level.”

TRAVIS GOUGH

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PRESTON LUJAN #4 • SR • ATTACKER • 6-0 • 185 • 3V CORONADO, CALIF. CORONADO HS CAREER: Has scored nine goals in three seasons at Pepperdine.

JP MacDONELL #7 • SR • ATTACKER • 6-0 • 180 • 3V REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. BELLARMINE PREP CAREER: A returning All-American and a three-time All-MPSF selection ... After just three seasons, ranks 14th all-time in scoring at Pepperdine with 170 goals.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Limited to nine games as a junior due to injuries and scored one goal ... Scored his goal in the season opener against PomonaPitzer. PEPPERDINE 2007: Scored three goals as a sophomore ... Had two goals against Whittier and another against Occidental. PEPPERDINE 2006: Finished his freshman season with five goals ... Scored a season-high two goals against Redlands. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Coronado (Calif.) High School in 2006 ... Lettered for four years of water polo ... Helped team to two San Diego CIF Division II championships ... Was also a four-year standout in swimming ... Earned a CIF swimming sportsmanship award ... Was a member of the first-place 200yard relay team at the 2004 San Diego CIF Division II Swimming Championships ... School record holder in the 200 medley relay ... Also played one year of soccer. PERSONAL: Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico...Son of Ruben and Keturah Lujan ... Brother of Jake ... Majoring in psychology ... Went with Project Serve to the Dominican Republic in 2008 and 2009. FAVORITES: Hobbies are hunting and fishing ... Lists his sports hero as Joe Mauer ... Favorite pro athlete is Tony Romo ... Favorite pro sports teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Padres ... Favorite movie is Life is Beautiful ... Favorite musical artist is Radiohead ... Favorite television show is Flight of the Conchords ... Loves water polo because of “how good it feels to win.”

PEPPERDINE 2008: Made the AllAmerican third team and the All-MPSF first team as a junior ... Led the team with 52 goals in 28 games ... Made the MPSF All-Tournament team after scoring five goals in the three games ... Scored a season-high five goals against both UC Davis and UC Irvine ... Had 17 multiple-goal games ... Earned MPSF co-Player of the Week honors on Nov. 10 after his five-goal game against UC Irvine. PEPPERDINE 2007: Earned All-MPSF honorable mention honors again as a sophomore ... Finished second on the team with 58 goals ... Had 17 multiple-goal games ... Scored four goals against UC Santa Barbara, California Baptist and Long Beach State ... Earned MPSF co-Player of the Week honors after scoring seven goals while Pepperdine went unbeaten at the Inland Empire Tournament. PEPPERDINE 2006: Was the leading scorer for Pepperdine as a freshman with 60 goals ... Was selected to the All-MPSF honorable mention team ... Scored a season-high five goals against California ... Scored goals in each of the first 11 games of the season and 17 of the first 18 ... Scored a goal in 26 of 30 games. USA: Competed with the U.S. squad at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia ... Was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 2005-06. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory, located in San Jose, Calif., in 2006 ... Played varsity water polo for three years ... Named an All-American third team selection as a senior, as well as to the All-CIF Central Coast Section and all-league first teams ... A four-year member of the varsity swim team…Helped lead team to a zone national championship as a junior. PERSONAL: Born in Redwood City, Calif. ... Son of Glenn and JoAnn MacDonell ... Brother of Mat, Jennifer and Clarice ... Brother Mat also plays water polo for the Waves ... His father, both sisters and several uncles also played college water polo ... Majoring in advertising ... Lists his most thrilling sports moment as playing in the Junior World Championship in Long Beach and beating topranked Croatia ... Chose Pepperdine because “I saw something great in the water polo program. I liked the coaches, teammates and that my brother was playing here. I also liked the location.” FAVORITES: Hobbies are surfing, basketball, fishing and water sports ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Antonio Spurs ... Favorite pro athlete is Tim Duncan ... Favorite book is Rogue Warrior ... Favorite movie is Old School ... Loves water polo because “you experience a lifetime in one game ... highs, lows, emotion, physical fitness, mental toughness, fighting, cheering, winning and losing.”

PRESTON LUJAN

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BRYCE McLAIN

ANDREW MILCOVICH

#1 • JR • GOALIE • 6-3 • 190 • 2V COSTA MESA, CALIF. NEWPORT BEACH HS

#3 • JR • ATTACKER • 6-1 • 190 • 2V WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. DE LA SALLE HS

CAREER: Has appeared in 11 games in two seasons with 64 saves.

CAREER: In two seasons, has scored 39 goals.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Appeared in six games as a sophomore and made 26 saves.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Posted 18 goals in 28 games as a sophomore ... Scored a season-high three goals against UC Santa Barbara ... Also had two goals apiece against Pomona-Pitzer and Long Beach State ... Scored a goal in the MPSF Tournament final vs. USC ... Named to the MPSF All-Academic team.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Served as a backup goalkeeper as a freshman ... Made 38 saves in five games. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Newport Harbor High School, located in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2007 ... Played on the varsity water polo team for three years ... As a senior, was an All-American, All-CIF Southern Section Division I first team, all-county first team and Sunset League MVP ... Tabbed All-CIF second team as a junior ... Team won league titles in 2005 and 2006 and was a CIF finalist in 2005 ... Made the honor roll. CLUB: Played on the National Cadet Team from 2004-05 ... Member of the Newport Water Polo Foundation. PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Ken and Lynn McLain ... Brother of Brandon, Nathan and Evan ... Brother Brandon played water polo for Golden West and won two state championships ... All four of the brothers were goalies at Newport Harbor High School ... Majoring in biology and would like to go to medical school ... Chose Pepperdine for the “campus, the water polo team and the strong science program.” FAVORITES: Hobbies are playing the guitar, skateboarding and playing video games ... Favorite movie is A Night at the Roxbury ... Favorite pro sports team is the New England Patriots ... Favorite pro athlete is Tom Brady ... Favorite book is 1984 ... Favorite television show is The Office ... Loves water polo because “it’s not as common as other sports and it takes a lot of time and hard work to master it.”

BRYCE McLAIN

PEPPERDINE 2007: Scored 21 goals as a true freshman, sixth on the team ... Was second among the freshmen in scoring ... Had four multiple-goal games ... Scored three goals against Loyola Marymount and two apiece against Pomona-Pitzer, Concordia and UC San Diego. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from De La Salle High School, located in Concord, Calif., in 2007 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... A four-time all-league honoree, a three-time AllAmerican and a three-time All-CIF selection ... Tabbed the County Player of the Year as a senior after scoring 127 goals ... Holds the school record for career goals scored (364) ... Team won the CIF championship his sophomore year ... Also lettered in swimming and soccer. CLUB: Member of the U13 Development National Team from 2001-02 ... Played for the U15 Cadet National Team from 200305 ... Was on the U18 Youth National Team from 2005-07 ... Won the Pan Am Games with the Cadet National Team in 2005 in Mexico City ... Played for Diablo Water Polo Club, Concord and La Morinda ... Won the 2007 Junior Olympics U18 title. PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Son of Peter and Djhossan Milcovich ... Brother of Will and John ... Will played water polo at Pacific ... Majoring in economics and political science ... Says an interesting thing about him is that “I’m half-Croatian and half-Filipino” ... Chose Pepperdine for the “great education it provides, the ability to learn in small classes and the opportunity to earn a degree from a great school.”

ANDREW MILCOVICH

FAVORITES: Enjoys going to the beach, surfing and playing basketball ... Favorite pro sports team is the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite television shows are Man vs. Wild and Shark Week ... Loves water polo because of “the players I meet and the friendships I make all over the world.”

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MILOS PURKOVIC

CLAYTON SNYDER

#13 • RS FR • ATTACKER • 6-2 • 190 BELGRADE, SERBIA 10th GYMNASIUM

#21 • SR • CENTER • 6-2 • 205 • 2V SEAL BEACH, CALIF. LOS ALAMITOS HS

PEPPERDINE 2008: Redshirted his first season at Pepperdine.

CAREER: Has scored 93 goals after his first three seasons at Pepperdine.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from 10th Gymnasium “Mihajlo Pupin,” located in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2008.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Made the All-MPSF third team as a junior ... Scored 26 goals, fifth-best on the team, in 25 games ... Had nine multiple-goal games ... Scored three goals against Pomona-Pitzer, UC Irvine and Harvard ... Made the MPSF All-Academic team.

CLUB: Member of the Red StarBelgrade club from 1998-2008 ... Helped team win five national championships and three other tournament cups ... Won 14 other silver and bronze medals in various competitions. PERSONAL: Born in Sarajevo ... Son of Marko and Biljana ... Sister of Milica ... Majoring in economics and political science ... Most thrilling sports moment was “making the golden goal in the final game of the national championship three years ago” ... Says some interesting things about him are “my English accent and that I like history” ... Chose Pepperdine “because of the opportunity to get a great education, the beach and the people I met at the school.” FAVORITES: Hobbies are skiing, playing volleyball and enjoying Serbian food ... Favorite pro athlete is water polo player Vladimir Vujasinovic because “he is a great leader” ... Favorite pro teams are Red Star and Manchester United ... Favorite book is The Old Man and the Sea ... Favorite movies are Kung Fu Panda, Eurotrip and Batman ... Favorite musical artist is The Red Hot Chili Peppers ... Favorite sport other than water polo is volleyball ... Lists his favorite sports heroes as Novak Djokovic and Vlade Divac because they “represent Serbia like no one else” ... Enjoys water polo because “you have to be strong, smart, fast and mentally tough. Water polo is a combination of several sports and that makes it more interesting.”

MILOS PURKOVIC

PEPPERDINE 2007: Finished third on the team with 42 goals as a sophomore ... Had 10 multiplegoal games ... Scored five goals against Brown, Pacific and UC San Diego. PEPPERDINE 2006: Finished fifth on the team in scoring as a true freshman with 25 goals ... Had eight multi-goal games ... Had a stretch late in the season where he scored a goal in seven straight games. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School in 2006 ... Played varsity water polo for three years ... A three-time All-CIF Southern Section Division II and All-Sunset League selection ... Named CIF Division II co-Player of the Year and Sunset League MVP as a senior ... Helped the team to the 2004 CIF championship and three Sunset League titles ... Team was also a CIF finalist in 2003 and 2005 ... Also competed in swimming for four seasons. CLUB: Played for Long Beach Shore Water Polo Club from 2005-06 ... Member of the SoCal Water Polo Club from 2001-02 ... Played for the Golden West Water Polo Club from 1996-2000 ... Competed for the Seal Beach Water Polo Club from 1995-96.

CLAYTON SNYDER

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Steve and Glenda Snyder ... Brother of Douglas and Devin ... Majoring in film studies ... Was a cast member in Disney’s Lizzie McGuire series and movie ... Chose Pepperdine for “the players, the coaches and the atmosphere.” FAVORITES: Enjoys playing the guitar ... Favorite pro athlete is Francesco Totti ... Favorite pro sports team is the Detroit Lions ... Favorite book is How Soccer Explains the World ... Favorite television show is Metalocalypse ... Favorite movie is Monty Python’s Holy Grail ... Favorite musical artists are Daft Punk and Weezer ... Enjoys water polo because “it’s a combination of basketball, wrestling, soccer and swimming with a requirement for rigorous physical and mental training. Water polo is the epitome of a competitive team sport and when played the right way, can be absolutely beautiful.”

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TAYLOR WATSON #12 • SR • ATTACKER • 6-2 • 180 • 3V ALAMO, CALIF. MONTE VISTA HS CAREER: Has scored 24 goals in three seasons. PEPPERDINE 2008: Scored 12 goals in 24 games as a junior ... Scored two goals in a game against PomonaPitzer, Long Beach State and UC Irvine. PEPPERDINE 2007: Scored nine goals as a sophomore ... Scored a season-high two goals against UC Davis ... Made the MPSF AllAcademic team.

JACOB YOUNG #18 • SR • CENTER • 6-4 • 205 • 1V SARATOGA, CALIF. WEST VALLEY CC PEPPERDINE 2008: Newcomer scored 12 goals in 24 games as a junior ... Scored three goals against both Pomona-Pitzer and Concordia. WEST VALLEY CC: Attended West Valley College, located in Saratoga, Calif., for two years ... Was an AllAmerican ... Helped team win the 2007 California Community College State championship.

PEPPERDINE 2006: Did not play last season and redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Valley Christian High School, located in San Jose, Calif., in 2005 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Was the leading scorer in the West Catholic Athletic League as a senior.

PEPPERDINE 2005: Scored three goals as a true freshman.

CLUB: Played for the Bay Area Masters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Monte Vista High School, located in Danville, Calif., in 2005 ... Played varsity water polo for four years ... Earned All-CIF honors as a senior ... Earned threetime all-league honors ... Also was a varsity swimmer and earned All-CIF and all-league honors ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation.

PERSONAL: Was born in San Jose, Calif. ... Son of Richard and Jean Young ... Brother of Daniel ... Majoring in business administration ... Would like to have a career in business tourism/ travel and be a rescue diver ... Was a prep and junior college teammate with fellow Pepperdine recruit Matt Theisner ... Lists the toughest athlete he’s competed against as Wolf Wigo ... Chose Pepperdine for “the location, the water polo program and the business program.”

CLUB: Played for the Waves Water Polo Club and La Morinda Water Polo Club. PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif. ... Son of Mark and Katrina Watson ... Brother of Lindsey and Kayley ... Father played water polo for UCLA ... Majoring in integrated marketing communications ... Chose Pepperdine “for the water polo team and the location.”

FAVORITES: Enjoys hunting, fishing and camping ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Jose Sharks ... Favorite movie is The Dark Knight ... Favorite things on TV are ESPN and House ... Favorite musical artist is George Strait ... Favorite sports other than water polo are hockey and baseball ... Loves water polo because it’s “dirty, physical and I hate running.”

FAVORITES: Hobbies include surfing and longboarding ... Favorite pro athlete is Tim Duncan ... Favorite pro sports team is the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite musical artist is Led Zeppelin ... Loves water polo for the “competitiveness and roughness.”

TAYLOR WATSON

JACOB YOUNG

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BRAD BUTLER FR • ATTACKER • 6-0 • 175 MILL VALLEY, CALIF. • MARIN CATHOLIC HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marin Catholic High School, located in Kentfield, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Named 2008 MCAL Player of the Year ... Tabbed All-North Coast Section ... 2008 Senior All-Star Team ... Selected to AllMCAL first team in 2007 ... Four-year member of the varsity swim team … Member of Marin Catholic’s lifetime honor roll. CLUB: Member of 2008 Pacific Zone, Premier League Division I & II ... Played for Marin Water Polo Club from 2004-09 … Played in U14, U16 and U18 Junior Olympics. PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... Son of Fabia Butler and Geoffrey Butler ... Brother of Natalie and Reese ... Father swam for Tulane ... Majoring in advertising ... As a future career, would like to be involved in marketing an adventure sports company ... Says the most interesting thing about him is “the balance I share of being an athlete, surfer, artist and all-around gentleman” ... Chose Pepperdine for “the location, its reputation as a top water polo team and Jack Kocur as head coach.” FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing, ceramics, making skateboards and listening to music ... Lists his sports hero as Michael Phelps … Favorite pro athlete is Joel Tudor ... Favorite team is the Men’s Olympic Water Polo squad ... Favorite book is The Great Gatsby ... Favorite movie is Ocean’s Eleven ... Favorite TV show is Dog the Bounty Hunter ... Favorite musical artist is Ray Barbee ... Favorite things about water polo are “how fast-paced and physical it is.”

COLIN CARROLL FR • GOALIE • 6-1 • 180 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. • MATER DEI HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Dei High School, located in Santa Ana, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Chosen as 2008 All-American honorable mention, All-CIF first team ... Recorded 282 saves in 27 games ... Helped team to a Division II CIF Championship in 2008 (the first CIF title in Mater Dei water polo history) and was a finalist in 2007 ... Made the All-CIF second team as a junior … A four-time All-Trinity League selection (three times on the first team) … Helped team to Trinity League championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Also lettered in swimming … A member of the Principal’s List, National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation PERSONAL: Born in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Cathy and Al Carroll ... Brother of Robert and Sean ... Father played football at St. Norbert College ... A cousin, Jared Funk, plays quarterback at Vanderbilt ... Majoring in sports medicine and would like to become a doctor ... Chose Pepperdine because “the water polo team has a strong bond with one another and the school has a great science program.” FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing, skateboarding and playing video games ... Favorite pro athlete is Michael Jordan ... Favorite pro sports team is the Chicago Bulls ... Favorite movie is The Big Lebowski … Favorite book is Lord of the Flies ... Favorite TV show is Breaking Bad … Favorite musical artist is The Grateful Dead ... Favorite thing about water polo is “it is a mixture of all the sports that I have played my whole life.”

MATTHEW CARTER

COLLIN DANAHER FR • ATTACKER • 5-10 • 170 CALABASAS, CALIF. • LOYOLA HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Loyola High School, located in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2009 ... Played two years of varsity water polo ... Made the All-Mission League first team as a senior after netting 33 goals, 54 assists and 17 steals … Team won the 2008 Mission League championship ... Scored 21 goals as a junior … Named Most Valuable Offensive Player on the junior varsity team as a sophomore ... Also lettered in swimming. CLUB: Played for the Trojan Water Polo Club (2006-09) and South Coast Water Polo Club (2002-05) ... Was leading scorer for the Trojan Water Polo Club at the 2008 Junior Olympics ... Helped team to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Junior Olympics. PERSONAL: Born in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Son of Eden and Tony Danaher ... Brother of Aidan ... Father also attended Pepperdine ... Says his most thrilling sports moment was “watching Derek Fisher’s .4 second shot to beat the Spurs in the 2004 NBA playoffs” ... Chose Pepperdine because “it’s close to home and the team and coaches were very welcoming.” FAVORITES: Enjoys playing the drums and snowboarding ... Lists his biggest sports hero as Muhammad Ali ... Favorite pro athlete is Michael Jordan ... Favorite pro sports team is the Kansas City Chiefs ... Favorite TV shows are Dexter and Entourage … Favorite books are Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings ... Favorite movies are The Usual Suspects and Pulp Fiction ... Favorite musical artists are Sublime and Slightly Stoopid ... Favorite thing about water polo is “it’s the toughest sport out there and not many people know it.”

WORTH GLENN #14 • FR • CENTER • 6-3 • 250 R. SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF. • TRABUCO HILLS HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Trabuco Hills High School, located in Mission Viejo, Calif., in 2007 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Made the All-Sea View League team as a senior after scoring 43 goals and recordng 21 steals … Spent one year at St. Patrick’s College in Wellington, New Zealand. CLUB: Played for Saddleback El Toro Club for four years (U20 and U18) ... Was a member of the Men’s Premier League Team ... Swam for the Greater Aquatics Team of Orange in 2006 ... Played for the Maranui Mud Crabs in New Zealand in 2007 and was voted as one of the most outstanding U20s in the N2 league ... Was one of 100 players selected to participate in an international tournament, Duel in the Pool, in 2008 in Slovakia. PERSONAL: Born in Aiken, S.C. ... Son of Kirk and Darlene Glenn ... Hopes to play professionally in Italy and Croatia and make the 2012 and 2016 Olympic team ... Says his most thrilling sports moment was “when my club SET beat the Hungarian Junior National Team by a score of 6-5 at the South Florida International Tournament of Champions in 2006” ... Chose Pepperdine “because of the small classes, beautiful views and the great teammates that I knew I would be competing with.” FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing, drawing, snowboarding and spear fishing ... Favorite pro athlete is Steve Taneyhill ... Favorite pro sports team is the Anaheim Angels ... Favorite movie is Chariots of Fire ... Favorite TV show is That 70s Show ... Favorite thing about water polo is “the physicality, toughness and dedication it takes to be a part of such an intense one-of-a-kind sport.”

#1 • FR • GOALIE • 6-3 • 215 PRINCETON, N.J. • THE LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Recipient of Hal Wilder Water Polo award in 2008 ... Selected to 2007 Eastern High School Championship All-Tournament team ... Two-time Cardinal Cup All-Tournament team ... Set school record for the highest vertical leap out of water ... Also lettered in swimming and rowing ... Recipient of the Semans Fellowship Award and Karl Wells Prize … Won the Strength and Conditioning Hall of Fame award. SOUTH AFRICA: Selected as the starting goalkeeper for the South African Junior National Team in 2009 … Competed at the Junior World Championships in Croatia. CLUB: Member of the Princeton Tiger Aquatics (U18) 2007-09 ... Played for Princeton Tigers (U20) in 2008 ... Played for Lawrenceville Stingrays (U15) in 2005 ... Member of the Northeast Zone Team (Cadet and Junior) from 2007-09 ... Selected for US Junior National Training Team at 2009 ODP Championships. PERSONAL: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa ... Son of Roderick and Karen Carter ... Brother of Michael, Kirstin and Robyn ... Father played rugby at University of the Witwatersrand ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Career goals include “taking my polo as far as possible and establish self-sustaining clinics in deprived and oppressed communities” ... Has lived on three different continents ... Chose Pepperdine because “I really like the team and the school’s philosophy of purpose and servitude.” FAVORITES: Enjoys drawing, mixed martial arts, all sports, surfing and taking naps ... Lists his sports hero as Francois Pienaar … Favorite pro athletes are Bryan Habana and Victor Matfield ... Favorite pro sports teams are the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks (rugby) and the New Jersey Nets ... Favorite thing about water polo is “the water adds an extra dimension that few other ball sports have … it is your friend and your enemy.”

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SPENCER HAMBY

LARS NORDT

#6 • FR • CENTER • 6-5 • 215 GRANITE BAY, CALIF. • GRANITE BAY HS

#8 • FR • CENTERBACK • 6-2 • 175 MIAMI, FLA. • GULLIVER PREP

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Granite Bay (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Did not play as a senior … Named San Joaquin League MVP and Section MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... Chosen to the 2007 All-Northern California first team ... Posted 168 goals as a junior and 208 as a sophomore … Helped lead team to two CIF and three league championships ... Also lettered in swimming ... Earned All-American honors in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke and set a CIF record in the 100 fly. USA: Member of the 2008 Olympic B Team ... On the USA Cadet National Team in 2006-07 ... Played for the USA Junior National Team in 2008-09 ... Helped team win the Youth Pan-American and Junior Pan-American titles in 2008 ... Competed at the 2008 Junior World Championships in Serbia. CLUB: Played with the Granite Bay Water Polo Club and VC Premier ... VCP took eighth place at the 2008 Junior Olympics. PERSONAL: Born in Granite Bay, Calif., ... Son of Michael and Carol Hamby ... Brother of Megan, Jessica and Alison ... Cousin of Terry and Lance Schroeder, two former Pepperdine water polo players (Terry Schroeder was also the head water polo coach at Pepperdine for 20 years and is currently the USA National Team head coach) ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Would like to become an orthopedic surgeon and a water polo coach ... Chose Pepperdine because “ever since I first stepped on this campus I knew it was my school because of the atmosphere, the area, the team and the education.” FAVORITES: Enjoys reading books, playing video games and Facebook ... Lists his sports hero as Vlade Divac ... Favorite pro athlete is Michael Ballack ... Favorite pro sports team is Chelsea ... Favorite things about water polo are “the team chemistry and that everyone shares in victory and in defeat.”

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gulliver Prep School, located in Miami, Fla., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Helped lead team to a 2007 Florida state championship and a runner-up finish at the 2006 state championship ... Also lettered in swimming. CLUB: Played for Florida Coast Club ... Was a Youth National Team and Junior National Team member. PERSONAL: Born in Miami, Fla. ... Son of John and Karen Nordt ... Brother of J.C. ... Has volunteered at an animal rehab center in South Florida, which “takes care of big cats such as tigers, panthers and lions” ... Chose Pepperdine “for the combination of academic excellence and Division I sports.” FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, Halo 3 and music … Lists his sports hero as Lance Armstrong “because of his perseverance” ... Favorite pro athlete is Tiger Woods ... Favorite book is The Old Man and the Sea ... Favorite TV show is Family Guy … Favorite movie is I am Legend ... Favorite musical artist is Frank Sinatra ... ... Favorite thing about water polo is “the way a team can come together in order to win.”

JULIAN KOTYLAK FR • ATTACKER • 6-1 • 180 MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. • MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Meadowridge School, located in Maple Ridge, B.C., in 2009. CANADA: Member of the 2007 U16 Canadian National Team … Played in the Youth Pan American Games and won a bronze medal. CLUB: Played for Haney Neptunes (2000-06), Pacific Storm (200307) and Fraser Valley Water Polo (2007-09) ... Won six Provincial Titles and was team captain for several seasons with the Neptunes ... Tabbed team MVP of Pacific Storm in 2007 ... Helped team win a silver medal at the 2006 (U16) and 2007 (U18) nationals. PERSONAL: Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ... Son of Joie and Greg Kotylak ... Brother of Nathan and Danika ... Plans on becoming a dentist ... Most thrilling sports moment was “backto-back years my local club team won provincials on last-second goals, both of which I assisted” ... Chose Pepperdine for the “great reputation both in the pool and with its academics.” FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Trevor Linden ... Favorite pro sports team is the Vancouver Canucks ... Favorite book is Angels and Demons ... Favorite movie is Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ... Favorite musical artist is Linkin Park ... Favorite thing about water polo is “many reasons, the largest being the friendships you make with teammates and how the sport keeps you in great shape.”

TOMMY O’CONNELL #1 • FR • GOALIE • 6-1 • 175 TRABUCO CANYON, CALIF. • EL TORO HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from El Toro High School, located in Lake Forest, Calif., in 2009 ... Played two years of varsity water polo ... Named to the All-American second team, All-CIF Division I first team and All-Sea View League first team in 2008 ... In 2007, was selected to the All-American 10th team, All-CIF Division I second team and All-Sea View League first team ... Notched 760 saves, 136 assists and one goal in his career ... Set the school’s singleseason record with 340 saves his junior year and 408 his senior year ... Helped lead team to a 2006 Division I CIF Championship, the 2007 Sea View League Championship and the 2008 CIF final ... Recipient of Water Polo Scholar-Athlete award ... A four-time Varsity Torch Letter award-winner. USA: Member of National Development Team in 2003 and National Junior Team in 2008 ... Was part of the winning squad at the 2008 Junior Pan American Games in Brazil. CLUB: Member of Trap Water Polo Club (U12), Split OC (U14) and SoCal (U16, U18) ... Helped team to a national club championship in 2007 and 2009. PERSONAL: Born is Laguna Hills, Calif. ... Son of Tom and Chris O’Connell ... Planning to major in business or political science ... Lists his most thrilling moments in sports as “winning the Junior Pan American Games in Brazil in 2008 and winning Division I CIF in 2007” ... Chose Pepperdine for “the small class sizes, academic reputation, great water polo program and the nice view and beaches.” FAVORITES: Enjoys snowboarding, surfing, going to the beach, Xbox, music, bowling, sleeping and basketball ... Favorite pro athletes are Alex Rodriguez and Sidney Crosby ... Favorite pro sports teams are the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Penguins ... Favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye ... Favorite movie is The Boondock Saints … Favorite TV show is Entourage ... Favorite musical artist are The Cool Kids ... Loves water polo because of “its competitiveness and how physically demanding it is, even though I’m a goalie.”

STEPHEN LOOMIS #16 • FR • ATTACKER • 6-1 • 175 MORAGA, CALIF. • CAMPOLINDO HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Campolindo High School, located in Moraga, Calif., in 2009 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... As a senior, made the All-American fifth team, all-state second team, All-Northern California first team and All-CIF North Coast Section 2A first team … Made the All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League first team as a senior and second team as a junior … Recorded 134 goals, 44 assists and 104 steals during his high school career ... Scored 77 goals as a senior, fourth on the school’s single-season scoring list ... Named to the 2005 All-Academic NCS team … Also lettered in swimming. CLUB: Played for Diablo Water Polo Club (2007-09) and Lamorinda Water Polo Club (2004-06) ... Was top scorer for Diablo as an U-16 and U-18 and the 2008 MVP ... Team placed fifth at 2009 Junior Olympics. PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif. ... Son of Dave Loomis and Sonya Loomis ... Brother of Mallory ... Father was a member of the track team at UC Santa Barbara and played rugby on California’s national championship teams in 1982 and 1983 ... Majoring in psychology and music theory ... Would like to become a high school teacher and water polo coach” ... Plays the trombone and likes to write music ... Most thrilling sports moment was “scoring the winning goal in sudden-death triple overtime over De La Salle High School in the 2007 NCS semifinal” ... Chose Pepperdine for “the quality of education, the history of excellence and the dynamic coaches in the water polo program.” FAVORITES: Enjoys music, FIFA soccer, basketball and skiing … Lists his sports hero as Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro sports team is Manchester United ... Favorite book is The Grapes of Wrath ... Favorite movie is Anchorman ...Favorite musical artist is Roy Hargrove ... Favorite things about water polo are “the physical aspect, the strategy and multi-dimensional aspects of it, and it’s a total team game.”

SPENCER HAMBY

2009 PEPPERDINE MEN’S WATER POLO • 14


PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES

JAMES PERRY

MIKE TRAGITT

#15 • FR • ATTACKER • 6-3 • 205 ORINDA, CALIF. • MIRAMONTE HS

FR • CENTERBACK • 6-4 • 200 CLOVIS, CALIF. • CLOVIS HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Miramonte High School, located in Orinda, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo and varsity swimming ... Made the All-American first team as a senior, as well as All-Northern California first team, co-MVP of the North Coast Section and All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League … Selected as one of the top 100 athletes in the East Bay ... Was an All-American fifth teamer as a junior … Team won North Coast Section titles all four years … A member of the 2008 national team of the year, according to ESPNrise and World Swimming magazine … In swimming, was an All-American in the 200 and 400 free relays. USA: Was on the Cadet National Team in 2006-07 … Won a gold medal at the Youth Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic … Was on the Junior National team in 2008 … Won a gold medal at the Junior Pan American Games in Brazil. CLUB: Played for Lamorinda Water Polo Club (2003-09) ... Played on the U18 team that won the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Helped team place second at Junior Olympics in 2009 and 2005 … Competed in the Division I Premier League in 2007-08 and on the Pacific Zone Team from 2006-08. PERSONAL: Born in Pasadena, Calif. ... Son of Steve and Kathy Perry ... Brother of Alex and Chris ... Grandfather played water polo for the U.S. Naval Academy ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Most thrilling sports moment was winning the Junior Olympics in 2007 with Lamorinda’s U18s ... Chose Pepperdine for “the location, small class size and the water polo program.” FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music and playing beach volleyball ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco 49ers ... Favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye ... Favorite movie is Forrest Gump ... Favorite musical artist is Blink 182 ... Favorite things about water polo are that “it requires in-depth strategy and teamwork.”

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Clovis (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Named to All-American first team, All-Northern California first team and All-TRAC first team in 2008 ... Selected to All-American and All-NorCal first teams in 2007 ... Recorded 80 goals and 70 assists his senior year and 90 goals and 60 assists as a junior ... Helped lead team to league and section titles in 2007 and 2008 ... Three-year member of the varsity swim team. PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... Son of Grazia and Peter Tragitt ... Brother of Giuliana and Francesca ... Father swam for California ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine “for the opportunity to compete on a team that has the potential to win a national championship.” FAVORITES: Enjoys collecting baseball cards and playing video games ... Favorite pro athlete is Tim Lincecum ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite book is Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ... Favorite movie is Wall-E … Favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson ... Favorite thing about water polo is “the bond that the team shares, it’s like one big family.”

PARKER PETERSON FR • ATTACKER • 6-2 • 180 SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. • SANTA BARBARA HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Made AllChannel League second team in 2007 and honorable mention in 2008 ... Helped team win Division II CIF Championship in 2006 and Channel League championships in 2006 and 2008 ... Also lettered in swimming ... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Son of David and Sue Peterson ... Brother of Lukey Peterson and Whitney Eves ... Mother was an Olympic swimmer ... Majoring in political science. FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing … Favorite pro athlete is Derek Fisher ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series … Favorite movie is Forrest Gump ... Favorite TV show is 24 … Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson.

DANNY WHITE #17 • FR • CENTERBACK • 6-4 • 200 OXNARD, CALIF. • RIO MESA HS HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Rio Mesa High School, located in Oxnard, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Named 2008 Division VI CIF Player of the Year … A two-time Pacific View League MVP and All-CIF first teamer … A four-time All-Pacific View League selection (three times on first team) … Recorded 341 career goals, 203 steals and 115 assists ... Helped lead team to 2008 Pacific View League championship and CIF Division VI finals ... A four-year varsity swimmer who helped school win league championship all four years ... Broke school’s 100 breaststroke record and won a league title... Also lettered in basketball … Selected as school’s Athlete of the Year as a senior. USA: Played on the Cadet National Team in 2007 and won a gold medal at the Youth Pan American Games … Was on the Junior National Team in 2008 and 2009 and was an alternate on the Junior World Championships squad. CLUB: Member of the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club (U16 and U18) ... Helped team to a secondplace finish at the 2007 Florida International Tournament ... Team captain from 2007-09 ... Two-time ODP champions for Coastal California. PERSONAL: Born in Camarillo, Calif. ... Son of Elaine DiDomizio and Chris White ... Brother of Ashley and Brittany ... A cousin, Don DiDomizio, won a College World Series championship with USC baseball in 1998 ... Has worked with the Special Olympics and “gained a lot for respect for them and I personally matured in the process” ... Chose Pepperdine because “I loved the team’s brotherhood, the coaches and the overall atmosphere of the school and its students as well as its Christian ethics.” FAVORITES: Enjoys eating, going to the beach, playing football with his cousins and snowboarding ... Favorite pro athlete is Brett Favre ... Favorite pro sports teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers ... Favorite book is The Things They Carried ... Favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... Favorite musical artist is Rage Against the Machine ... Favorite things about water polo are that “I love the thrill of the game, every game brings a new challenge and every new challenge makes one a better player. I also love the aspect of playing with others and sharing the victory while gaining great friendships.”

2009 PEPPERDINE MEN’S WATER POLO • 15


2008 IN REVIEW

2008 RESULTS & STATISTICS OVERALL RECORD: 21-7 (Home: 11-4, Away: 5-0, Neutral: 5-3) MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION: 6-2 (T-2nd) (Home: 3-2, Away: 3-0) Field Players Year Games Goals JP MacDonell Jr. 28 52 Grant Miller Sr.* 26 45 Adam Hewko Sr.* 28 44 Mat MacDonell Sr.* 26 33 Clayton Snyder Jr. 25 26 Andrew Milcovich So. 28 18 Blake Hubbell So. 24 17 Taylor Watson Jr.* 24 12 Jacob Young Jr. 24 12 Matt Digges Sr.* 23 10 Christian Cardey So.* 23 9 Brett Auer Jr. 12 7 Sam Busby Jr. 23 3 Sean Cook Fr. 9 1 Preston Lujan Jr. 9 1 Totals 28 290 Goalkeepers John Hahn Jack Curley Bryce McLain Gaston Sanford

High 5 (twice) 4 (several) 5 (vs. UC Davis, 10/17) 5 (vs. Long Beach St., 9/21) 3 (several) 3 (vs. UCSB, 11/16) 4 (vs. Claremont, 9/26) 2 (several) 3 (twice) 2 (vs. Concordia, 11/8) 3 (twice) 3 (vs. Stanford, 11/29) 1 (several) 1 (vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 9/6) 1 (vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 9/6)

Year Games Saves Fr. 17 152 Sr. 13 67 So. 6 26 Sr. 3 7

Score by Quarters Pepperdine Opponents

1 2 3 4 OT1 OT2 TOTAL 85 72 73 57 1 2 290 47 48 50 49 3 2 199

MPSF STANDINGS School USC Stanford Pepperdine UCLA California UC Santa Barbara Long Beach State UC Irvine Pacific

MPSF Pct. 8-0 1.000 6-2 .750 6-2 .750 5-3 .625 4-4 .500 4-4 .500 2-6 .250 1-7 .125 0-8 .000

Overall 29-0 25-6 21-7 16-8 19-9 17-11 14-18 11-15 10-20

Pct. 1.000 .806 .750 .667 .679 .607 .438 .423 .333

Date

Opponent

Site

Result

Score

Sept. 6 Sept. 6

@ Pomona-Pitzer

N

W

22-10

@ UC Davis

N

W

13-5

Sept. 7

@ Long Beach State

N

W

14-8

Sept. 7

@ USC

N

L

6-7 (OT)

Sept. 13

Loyola Marymount

A

W

8-7

Sept. 20

# UC Davis

N

W

15-7

Sept. 20

# UCLA

N

L

3-8

Sept. 21

# Long Beach State

N

L

11-15

Sept. 21

# UC Irvine

N

W

12-10

Sept. 26

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

H

W

19-1

Sept. 27

* California

H

W

7-5

Oct. 3

Harvard

H

W

11-2

Oct. 11

$ Redlands

H

W

14-2

Oct. 11

$ California

H

L

6-8 (OT)

Oct. 12

$ UC Santa Barbara

H

W

12-10

Oct. 12

$ Loyola Marymount

H

W

11-5

Oct. 17

UC Davis

A

W

14-9

Oct. 18

* Pacific

A

W

9-4

Oct. 26

* USC

H

L

5-14

Oct. 30

* Long Beach State

A

W

8-7

Nov. 8

* Stanford

H

L

4-9

Nov. 8

Concordia

H

W

14-6

Nov. 9

* UC Irvine

H

W

12-9

Nov. 16

* UC Santa Barbara

A

W

10-9

Nov. 22

* UCLA

H

W

9-5

Nov. 28

& UC Santa Barbara

H

W

11-7

Nov. 29

& Stanford

H

W

8-7 (OT)

Nov. 30

& USC

H

L

2-3

* Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game @ Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.) — 2nd place # NorCal Tournament (Stockton, Calif.) — 7th place $ SoCal Tournament (Malibu, Calif.) — 5th place & MPSF Tournament (Malibu, Calif.) — 2nd place

2008 HONORS John Hahn — All-American fourth team, MPSF All-Tournament, MPSF Player of the Week (9/29) Adam Hewko — All-American first team, All-MPSF second team, MPSF All-Academic Blake Hubbell — MPSF All-Academic Jack Kocur — MPSF co-Coach of the Year JP MacDonell — All-American third team, All-MPSF first team, MPSF All-Tournament Andrew Milcovich — MPSF All-Academic Grant Miller — All-American second team, All-MPSF first team, MPSF co-Player of the Week (11/24) Clayton Snyder — All-MPSF third team, MPSF All-Academic

ADAM HEWKO

GRANT MILLER 2009 PEPPERDINE MEN’S WATER POLO • 16


WATER POLO HISTORY

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS

OVERALL

CONFERENCE

FINAL RANKING

NCAA TOURN.

3rd

8th

1st

4th

4th place

2nd

4th

4th place

3rd

9th

3-0

2nd

4th

4th place

0-1

5th

8th

1-1

1-3

5th

9th

3rd PCAA

3-1

1-1

4th

5th

1.000

1st PCAA

6-0

6-0

4th

4th place

.333

5th PCAA

2-4

2-4

9th

1

.917

1st PCAA

6-0

5-1

4th

4th place

8

2

.800

2nd PCAA

5-0

3-2

5th

5th place

0-4

3

7

.300

5th Big West

1-4

2-3

10th

7-5

8

2

.800

T-1st Big West

5-0

3-2

4th

4th place

9-2

8-5

9

1

.900

T-1st Big West

5-0

4-1

4th

5th place

8-0

6-3

10-4

8

2

.800

T-1st Big West

5-0

3-2

3rd

3rd place

5-3

5-2

10-5

7

3

.700

2nd MPSF (P)

3-2

4-1

5th

5th place

.370

4-3

1-6

5-8

3

6

.333

4th MPSF (P)

2-2

1-4

8th

8th

9

.654

3-2

6-1

8-6

5

3

.625

4th MPSF

1-2

4-1

4th

5th

5th place

15

9

.625

6-2

3-4

6-3

4

4

.500

5th MPSF

2-2

2-2

5th

5th

10

18

.357

2-5

3-5

5-8

2

6

.250

7th MPSF

0-4

2-2

7th

7th

Terry Schroeder

25

3

.893

10-0

6-1

9-2

8

0

1.000

1st MPSF

4-0

4-0

4th

1st

1st place

1998

Terry Schroeder

13

11

.542

3-3

4-4

6-4

3

5

.375

6th MPSF

1-3

2-2

2nd

4th

1999

Terry Schroeder

12

14

.462

7-3

2-4

3-7

3

5

.375

T-5th MPSF

2-2

1-3

8th

9th

2000

Terry Schroeder

14

12

.539

5-3

3-5

6-4

2

6

.250

T-6th MPSF

1-3

1-3

3rd

6th

2001

Terry Schroeder

14

6

.700

6-1

4-3

4-2

5

3

.625

4th MPSF

3-1

2-2

6th

5th

2002

Terry Schroeder

16

10

.615

5-2

5-5

6-3

7

1

.875

1st MPSF

3-1

4-0

2nd

3rd

2003

Terry Schroeder

19

8

.704

8-1

3-5

8-2

3

5

.375

T-5th MPSF

3-1

0-4

5th

5th

2004

Terry Schroeder

15

14

.517

3-3

4-6

8-5

3

5

.375

T-6th MPSF

1-3

2-2

6th

7th

2005

Terry Schroeder

18

11

.621

8-2

3-4

7-5

3

5

.375

6th MPSF

3-1

0-4

7th

6th

2006

Jack Kocur

13

17

.433

4-5

3-6

6-6

2

6

.250

T-6th MPSF

0-4

2-2

10th

2007

Jack Kocur

27

10

.730

6-1

2-4

19-5

3

5

.375

T-6th MPSF

2-1

1-4

7th

T-7th

2008

Jack Kocur

21

7

.750

11-4

5-0

5-3

6

2

.750

T-2nd MPSF

3-2

3-0

2nd

2nd

34 SEASONS

648

382

157

106

.597

YEAR

COACH

W

L

1975

Rick Rowland

17

1976

Rick Rowland

20

1977

Rick Rowland

28

9

.757

1978

Rick Rowland

27

13

.675

1979

Rick Rowland

18

12

.600

1980

Rick Rowland

30

11

2

1981

Rick Rowland

16

16

2

1982

Rick Rowland

14

1983

Rick Rowland

26

1984

Rick Rowland

33

7

1985

Rick Rowland

18

17

1986

Terry Schroeder

23

1987

Terry Schroeder

1988 1989

CONF. FINISH

H

A

— — 2-1 2-0

4-0 3-2

5th PCAA

PCT.

H

A

N

W

L

PCT.

10

.630

5-3

7-4

5-3

8

.714

7-4

5-2

8-2

10-1

9-3

9-5-1

10-4

4-3

13-6

4

2

.667

2nd PCAA

2-1

7-3

3-4

8-5

5

2

.714

4th PCAA

3-2

.732

15-2

4-0

11-9-2

7

0

1.000

1st PCAA

.500

9-4

0-4

7-8-2

3

3

.500

4th PCAA

17

.452

7-6

2-5

5-6

2

4

.333

8

.765

13-2

5-2

8-4

4

2

.667

.825

18-1

7-1-1

8-5-2

12

0

.514

7-6

3-6

8-5

4

8

11

.676

11-2

5-4

7-5

11

20

16

.556

12-1

3-6

5-9

Terry Schroeder

8

17

.320

6-9

2-4

Terry Schroeder

24

8

.750

11-1

6-2

1990

Terry Schroeder

23

9

.719

6-2

1991

Terry Schroeder

24

7

.774

1992

Terry Schroeder

20

10

.667

1993

Terry Schroeder

10

17

1994

Terry Schroeder

17

1995

Terry Schroeder

1996

Terry Schroeder

1997

JESSE SMITH

T

1

3

8

.628

CONF. TOURN.

MERRILL MOSES

2009 PEPPERDINE MEN’S WATER POLO • 17


WATER POLO HISTORY

PEPPERDINE WATER POLO HISTORY Long one of Pepperdine University’s most successful teams, the internationally acclaimed men’s water polo program continues to build on its terrific history. It should not be too surprising that Pepperdine emerged as a power in water polo. After all, the picturesque campus is situated just up the hill from Malibu Beach, and Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool was the site of the 1984 Olympic water polo competition. Pepperdine has advanced to the NCAA Championships 12 times in its history and captured the national crown in 1997 with an 8-7 overtime victory over local rival USC at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Aquatics Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pepperdine teams have compiled an overall record of 648-382-8 (.628). The Waves have won at least shares of conference titles nine times, most recently with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular-season crowns in 1997 and 2002. The Waves have finished in the top 10 in the national rankings every year since 1976. The water polo program was instituted in 1975, and quickly emerged as a national power under the guidance of head coach Rick Rowland. Following a first-place finish in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1977, Pepperdine earned its first trip to the NCAA Championships and finished fourth at the eight-team competition in Providence, R.I. Rowland served as Pepperdine’s head coach for 11 seasons from 197585, and directed the program to a cumulative overall record of 247-128-8 (.655). Rowland led Pepperdine to four NCAA Championships appearances (finishing in fourth place each time), and the Waves captured the PCAA tournament title in 1977 and regular-season titles in 1980 and 1984.

ALL-TIME ROSTER Acosta, Josh..................2001, 02, 03, 04 Alexander, David.............................1991 Almquist, Chris..............1987, 88, 89, 91 Andrew, John.............................1979, 80 Antimarino, Jeff................................1985 Aquilon, Jeff.........................1976, 77, 78 Arevalo............................................1984 Ashby, John.........................1999, 02, 03 Asic, Pero............................1984, 85, 86 Asta, Alex..................................1991, 92 Auer, Brett...........................2006, 07, 08 Baldwin, Steve.................................1975 Barth, Garrit.....................................2003 Bartosh, Bob....................................1975 Beaney, Dorian....................2005, 06, 07 Benham, Dane................................2006 Berger, Robert.................................1977 Bergeson, Alex................................2007 Berry, Matt.......................................1993 Bishop, Blair........................1988, 89, 90 Blankenship, Steve....................1975, 76 Borelli, Roberto..........................1985, 86 Borror, Brooks.................................1980 Boutry, Don................................1975, 76 Bowman, Eric..................................1989 Boyer, Bryan..............................1988, 89 Boyer, Robbie................1984, 85, 86, 87 Brown, Bill.......................................1975 Brown, Jeff.......................................1975 Bruininga, Andy.........................1996, 97 Bruininga, Bill..................................1999 Bunce, Steve...................................1976 Busby, Sam.........................2006, 07, 08 Cain, Will.........................................1996 Caldwell, Chad..........................1999, 02 Cardey, Christian.......................2006, 08 Caskey, Don..............................1976, 78 Chase, Dave....................................1980 Chasen, Aaron.....................1985, 86, 87 Clark, Geoffrey....................1989, 90, 91 Cook, Sean......................................2008 Corbin, David.............................1986, 87 Corjon, Nick...................2004, 05, 06, 07 Cottam, Telford................................2007 Coyle, Des.......................................1975 Crofts, Ed........................................1982 Curley, Jack...............................2007, 08 de la Vega, Victor..........1981, 82, 83, 84 Delgado, Quinn...............................2005 DeMirellli, Doug.........................1976, 78 Denk, France.......................2001, 03, 04 Diaz, Tommy..................1981, 82, 84, 85 Digges, Matt..................2004, 05, 07, 08 Dorr, Donald....................................1977 Drais, Josh......................................1999 Edwards, Martin..............................1975 Elson, Tim..................................1976, 77 Erwin, Terry..........................1976, 79, 80 Evjene, Bob...................1977, 79, 80, 81 Feldman, Greg................................1998 Felix, Larry...........................1993, 94, 95 Ferren, Thom...................................1981 Field, Ed....................................1987, 89 Flowers, Christian............................2007

Gandarillas, Rafael........1985, 86, 87, 89 Garay, Juan Carlos........1984, 85, 86, 87 Gebeau, Quentin...........1995, 96, 97, 98 Gjurasic, Davor..............1981, 83, 84, 85 Goble, Greg.....................................2005 Gollenberg, Paul........................1975, 76 Gough, Travis..................................2007 Goyette, Trevor..........................2004, 05 Grasmoen, Scott...........1983, 84, 86, 87 Grayeli, Robert..........................1998, 00 Greene, David.................................1981 Grier, Mike.................................1983, 84 Grove, Dave....................................1982 Grubbs, Jeremy...................2000, 01, 02 Guthrie, Wells......................1988, 89, 90 Hagmann, Tim.....................1981, 82, 83 Hahn, John......................................2008 Hahn, Matt...........................2003, 04, 05 Hakim, Chris..................1986, 88, 89, 90 Hamilton, Caleb...............................2007 Harding-Brown, Chris......................2005 Harmon............................................1978 Harris, Andy.....................................1992 Harvey, Scott.................2000, 01, 02, 03 Hausmann, Michael.......1999, 00, 02, 03 Hellwig, Scott.................1979, 80, 81, 82 Herrmann, Alan.............1993, 94, 95, 97 Hevener, Greg...............1990, 91, 92, 93 Hewko, Adam................2004, 05, 07, 08 Hewko, Jordan................................1998 Hill, Brent.............................1992, 93, 94 Hitchcock, Dallas.......................1998, 99 Holder, Zachary.............1990, 91, 92, 94 Hornig, Tim................................1993, 94 Hower, Randy................1975, 76, 78, 79 Hubbell, Blake...........................2007, 08 Hurst, Devin...................1990, 91, 92, 94 Hylton, Sean........................1998, 99, 00 Iantosca, Mike.................................1990 Israelson, Larry................................1980 Jasper, Tom...............................2003, 04 Jensen, Christian...........1995, 96, 97, 98 Johnston, Tucker...........1984, 86, 87, 88 Joseph, Peter................1997, 98, 99, 00 Kaluderovic, Vedran..................2001, 02 Keitel, Jordan......................2001, 02, 03 Kelley, Richard...........................1987, 88 Kemp, John.....................................1992 Kemp, Kerry..............................1979, 80 Kennefick, Joe...........................1988, 89 Kilday, Roger...................................1979 King, Todd......................1994, 96, 97, 98 Kocur, Jack....................1993, 94, 95, 97 Kreitz, Karoly...................................1985 Kruip, Hans................................1979, 80 Kuraica, Ognyen..............................1982 Lampkin, Ken .................................1980 Lane, Sean......................................1995 Langten, Jason....................2004, 05, 06 Lee, Matt.............................2004, 06, 07 Lee, Michael..................2003, 04, 05, 06 Leum, Mike......................................1982 Long, Steve...............................1990, 91 Lonzo, Greg...................1998, 99, 00, 01

Terry Schroeder, who earned three-time All-American honors at Pepperdine and is regarded as one of the top players and coaches in the sport’s history, assumed the head coaching duties prior to the 1986 season. Before taking a sabbatical to coach the U.S. National Team after the 2005 season, Schroeder directed Pepperdine to a cumulative 20-year record of 340-220 (.607) and eight NCAA Championships berths. The Waves won or shared six regularseason conference titles under his watch: one with the PCAA (1986), three in the Big West (1989, 1990 and 1991) and two in the MPSF (1997 and 2002). A number of former Pepperdine players have fared well at the international level, including Schroeder, who served as the team captain for the U.S. National Team from 1983-92 and earned a silver medal at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. Geoffrey Clark, an All-American in 1989, 1990 and 1991, represented his native Australia at the 1992 Olympic Games. Jeremy Pope, who helped Pepperdine win the NCAA title in 1997, was an alternate at the 2000 Olympics. Jesse Smith competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and then Smith and Merrill Moses won silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics under the leadership of Schroeder. Thirteen Pepperdine players — Geoffrey Clark, Mike Grier, Alan Herrmann, Adam Hewko, Jack Kocur, Greg Lonzo, Ned Maggiora, Merrill Moses, David Myers, Sasa Poljak, Jeremy Pope, Terry Schroeder and Jesse Smith — have earned AllAmerican first team honors a total of 21 times. Clark, Schroeder and Smith were All-American first team selections three times, while Grier and Pope were two-time selections. Grier and Clark were tabbed the NCAA’s Player of the Year in 1984 and 1991, respectively, while Herrmann earned similar honors in 1997 from U.S. Water Polo as Pepperdine won its first-ever NCAA crown. Pepperdine men’s water polo players have been All-Americans of any sort 80 times.

Luchs, Eric.....................1978, 79, 80, 81 Lujan, Preston.....................2006, 07, 08 Lupien, John........................1987, 88, 89 MacDonell, Eric...............................2007 MacDonell, JP.....................2006, 07, 08 MacDonell, Mat.............2004, 05, 07, 08 Macedo, Conrad............1991, 92, 93, 94 Madill, Scott...................1984, 85, 86, 87 Maggiora, Ned...........................1975, 76 Malone, Duffer.................................1983 Mann, Doug...................2003, 04, 05, 06 Markevitz, Peter..............................1977 Marksbury, Ian...........................1981, 82 Marriner, Mike............................1996, 97 Marshall, Scott.................................1975 Matarangas, Paul......................1986, 89 Matarangas, Rob.................1981, 83, 84 Matthies, Morgan.................2001, 02, 03 McAllister, Brian...................1995, 96, 97 McBroom, Tyler...............................2004 McCain, Justin.................................2002 McLain, Bryce............................2007, 08 McMillan, Jim.............................1983, 84 McPherson, Matt.................1999, 00, 01 Meaney, Pat...................1976, 77, 78, 80 Medigovich, Ryan......................2000, 01 Milcovich, Andrew......................2007, 08 Millar, Brian......................................1993 Miller, Grant...................2004, 05, 07, 08 Miller, Robbie...................................2004 Moore, Robert...........................1980, 81 Moses, Merrill................1995, 96, 97, 98 Muncy, Russ..................1975, 76, 77, 78 Myers, David.............................1975, 76 Neal, Jack............................1979, 81, 82 Nichols, John...................................1988 Nicolls, Dean.......................1982, 83, 85 Niehaus, Karl.............................2001, 02 Noriega, Juan..................................1989 Nutcher, Bob..............................1990, 91 O’Brien, Mike...................................1975 O’Connor, Brian.........................1980, 81 O’Donnell, Bruce.............................1976 Oeser, Curtis.................1975, 76, 77, 79 Oliveria, Brian................1976, 77, 78, 79 Oshiro, Chris.................1975, 76, 77, 78 Otsugi, Marcus................................1988 Outcalt, Greg.................1980, 81, 82, 83 Outcalt, Kevin................1978, 79, 80, 82 Padilla, Pat..........................1978, 79, 80 Palermo, Dave.................................1978 Palstra, Mike....................................1977 Parlee, Chase..................................2007 Pearce, Robert................................1983 Peetz, Mike................................1998, 00 Pendergraft, Adam....................1996, 97 Phelan, Darren....................1982, 83, 85 Pickler, Roger..................................1975 Pinciroli, Filipe.................................2001 Poljak, Sasa..................1985, 86, 87, 89 Pope, Jeremy............................1997, 98 Poulson, Michael.............................1992 Puccio, Tom.....................................1984 Purcell, Larry.......................1981, 82, 83

TERRY SCHROEDER Pusic, Viktor...............................1982, 84 Rabello, Henry.....................1990, 91, 92 Radka, Mike........................1992, 93, 95 Rangle, Mark...................................1979 Reagan, Robert...................1992, 93, 94 Reichert, Paul..................................1987 Richeson, Chris.............1997, 98, 99, 00 Ring, John.................................1978, 79 Rodriguez, Alex.........................1996, 97 Rodriguez, William....................2001, 02 Romine, Michael..............................1999 Rowland, W.R. . ............1977, 78, 79, 80 Rowland, Rodney......................1982, 83 Russell, Jon ....................................1982 Ruzic, Vukan.............................1983, 84 Saber, Graham................................2007 Sanford, Gaston........................2006, 08 Schuler, Peter............................1991, 92 Sciutto, Brian.................1992, 93, 94, 95 Schroeder, Lance..........1978, 79, 80, 81 Schroeder, Terry............1976, 77, 78, 80 Scott, Rick...........................1984, 85, 86 Seaton, Kernit..................................1987 Seminoff, Scott..............1992, 93, 94, 95 Shaler, Tim................................1988, 90 Shandor, Bill..................1980, 81, 82, 83 Shirikjian, Vatche...........1993, 94, 95, 96 Simeroth, Dan.................................1975 Singleton, Stu..................................1977 Smith, Curtis....................................1983 Smith, Greg.........................1990, 91, 92 Smith, Jesse..................2001, 02, 03, 05 Snyder, Clayton...................2006, 07, 08 Sokil, Greg.....................1983, 84, 85, 86 Soltis, Michael...............1999, 00, 01, 02 Sotomayor, David............................1984 Spataru, Philip...........................1999, 02 Stachowski, Travis.....................2006, 07

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Stein, Brook.....................................1988 Stenberg, Craig.............1988, 89, 90, 91 Sterkel, Jon...................1977, 78, 79, 80 Stevens, Clay..................................1976 Stricklen, Tom......................2004, 05, 06 Sulger, Mark..............................1978, 79 Sutter, Rob....................1986, 87, 88, 89 Tait, Ben....................................2003, 05 Tilden, Chris..................1996, 97, 98, 00 Tompkins, Val......................1991, 93, 95 Touloumian, David...........................1995 Villa, Uriel........................................2007 Vollen, John...................1977, 78, 80, 81 Walker, Chris...................................1997 Walker, David..................................1989 Walkup, Mark.......................1981, 82, 83 Wasko, Frank..................................1979 Wasko, John..................1977, 78, 79, 82 Watson, Jordan...............................2006 Watson, Taylor.....................2005, 07, 08 Welde, Matt.........................2004, 05, 06 Whitehead, Brian.......................1984, 85 Whitlock, Brian....................2004, 05, 06 Whitmore, Matt................................1981 Willey, Jonathon..............................1997 Williams, Michael.............................1976 Willis, Jeff............................2004, 05, 06 Wilson, Jeff......................................1981 Wise, Matt........................................2005 Wolff, Jamie.....................................2006 Wood, Erik.....................1987, 88, 89, 90 Wright, Charles..........................2006, 07 Wylie, Ray.................................1979, 80 Wynn, Matt..........................1993, 95, 96 Wynn, Ryan...............................1997, 99 Young, Jacob...................................2008 Young, James..................................1988


WATER POLO HISTORY

1997 CHAMPIONS RECORDS The Pepperdine water polo team has advanced to the NCAA Championships 12 times and has compiled a cumulative record to date of 18-17 (.514). Pepperdine advanced to the NCAA Championships in 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1997 — winning the national title for the first time in 1997.

1997 PEPPERDINE WATER POLO TEAM: Front row (from left): head doach Terry Schroeder and assistant coach Jim McMillan. Second row (from left): Michael Romine, Ryan Rynn, Adam Pendergraft, Merrill Moses, Christian Jensen, Quenton Gebeau, Peter Joseph, Dallas Hitchcock. Third row (from left): Alex Steinhreimer, Paul Towers, Josh Drais, Andy Druininga, Mike Mariner, Galen Okazaki, Alex Rodriguez, Jonathan Wiley, Jack Kocur. Top row (from left): Chris Richeson, Brian McAllister, Chris Tilden, Todd King, Jeremy Pope, Alan Herrmann, Dustin Raddatz, Chris Walker, Marcus Dilday.

1977 4th place — #3 seed Nov. 26-27 at Providence, R.I. Pepperdine 14, Loyola-Chicago 11 California 11, Pepperdine 10 Stanford 10, Pepperdine 6

1989 4th place — #4 seed Nov. 24-26 at Indianapolis, Ind. Pepperdine 13, Long Beach State 8 California 10, Pepperdine 9 Stanford 7, Pepperdine 5

1978 4th place — #4 seed Nov. 25-26 at Long Beach, Calif. Pepperdine 10, Bucknell 9 Stanford 14, Pepperdine 8 UC Irvine 12, Pepperdine 7

1990 5th place — #5 seed Nov. 23-25 at Long Beach, Calif. UCLA 10, Pepperdine 9 Pepperdine 13, Brown 6 Pepperdine 16, Air Force 13

1980 4th place — #5 seed Nov. 29-30 at Long Beach, Calif. Pepperdine 9, USC 8 Stanford 17, Pepperdine 6 UC Irvine 10, Pepperdine 8

1991 3rd place — #2 seed Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Long Beach, Calif. Pepperdine 18, Slippery Rock 9 UCLA 6, Pepperdine 5 Pepperdine 9, UC Irvine 7

1984 4th place — #4 seed Nov. 24-25 at Long Beach, Calif. Pepperdine 12, UCLA 11 Stanford 11, Pepperdine 6 USC 13, Pepperdine 10

1992 5th place — #5 seed Nov. 27-29 at Long Beach, Calif. UC Irvine 11, Pepperdine 8 Pepperdine 18, Navy 9 Pepperdine 13, UC San Diego 6

1986 4th place — #4 seed Nov. 28-30 at Long Beach, Calif. Pepperdine 10, USC 9 Stanford 15, Pepperdine 8 UCLA 12, Pepperdine 11

1994 5th place — #4 seed Nov. 25-27 at Long Beach, Calif. UCLA 8, Pepperdine 7 (OT) Pepperdine 10, Air Force 5 Pepperdine 13, Navy 10

1987 5th place — #6 seed Nov. 27-29 at Long Beach, Calif. UCLA 11, Pepperdine 7 Pepperdine 16, Navy 8 Pepperdine 13, Stanford 12 (OT)

1997 NCAA CHAMPIONS — #1 seed Dec. 5-7 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pepperdine 13, UC Davis 8 Pepperdine 8, USC 7 (OT)

YEARLY GOAL-SCORING LEADERS

YEARLY GOALKEEPER SAVE LEADERS

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

David Myers..........................110 David Myers........................... 94 Terry Schroeder................... 129 Terry Schroeder................... 138 Curtis Oeser.......................... 50 Terry Schroeder................... 125 Eric Luchs.............................. 73 Viktor Pusic............................ 50 Mike Grier.............................. 64 Pero Asic............................... 94 Aaron Chasen........................ 87 Sasa Poljak............................ 83 Rafael Gandarillas................. 87 Rob Sutter............................. 46 Geoffrey Clark....................... 90 Henry Rabello........................ 83 Geoffrey Clark....................... 85 Alex Asta................................ 69 Alan Herrmann...................... 51 Alan Herrmann...................... 62 Alan Herrmann...................... 54 Alex Rodriguez/Todd King..... 38 Jeremy Pope......................... 54 Jeremy Pope......................... 37 Greg Lonzo............................ 53 Greg Lonzo............................ 59 Greg Lonzo............................ 50 Jesse Smith........................... 65 Jesse Smith........................... 55 Grant Miller............................ 50 Jesse Smith........................... 51 JP MacDonell........................ 60 Adam Hewko......................... 59 JP MacDonell........................ 52

Ned Maggiora...................... 186 Ned Maggiora...................... 165 Bob Evjene.......................... 226 John Wasko......................... 267 John Wasko......................... 249 Bob Evjene.......................... 259 Bob Evjene.......................... 286 Ian Marksbury...................... 228 Vukan Ruzic......................... 260 Vukan Ruzic......................... 416 Juan Carlos Garay............... 170 Roberto Borelli..................... 131 Juan Carlos Garay............... 173 John Lupien......................... 125 Wells Guthrie....................... 265 Wells Guthrie....................... 251 Peter Schuler....................... 215 Peter Schuler....................... 231 Greg Hevener...................... 168 Vatche Shirikjian.................. 215 Merrill Moses....................... 165 Merrill Moses....................... 218 Merrill Moses....................... 207 Merrill Moses....................... 224 Michael Soltis...................... 185 Michael Soltis...................... 176 Michael Soltis...................... 149 Michael Soltis...................... 202 Ben Tait................................ 185 Robbie Miller........................ 162 Ben Tait................................ 216 Travis Stachowski................ 145 Travis Stachowski................ 174 John Hahn........................... 152

SINGLE-SEASON GOAL-SCORING LEADERS

CAREER GOAL-SCORING LEADERS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12. 15. 16. 18. 19. 21. 22. 24. 25.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Terry Schroeder (1978)............ 138 Terry Schroeder (1977)............ 129 Terry Schroeder (1980)............ 125 David Myers (1975)...................110 David Myers (1976).................... 94 Pero Asic (1984)......................... 94 Mike Grier (1984)....................... 93 Geoffrey Clark (1989)................. 90 Aaron Chasen (1985)................. 87 Rafael Gandarillas (1987).......... 87 Geoffrey Clark (1991)................. 85 Sasa Poljak (1986)..................... 83 Sasa Poljak (1987)..................... 83 Henry Rabello (1990)................. 83 Pero Asic (1986)......................... 79 Sasa Poljak (1985)..................... 77 Sasa Poljak (1989)..................... 77 Geoffrey Clark (1990)................. 75 Eric Luchs (1981)....................... 73 Viktor Pusic (1984)..................... 73 Jon Sterkel (1980)...................... 70 Aaron Chasen (1987)................. 69 Alex Asta (1992)......................... 69 Rafael Gandarillas (1986).......... 66 Pero Asic (1985)......................... 65 Jesse Smith (2002).................... 65

Terry Schroeder (1977-80)....... 392 Sasa Poljak (1985-89).............. 320 Geoffrey Clark (1989-91).......... 250 Pero Asic (1984-86)................. 239 Rafael Gandarillas (1985-89)... 223 Alan Herrmann (1993-97)........ 218 Aaron Chasen (1985-87).......... 215 Jesse Smith (2001-05)............. 213 David Myers (1975-76)............. 204 Henry Rabello (1990-92).......... 193 Grant Miller (2004-08).............. 177 Greg Lonzo (1998-01).............. 175 Adam Hewko (2004-08)........... 172 JP MacDonell (2006-08)......... 170 Mike Grier (1983-84)................ 157 Zachary Holder (1990-94)........ 141 Jack Kocur (1993-97)............... 138 Eric Luchs (1978-81)................ 138 Robbie Boyer (1984-87)........... 130 Viktor Pusic (1982-84).............. 123 Michael Hausmann (1999-03)...115 Alex Asta (1991-92)...................112 Pat Meaney (1978-80)............. 107 Rob Sutter (1986-89)............... 105 Devin Hurst (1990-94).............. 101 Chris Tilden (1996-00).............. 100

(Note: Pepperdine water polo records are only complete through the 1984 season.)

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HONORS & AWARDS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1984 Mike Grier 1991 Geoffrey Clark 1997 Alan Herrmann

NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

1997 Terry Schroeder

ALL-AMERICANS 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Ned Maggiora (1st) David Myers (1st) Terry Schroeder (1st) Don Caskey (2nd) Doug Demirelli (HM) Bob Evjene (HM) Terry Schroeder (1st) Pat Meaney (HM) Jon Sterkel (3rd) Terry Schroeder (1st) Bob Evjene (2nd) Jon Sterkel (2nd) Pat Meaney (HM) Bob Evjene (2nd) Ognyen Kuraica (HM) Mike Grier (1st) Greg Outcalt (HM) Mike Grier (1st) Pero Asic (HM) Victor de la Vega (HM) Victor Pusic (HM) Vukan Ruzic (HM) Aaron Chasen (HM) Sasa Poljak (2nd) Pero Asic (3rd) Aaron Chasen (3rd) Sasa Poljak (1st) Aaron Chasen (HM) Rafael Gandarillas (HM) Tucker Johnston (HM) Geoffrey Clark (1st) Sasa Poljak (2nd)

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008

Geoffrey Clark (1st) Henry Rabello (2nd) Geoffrey Clark (1st) Henry Rabello (2nd) Peter Schuler (HM) Alex Asta (2nd) Henry Rabello (2nd) Peter Schuler (3rd) Alan Herrmann (HM) Alan Herrmann (2nd) Jack Kocur (3rd) Zachary Holder (HM) Alan Herrmann (2nd) Larry Felix (HM) Jack Kocur (HM) Alex Rodriguez (3rd) Merrill Moses (HM) Alan Herrmann (1st) Jack Kocur (1st) Merrill Moses (1st) Jeremy Pope (1st) Christian Jensen (HM) Todd King (HM) Jeremy Pope (1st) Merrill Moses (2nd) Todd King (3rd) Greg Lonzo (2nd) Sean Hylton (HM) Greg Lonzo (2nd) Michael Soltis (3rd) Sean Hylton (HM) Greg Lonzo (1st) Jesse Smith (2nd) Michael Soltis (3rd) Jesse Smith (1st) Karl Niehaus (2nd) Michael Soltis (HM) Jesse Smith (1st) Mike Hausmann (2nd) Josh Acosta (2nd) Grant Miller (HM) Jesse Smith (1st) Grant Miller (HM) Adam Hewko (2nd) Adam Hewko (1st) Grant Miller (2nd) JP MacDonell (3rd) John Hahn (HM)

CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1980 1984 1986 1987 1989 1990 1991 1997

Terry Schroeder Mike Grier Sasa Poljak Sasa Poljak Geoffrey Clark Geoffrey Clark Geoffrey Clark Alan Herrmann Merrill Moses (GK)

CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR 1984 1989 1997 1998 2008

Rick Rowland Terry Schroeder Terry Schroeder Terry Schroeder (co) Jack Kocur (co)

ALLCONFERENCE 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

Don Caskey (1st) Doug Demirelli (1st) Bob Evjene (1st) Terry Schroeder (1st) Terry Schroeder (1st) Pat Meaney (2nd) John Vollen (2nd) John Wasko (HM) John Sterkel (1st) Ray Wylie (2nd) John Wasko (2nd) Bob Evjene (1st) Terry Schroeder (1st) Jon Sterkel (1st) Pat Meaney (2nd) Hans Kruip (HM) Bob Evjene (1st) Erik Luchs (2nd) Ognyen Kuraica (2nd) Mike Grier (1st) Greg Outcalt (2nd)

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

Victor de la Vega (1st) Mike Grier (1st) Vukan Ruzic (1st) Viktor Pusic (2nd) Aaron Chasen (1st) Sasa Poljak (HM) Sasa Poljak (1st) Pero Asic (1st) Robbie Boyer (2nd) Aaron Chasen (2nd) Rafael Gandarillas (2nd) Sasa Poljak (1st) Aaron Chasen (2nd) Rafael Gandarillas (2nd) Tucker Johnson (2nd) Geoffrey Clark (1st) Sasa Poljak (1st) Paul Matarangas (2nd) Rob Sutter (HM) Geoffrey Clark (1st) Steve Long (2nd) Henry Rabello (2nd) Geoffrey Clark (1st) Peter Schuler (1st) Henry Rabello (1st) Zachary Holder (2nd) Alex Asta (HM) Alex Asta (1st) Henry Rabello (1st) Peter Schuler (1st) Zachary Holder (2nd) Alan Herrmann (1st) Larry Felix (2nd) Alan Herrmann (2nd) Alan Herrmann (1st) Larry Felix (3rd) Jack Kocur (HM) Merrill Moses (HM) Alex Rodriguez (3rd) Merrill Moses (3rd) Christian Jensen (HM) Chris Tilden (HM) Alan Herrmann (1st) Jack Kocur (1st) Merrill Moses (1st) Jeremy Pope (2nd) Jeremy Pope (1st) Merrill Moses (2nd) Tod King (3rd)

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Greg Lonzo (2nd) Sean Hylton (HM) Peter Joseph (HM) Michael Soltis (HM) Greg Lonzo (2nd) Sean Hylton (3rd) Michael Soltis (3rd) Chris Tilden (HM) Jesse Smith (1st) Greg Lonzo (2nd) Michael Soltis (3rd) Scott Harvey (HM) Jesse Smith (1st) Karl Niehaus (3rd) Michael Soltis (HM) Scott Harvey (HM) Jesse Smith (1st) Michael Hausmann (2nd) Josh Acosta (HM) Josh Acosta (3rd) Grant Miller (3rd) Adam Hewko (HM) Robbie Miller (HM) Jesse Smith (1st) Grant Miller (3rd) Adam Hewko (HM) JP MacDonell (HM) Adam Hewko (3rd) Grant Miller (3rd) JP MacDonell (HM) JP MacDonell (1st) Grant Miller (1st) Adam Hewko (2nd) Clayton Snyder (3rd)

ALL-NCAA TOURNAMENT 1977 1978 1980 1984 1986 1987 1989 1990

Terry Schroeder (1st) Terry Schroeder (1st) Terry Schroeder (1st) *Michael Grier (1st) Pero Asic (HM) Victor de la Vega (HM) Viktor Pusic (HM) Sasa Poljak (1st) Aaron Chasen (2nd) Sasa Poljak (1st) Sasa Poljak (1st) Geoffrey Clark (1st) Geoffrey Clark (1st)

1991 Geoffrey Clark (1st) Peter Schuler (2nd) Henry Rabello (2nd) Zachary Holder (HM) 1992 Alex Asta (2nd) Henry Rabello (2nd) 1994 Alan Herrmann (2nd) 1997 * Alan Herrmann (1st) * Merrill Moses (1st) * Jeremy Pope (1st) Jack Kocur (2nd) * Most Outstanding Player

MPSF ALL-ACADEMIC 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Scott Harvey Jordan Keitel Morgan Matthies Michael Soltis Scott Harvey Michael Hausmann Jordan Keitel Morgan Matthies Michael Soltis Matt Hahn Scott Harvey Michael Hausmann Thomas Jasper Jordan Keitel Morgan Matthies Matt Hahn Thomas Jasper Jason Langten Robbie Miller Matt Hahn Jason Langten Jason Langten Adam Hewko Taylor Watson Adam Hewko Blake Hubbell Andrew Milcovich Clayton Snyder

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 1997 Alan Herrmann (1st)

RALEIGH RUNNELS MEMORIAL POOL Site of the 1984 Olympic water polo competition, Pepperdine’s Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool is recognized as a sparkling blue jewel carved amidst the rugged Santa Monica Mountains. The Pepperdine facility has gained prominence and fame as one of the premier aquatic centers, located on one of the most picturesque campuses in the world. Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool also served as the host facility for the 1983 FINA Cup water polo competition. The U.S. National Water Polo team has trained extensively at the Malibu-based pool, which is a popular spot for faculty, staff, students and local residents. Versatility is another key characteristic of the facility. In addition to water polo, Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool has been the site of several distinguished swimming competitions. Named in memory of Raleigh Neal Runnels, son of Pepperdine Chancellor Dr. Charles Runnels and a cancer victim at age 17, the pool was dedicated on April 18, 1976. The facility was primarily funded through the generosity of Mrs. Frank Rogers Seaver and Morris B. Pendleton. Opened for use in 1975, the pool was designed and built by Nader Construction. It contains approximately 700,000 gallons of water, ranges from three to 16 feet in depth and is equipped with one- and three-meter diving boards. The estimated construction cost was $450,000. Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool was renovated in the spring of 1997 with an improved filtering system. Pepperdine’s all-time 34-year record in games played at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool stands at 258-94 (.733). The Waves have posted a winning record at home in 29 of 34 seasons, including a perfect 10-0 record during the national championship season of 1997.

ALL-TIME RECORD AT RALEIGH RUNNELS MEMORIAL POOL YEAR 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

W 5 7 10 10 7 15 9 7 13 18 7 11 12 6 11 6 8

L 3 4 1 4 3 2 4 6 2 1 6 2 1 9 1 2 0

PCT. .625 .636 .909 .714 .700 .882 .692 .538 .867 .947 .538 .846 .923 .400 .917 .750 1.000

1992 5 3 .625 1993 4 3 .571 1994 3 2 .600 1995 6 2 .750 1996 2 5 .286 1997 10 0 1.000 1998 3 3 .500 1999 7 3 .700 2000 5 3 .625 2001 6 1 .857 2002 5 2 .714 2003 8 1 .889 2004 3 3 .500 2005 8 2 .800 2006 4 5 .444 2007 6 1 .857 2008 11 4 .733 34 Years 258 94 .733

1984 OLYMPICS

2009 PEPPERDINE MEN’S WATER POLO • 20


THIS IS

“What we hope to build is much more than a beautiful campus. It will, as you can sense, be that. But if that is all we shall have accomplished, we shall have failed. What we hope to create here, in these hills, is a spirit of place. A place where minds will be opened, where lives will be changed, where lasting relationships will be formed.” — Seaver College Dedication, May 23, 1970


PEPPERDINE

• Malibu is located right alongside the Pacific Ocean, just about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Pepperdine’s picturesque campus is just a few hundred yards up the hill from Malibu Beach. The Malibu area, as well as all of Southern California, offers tremendous recreation, sporting and entertainment opportunities.

• Pepperdine’s motto is “Freely ye received, freely give” (Matt. 10:8).

• Pepperdine is an independent, medium-sized Christian institution committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values. • Approximately 8,000 students are enrolled in five colleges and schools, including Seaver College, the flagship undergraduate school of liberal arts and sciences. A bachelor’s degree is available in nearly 40 areas of study. • Pepperdine was ranked number 56 by the U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s best colleges in 2009 (and is the only West Coast Conference school in the top 100). • Pepperdine was awarded the title of “Most Beautiful Campus” by the Princeton Review in 2005. • The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.


UNIVERSITY • Students and alumni consistently cite the quality, accessibility and caring nature of the faculty and staff as among Pepperdine’s major strengths. • There are 395 full-time teaching faculty, and 98% of full-time faculty have earned doctoral degrees. Students are provided with experiential opportunities, including research projects and internships so that their knowledge can be put to practice. • 75% of Pepperdine undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. • Pepperdine University is respected both nationally and internationally. Students come to Pepperdine from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide. Additionally, nearly 60% of Pepperdine’s undergraduate students study abroad at one point within one more than 20 international programs. • Pepperdine was recently voted as having the seventhbest study-abroad program in the nation by the Institute of International Education. Study-abroad programs include Heidelberg, Germany; London, England; Florence, Italy; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lausanne, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China. • Among the 38 different majors offered, the top five at Seaver College are business administration, advertising, international studies, international business, psychology and political science. • The University was founded in 1937 by George Pepperdine, a Christian businessman who established the Western Auto Supply Company.


ATHLETIC

Pepperdine is classified as an NCAA Division I-AAA school (Division I schools that do not sponsor football), and the Waves are one of the very best of their kind. Since the I-AAA Athletic Director’s Association All-Sports Trophy was established, ranking the various schools on their postseason success, Pepperdine has finished in the top six every single time, including in first place twice (2004-05 and 2005-06). In the annual NACDA Director’s Cup standings, which measures overall postseason success, Pepperdine has finished first among all of its West Coast Conference rivals for 13 straight years.

Men’s Basketball

Jennifer Lacy

Over the years, the Pepperdine men’s basketball program has made 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, captured at least a share of 16 conference titles, won three West Coast Conference Tournament titles and sent dozens of players into professional basketball. Head coach Tom Asbury was one of the top coaches in the WCC’s history from 1989-94 and he has returned to Malibu to help the program thrive once again.

Baseball

The 1992 College World Series champions, Pepperdine baseball has recorded a remarkable 32 straight 30-win seasons. The Waves have advanced to the NCAA Championships 25 times, including five times under head coach Steve Rodriguez. Pepperdine has captured 17 regularseason WCC crowns and four WCC Championship Series titles. Twenty-nine alums have gone on to success in Major League Baseball. Dan Haren

Yakhouba Diawara

Women’s Basketball

With seven postseason appearances in the last 11 seasons, the Pepperdine women’s basketball team has developed into a consistent winner and a contender in the West Coast Conference. The Waves made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2000 with an at-large bid, then captured the WCC Tournament title and subsequent NCAA appearances in 2002, 2003 and 2006, the most recent coming under head coach Julie Rousseau.

Cross Country / Track

Head coach Robert Radnoti has the goal of national prominence for his cross country and track programs. The Waves were extremely strong in these sports at their SouthCentral campus from the 1930s to the 1960s, with All-Americans and Olympians to their credit. However, the programs were dropped briefly when the university moved its campus to Malibu. The Waves have made great strides in cross country over the years and track was added again in the past few years.

Women’s Soccer

One of the youngest programs on Pepperdine’s campus, the women’s soccer team has quickly developed into among the strongest in recent years. Since its inaugural season in 1993, the Waves have posted 10-win seasons 10 times and made the NCAA Tournament five straight years from 2001-05. Head coach Tim Ward has helped his Waves reach the NCAA’s Sweet 16 on two occasions.

Anna Picarelli


SUCCESS Men’s Volleyball

Pepperdine’s most successful program has won five NCAA men’s volleyball championships, second-most of any school, with the last title coming in 2005. The program is synonymous with head coach Marv Dunphy, who was responsible for four of the titles and has also had a long association with USA Volleyball. Pepperdine has made the NCAA Championships event on 15 occasions, including six times in the past decade.

Jonathan Winder

Men’s Golf

The 1997 NCAA men’s golf champions and a regular at the top of the West Coast Conference’s leaderboard, Pepperdine competes with the nation’s best. The Waves have won 16 WCC titles since 1987 and have 11 straight NCAA regional appearances. Pepperdine won the NCAA title in John Geiberger’s first season and have posted two other top 10 national finishes.

Michael Putnam

Women’s Volleyball

Andre Begemann

For most of its history, the Pepperdine women’s volleyball program has boasted one of the nation’s top coaches in Nina Matthies, who took over in 1983. Since the West Coast Conference added women’s volleyball, the Waves have been the league’s dominant program with 10 titles. Since 1981, the Waves have made 20 trips to the NCAA Championships, including 11 in the last 12 years.

Men’s Tennis

No team has been more consistent then Pepperdine’s men’s tennis program, which wins the West Coast Conference title and makes the NCAA Tournament with amazing regularity. The Waves have won 40 WCC titles, including 19 in a row. Led by head coach Adam Steinberg, the Waves reached the pinnacle in 2006 and won the national championship.

Jesse Smith

Men’s Water Polo

Pepperdine was the host site of the 1984 Olympic water polo competition, so it should be no surprise that the Waves excel in the sport. Pepperdine has advanced to the NCAA Championships 12 times in its history and captured the national crown in 1997. Current coach Jack Kocur was a player on that title team. The Waves have won at least a share of conference titles nine times and have finished in the top 10 in the national rankings every year since 1976.

Katie Wilkins

Women’s Golf

In the last 16 seasons since Laurie Gibbs became head coach, the Pepperdine women’s golf program has developed into a national championship contender. The Waves have won 11 WCC titles, been to 11 straight NCAA Regional tournaments and have made nine NCAA Championships appearances. The Waves finished second in the nation in 2003 and boast four top-five finishes.

Katherine Hull

Sylvia Kosakowski

Women’s Tennis

No coach has been on staff at Pepperdine for more consecutive years than Gualberto Escudero, who took over as women’s tennis head coach in 1977-78. His tenure has featured WCC titles (21, including seven in a row), NCAA Tournament appearances (26, with 12 in a row) and top 25 finishes (including eight times in the nation’s top 10). Lindsay Adarme

Women’s Swimming & Diving

For more than 20 years, Pepperdine has thrived in the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference. The Waves have had nine consecutive topfive finishes under head coach Nick Rodionoff, including a program-best-tying secondplace finish in 2008. Ten of Pepperdine’s 20 record times have come under Rodionoff’s watch.


CHAMPIONS

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

1978 1985 1986 1992 1992 1997 1997 2005 2006

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL MEN’S VOLLEYBALL MEN’S VOLLEYBALL MEN’S VOLLEYBALL BASEBALL MEN’S GOLF MEN’S WATER POLO MEN’S VOLLEYBALL MEN’S TENNIS

The fact that Pepperdine has won NCAA championships in five different men’s sports is a rare feat, as the Waves are one of only 14 schools to accomplish this. Making it even more noteworthy is that Pepperdine is the only non-BCS school and is by far the smallest. Following are the 14 schools with their enrollment figures. Arizona State (63,278) California (33,000) Indiana (38,247) Michigan (38,006) Michigan State (45,520) Minnesota (50,042) Ohio State (50,504) Oklahoma State (32,721) Penn State (42,294) Pepperdine (8,000) Stanford (14,890) UCLA (36,890) USC (33,000) Wisconsin (41,466) Additional national championships have been won by the now-defunct football squad (1947 small college), men’s tennis (1952 NAIA), Jerome Jones and Kelly Jones (1984 NCAA Tennis Doubles Tournament), Carlos DiLaura and Kelly Jones (1985 NCAA Tennis Doubles Tournament) and Robbie Weiss (1988 NCAA Tennis Singles Tournament).

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS BASEBALL (17 WCC regular season): 1974, ‘75, ‘76, ‘84, ‘85, ‘86 (co), ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘95, 2001, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 (co); (4 WCC Championship Series): 2001, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 MEN’S BASKETBALL (12 WCC regular season): 1962, ‘76, ‘81 (co), ‘82, ‘83, ‘85, ‘86, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, 2000, ‘02 (co); (3 WCC Tournaments): 1991, ‘92, ‘94; (4 CCAA Regular Season): 1950, ‘51, ‘52, ‘53 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4 WCC regular season): 1999 (co), 2000, ‘02, ‘03; (3 WCC Tournaments): 2002, ‘03, ‘06 MEN’S GOLF (16 WCC titles): 1987, ‘89, ‘91, ‘92, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 WOMEN’S GOLF (11 WCC titles): 1998, ‘99, 2000, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 WOMEN’S SOCCER (1 WCC regular season): 2002 MEN’S TENNIS (40 WCC titles): 1958, ‘62, ‘63, ‘69, ‘70, ‘73, ‘74, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77, ‘78, ‘79, ‘80, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 WOMEN’S TENNIS (21 WCC titles): 1988, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 MEN’S VOLLEYBALL (5 MPSF regular season): 2000, ‘02, ‘03, ‘05, ‘07; (4 MPSF Tournaments): 1998, 2002, ‘05, ‘08; (1 WIVA regular season): 1992; (3 SCIVA regular season): 1976 (co), ‘78 (co), ‘85 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (10 WCC regular season): 1985, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘99, 2001, ‘02, ‘03 MEN’S WATER POLO (2 MPSF regular season): 1997, 2002; (3 Big West regular season): ‘89 (co), ‘90 (co), ‘91 (co); (3 PCAA regular season): 1980, ‘84, ‘86; (1 PCAA Tournament): 1977


COMMUNITY

Pepperdine University’s goal is to “strengthen lives for purpose, service and leadership” and the Pepperdine Athletics Department is a strong believer in helping its student-athletes to meet this goal. The school’s athletic teams embrace the concept of volunteerism and service to the community. Teams are regularly taking on projects that will better the lives of others. Step Forward is an annual day held each fall that is devoted to community service, when more than a thousand Pepperdine students, staff, faculty and alumni will disperse throughout Southern California in order to lend a hand to those in need. Pepperdine’s athletic teams have been front and center as part of this event, as well as other service opportunities year-round.

LIFE SKILLS/SAAC The Pepperdine University Athletics Department is committed to a program of life skills that provides educational experiences and services in order to develop well-balanced life styles for student-athletes; to encourage growth in decision making, planning and fulfillment of career and life goals; and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting. The program is required for every incoming freshman and transfer student-athlete. Nationally recognized speakers and a life skills class are part of the program. Topics are chosen to support the following commitment purpose statements: • Commitment to Academic Excellence — To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation. • Commitment to Athletics Excellence — To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletics programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student athlete.

• Commitment to Personal Development — To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for studentathletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decision making skills. • Commitment to Service — To engage the studentathlete in service to his/her campus and surrounding communities. • Commitment to Career Development — To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals. The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is comprised of two student leaders from each athletic team at Pepperdine. National SAACs at a glance: • Generate a student-athlete voice within the NCAA structure. • Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation. • Recommend potential NCAA legislation. • Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest. • Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA. • Promote a positive student-athlete image.


ATHLETIC FIRESTONE FIELDHOUSE

RALEIGH RUNNELS MEMORIAL POOL

RALPHSSTRAUS TENNIS CENTER


FACILITIES EDDY D. FIELD STADIUM

TARI FRAHM ROKUS FIELD

STOTSENBERG TRACK

WEIGHT ROOM

TRAINING ROOM


ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT PEPPERDINE ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY The Athletics Department supports and endorses the Pepperdine University Mission Statement. At Pepperdine University, student-athletes will be provided with opportunities to achieve goals as stated by the University founder, Mr. George Pepperdine. His original statement of purpose is still the guiding principle of the University: “Therefore, as my contribution to the wellbeing and happiness of this generation and those that follow, I am endowing this institution to help young men and women prepare themselves for a life of usefulness in this competitive world and to help them build a foundation of Christian character and faith which will survive the storms of life.” Intercollegiate student-athletes representing Pepperdine University will be bonafide students pursuing degree programs of their choice who enjoy the opportunity to develop their athletics abilities consistent with the high standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership and institutional tradition.

ANDREW BENTON

DR. JOHN WATSON

DR. DON SHORES

SAM LAGANA

University President

Athletics Director

Further, it is recognized that the Pepperdine University Athletics Program: • is an integral part of a total university spectrum involving students, faculty, administrators, staff and patrons. • should develop character, maturity and a sense of fair play as well as athletics excellence. • should promote pride in the University among students, faculty, staff and community supporters. • should generate revenue to support, in part, all intercollegiate athletics teams representing the University. • should abide by the letter and spirit of the law requiring nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed or national origin. • must abide by all rules and regulations as set forth by the institution, the governing conferences and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Faculty Athletics Rep.

Associate Vice Chancellor

DR. STEVE POTTS

ROXANNE LEVENSON

PEPPERDINE ATHLETICS OBJECTIVES Among the objectives of the Pepperdine University Athletics program are the following: • to develop an awareness and understanding of the human person, including intellectual, physical, social and spiritual dimensions. • to encourage scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship, fair play and an appreciation of opponents and amateur athletics. • to develop teamwork, respect for authority and an appreciation of rules and regulations governing the game. • to develop an attitude of responsibility to society. • to develop an appreciation for the beauty of physical performance and aesthetic values. • to prepare students for meaningful and satisfying careers. • to help students gain understanding and respect for individuals from other backgrounds and cultures. • to encourage students to become involved in neighborhood and community service activities. • to field disciplined and competitive teams seeking superior athletic performance within established rules and ethical conduct. • to schedule appropriate competition for the athletes and teams. • to have the University’s Athletics Department recognized as an ethical leader and an example of excellence in management, performance and conduct. • to provide superior facilities for competition, training and teaching. • to seek continual improvement in the system of intercollegiate athletics by reducing pressures on coaches which might lead to improprieties. • to create a positive, enjoyable and fun home event experience for Pepperdine students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans.

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT Athletics: (310) 506-4150 Tickets: (866) WAVE-TIX 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Calif., 90263 www.PepperdineSports.com

Sr. Associate Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

DAVID RHOADES

KARIN TAYLOR

Associate Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

CINDY DEL DOSSO

MARCUS BROWN

Associate Athletics Director

Assistant Athletics Director


WCC

When the West Coast Conference first got its start back in 1952, the founders really had only one goal in mind — to create a convenient way for five Bay Area schools to play basketball. What has grown from that original vision some 57 years ago is a marvelously cohesive athletics league that is competitive at a national level in 13 sports. The eight current members of the WCC span the western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico. Though the institutions range from the pine forests of Eastern Washington to the sun-drenched beaches of Southern California, the combined excellence in academics and athletics sets the conference apart on the national scene and draws the individual institutions together in a common mission. The WCC sponsors championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball. Originally chartered as the California Basketball Association, the five-team league included Pacific, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, San Jose State and Santa Clara, and the firstever men’s basketball game was played January 2, 1953. After three seasons of play under that name, the conference expanded to include Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine in 1955, and became known as the West Coast Athletic Conference in 1956. The name was shortened in 1989. The current alignment of Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary’s College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University has remained unchanged since 1979, making the WCC the third-most stable athletic conference in the nation. Only the Ivy League and the Pacific-10 Conference have been together longer. Women’s sports were incorporated into the WCC prior to the 1985-86 season, and the league has made steady improvements in several sports, particularly basketball, soccer and volleyball. Since joining the WCC prior to the 1955-56 season, Pepperdine has claimed 129 WCC regular-season team championships in the following sports: baseball (17), men’s basketball (12), women’s basketball (4), men’s golf (16), women’s golf (11), women’s soccer (1), men’s tennis (40), women’s tennis (21) and women’s volleyball (10). Additionally, the men’s and women’s basketball team have each won the league’s postseason tournament three times. The baseball team has won the WCC Championship Series four times. The league relocated its headquarters in the summer of 1998 to San Bruno near the San Francisco International Airport. The WCC hired Jamie Zaninovich as its commissioner in March 2008.

MPSF

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation was established during the 1992-93 academic year to serve the competitive needs of member institutions from the Big West, Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic and West Coast Conferences and other selected universities in the western United States; and to provide championship competition for Division I intercollegiate Olympic sports in a conference setting. The MPSF was originally formed to provide enhanced competition and championship opportunities for sports without conference affiliation; to contain the costs of competition; and to ensure the survival of sports impacted by Title IX and other fiscal pressures. The Federation has served as an incubator for emerging women’s sports and as a safe harbor for sports impacted by conference realignments. In men’s volleyball, the Waves have won five regular season and four tournament titles. Pepperdine competes against BYU, Cal State Northridge, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Pacific, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and USC. MPSF schools have won 14 of the 17 NCAA men’s volleyball championships since the conference was created (including one by Pepperdine). In men’s water polo, the Waves have won two regular-season crowns. Pepperdine competes against California, Long Beach State, Pacific, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and USC. MPSF schools have won all 17 NCAA men’s water polo championships since the conference was created (including one by Pepperdine).

PCSC

Pepperdine has been a member of the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference for more than 20 years. The PCSC has allowed a number of swimming programs of all shape and size — NCAA Division I, II and III and the NAIA — who are not affiliated with a major conference to come together and participate at a championship meet. The Waves swim against AlaskaFairbanks, Biola, California Baptist, Cal State East Bay, Chapman, Concordia, Fresno Pacific, Loyola Marymount, Northern Colorado, Seattle, Soka, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. Pepperdine has always been among the top programs in the PCSC and tied its best-ever finish with a second-place showing in 2008.


WAVE GREATS

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

Including the 2009 induction ceremony, the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame is made up of 84 individuals, 12 teams and eight Special Achievement Award recipients, all of which constitute an impressive list of student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have made a significant mark on the history of the athletic program. 1980 Terry Bell, Football Bert Brewer, Cross Country/Track Roy Burleson, Cross Country/Track Nick Buzolich, Basketball/Tennis Hubert Derrick, Tennis Robert “Duck” Dowell, Basketball Al Duer, Basketball Pete Fogo, Basketball Sterling Forbes, Basketball Gail Hopkins, Baseball/Basketball Darwin Horn, Football/Baseball Bill Johnson, Track Bob Morris, Basketball Ron Pettigrew, Cross Country/Track Clark Rex, Baseball/Football Wixie Robinson, Football/Track John Scolinos, Baseball/Football Ray Sims, Baseball Gene Vollnogle, Football/Track Bob Warlick, Basketball 1981 William “Bird” Averitt, Basketball Jack Bighead, Football/Track Dayle Campbell, Baseball Harry Dinnel, Basketball Larry Dugan, Basketball Nancy Owen-Fortner, Volleyball Chuck Gibbon, Basketball/Football/ Baseball/Golf Dennis Johnson, Basketball Karen Logan, Basketball/Tennis Jay Roelen, Football Harry Skandera, Cross Country/Track 1982 Steve Ebey, Basketball Hugh Faulkner, Basketball Ed Hyduke, Football Gary Marks, Baseball Rob Picciolo, Baseball Jerome Walters, Track J. Eddie Weems, Track 1983 Joy Pace, Basketball Mike Scott, Baseball Dick Skophammer, Basketball Don Whitney, Track/Basketball 1984 Harry Jenkins, Baseball Mark Lee, Baseball Ollie Matson, Basketball Olaf Tegner, Administration Wayne Wright, Baseball/Golf/ Administration 1985 Craig Buck, Volleyball Terry Schroeder, Water Polo 1986 Warren Gaer, Football Robert “Bo” Williams, Football

1988 David Gorrie, Baseball 1989 Kim Bueltel, Basketball/Volleyball Brad Gilbert, Tennis Ted Kiapos, Football Robin White, Tennis Skip Willis, Baseball 1990 Dale Drager, Football Jack Drager, Football Elmer Noonan, Football 1996 Ricardo Brown, Basketball Linda Chisholm, Volleyball Gary Colson, Basketball Ted Dodd, Volleyball Allen Fox, Tennis Jim Hamilton, Football Pat Murphy, Baseball 1999 Andy Lopez, Baseball 2008 Dain Blanton, Volleyball Jim Brinton, Baseball John Furlong, Basketball Jason Gore, Golf Ginger Helgeson, Tennis George Roumain, Volleyball Nicole Sanderson, Volleyball Jeff Stork, Volleyball Robbie Weiss, Tennis 2009 Doug Christie, Basketball Geoffrey Clark, Water Polo Bob Ctvrtlik, Volleyball Katherine Hull, Golf Kelly Jones, Tennis John Rettberg, Basketball Rod Wilde, Volleyball TEAM HONOREES 1939 2-Mile Relay Team 1946 Football 1947 Football 1962 Men’s Basketball 1978 Men’s Volleyball 1979 Baseball 1985 Men’s Volleyball 1986 Men’s Volleyball 1992 Baseball 1992 Men’s Volleyball 1997 Men’s Golf 1997 Men’s Water Polo SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 1980 ­Helen Pepperdine 1981 Eddy D. and Helen Field 1981 Hugh M. Tiner 1982 Leonard K. Firestone 1983 Howard A. White 1984 Charles B. Runnels 1999 Neal Scott

OLYMPIANS Since 1956, Pepperdine has developed a distinguished association with the Olympic Games, as more than 40 members of the university community have gone on to participate in the Olympics as either a player or a coach. Pepperdine athletes have won 17 medals (seven gold) as part of 12 different teams. Alvis Andrews USA Simon Aspelin Sweden Kevin Barnett USA Dain Blanton USA Roberto Borelli Brazil Terrezene Brown USA Craig Buck USA Vilma Charlton Jamaica Linda Chisholm USA Geoffrey Clark Australia Bob Ctvrtlik USA Carlos DiLaura Peru Marv Dunphy USA Martin Edwards Great Britain Brad Gilbert USA Brian Goorjian Australia Jennifer Gutierrez USA Kelly Jones USA David Kirkland — Martin Laurendeau Canada Marcos Leite Brazil Chip McCaw USA Pablo McNeil Jamaica Glenn Michibata Canada Agustin Moreno Mexico Merrill Moses USA Daniel Mulumba Uganda Nancy Owen USA Ryan Radmanovich Canada Peter Rohde Denmark Sean Rooney USA George Roumain USA Nicole Sanderson Australia Gary Sato USA Terry Schroeder USA Jesse Smith USA Tom Sorenson USA Jeff Stork USA Andrew Sznajder Canada Troy Tanner USA Greg Vernovage USA Jerome Walters USA Marilyn White USA Rod Wilde USA

1960 Track (alternate) 2008 (SILVER) Tennis 2000, 2004 Volleyball 2000 (GOLD), 2004 Beach Volleyball 1984 Water Polo 1964 Track 1984 (GOLD), 1988 (GOLD) Volleyball 1964, 1968, 1972 Track 1984 (SILVER) Volleyball 1988, 1992 Water Polo 1988 (GOLD), 1992 (BRONZE), 1996 Volleyball 1984 Tennis 1988 (GOLD) Head Coach Volleyball 1996 Consultant Coach Volleyball 2000 Assistant Coach Volleyball 2004 Consultant Coach Volleyball 2008 (GOLD) Consultant Coach Volleyball 1972 Swimming 1988 (BRONZE) Tennis 2004, 2008 Head Coach Basketball 2000 Triathlon 1984 Tennis 1964 Track 1988 Tennis 1972, 1980, 1984 Basketball 2000 Volleyball 1964 Track 1988 Tennis 1988 Tennis 2008 (SILVER) Water Polo 1984 Swimming 1964, 1968 Volleyball 2004, 2008 Baseball 1984, 1988 Swimming 2008 (GOLD) Volleyball 2000 Volleyball 2004 Beach Volleyball 1988 (GOLD) Assistant Coach Volleyball 1992 (BRONZE) Assistant Coach Volleyball 1984 (SILVER), 1988 (SILVER), 1992 Water Polo 2008 (SILVER) Head Coach Water Polo 2004, 2008 (SILVER) Water Polo 1996 Volleyball 1988 (GOLD), 1992 (BRONZE), 1996 Volleyball 1992 Tennis 1988 (GOLD) Volleyball 2008 (GOLD) Coach Beach Volleyball 2000 (GOLD) Coach Beach Volleyball 1956 Track 1964 Track 1984 Volleyball (alternate) 1996, 2000 Assistant Coach Volleyball


SOPHOMORES

JUNIORS

FRESHMEN

A CHANCE FOR CHILDREN CLINIC

RALEIGH RUNNELS MEMORIAL POOL


2009 MEN’S WATER POLO SCHEDULE Sept. 5-6 Sept. 12 Sept. 19-20 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 7 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Nov. 27-29 Dec. 5-6

at UCSD Triton Invitational ALUMNI (exhibition) at NorCal Tournament * at USC * LONG BEACH STATE at SoCal Tournament * at Stanford at UC Davis * at California * UCLA * PACIFIC CONCORDIA * at UC Irvine * UC SANTA BARBARA at MPSF Championships at NCAA Championships

Home games in CAPS at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool * Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game

2009 Pepperdine Men's Water Polo Media Guide  

Biographies and history of the men's water polo team.

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