NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
David Culpan
Player Profile:
David Culpan 1263978
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Hillsborough, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Prep
Experience: 2 Letters

Received a medical hardship and redshirted the season.

Played in 26 matches, making five starts … scored 20 goals on 39 attempts, converting at a 51.3 percent rate, which was third on the team … scored a season-high three goals in home wins over Chapman (Sept. 2) and Concordia (Nov. 3) … also scored two goals in a victory at Santa Clara (Oct. 16) … had at least one goal in 13 matches, scoring multiple goals five times … registered 17 steals, 17 assists and six field blocks.

Played in 10 matches, making one start … scored 13 goals on 17 attempts, converting at a 76.5 percent rate … scored a team-high five goals in the second contest of a doubleheader against La Verne (Sept. 3), after having scored four goals in a win earlier that day against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps … also scored two goals in a victory at Santa Clara (Oct. 16) … had at least one goal in five matches … registered four steals, three assists and three earned exclusions.

Redshirted the season.

High School
Two-year varsity water polo and four-year varsity swimming letterwinner at Sacred Heart Prep under head coaches Brian Kreutzkamp and Kevin Morris, respectively … secured All-Central Coast Section Division II Co-Most Valuable Player honors as a senior in 2009, helping lead Sacred Heart Prep to a 24-5 overall record, culminating in the 2009 CCS Division II title with a 14-5 win over Menlo School … secured first-team All-Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) honors, totaling 106 goals as a senior.

Competed for Stanford Water Polo Club … helped lead club team to second place at U.S. National Club Championships in 2010 and third place at the Junior Olympics in 2009.

Full name: David Liam Culpan … born August 19, 1991 in Hillsborough, Calif. … David is the younger of Grant and Kate Culpan’s two children … has one older sister, Kimberly … majoring in sociology.

David Culpan's Career Statistics
2011 10/1 13 17 .765 3 4 1 3
2012 26/5 20 39 .513 17 17 6 6
Totals 36/6 33 56 .589 20 21 7 9
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