NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
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Daniel McClintick
Player Profile:
Daniel McClintick 1263974
Position: Utility
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Agoura Hills, Calif.
High School: Agoura HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2015
Played in 28 matches, making 26 starts … was named a Second Team All-American and a Second Team All-MPSF in 2015 … earned 2015 NCAA Championship First Team All-Tournament … secured 2015 ACWPC All-Academic "Excellent" honors … picked up his third straight MPSF All-Academic honor ... tied for 10th in UCLA all-time career goals (142) ... was 6th on the team in scoring with 26 goals on 87 attempts, converting at a 29.9 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a 12-8 win at No. 4 Stanford (Oct. 17), in a 11-4 win at No. 8 Long Beach State (Nov. 8), in a 6-3 win at No. 4 USC (Nov. 21), and in a 17-4 win over No. 10 UC San Diego in the 2015 NCAA National Championship semi-finals (Dec. 5) … he scored half of the team's total points in the win over USC at the 2015 MPSF Tournament (Nov. 21) … he tallied at least one goal in 15 of 28 games he played, including seven multiple goal games … also had 37 assists (2nd on the team), 16 steals (6th on the team), 16 field blocks (2nd on the team) and four earned exclusions.

2014
Played in 30 of the 32 matches, making 15 starts … was named honorable mention All-American and MPSF All-Academic … also named the MVP of the NCAA Tournament after scoring a game-high four goals in the 9-8 championship win over USC (Dec. 7) … picked up his first career MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week honors on Sept. 29 after scoring a game-high four goals and adding two assists to lead the top-ranked Bruins to a 17-9 win over No. 9 UC Irvine … he scored the eventual game-winning goal with 5:17 left in the third period and drew the defensive assignment on MPSF scoring leader Lovre Milos (4.67 gpg), holding him to two goals … scored 41 goals (4th on the team) on 101 attempts, converting at a 40.6 percent rate … his 1.41 goals per game average ranked 22nd in the MPSF … scored at least one goal in 18 matches, scoring multiple goals 12 times … had a season- and career-high six goals in a victory over Redlands (Sept. 6) … led the team in assists with 39 and was second in field blocks with 11 … also had 14 steals and drew five exclusions.

2013
Played in all 32 matches, one of only three Bruins to accomplish that feat, making 30 starts … was named third team All-American, honorable mention All-MPSF and MPSF All-Academic … scored 38 goals (2nd on the team) on 120 attempts, converting at a 31.7 percent rate … scored at least one goal in 23 matches, scoring multiple goals 11 times … had a season-high four goals in a victory over Whittier (Sept. 14) … led the team in assists with 62 and was second in field blocks with 15 … also sixth on the squad with 24 steals.

2012
Played in all 33 matches, one of only three Bruins to accomplish that feat, making 16 starts … scored 37 goals (4th on the team) on 89 attempts, converting at a 41.6 percent rate … scored at least one goal in 22 matches, scoring multiple goals 10 times … scored at least one goal in the first nine games of his collegiate career … had a season-high four goals in a victory over Chapman (Sept. 2) … was third on the team in field blocks with 17 and also registered 19 assists and 16 steals while earning six exclusions.

Team USA
2015: McClintick was injured in a car accident during the offseason and was unable to play at the World University Games (July 2-14) in Gwangju, South Korea, but traveled with the team and served as Team USA's social media coordinator. 2013: Played in all eight games (182 minutes) for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia (July 6-17) … he scored six goals on 16 shots, converting at a 37.5 percent rate … also led the team in assists (12) and field blocks (seven) while tallying three steals as the United States captured fifth place at the World University Games … he also helped the USA to a fifth-place finish at the 2013 FINA Men’s Junior World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary (Aug. 12-18) … the Americans went 5-2 at the Junior Worlds … he played in seven games and tallied two goals.

High School
Four-year (2008-11) varsity water polo letterwinner at Agoura High School under head coach Dustin Litvak (current UCLA assistant coach) … also lettered four times (2009-12) in swimming for coach Peter Schiavelli … a four-year starter, McClintick was named second team All-Marmonte League and third team All-CIF as a freshman in 2008 … was named first team All-Marmonte and second team All-CIF in 2009 … as a junior in 2010, he was named first team All-League and All-CIF as the Chargers were the CIF Division IV Champions with McClintick setting a school record for assists … as a senior in 2011, he was named first team All-Marmonte and League MVP while the Chargers repeated as CIF champions with McClintick being named CIF Division IV Player of the Year … he also was named L.A. Daily News and Ventura County Star Player of the Year in 2011 while setting an AHS record for field blocks.

Personal
Full name: Daniel John McClintick … Oct. 29, 1994 in La Jolla, Calif. … his parents are John and Peggy McClintick … has one younger brother, Will … competed with the Los Angeles Water Polo Club … placed second at the Junior Olympics in 2011 while being named a first team All-American … the LAWPC won the U.S. Club Championship in 2010 … lists winning his second consecutive CIF Championship as the biggest athletic thrill of his career … has also competed with Youth and Junior National Training Teams (2010-12), traveling to Sicily, Italy, and Szombathely, Hungary for competition … lists the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant as the athlete he most admires … majoring in political science. 

Daniel McClintick's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G ATT PCT AST STL BLK EE
2012 33/16 37 89 .416 19 16 17 6
2013 32/30 38 120 .317 62 24 15 5
2014 29/15 41 101 .406 39 14 11 5
2015 28/26 26 87 .299 37 16 16 4
Totals 122/87 142 397 .358 157 70 59 20
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