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#8 Anthony Daboub
Position: Defender
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2014
Played in 27 matches, making 15 starts … was selected as a Third Team All-American and a Second Team All-MPSF in 2014 … was the only defender in the league to be named to either the First or Second Team and was one of only two defenders to be chosen as an All-League performer (including honorable mention) … scored 20 goals (8th on the team) on 52 attempts, converting at a 38.5 percent rate … missed six out of the first eight matches of the year due to injury … scored a season-high two goals in wins over St. Francis Brooklyn (Oct. 11), UC San Diego (Oct. 11), at UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 26), at Pacific (Nov. 8) and vs. UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 21) … he picked up his scoring late in the season, tallying goals in 11 of his last 15 games, including three in the MPSF Tournament … also had 12 assists, 15 steals, four field blocks and 19 earned exclusions, which tied for fourth on the squad.

2013
Played in 28 matches … scored 22 goals (10th on the team) on 56 attempts, converting at a 39.3 percent rate … missed the first four matches of the year due to injury … scored a season-high three goals in a win at Redlands (Sept. 14) … had at least one goal in 17 matches, scoring multiple goals five times … was seventh on the team with 23 assists and ninth with 16 steals … also registered 12 field blocks, which tied for fourth on the squad.

2012
Played in 27 matches, making nine starts … scored 11 goals on 35 attempts, converting at a 31.4 percent rate … scored a season-high two goals in back-to-back outings, a win at Princeton (Sept. 9) and a win vs. Concordia (Sept. 15) … had at least one goal in nine matches, scoring multiple goals twice … was sixth on the team with 18 steals … also registered 15 assists and two field blocks.

Team USA
2015: Played in all eight games (167 minutes), making two starts for Team USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) … he scored four goals on 30 shots, converting at a 13.3 percent rate … also tallied eight assists, four field blocks and three steals as the United States captured bronze at the World University Games. 2013: Played in all eight games (102 minutes) for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia (July 6-17) … he scored two goals on seven shots, converting at a 28.6 percent rate … also tallied two steals, one assist and one field block as the United States captured fifth place at the World University Games.

High School
Three-year (2009-11) varsity water polo letterwinner at Mater Dei High School under head coach Chris Segesman … earned first team All-Trinity League his junior and senior seasons (2010-11) for the Monarchs and second team honors in 2009 … also earned first team All-CIF accolades in 2011 and second team honors in 2010 … also named second team OC Register All-County in 2011 and third team All-County in 2010 … was named Mater Dei’s Best Defensive player in 2010 and 2011 … Mater Dei High won three straight CIF Championships during his prep career (Division II in 2009 and Division I in 2010 and 2011) … the Monarchs were three-time Trinity League Champions (2009-11) and were 31-0 in his senior season.

Personal
Full name: Anthony Brandon Daboub … born Dec. 15, 1993 in Newport Beach, Calif. … his parents are Jorge and Laura Daboub … has two younger sisters, Brianna and Stephanie and one younger brother, Evan … competed with Regency Water Polo Club and with the U.S. National Team training camps … says he chose UCLA because “It fit me” … lists surfing as one of his hobbies … lists winning three CIF titles in a row as his biggest athletic thrill to date … major is political science.

Anthony Daboub's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G ATT PCT AST STL BLK EE
2012 27/9 11 35 .314 15 18 2 4
2013 28/0 22 56 .393 23 16 12 3
2014 27/15 20 52 .385 12 15 4 19
Totals 82/24 53 143 .371 50 49 18 26