NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Joey Fuentes
Player Profile:
Joey Fuentes 1264003
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: El Toro
Experience: 1 Letter

Played in 11 matches, making two starts … scored 15 goals on 27 attempts, converting at a 55.6 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a 24-3 win over 16-4 win over No. 18 Whittier (Sept. 13) and in a 22-6 win against Pomona-Pitzer (Oct. 10) … he scored at least one goal in eight of the 11 games he played, including five multiple goal games … also had 20 assists (8th on the team), six steals and two field blocks.

Was a student at UCLA but not on the men's water polo team.

Redshirted the season.

Played in 17 matches, making three starts … scored 15 goals on 38 attempts, converting at a 39.5 percent rate … scored a season-high four goals in a win vs. Johns Hopkins (Sept. 8) … had at least one goal in 11 matches, scoring multiple goals twice … scored at least one goal in the first six games of his collegiate career and in nine of his first 10 … registered nine steals, nine assists and one field block.

High School
Three-year (2009-11) varsity water polo letterwinner at El Toro High School under head coach Don Stoll … also lettered twice in swimming for coach Brett McCleave … was a three-time All-American, a three-time All-CIF selection and earned All-Sea View League honors three times as well (2009-11) for the Chargers … also named Co-MVP of the Sea View League in 2011 (shared the honor with then Charger teammate and current Bruin teammate, Garrett Danner) … the Chargers lost to Mater Dei, 8-5 in the CIF Division 1 Finals in 2011 … he scored 124 goals his senior year (2011), 90 goals his junior year and 60 goals his sophomore campaign … El Toro High was CIF Champions his sophomore season (2009).

Full name: Joseph John Fuentes … prefers Joey … born Oct. 2, 1993 in Newport Beach, Calif. … his mother is Jolene Fuentes … has one older sister, Michelle, and one older brother, T.J. … competed with the SET Water Polo Club out of Saddleback and El Toro … says he chose UCLA “Due to the prestigious education and the winning tradition of its water polo team” … lists hitting the game-winning shot against Newport Harbor in the CIF Semifinals in 2011 with two seconds left as the biggest athletic thrill of his career … lists fishing and playing basketball as his hobbies … majoring in international development studies.

Joey Fuentes' Career Statistics
2012 17/3 15 38 .395 9 9 1 3
2015 11/2 15 27 .556 20 6 2 0
Totals 28/5 30 65 .462 29 15 3 3
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