NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Rainer Sherwood
Player Profile:
Rainer Sherwood 1263993
Position: Defender
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: Carlsbad
Experience: Redshirt

Redshirted the season.

High School
Four-year (2008-11) varsity water polo letterwinner at Carlsbad High School under head coach J.B. Feaster … was also a four-time (2009-12) letterwinner in swimming for head coach James Barton … in swimming, he and the Carlsbad Lancers were a two-time CIF Champion (2008 and 2009) … in water polo, he was part of the CIF-record eight consecutive Division I Water Polo Championships (2003-10) and scored the game-winning goal in a 10-9 victory over Vista in the 2010 championship game with 1.9 seconds left to play … but the following year (his senior season), Vista snapped the streak, winning 6-5 in the 2011 CIF-SDS Championship game … named Avocado West League MVP; first-team All-CIF and CIF-SDS Division I Player of the Year in 2010 … also named first team All-CIF; first team All-Avocado West League; first team All-North County and North County Player of the Year in 2011 … also named a fourth team All-American in both 2010 and 2011 … in his senior season (2011), Sherwood registered 98 goals, 75 steals and 68 ejections earned.

Full name: Rainer Austin Sherwood…born April 1, 1994 in Encinitas, Calif. … his parents are Bruce and Debbie Sherwood … has one younger brother, Addison … competed with the Del Mar Water Polo Club, the Carlsbad Water Polo Club and the Orange County Water Polo Club … also a member of the U.S. Youth National Water Polo Team from 2008-10 … says he chose UCLA because “It has a great balance of academics and athletics and has great facilities” … lists Los Angeles Lakers’ star, Kobe Bryant, as the athlete he most admires … lists scoring the game-winning goal in the 2010 CIF-SDS Finals with 1.9 seconds left as his biggest athletic thrill … majoring in economics.


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