NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Adam Wright
Player Profile:
Adam Wright 1263965
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: UCLA
Graduating Year: 2001
Experience: 7 Years
  Adam Wright
Adam Wright

Player Profile

Seal Beach, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185



2000 — Trained with the U.S. National Team during the summer of 2000.

1999 — Third-team All-American and MPSF second-team all-conference selection…Named to the MPSF All-Tournament team after scoring six goals in UCLA’s three games of the conference championships…Scored a pair of goals vs. UC Santa Barbara in the MPSF championship opening round and Stanford in the title game, while also scoring two vs. Cal including the game-winner in the first overtime period…Team leader in assists with 27 and second in steals with 39…Second in team scoring with a career-high 48 points…Tied with Blake Wellen for the team lead in field saves with seven…Named UCLA MET-Rx Student Athlete of the Week after scoring three goals and adding two assists in the Bruins’ 10-8 victory over Stanford on Nov. 6…Ended the season with a 13-game scoring streak and tallied points in all but three games this season…Scored 19 goals in the Bruins’ last 13 games…Recorded 17 multiple-goal games, while scoring three or more points in eight games…Scored a season-high four points in UCLA’s 12-4 victory over UC San Diego on Oct. 31.

1998 - During the summer of '99, scored six goals for the U.S. National Team in the World University Games in Spain, including a hat trick in the 15-10 victory over Australia … Second team All-America and third team All-MPSF honoree … All-around team player and leader, scored 27 goals placing him third on the Bruin scoring list … Led the squad in assists (23) and steals (32), while finishing second in team field saves (11) … Netted goals in 17 of 23 games, finishing the season with a nine-game scoring streak … Nine multiple scoring matches … Recorded 25 goals against conference foes and nine points against top five teams … Notched crucial goals in Bruin victories over Pepperdine (home opener), at Stanford, at Cal and vs. USC at the Rose Bowl … 23rd ranked among MPSF leading scorers … Had one of the best performances in the MPSF Conference Tournament, recording five goals, three assists, six steals and a field save.

1997 - Earned honorable mention All-America and All-MPSF acclaim … Led team in steals with 25, placed second on the squad's assist list with 12, and was the third leading scorer, netting 28 points … The Bruins were 11-4 when Wright scored … Notched four goals and forced overtime with Cal on Oct. 25 … Tallied 19 goals vs. MPSF opponents and nine goals against top-five teams … Has practiced with the U.S. National Team for two years, participating in a tournament in Canada and in the Newport Beach International Tournament, both held in June 1998.

1996 - Redshirted … Member of the Junior National Team, helping the American squad to the first Junior Pan-American Games Championship in 19 years.

High School - Member of the U.S. Junior National Team … Four-year water polo letterwinner under coach Ricardo Azevedo at Wilson HS in Long Beach … Won 1994 CIF Division I championship with teammates Micah Miller and Matt Armato … 1995 CIF Division I Player of the Year … Two-time first-team All-American and three-time first-team All-CIF selection … Junior Olympics championship team member and All-America selection in 1991, '92 and '95 … MVP of 1994 Cal State Games and two-time MVP of Southern California Invitational … Three-time first-team All-Moore League selection and league MVP as a senior team captain … Scored 309 career goals at Wilson … Three-year swimming letterwinner … Moore League champion in the 500 yard free as a junior.

Personal - Full name: Adam Perry Wright … Born May 4, 1977, in Huntington Beach … Older brother Randy played on the Bruin water polo team from 1993-96 … Father Steve pitched in the minor leagues, advancing to AAA … Enjoys basketball and surfing … Sociology/history major … Career objective is fire science or teaching/coaching.

Career Statistics

Year GS1 GS2 TP Att %
1997 24 2 28 75 35%
1998 27 0 27 88 31%
1999 44 2 48 92 50%
Totals 95 4 103 255 39%
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