NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Max Irving
Player Profile:
Max Irving 1665537
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Wilson HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Played in 30 matches, making 26 starts … was named a Third Team All-American and All-MPSF Honorable Mention in 2015 … was 2nd on the team and finished 18th in the league in scoring with 47 goals on 104 attempts, converting at a 45.2 percent rate … scored a season- and career-high four goals in a win at Redlands (Sept. 13), in a win over Chapman (Sept. 26), and in a win at No. 7 UC Irvine (Oct. 25) … he scored at least one goal in 24 of 30 games he played, including 15 multiple goal games … he scored at least one goal in 12 consecutive outings, a personal best and a team high … also had 31 assists (3rd on team), 30 steals (2nd on the team), eight field blocks (tied for 5th on team) and four earned exclusions … was third on the team in sprints won with 3.

Played in 25 matches, making 12 starts … scored 16 goals (14th on the team) on 32 attempts, converting at a 50.0 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Sept. 14) … scored at least one goal in 11 matches including multiple goals four times … also had 23 steals (4th on the team), 10 assists and eight field blocks, which was fifth on the squad … was fourth on the team in sprints won with 11.

Redshirted the season.

Team USA
2015: Played in all eight games (220 minutes), making seven starts for Team USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) … he scored nine goals on 24 shots, converting at a 37.5 percent rate … scored at least one goal in five matches including three (on three shots) in the 12-8 win over China in pool play … also tallied six assists, four field blocks and two steals as the United States captured bronze at the World University Games. 

High School
Three-year (2010-12) varsity water polo letterwinner at Long Beach Wilson High School under head coach Tony Martinho … also a three-year (2011-13) varsity swimming letterwinner for head coach Eric Berg … served as team captain in 2012 (senior year) as the Bruins advanced to the CIF D-I finals before falling to Mater Dei … he was named first team All-CIF in 2011 and 2012 and was also a first team All-American in 2012 … Wilson won the CIF D-II title with a 7-6 win over Corona del Mar.

Full name: Maxwell Bruce Irving … prefers Max … born May 21, 1995 in Long Beach, Calif. … his parents are Michael and Kelly Irving … has one older brother, Aaron, and one younger brother, Quincy … also has one younger sister, Savannah … competed with the Newport Water Polo Club … lists the Miami Heat’s LeBron James as the athlete he most admires … says his biggest thrill so far in his athletic career is, “being able to play for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World Youth Championships” … lists surfing, golf and basketball as his hobbies … majoring in political science.

Max Irving's Career Statistics
2014 25/12 16 32 .500 10 23 8 0
2015 30/26 47 104 .452 31 30 8 4
Totals 55/38 63 136 .463 41 53 16 4