NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Stephen Riggins
Player Profile:
Stephen Riggins 1659537
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita HS
Experience: High School

Is slated to redshirt the season.

High School
Three-year (2010-12) varsity water polo letterwinner under head coach Paden Mitchell at Santa Margarita Catholic High School … also lettered three years (2011-13) in swimming for head coaches Ron Blanc and Rich Blanc … was team captain in 2012 and was named first team All-CIF SS D-I … named a first-team All-Trinity League water polo selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … earned second team All-Southern California and fourth team California/Hawaii All-American honors as a senior (2012) … also named third team All-County (Orange County) in 2012 … named the SMCHS MVP and Offensive Player of the Year all four seasons (2009-12) … set a school record for exclusions drawn with 139 (43 in 2010, 46 in 2011 and 50 in 2012) … scored 236 career goals … in swimming, earned All-CIF honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for backstroke, sprints and relays … the team won the Trinity League title in 2011 and 2013 … in addition to winning the Capistrano Valley Relays, the Eagles won the Foothill Swim Games for the first time in school history in 2013 … he qualified for the CIF SS D-I Championships in the 100 Backstroke, the 200 Medley, the 200 Freestyle and the 400 Freestyle Relay in 2012 and 2013 … he was a member of the SMCHS school record-setting 200 Medley Relay team and the 300 Free Relay team … his top times were - :21.55 (50 Freestyle), :53.43 (100 Backstroke) and :50.74 (100 Freestyle).

Competed for the SET (Saddleback El Toro) Water Polo Club … was a silver medalist with SET at the 18-U National Junior Olympics (Platinum Division) in 2012 … finished first at the 18-U SOPAC National Junior Olympics Qualifier in 2012 and at the 18-U Cal Cup State Finals … finished fifth at the 16-U National Junior Olympics (Platinum Division) in 2011 … SET was third at the 16-U U.S. Water Polo Club Championships and at the 16-U SOPAC National Junior Olympics Qualifier in 2011.

Full name: Archie Stephen Riggins IV, prefers Stephen … born March 10, 1995 in Mission Viejo, Calif. … his parents are Archie and Marie Riggins … has one older sister, Elizabeth, who plays volleyball at Georgetown … his father was a goalkeeper in soccer at the U.S. Air Force Academy … says he chose UCLA because “UCLA has a great reputation in sports and in academics. To be on the UCLA Men’s Water Polo Team and to be able to compete with the best is a huge honor.” … says his biggest thrill so far in his athletic career is, “winning the first water polo tournament my senior year (2012 Steve Pal Memorial Tournament), which was the first for SMCHS in over a decade” … is majoring in environmental science.


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