|Hometown:||Rolling Hills, Calif.|
|High School:||Palos Verdes HS|
Was on the squad but did not play in the cage for the Bruins as UCLA had five goalies last year.
Redshirted the season.
2015: Helped USA to win bronze at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) ... made three appearances playing 37 minutes in goal for the U.S. ... made four saves against China, stopping four of six shots (66.7%) in a 12-8 win in pool play ... made four saves on 15 shots in the 13-12 win against Japan in pool play.
Four-year (2009-12) varsity water polo letterwinner at Palos Verdes High School under head coach Chris Murin (2009-11) and Patrick O’Brien (2012) … the Sea Kings won the Bay League Championship in 2010 and 2011 and reached the CIF SS D-III semifinals the final three years he played (2010-12) … PVHS won the CIF SS D-IV title in 2009, defeating Mira Costa 6-5 … named first team All-Bay League in 2011 and 2012 … also named first team All-CIF SS D-III in 2012 and second team All-CIF SS D-III in 2011 … named Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the TRX Memorial Cup in 2011 and 2012 … also named Co-MVP of the South Bay Tournament in 2012 … recorded 339 saves and 57 steals at PVHS as a senior (2012).
Full name: Aleksandar Vukan Ruzic, prefers Alek … born May 1, 1995 in Torrance, Calif. … his parents are Vukan and Jeanette Ruzic … has two older sisters, Stefania and Laina and one younger sister, Helena … his sister, Stefania, attended UCLA … competed with the Bruin Water Polo Club in Los Angeles, Calif. … says he chose UCLA because “my older sister graduated from UCLA, many of my friends and teammates have attended or are attending UCLA and I love the campus” … says his biggest thrill in his athletic career is, “getting to play and travel internationally to Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia” … said he took up playing water polo because, “I completely severed my Achilles tendon when I was in the sixth grade” … lists the Los Angeles Kings’ Jeff Carter as the athlete he most admires … majoring in economics.