NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Jack Grover
Player Profile:
Jack Grover 1665337
Position: Attacker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
High School: Loyola HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Played in 30 matches, making three starts … scored 11 goals on 30 attempts, converting at a 36.7 percent rate … scored a season- and career-high tying two goals in a 16-4 win over No. 18 Whittier (Sept. 13), a 22-6 win against Pomona-Pitzer (Oct. 10), and in a 10-0 win at San Jose State (Oct. 18) … he scored at least one goal in eight of the 30 games he played, including three multiple goal games … also had 18 assists (tied for 9th on team), six steals, three field blocks and seven earned exclusions.

Played in 27 matches, making four starts … scored 11 goals on 45 attempts, converting at a 24.4 percent rate … scored one goal in eight of the first nine matches of the year … scored a season-high two goals in a win at UC Davis (Nov. 9) … was eighth on the team with 17 assists … also registered 10 steals and two field blocks.

Redshirted the season.

Team USA
2015: Played in all eight games (150 minutes), making two starts for Team USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) … he scored three goals on 12 shots, converting at a 25.0 percent rate … scored all three of his goals (on five shots) in a 12-8 win over China in pool play … also tallied six assists and four steals as the United States captured bronze at the World University Games.

High School
Three-year (2010-12) varsity water polo letterwinner at Loyola High School under head coach Erik Healy … high school teammate, Chancellor Ramirez, is also his collegiate teammate … was a co-captain of the Cubs in 2012 with Ramirez … he was a three-time CIF D-I semifinalist and was named second team All-CIF as a senior in 2012 … won the Coaches Award at the team’s postseason banquet.

Full name: John Demetrios Grover, prefers Jack … born May 28, 1994 in Pasadena, Calif. … his parents are James and Maria Grover … has one older brother, Nick, and one younger brother, Dennis … his father attended UCLA … competed with the Rose Bowl Water Polo Club … lists the New York Knicks’ Metta World Peace as the athlete he most admires … says his biggest thrill so far in his athletic career is, “playing in the CIF Division I semifinal against Long Beach Wilson (lost 6-5)” … lists surfing as a hobby … has yet to declare a major.

Jack Grover's Career Statistics
2014 27/4 11 45 .244 17 10 2 3
2015 30/3 11 30 .367 18 6 3 7
Totals 57/7 22 75 .293 35 16 5 10
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