NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
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Gordon Marshall
Player Profile:
Gordon Marshall 1741189
Position: Center
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newcastle, Australia
High School: Kotara HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2015
Played in 27 matches, making 25 starts ... was named both a First Team All-American and First Team All-MPSF for the second consecutive year ... earned Second Team All-NCAA Tournament accolades ... was selected to the MPSF/KAP7 All-Tournament Team ... was 8th the team in scoring with 23 goals on 50 attempts, converting at a 46.0 percent rate ... scored a season- and career-high tying five goals in a 18-6 win over No. 9 UC San Diego (Sept. 12) ... he scored at least one goal in 16 of the 27 games he played, including four multiple goal games ... also had 10 assists, seven steals, and six field blocks (tied for 7th on team) ... he led the team with 56 earned exclusions, marking a new single season high.

2014
Played in 27 matches, making 20 starts … was selected as a First Team All-American, a First Team All-MPSF and First Team All-NCAA Tournament player … was one of only two sophomores (UCLA's Garrett Danner was the other) to be named First Team All-MPSF … scored 39 goals (4th on the team) on 67 attempts, converting at a 58.2 percent rate … his goals per game average of 1.56 was third on the team and 18th in the MPSF … he was one of only two players in the MPSF to pick up two MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week nods in 2014 … he picked up his first honor on Oct. 27 after scoring twice in a 7-6 win over top-ranked Stanford, followed by a second two-goal effort in a 10-7 win at No. 7 UC Santa Barbara … his second Player of the Week honor came on Nov. 17 after he led UCLA to a 16-8 regular season-ending home win over No. 4 Long Beach State … that win kept the Bruins at No. 1 and helped complete a perfect 8-0 record in MPSF play for the first time since 2004 … scored a season- and career-high five goals in win a 13-8 win at No. 2 California on Oct. 18 … he scored at least one goal in 18 matches, including multiple goals 12 times … he scored the game-winner with 0:34 to go to help UCLA win its 9th NCAA title with the 9-8 win over USC (Dec. 7) … also had 13 steals, eight assists and four field blocks and earned the most exclusions on the team (51) and the most penalty shots (eight).

2013
Played in 30 matches, making one start … scored 28 goals (tied for 7th on the team) on 53 attempts, converting at a 52.8 percent rate … scored a season-high three goals in a win at Santa Clara (Oct. 20) … had at least one goal in 19 matches, scoring multiple goals eight times … was second on the team with 44 earned exclusions (three penalty) … also registered eight steals, seven field blocks and one assist.

Team Australia
2015: Played in all nine games (148 minutes), making three starts for Team Australia at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) … he scored 13 goals on 24 shots, converting at a 54.2 percent rate … scored at least one goal in seven matches including three (on three shots) in a 14-3 win over Korea in pool play and three (on four shots) in a 10-8 quarterfinal loss to Serbia … also tallied three assists, three field blocks and two steals as Australia captured 7th place at the World University Games.

High School
Attended Kotara High School in Newcastle … competed with the Hunter Hurricanes, which is an Australian National League Water Polo Club based in the Newcastle region, attracting players from the Central Coast … the Hunter Hurricanes is the only regional team in the Australian National League Water Polo competition … played on the Australian Junior National Team at the 2012 FINA World Youth Championships in Perth, Australia … scored 12 goals in eight games as the Aussies went 5-3 and finished in 7th place, defeating Team USA 5-4 in the 7th-place game … scored two goals against the Americans and scored seven goals in a 15-4 win over South Africa in pool play … also played on the Junior National Team in 2013 at the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Szombathely, Hungary … scored six goals in seven games as Australia went 4-3 and placed 8th … he scored one goal against Team USA, which defeated Australia 13-11 in the 5-8 consolation semifinals … helped the New South Wales Blues men’s team clinch the U-20 national championship by scoring a team-high two goals to defeat Western Australia 8-6 … was the highest goal scorer (34 goals) at the 2008 U-14 National Championships as Newcastle placed 7th.

Personal
Full name: Gordon David Marshall … born Jan. 9, 1994 in Newcastle, NSW … his parents are Christopher Marshall and Sharrelle Land … has one older brother, Cameron, and one older sister, Leeland … says he chose to attend UCLA because “I wanted to play water polo and get an education at a great institution” … lists former NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal as the athlete he most admires … says one thing people don’t know about him is, “I focused on playing water polo after I was injured in a rugby league game” … lists Croatia as his favorite place to travel for water polo … has yet to declare a major.

Gordon Marshall's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G ATT PCT AST STL BLK EE
2013 30/1 28 53 .528 1 8 7 44
2014 27/20 39 67 .582 8 13 4 51
2015 27/25 23 50 .460 10 7 6 56
Totals 84/46 90 170 .529 19 28 17 151

 

 

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