Nov. 29, 2011
Junior goalkeeper Matt Rapacz (Orange, CA/Villa Park HS) of the UCLA men's water polo team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Nov. 21-27.
Rapacz totaled 31 saves in UCLA's three overtime matches at the MPSF Tournament last weekend, helping the Bruins secure their second MPSF Tournament title in the last three seasons with a 10-9 overtime win against USC on Sunday. Rapacz totaled 11 saves in the sudden victory overtime win against USC. He logged 11 saves in a 5-4 overtime victory over Pepperdine on Friday, and recorded nine stops in the cage against California in Saturday's semifinal match.
This is Rapacz's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Rebekah Gardner, W. Basketball; Chandler Hoffman, M. Soccer; Karsta Lowe, W. Volleyball.