NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Chay Lapin
Player Profile:
Chay Lapin 1266809
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Wilson

Finished his four-year career as one of the most decorated goalkeepers in program history...established UCLA's career saves record, totaling 719 stops through his senior season (2009)...ranks eighth, ninth and 11th on UCLA's single-season saves list...also ranks second and third on the Bruins' single-season goals against average list...only goalkeeper in school history to earn All-MPSF Team honors all four season (only other Bruins to accomplish that feat include Brett Ormsby and Adam Wright)...helped UCLA to the NCAA Championship match against USC as a senior (in Dec. 2009) after having won the MPSF Tournament title at USC (Nov. 2009).

Played 28 games at goalkeeper, making 24 starts...earned second-team ACWPC All-America honors...named a second-team All-MPSF selection for the fourth consecutive year...also secured second-team All-NCAA Tournament honors...registered a 4.82 goals against average, the second-lowest mark in school history (minimum 50 percent of team minutes)...made 205 saves, the ninth-highest single-season saves total in program history...played in goal for 754 minutes, 43 seconds (just over 93 quarters)...allowed 135 goals...established UCLA's career saves record (719), 19 ahead of Brandon Brooks' 700-save total...collected a career-high 21 saves at Long Beach State (Nov. 1)...earned MPSF Player of the Week honors after having registered 26 saves in wins on back-to-back days (week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1)...tallied 10 or more saves in five matches, including 13 saves in UCLA's 10-6 win over USC in a semifinal match of the MPSF Tournament...helped UCLA to a 3-0 record at the MPSF Tournament by logging 27 saves in three matches.

Started 23 games at goalkeeper, registering a 6.35 goals against average...earned second-team All-MPSF honors for the third consecutive season...collected 206 saves, the eighth-highest single-season saves total in program history...manned the cage for 703 minutes, 39 seconds (87 quarters, plus overtime)...allowed 146 goals...totaled a season-high 15 saves in back-to-back games - versus Long Beach State (Oct. 4) and against Loyola Marymount (Oct. 9)...finished his junior season having recorded 10 saves or more in 12 matches...totaled 45 saves in four NorCal Tournament contests (Sept. 20-21), helping lead the Bruins to a second-place finish.

Started 21 games at goalkeeper, registering a 6.90 goals against average...captured third-team ACWPC All-America honors...earned second team All-MPSF accolades...totaled 198 saves, the 10th-highest single-season saves total in program history...allowed 145 goals in 718 minutes, nine seconds (84 quarters, plus overtime)...recorded 10 or more saves in eight matches...logged a career-high 15 saves in UCLA's 9-5 victory over USC (Oct. 28)...collected 14 saves against Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament (Nov. 24)... totaled 13 saves in a 12-5 win at UC Irvine (Oct. 5) and in a six-overtime loss to Pepperdine (Nov. 17).

Started 15 games at goalkeeper, posting a 4.87 goals against average...named an honorable mention All-America selection...earned second team All-MPSF accolades after recording 110 saves in 55 quarters...registered a career-high 13 saves against Stanford in the SoCal Tournament (Oct. 14)...posted double-digit saves totals on four occasions...recorded 12 saves in an MPSF Tournament semifinal defeat against California (Nov. 25).


High School
Lettered in water polo and swimming at Long Beach Wilson for coaches Tony Martinho and Klaus Barth...earned first-team California-Hawaii All-America honors in 2004 and fourth-team accolades in 2003...captured 2003-04 fifth-team NISCA All-America accolades...helped lead Long Beach Wilson to CIF Southern Section Division I titles in each of his four seasons (2001-04).

U.S. National Team
Trained in Thousand Oaks, Calif., with the U.S. Men's National Team in the spring and summer of 2008, prior to the Olympic Games in Beijing, China...competed in the summer of 2006 for the U.S Junior National Team; named goalkeeper of the Memorial Tournament in Italy for his outstanding performance in the cage (recorded 48 saves in four contests)...traveled with the U.S. Junior National Team to Europe in the summer of 2005.

Full name: Chay Thomas Lapin...born February 25, 1987 in Fountain Valley, Calif...Chay is the oldest of Paul Chandler and Tammy Lapin's four children...enjoys surfing and playing golf in his free time...geography and environmental studies double major.

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