Kelly Rulon
Kelly Rulon

Player Profile

Point Loma, Calif.

High School:
Univ. of San Diego HS




UCLA Captures Third Place at NCAAs

The Bruins defeated Hawai'i 13-8 on the strength of four goals from freshman Rachel Fattal.

Finishes her UCLA career as the all-time scoring leader (237 goals)...helped lead UCLA to an NCAA Championship in each of her four seasons (2003, 2005-07)...her 70-goal totals in each of her final three seasons (2005-07) are tied for second-most on the school's single-season scoring list...captured the 2007 Peter J. Cutino Award...was a three-time ACWPC first-team All-American (2005-07); was also named an ACWPC third-team All-American in 2003 as a freshman...helped lead the 2007 squad as the most offensive team in school history, averaging 14.0 goals per game.

Earned the Peter J. Cutino Award, bestowed upon the top female and top male collegiate water polo player...gained ACWPC Player of the Year honors...captured ACWPC first-team All-America honors and first-team All-MPSF accolades...played in all 30 matches...led the Bruins with 70 goals in 123 attempts, scoring at a 57 percent clip...totaled a team-high 52 assists and team-leading 42 steals...also recorded seven blocks and 26 earned exclusions, both totals ranking second-highest on the club...scored in 26 matches and posted 16 multi-goal efforts...registered a season-high six goals against Loyola Marymount (March 31)...scored five goals twice - versus Santa Clara (Feb. 24) and UC San Diego (March 16)...totaled six four-goal performances...netted 19 goals in a four-game span.

Earned ACWPC Player of the Year honors...captured ACWPC first-team All-America honors and first-team All-MPSF accolades...named the NCAA Tournament's most valuable player...played in all 33 matches...led the Bruins with 70 goals in 144 attempts, scoring at a 49 percent rate (fourth-best accuracy mark on the team)...collected team-highs of 60 assists and 52 steals...scored a season-high five goals against Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 3)...led the team with 22 multi-goal games.

Captured ACWPC first-team All-America honors...gained MPSF co-Player of the Year accolades and earned first-team All-MPSF honors...named the All-NCAA Tournament first team and the All-MPSF tournament first team...played in all 33 games...led the team in scoring with 70 goals on 122 attempts, scoring at a 57 percent clip...led the Bruins in multi-goal games with 22...collected team-highs with 48 assists, 72 steals and 12 postseason goals...logged four four-goal games and 10 three-goal efforts...scored three goals in UCLA's 7-6 victory over Hawaii in an NCAA Tournament semifinal match.

Redshirted to play in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece...scored four goals in the Olympics, including the game-winning goal against Hungary in the tournament opener...helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal.

Earned ACWPC third-team All-America honors...played in all 27 matches...scored 27 goals on 70 attempts...her total of 27 goals ranked second-highest on the team...earned NCAA All-Tournament second-team accolades...totaled eight multi-goal efforts, including two three-goal games...scored one goal in the Bruins' three MPSF Tournament matches...also scored one goal in UCLA's 4-3 victory over Stanford in the NCAA Championship...tallied six postseason goals.

U.S. National Team
Competed as a member of the U.S. Senior National Team...played in the 2003 Holiday Cup, helping lead the United States to its fourth consecutive Holiday Cup title.

High School
Four-year water polo letterwinner at University of San Diego High School under coaches Doug Peabody and Greg Ormsby...earned All-CIF, All-City and All-League honors each of her four seasons...also named the team MVP in each of her four seasons...competed for the San Diego Shores club team...earned MVP honors at the 1999 Junior Olympics...was a five-time Junior Olympics first-team All-America selection...participated in the 2002 Junior Pan American Championships and was the tournament's leading scorer.

Full name: Kelly Kristen Rulon...her sister, Katie, plays water polo at UCLA...history major.

Kelly Rulon's Career Statistics
2003 27 27 70 39% 32 27
2005 33 70 122 57% 48 72
2006 33 70 144 49% 60 52
2007 30 70 123 57% 52 42
Totals 123 237 459 52% 192 193