NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Peter Belden
Peter Belden

Player Profile

Newport Beach, CA

High School:
Newport Harbor

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175



2003 - Started all 27 matches for the Bruins... Finished second on the team with 27 steals... Scored 12 of 14 goals in team's first 16 games... Set a career high with a 46 scoring percentage... Named Mikasa/MPSF Player of the Week by the conference for the week of Oct. 20-26... Also tagged as Student Athlete of the Week and the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week in that same span.

2002 -- Appeared in 19 of 23 matches, while starting five ... Scored 11 goals on the season in 28 attempts for a 39 scoring percentage ... Put together the second multiple goal match of his career when he scored two against Stanford on October 26 ... Ranked third among Bruins with 14 steals ... Tied for fourth on the team with six field saves.

2001 -- Appeared in 20 of the team's 21 games as a true freshman ... Scored two goals and had five assists ... Registered six steals ... Both of his goals came in the September 29 win over Pacific ... Made one field save.

High School -- Lettered four years in water polo and swimming at Newport Harbor HS in Newport Beach for chaches Bill Barnett and Brian Kruetzcamp ... Scored 91 goals in senior season, leading Sailors to 2000 CIF-San Diego Section water polo title ... Won CIF Division I and Sea View League Player of the Year honors in 2000 ... Earned first-team all-CIF and all-league honors junior season ... Two-year water polo team captain ... Was a member of CIF champion 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay teams senior season, and first-place 200 free relay team in junior season ... Named swim team captain senior season ... Was named Newport Harbor's Male Athlete of the Year for 2000-01 academic year

Personal -- Full name:Peter Stephen Belden ... Born December 17, 1982 at Newport Beach ... Hobbies include surfing, volleyball, and playing card games ... Likes water polo because "it's one of the most physically demanding sports and has the right balance of physical play and finesse" ... Admires the late UCLA water polo great Jim Toring.

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