NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  John Blanchette
John Blanchette

Player Profile
RS Senior

Atherton, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175



Played in first twelve matches of season before being sideline by injury for remainder of year... Scored three goals in seven attempts... Added five assists and three steals... Contributed a two-goal performance against Cal Baptist at SoCal Tournament on September 18.

Played in all 27 matches, starting 12... Fourth on the squad with 22 steals and 12 assists... Scored six goals in 14 attempts... Tallied first career goal on Oct. 25 against UCSB... Honored as an American Water Polo Coaches Association All-Academic pick.

Appeared in seven contests for UCLA...posted one assist and two steals.


High School
Three-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming at Menlo School for coaches Jack Bowen and Terrence O'Malley, respectively... 2000 Honorable Mention All-American... MVP of the Peninsula Athletic League in 2000... Led Menlo to 2000 C.I.F. Central Coast Div. II title after three consecutive runner-up finishes, earning First-Team All-CCS honors... Named team captain and offensive MVP.

PersonalFull Name: John Peter Blanchette ... Born on October 6, 1982 in Stanford, CA... Admires USA Water Polo driver and current UC Santa Barbara Head Coach Wolf Wigo... Greatest athletic thrill was 2000 C.I.F. semifinal in which he helped Menlo rally from a four-goal deficit against Palo Alto to win in the fourth overtime... History major.

Blanchette's Career Statistics
YearGoalsAttempts%Ast. Stl.
2002---1 2
200361443%12 22
20043743%5 3
Totals 9 21 43% 18 27