NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

Player Profile

Honolulu, HI

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 225




2001 — Second-team All-American … Second-team All-MPSF … Started 20 games this season … Finished the season with a 5.96 GAA, and recorded 165 saves … Recorded 13 saves in wins over UC Irvine (Sept. 8) and Long Beach State (Sept. 21) and 12 against USC (Oct. 6) … Allowed just one goal in the 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the MPSF Tournament … Recorded double digit saves in nine games, including all three games with USC and all three against Long Beach State … Also recorded three assists in the MPSF Tournament … Led the team in steals with 53 … Stopped two of seven penalty shots, including a save against Stanford’s Tony Azevedo on October 27 … Allowed just two goals in the season opener vs. UC Irvine, and four goals against LMU (Sept. 22) … Allowed double digit goals just once (Sept. 30 vs. Stanford, 10 goals) for only the third time in his career … Improved to 5-1 in all-time NCAA Tournament games.

2000 — First-team All-American … Second-team all-MPSF … Limited UC San Diego to only one goal in the first 25 minutes of the Bruins’ 11-2 NCAA championship game victory, stopping 11 shots … Started all 26 games in net, recording double-digit save totals eight times and playing over 90 percent of the team’s goalkeeping minutes … Recorded school record-low 4.80 goals-against average … Total of 208 saves is sixth-best single-season total in Bruin history … Notched career-best 14 saves in 10-3 win against Pepperdine at the Southern California Tournament (Oct. 21) ... Recorded 11 saves three times against cross-town rival USC ... Led team with 35 steals.

1999 — Honorable mention All-American as a true freshman … Earned NCAA All-Tournament second-team honors … Made first career start vs. UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 17 for an injured Parsa Bonderson and remained the Bruins’ No. 1 goalie for the remainder of the season, starting the last 11 games … Pulled down 11 saves in UCLA’s 12-11 overtime victory over Stanford to capture the MPSF title Nov. 28 … Registered a 5.60 GAA, second place on the all-time list … With the game on the line on Nov. 12, saved a penalty shot by USC’s Jordan Hewko, preventing the Trojans from tying the game and perserving UCLA’s lead en route to a crucial 7-5 MPSF victory … Tallied 18 steals … Earned a spot on the 1999-2000 basketball roster.

High School — Lettered three years in water polo for coach Ken Smith … Also earned four letters in basketball and track and one in football … Water polo first-team All-American and Honolulu Advertisor Player of the Year … Two-time first team All-Interscholastic League of Hawaii honoree and team captain … Squad went undefeated to claim three straight ILH championships during high school career … Played for the national youth team and earned MVP honors for the U-14 Hawaiian Islands club squad … As a senior, led basketball squad to state championship title while earning state tournament MVP honors...Named Mr. Basketball by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was a three-time all-state selection … Captained basketball and state champion track squad as well.

Personal — Full name: Brandon Scott Brooks … Born April 29, 1981, in Rock Island, Ill… Oldest of three children, has 14 year-old twin sisters Nicole and Jessica … Lists greatest athletic thrill as winning a national basketball championship … Enjoys going out with friends … Business/economics major.

Career Statistics

Year QP Saves GA GAA MP
2001 78 165 120 5.96 564
2000 95 208 115 4.80 671
1999 51.75 100 75 5.60 375
TOTALS 224.75 473 310 5.45 1610