NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Dave Parker
Dave Parker

Player Profile

Orinda, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Two-Meter Offense


1999 — Named to the SoCal All-Tournament second-team after scoring six goals in four games, including three in UCLA’s 14-6 victory over Navy on Sept. 18…Tallied a single-game career-high four points, leading UCLA to a 12-4 win over UC San Diego on Oct. 31…Scored a career-high 23 points, ranking fifth in team scoring…Scored two goals in the MPSF tournament, one each vs. UC Santa Barbara and California…Also added a goal in UCLA’s 14-6 rout of UMass in the NCAA semifinals…Compiled five multiple-goal matches…Scored in nine of 11 games, including six straight, from Sept. 26 through Oct. 31.

1998 — Scored 17 goals and finished fourth in team scoring … Recorded eight steals and one assist … Netted four goals in the SoCal Tournament, two versus Pacific and two versus UCSB Sept. 19 … Had five multiple-goal matches.

1997 — Despite missing games due to injury, Parker scored 12 goals, with seven steals and an assist … Netted two goals in UCLA’s 8-7 upset of Cal … Tallied nine goals in conference action and nine points vs. top-five teams.

1996 — Redshirted in water polo while earning a letter as a walk-on with the UCLA basketball team … Played in nine games, pulling down six rebounds and scoring five points with one blocked shot and a steal … Member of the Junior National Water Polo Team.

High School — Three-year water polo letterwinner under coach Bill Brown at Miramonte HS … Three-time North Coast and league champions … First-team All-American as a senior and second-team as a junior … Two-time first-team all-league selection … Member of Junior National Team, playing in Europe and Cuba … Sports Illustrated’s Old Spice Athlete of the Month, July 1996 … Lettered two years in basketball, earning MVP and all-league honors as a senior … Three-time all-tournament selection and team captain … Second-leading rebounder in school history and the fifth-leading single-season scorer … A three-year swimming letterwinner, he was named team captain his junior and senior seasons and placed third in the North Coast in the 4x100 free relay.

Personal — Full name: David Jay Parker … Born June 9, 1978, in Berkeley, CA … Enjoys listening to oldies and playing basketball … Economics major.

Career Statistics

Year GS1 GS2 TP Att %
1997 12 0 12 33 36%
1998 17 0 17 39 44%
1999 23 0 23 56 41%
TOTALS 52 0 52 128 41%