2000 — Made 13 appearances off the bench … Scored first career goal in NorCal Tournament win over UC Santa Cruz (Oct. 21).
1999 - Gained experience as a practice player.
1998 - Redshirted.
High School - Lettered three years in water polo for Rod Crow and four years in swimming for Rob Pine and Andrew Morris at Novato HS … Selected the 1997 MCAL Player of the Year … Named a Marin Sports Standout … Earned All-America honors and was the '97 team MVP … Two-time first-team All-MCAL and twice chosen for All-NCS honors … Led squad to a second place NCS finish in '96 and back-to-back MCAL first-place finishes in his junior and senior seasons … Led Novato HS team in scoring as a senior, with 102 goals netted … Team leader in steals and assists in his senior campaign … Placed on the high school's all-time top-ten list for career steals and assists … Played for the Marin Water Polo club team, leading the team in scoring and steals … Named to the 1998 Junior Nationals All-Tournament Team … Participated for four years in the Water Polo Junior Olympics.
Personal - Full name: Brian James Estes … Born April 29, 1980, in Portland, Ore … Lists his biggest athletic thrill as scoring from half-court to force overtime in the NCS quarterfinals his senior year … Hobbies include bodyboarding and listening to music … Older sister Ellen, the 1998 MPSF Player of the Year, plays water polo for Stanford and for Guy Baker's U.S. Women's National Team which took silver at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney … History major.