NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Albert Garcia
Albert Garcia

Player Profile
RS Senior

Long Beach, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190



2003 -- Red-shirted.

2002 -- Led team with 18 steals and finished second with 15 assists... Increased career goal total to 56 with 14 as a junior... Recorded hat trick Oct. 5 versus Princeton.

2001 -- Honorable mention All-MPSF selection ... Started 19 games, playing in 20 ... Third on the team in scoring with 24 goals ... Tied for team lead in assists (23) ... Recorded seven multi-goal games, including eight goals in the first three rounds of the NorCal Tournament ... Registered hat tricks against Air Force (Oct. 13), USC (Oct. 14) and UCSB (Nov. 4) ... Scored two goals in UCLA's 7-5 NCAA Semifinal win over LMU ... Scored goals in three of UCLA's four MPSF Tournament games.

2000 -- As a true freshman, Garcia emerged as a top offensive substitute ... Played in 25 of UCLA's 26 games (starting none), finishing with 18 goals and five multiple-goal games ... Scored four goals each in 16-3 Bruin rout of UC Santa Cruz (Oct. 21) and in the 13-6 MPSF quarterfinal win over Pacific (Nov. 24) ... Second among 2001 returners with 43.9 percent shooting and third with 12 steals.

High School -- Four year letter winner in water polo and swimming at Wilson High School ... Played water polo for Richard Azevedo and Tony Martinho and swam for Klaus Barth ... Two-time first-team All-American... Two-time first-team All-CIF ... Four-time first-team All-League ... League Player of the Year ... Is the all-time assist leader at Wilson High ... Scored 308 career goals ... Member of four consecutive CIF championship teams ... Led the team in assists as a junior and senior ... Team MVP as a senior, defensive player of the year as a junior ... Led the team in scoring as a senior, was second as a junior ... During the four years he played at Wilson, his team lost five games ... Two-time Jr. National A team member, two-time B team member ... Jr. Pan-American team member ... While playing for Long Beach Shore club team, was two-time MVP and five-time Junior Olympic All-American.

Personal -- Full name: Albert Rene Garcia ... Born February 26, 1982 in Los Angeles ... Lists scoring five goals in the title game of his fourth CIF championship as his biggest athletic thrill ... Names Jim Toring as the athlete he most admires ... Has one sister, Gisela.

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