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  Michael March
Michael March

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Newport Coast, CA

High School:
Corona Del Mar

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
Defender

2006
Started all 23 games, scoring 25 goals on 69 attempts...earned ACWPC first-team All-America accolades...registered 16 steals, the second-highest total on the team...also tallied 15 assists and a team-high 10 blocks...gained All-MPSF first-team honors...scored at least one goal in each of the final seven games - totaled 13 goals in that span...registered a season-high three goals against Long Beach State (Nov. 17); had a hat trick within the first quarter...tallied eight two-goal efforts...scored five goals in the MPSF Tournament, to become the only Bruin named to the MPSF All-Tournament Team...earned the 2006 Jack Bariteau Jr. "Most Inspirational" Award along with teammate Will Didinger; missed the 2005 campaign before successfully rehabilitating in the offseason to join the team in the summer of 2006...captured Academic All-MPSF honors.

2005
Redshirted after undergoing back surgery.

2004
Was the only non-senior to start all 28 matches for UCLA's 2004 National Championship team...earned All-America third-team honors; also named an All-MPSF second-team selection...gained All-NCAA Tournament second-team honors...finished third on the team in goals (26) and second in steals (25)...recorded 18 assists...accrued six two-goal performances and 14 single-goal games...scored once or more in 20 of 28 matches.

2003
Played and started all 27 games...finished first on the team in assists (24), third in steals (24) and fourth in goals (19)...gained All-America honorable mention accolades...named to the All-MPST third team...posted a hat trick to lead the Bruins past Pepperdine, 7-5, in the first round of the MPSF Tournament...named the MPSF Player of the Week for his performance...was selected to the MPSF All-Academic Team.

2002
Only true freshman to appear in all 23 matches; collected 21 starts...tied for third on the team in goals (17)...captured MPSF/Mikasa Player of the Week honors on Nov. 25; earned the award after leading UCLA to a 12-10 win over USC with a career-high four goals...registered five multi-goal contests, including one hat trick against USC on Sept. 15 (So Cal Tournament)...recorded 10 steals, five assists and four field saves.

High School
Two-year letterwinner in water polo and three-year letterwinner in swimming at Corona Del Mar High School in Corona Del Mar, Calif., under coach John Vargas and Moore, respectively...guided the team to back-to-back CIF Southern Section titles (2000, 2001)...earned CIF Co-Player of the Year honors in 2001...twice gained All-CIF honors...helped lead Corona Del Mar in scoring in 2000 with 62 goals...was a member of the U.S. National Training Team.

U.S. National Team
Member of 2001 U.S. Junior National Team for FINA Junior Men's World Championship at Istanbul, Turkey...joined the U.S. National Team in summer 2005.

Personal
Full name: Michael John March...born on April 27, 1984 in Newport Beach, Calif...enjoys surfing, boating, spearfishing and most water sports...admires Michael Jordan for his hard work...political science major.

Michael March's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G ATT PCT AST STL
2002 23/21 17 42 40% 5 10
2003 27/27 19 43 44% 20 24
2004 28/28 26 55 44% 18 25
2006 23/23 25 69 36% 15 16
Totals 101/99 87 209 42% 58 75


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