NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  David Pietsch
David Pietsch

Player Profile
RS Senior

Manoa, HI

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190



One of the Bruins' top producers off the bench... Played in 27 of 28 matches while starting one... sixth on the team with 18 goals ... added 14 steals ... notched career highs in every offensive category ... had first career hat trick on October 3 against Navy at NorCal Tournament ... contributed three two-goal performances ... named an MPSF All-Academic Team member for second consecutive season.

Fifth on the team with 16 goals ... played in all 27 matches and started 22 ... scored game-winning goal in 5-4 victory over LMU on Sept. 21 ... named an Academic All-MPSF student-athlete.

Appeared in one game ... scored his first collegiate goal on his first collegiate attempt in UCLA's 9-3 victory over Loyola Marymount on October 13.


High School
Lettered three years in water polo, two years in swimming, and one year in basketball at Punahou HS in Honolulu under coaches Ken Smith, Kenny Chew and Gary Paccaro, respectively... 2001 Interscholastic League of Honolulu Player of the Year and Third-Team All-American in water polo... 2000-01 Punahou Male Athlete of the Year... Made All-ILH second team junior year... As a swimmer, placed third in the 200-yard freestyle state final as a senior... Named to All-ILH all-star team as part of Punahou's 400-yard freestyle relay team... Named basketball team's most inspirational player and gained honorable-mention All-ILH status.

Full Name: David Thomas Pietsch III... Born on October 16, 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Hobbies include surfing, basketball, and fishing... Favorite aspects of water polo are "the physical and mental struggles that competition provides"... History major.

Pietsch's Career Statistics
YearGoalsAttempts%Ast. Stl.
200211100%- -
2003 16 33 48% 9 12
2004 18 35 51% 6 14
Totals 35 69 51% 15 26