2003 -- Received honorable mention All-American recognition... Named to the All-MPSF Third Team in his first season as the Bruins' starting goalie.... Also an Academic All-American and an MPSF All-Academic team member... Awarded the Dr. James Puffer Award for Loyolty and Contribution and the Jack Bariteau Jr. "Most Inspirational Player" Award by coaches and teammates... Ranked second in the conference with a 6.04 goals against average... Posted 173 saves in 25 matches to average 6.92 per game.
2002 -- Made his only appearance of the season in the Bruins' 9-3 victory over Loyola Marymount on October 13 ... In 3:42 minutes of action, he allowed one goal while recording a save.
2001 -- Appeared in his first collegiate game on September 29, making six saves and allowing three goals in the second half of the 15-5 win over Pacific ... Made his first start vs. Air Force in the Nor Cal Tournament, making five saves and allowing five goals in the win ... Also had three steals against Air Force.
2000 - Redshirted.
High School -- Water polo and swimming letterman at Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood under Richard Corso ...Third team All-American in 1999 and fifth team All-American in 1998 ... Two-year Mission League MVP Goalie ... Second Team All-CIF senior year and third team All-CIF junior year ... Team was CIF Division 1 runner-up in 1998.
Personal -- Full name: Joseph David Axelrad ... Born December 17, 1981 in Studio City, CA ... Enjoys playing pool, surfing and mountain biking ... Admires Spanish National Team goalie Jesus Rolan ... Plays water polo because of "the sense of team and the mental and physical demands it makes on me."
Axelrad's Career Stats