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Water Polo NCAA Champs
 

  Grant Zider
Grant Zider

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Portola Valley, CA

High School:
Menlo School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
Center

2006
Played in all 23 matches, earning one start...scored 22 goals on 44 attempts...totaled 13 earned exclusions...nine steals, five blocks and one assist...posted two three-goal efforts - against Cal Baptist (Sept. 14) and versus Pacific in the first round of the MSPF Tournament (Nov. 24)...registered five multi-goal performances...earned ACWPC All-America honorable mention accolades and All-MPSF third-team honors.

2005
Played in 27 matches, starting 19...scored 25 goals on 61 attempts...added one assist and four steals...posted five multiple-goal performances, including one four-goal effort against Stanford (Sept. 18) in the So Cal Tournament.

2004
Played in all 28 matches...notched 17 goals and seven steals...finished second on the squad among all non-starters with 195 minutes played...posted multi-goal games against UC Irvine (Oct. 2) and Cal (Oct. 16)...also added a goal in UCLA's 10-9 overtime win against Stanford in the NCAA Championship match.

2003
Played in 16 games...finished second among all freshmen with 13 goals...led all freshmen with 32 attempts...scored two goals in first career game on Sept. 13 against Pepperdine.

2002
Redshirted.

High School
Two-year letterwinner in water polo and three-year letterwinner in swimming at Menlo School, under coaches Jack Bowen and Craig Schoot, respectively... named Northern California Player of the Year in 2002...earned All-America first-team honors in 2002...captured All-America fifth-team honors in 2001...named Peninsula Athletic League MVP his senior season...recorded 111 goals and 80 steals as a senior...also played baseball.

Personal
Full name: Grant Thompson Zider...born December 1, 1983 in Stanford, Calif...is the youngest of three children (Allison, 25; Jack, 22)...lists winning the Little League Baseball Championship after an undefeated season as his biggest athletic thrill...political science major.

Grant Zider's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G ATT PCT AST STL
2003 16/0 13 32 41% 0 6
2004 28/0 17 47 36% 0 7
2005 27/19 25 61 41% 1 4
2006 23/1 22 44 50% 1 9
Totals 94/20 77 184 42% 2 26


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