NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Rainer Sherwood
Rainer Sherwood

Player Profile

Carlsbad, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185



323 UCLA Student-Athletes Named to Fall Director's Honor Roll

Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA

Is slated to redshirt the season.

High School
Four-year (2008-11) varsity water polo letterwinner at Carlsbad High School under head coach J.B. Feaster...was also a four-time (2009-12) letterwinner in swimming for head coach James swimming, he and the Carlsbad Lancers were a two-time CIF Champion (2008 and 2009) water polo, he was part of the CIF-record eight consecutive Division I Water Polo Championships (2003-10) and scored the game-winning goal in a 10-9 victory over Vista in the 2010 championship game with 1.9 seconds left to play...but the following year (his senior season), Vista snapped the streak, winning 6-5 in the 2011 CIF-SDS Championship game...named Avocado West League MVP; first-team All-CIF and CIF-SDS Division I Player of the Year in 2010...also named first team All-CIF; first team All-Avocado West League; first team All-North County and North County Player of the Year in 2011...also named a fourth team All-American in both 2010 and his senior season (2011), Sherwood registered 98 goals, 75 steals and 68 ejections earned.

Full name: Rainer Austin Sherwood...born April 1, 1994 in Encinitas, Calif...his parents are Bruce and Debbie Sherwood...has one younger brother, Addison...competed with the Del Mar Water Polo Club, the Carlsbad Water Polo Club and the Orange County Water Polo Club...also a member of the U.S. Youth National Water Polo Team from 2008-10...says he chose UCLA because "It has a great balance of academics and athletics and has great facilities"...lists Los Angeles Lakers' star, Kobe Bryant, as the athlete he most admires...lists scoring the game-winning goal in the 2010 CIF-SDS Finals with 1.9 seconds left as his biggest athletic thrill...has yet to declare a major.