NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Griffin White
Player Profile:
Griffin White 1263991
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
High School: El Toro

Played in all 29 matches, making 28 starts...finished second on the team with 45 goals...totaled 94 shot attempts, converting at a 48 percent rate...captured first-team ACWPC All-America acclaim...was a second-team All-MPSF selection...earned MPSF All-Academic Team honors...ranked third on the team in earned exclusions (32) and steals (23)...also totaled nine assists and six field blocks...scored at least one goal in 21 of 29 matches...logged a career-high-tying five goals in UCLA's 9-6 victory at Pepperdine (Nov. 12)...scored all four goals in UCLA's 8-4 loss to California at the SoCal Tournament (Oct. 2)...finished the season with 15 multiple-goal efforts...was named KAP7 MPSF Player of the Week (Sept. 19-25) when he scored three goals in each of UCLA's two non-conference wins (led UCLA with three goals in an 11-7 win at home against Pepperdine and scored three goals in an 11-7 victory at Loyola Marymount)...he also captured KAP7 MPSF Player of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 7-13 when he scored seven goals in two MPSF road victories (led UCLA with five goals in a 9-6 win at Pepperdine and added two goals in UCLA's 13-10 victory at Long Beach State).

Played in 24 matches, making 13 starts...scored 23 goals on 61 attempts, converting at a 38 percent clip...also added 14 earned exclusions, 12 steals, eight assists and seven blocks...scored in 15 matches, totaling five multiple-goal games...scored a season-high three goals in three matches - against Pacific (Oct. 2), UC Irvine (Oct. 23) and Long Beach State (Oct. 30)...also had one pair of two goal games, back-to-back in the NorCal Tournament...scored at least one goal in seven of UCLA's first eight matches.

Played in 30 matches, making 18 starts...scored 33 goals, third-most on the team and the highest single-season total by a freshman since 2001, when Brett Ormsby registered 43 goals...registered 66 shot attempts, scoring at a 50 percent clip...secured honorable mention ACWPC All-America accolades...named a second-team All-NCAA Tournament selection...tallied 18 steals, 13 earned exclusions, seven assists and five blocks...scored in 20 matches, totaling eight multiple-goal efforts...registered a season-high five goals against Redlands (Oct. 10) in the UCI Invitational - most goals scored in one game by a true freshman since Sept. 7, 1997, when Sean Kern tallied five goals in a 22-0 victory over Air Force at the Triton Tournament in San Diego... scored three goals in two games - versus Johns Hopkins (Sept. 13) and against Chapman (Oct. 25)...tallied five two-goal performances...scored three goals in UCLA's two NCAA Tournament matches - two against Loyola Marymount (Dec. 5) in a semifinal win and one versus USC (Dec. 6) in a loss in the NCAA championship match.

High School
Four-year varsity water polo and varsity swimming letterwinner at El Toro High School under head coaches Don Stoll and Matt Tilton, respectively...earned All-CIF Southern Section Division I Co-Player of the Year honors as a senior (2008)...also named a first-team All-Southern California selection and Orange County Player of the Year as a senior...secured first-team California-Hawaii All-America accolades as a senior and junior (2007)...named Sea View League Co-Player of the Year as a senior...finished high school career at El Toro as the program's career goals leader with 379 - broke the previous career mark of 269 goals on Oct. 2, 2008...registered 138 goals a senior, including one nine-goal game, one eight-goal effort and three seven-goal performances...earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honors as a junior and sophomore (2006)...also secured Sea View League MVP accolades as a a sophomore, scored 103 goals before earning first-team All-Sea View League honors...a talented swimmer, captured All-America honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.

National Team
Competed for the USA Men's Junior National Team in the summer of 2008 and 2009...helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2008 Junior Pan-American Games...scored a game-high five goals in Team USA's 13-12 win in the gold-medal match (July 31, 2008).

Full name: Griffin Edward White...born April 11, 1991 in Laguna Hills, Calif...Griffin is the youngest of Kenneth and Donna White's three sons...has two older brothers, Zachary and Spencer...undeclared major.

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