NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Bret Lathrope
Bret Lathrope

Player Profile

Moraga, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180



UCLA Falls in NCAA Title Game, 11-10 at USC

Seniors Josh Samuels and Bret Lathrope each scored two goals in the national championship game.


Bruins End Regular Season with 16-8 Win Over UC Irvine

Freshman Danny McClintick led all scorers with three goals on Senior Day at UCLA.


No. 2 UCLA Wins at No. 7 Pacific, 13-10

The Bruins received three goals from Josh Samuels and 12 saves from Matt Rapacz.


No. 2 UCLA Beats No. 7 Long Beach State, 13-8

Matt Rapacz had 10 saves while Josh Samuels scored three goals to lead the Bruins.


No. 2 UCLA Hammers Concordia, 21-7

Thirteen different Bruins scored, led by redshirt freshman Maxwell Vilim-Brozyna's career-high three goals.

Played in all 29 matches, making 28 starts...scored 19 goals on 47 attempts, converting at a 40 percent rate...scored in 11 matches, totaling a season-high three goals in two matches - versus Air Force (Sept. 17) and against Whittier (Oct. 22)...recorded 27 assists, the second-highest total on the team...also logged 12 steals and seven field blocks.

Played in all 25 matches, making two starts...scored nine goals on 19 attempts, converting at a 47 percent clip...registered six blocks, three assists, two steals and two earned exclusions...scored in six matches, including a career-high-tying four goals against Air Force in a first-round victory at the NorCal Tournament (Sept. 18).

Played in 30 matches, making seven starts...scored 11 goals on 27 attempts...tallied nine steals, five blocks and four assists...scored in seven matches, including a career-high four goals against Iona (Sept. 13) at the Princeton Invitational...also scored two goals in the team's season opener, at Princeton (Sept. 11).

High School
Three-year water polo and four-year swimming letterwinner at Miramonte High School under head coaches James Lathrop and Don Heidary, respectively...helped lead Miramonte to three consecutive CIF North Coast Section titles (2006-08)...guided high school team to a 26-1 overall record in 2008, culminating in a 17-6 win over De La Salle in the CIF title match...the 2008 Miramonte team was recognized as Swimming World Magazine High School Team of the Year and as ESPN Rise Magazine Bay Area High School Team of the Year...secured first-team All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) honors in 2007 and 2008...named a first-team All-North Coast Section selection in 2008 and second-team selection in 2007...earned third-team All-NorCal honors in 2008 and honorable mention acclaim in 2007...secured eighth-team California-Hawaii All-America honors in 2008...named an honorable mention All-DFAL selection in a swimmer, was a six-time NISCA High School All-America selection (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay...three-time first-team All-DFAL selection (2007-09)...was a CIF North Coast Section finalist in 2009 (third in 200 freestyle, third in 500 freestyle, first in 400 freestyle relay, seven in 200 freestyle relay); in 2007 (12th in 500 freestyle, third in 400 freestyle relay, ninth in 200 medley relay)...six-time DFAL swimming champion...established Miramonte High School records in 200 freestyle (1:40.72, eclipsing the record held by Kirk Everist) and 500 freestyle (4:34.66).

Competed for Lamorinda Water Polo under head coach James Lathrop...played for Pacific Zone Team from 2005-09, winning the National Zone Championship in 2006.

National Team
Competed for the U.S. Junior National Team from 2005-08...played for the 2008 USA Water Polo National B and National 20-and-Under Team...2007 USA Water Polo National Cadet Team (competed in Montenegro and won gold at Youth Pan Am Games in the Dominican Republic)...2006 USA Water Polo National Cadet Team...2005 USA Water Polo National Development Team.

Full name: Bret Daniel Lathrope...born April 6, 1991 in Walnut Creek, Calif...Bret is the youngest of Daniel and Beverly Lathrope's three children...sister, Allison, competed on the swimming team at Claremont McKenna for four, Scott, competed on the swimming team at Stanford for four seasons...undeclared major.

Bret Lathrope's Career Statistics
2009 30/7 11 27 .407 4 9 5 3
2010 25/2 9 19 .474 3 2 6 2
2011 29/28 19 47 .404 27 12 7 3
Totals 84/37 39 93 .419 34 23 18 8