NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
UCLA Men's Water Polo BIO
Alec Zwaneveld
Player Profile:
Alec Zwaneveld 1263971
Position: Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Caņada, Calif.
High School: Harvard-Westlake
Experience: 2 Letters

Played in 18 matches, making two starts … earned 2015 ACWPC All-Academic "Excellent" honors and his second straight MPSF All-Academic accolades ... tallied eight goals on 20 attempts, converting at a 40.0 percent rate ... scored a season- and career-high tying three goals in a 22-6 win over Pomona-Pitzer (Oct. 10) ... he scored at least one goal in four of the 18 games he played, including three multiple goal games ... also had two assists, five steals, and 16 earned exclusions (7th on the team).

Played in 19 of the 32 matches, making eight starts … was named MPSF All-Academic and secured ACWPC All-Academic "excellent" honors … scored 11 goals on 35 attempts shooting at a 31.4 percent rate … scored at least one goal in eight matches, scoring multiple goals three times … had a season-high two goals in victories over Loyola Marymount (Sept. 7), Occidental (Sept. 14) and St. Francis Brooklyn (Oct. 11) … also had 10 steals, six assists and two field blocks … was third on the team in exclusions drawn (23) and tied for second in earned penalty shots (three).

Played in 14 matches, making one start … scored 14 goals on 22 attempts, converting at a 63.6 percent rate, the best on the squad … scored a season-high three goals in a win at Redlands (Sept. 14) and in a home win over Concordia (Nov. 1) … scored at least one goal in each of his first eight games of his collegiate career and scored at least one goal in nine matches on the year, scoring multiple goals three times … missed 18 games due to injury … tied for fifth on the team with 12 earned exclusions … also registered eight steals, two assists and two field blocks.

Redshirted the season.

Team USA
2015: Played in all eight games (102 minutes), making eight starts for Team USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 2-14) … he scored four goals on nine shots, converting at a 44.4 percent rate … scored two goals (on two shots) in the 11-9 win over France in the quarterfinals … also tallied three steals, two field blocks and one assist as the United States captured bronze at the World University Games. 2013: Played in all eight games (111 minutes) for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia (July 6-17) … he scored six goals on 14 shots, converting at a 42.9 percent rate … also registered one steal and one field block as the United States captured fifth place at the World University Games … he also helped the USA to a fifth-place finish at the 2013 FINA Men’s Junior World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary (Aug. 12-18) … the Americans went 5-2 at the Junior Worlds … he played in seven games and tallied five goals.

High School
Four-year varsity water polo letterwinner at Harvard-Westlake High School under head coaches Larry Felix (2008), Robert Lynn (2009-10) and Brian Flacks (2011) … helped the Wolverines reach the quarterfinals of the 2009 CIF Southern Section Division I Championship as a sophomore … named the team’s most valuable player as a junior and senior … named to the second team All-CIF in 2010 and earned first team All-CIF accolades in 2011 … also earned All-American honors as a senior in 2011.

Full name: Alec Anthony Zwaneveld … born April 11, 1994 in Pasadena, Calif. … his parents are Onno and Tonie Zwaneveld … both of his parents attended UCLA … his father was on three different Bruin teams that won the Rose Bowl (1983, 1984 and 1986) … his godparents, Kevin and Julie Abbott, also attended UCLA … has one older brother, Brendan, who played two seasons on the Bruins’ men’s water polo team (2011-12) … also has one younger sister, Michelle … competed for Los Angeles Water Polo Club, leading the team to the silver medal at the 2010 Junior Olympics … also played for the Coastal California Zone Team (ODP), earning one gold, one silver and two Junior Olympic bronze medals … was a member of the 2011 USA Youth National Team and the 2012 Junior National Team … says he chose to attend UCLA because “It has the best combination of academics, athletics and facilities, anywhere” … lists Revaz Chomakhidze, the captain of the 2004 Russian Olympic team, as the athlete he most admires … major is psychology.

Alec Zwaneveld's Career Statistics
2013 14/1 14 22 .636 2 8 2 12
2014 19/8 11 35 .314 6 10 2 23
2015 18/2 8 20 .400 2 5 0 16
Totals 51/11 33 77 .429 10 23 4 51



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