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#15 Alec Zwaneveld
Position: Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: La Cañada, Calif.
High School: Harvard-Westlake
Experience: Redshirt

2012
Redshirted the season.

Team USA
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.

Personal
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, a sophomore on the Bruins’ men’s water polo team … 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.

 

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