|Hometown:||Palos Verdes, Calif.|
|High School:||Palos Verdes|
Redshirted the season.
Three-year (2009-11) varsity water polo letterwinner at Palos Verdes High School under head coach Chris Murin … the Sea Kings won the Bay League Championship all three years he played on the varsity squad and PVHS went on to win the 2009 CIF Division IV title his sophomore season … named second team All-Bay League in 2010 and in 2011, was named to the first team as well as the League MVP … his senior year (2011), he was also named first team All-CIF (Division III); a fourth team All-Southern California Water Polo selection; a seventh team California/Hawaii All-American and the 2011 Daily Breeze Player of the Year.
Full name: Erik Joseph Najarian … born May 10, 1994 in Mission Viejo, Calif. … his parents are Richard and Susan Najarian … has one older sister, Kristin, and a younger sister, Cassidy … both of his parents attended UCLA, while his father, was a standout water polo player for the Bruins and was an All-American in 1979 … competed with the Palos Verdes Water Polo Club and the Rose Bowl Water Polo Club out of Pasadena, Calif. … lists winning the CIF Division IV Championship as a sophomore in 2009 as his biggest athletic thrill … says he chose UCLA because “I have been a UCLA Bruin fan all of my life and it is one of the best academic schools with a top water polo team” … lists skiing and surfing as his hobbies … majoring in economics.