NCAA Water Polo Champions 2015
  Krsto Sbutega
Krsto Sbutega

Player Profile
RS Senior

Kotor, Montenegro

High School:
LSS Righi (Rome)

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180


Concluded his four-year career with 143 goals, the fifth-highest career total in program history...captured first-team ACWPC All-America honors as a senior in 2008...was twice honored as an honorable mention All-America selection by the ACWPC (2006, 2007)...was a three-time All-MPSF Team selection (first-team in 2006 and 2008, second-team in 2007)...earned ACWPC Academic All-America "superior" honors all four seasons (2005-08).

Started all 24 matches...recorded team highs of 50 goals and 124 attempts...scored at a 40 percent clip...earned first-team ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF accolades...captured ACWPC Academic All-America honors as a "superior" selection for the fourth consecutive season...became the first Bruin to score 50 goals or more in a season since Brett Ormsby totaled 70 goals in 2004...led the team with 25 steals and 14 assists...finished second on the team with 22 earned exclusions and also collected six blocks...scored in 21 of UCLA's 24 matches...scored in each of the team's final 12 games, logging 28 goals in that span...finished his senior campaign with 14 multiple-goal efforts...scored a career-high five goals in the team's season opener, a 10-4 victory at UC Irvine (Sept. 13)...also totaled three four-goal games and six three-goal efforts...earned All-MPSF Tournament Team honors after having scored six goals in three tournament contests, including a three-goal performance against Stanford (Nov. 30).

Started 23 matches...scored 35 goals, second-most on the team, on 78 attempts...named an honorable mention ACWPC All-America selection...also earned second-team All-MPSF honors...captured ACWPC Academic All-America honors as a "superior" selection for the third consecutive year...also gained Academic All-MPSF accolades...registered a team-leading 25 assists...was second on the team with 24 steals...also netted 10 earned exclusions...scored at least one goal in 15 matches, tallying 11 multiple-goal games...scored a season-high four goals in three games (vs. Stanford, Sept. 16; vs. Santa Clara, Sept. 30; vs. Long Beach State, Nov. 24)...scored nine goals in three MPSF Tournament games.

Played in all 23 matches, making 22 starts...captured third-team ACWPC All-America accolades and first-team All-MPSF honors...earned ACWPC Academic All-America honors as a "superior" selection...also gained Academic All-MPSF recognition...scored 30 goals on a team-high 92 attempts...his total of 30 goals ranked second highest on the team...collected a team-highs with 21 assists and 17 steals...totaled nine multiple-goal games, including two season-high four-goal efforts (vs. Princeton, Sept. 16; at UC Irvine, Sept. 22)...scored three goals against Stanford (Oct. 14) and Pacific in the MPSF Tournament (Nov. 24).

Played in all 29 matches, making 10 starts in an impressive freshman campaign...his 28 goals and 73 attempts ranked third-highest on the team... registered 13 assists and nine steals...tallied eight multiple-goal performances, including two four-goal games and two three-goal efforts...scored four goals against Chaminade (Sept. 3) in his first collegiate contest and versus California (Nov. 25) in the MPSF Tournament... earned ACWPC All-Academic honors.


High School
Attended LSS Augusto Righi in Rome, Italy...competed for club team Lottomatica Roma during high school...won Italian Junior National Championship in 2000.

Full name: Krsto Sbutega...born July 10, 1985 in Kotor, Yugoslavia (now known as Montenegro)...parents are Antun and Raskovic Sbutega...has two sisters, Olga and Ana...admires left-handed Hungarian water polo player Tibor Benedict...favorite class is calculus...mechanical engineering major.

Krsto Sbutega's Career Statistics
2005 29/10 28 73 38% 13 9
2006 23/22 30 92 33% 21 17
2007 23/23 35 78 45% 25 24
2008 24/24 50 124 40% 14 25
Totals 99/79 143 367 39% 73 75