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Justin Pudwill announces 2017 Men's Water Polo Recruiting Class

Justin Pudwill announces 2017 Men's Water Polo Recruiting Class

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WHITTIER, Calif. – Director of Aquatics and Head Men's Water Polo coach Justin Pudwill announced his 2017 recruiting class this week, which includes 16 new additions (13 freshmen / 3 Transfers).

"I am really excited about this class," explained Pudwill.  "We have a really good group of transfers and freshmen that are going to impact our squad right away." 

New additions include:

  • Kyle Aguilar – Utility, Corona HS – Corona CA.  Ht: 6'1" Wt: 175.  Club Team: CHAWP.  First Team All CIF, and League 2016

  • Eliott Bergerson – Goalie, St John Bosco HS – Whittier CA. Ht: 6'2" Wt: 175.  Club Team: Beast Water Polo.  Named Long Beach Press Telegram Player of the year in 2016.  1st Team All CIF and League 2016

  • Toby Chung – Attacker, La Canada HS – La Canada CA.  Ht: 6'1" Wt: 175.  Club Team: Rose Bowl.  Captain 2016,  All League 2016

  • Justin Contreras – Utility, Hacienda Heights CA – San Jose State.  Ht: 6'0" Wt: 215.  Club Team: Commerce.  Named San Gabriel Valley Tribune Player of the Year.  All CIF in 2013 and 2014.  Led San Jose State as a freshman in Scoring in 2015

  • Ryan Flores – Utility, La Serna HS – Whittier CA.  Ht: 5'8" Wt: 180.  Club Team: Vanguard.  All League 2016

  • Kalani Fouts – Utility, Soquel HS – Capitola CA.  Ht: 6'2" Wt: 185.  Club Team: Santa Cruz Water Polo Club.  All CCS Div. II 1st Team and All League 2016

  • Alfonso Gonzalez – Attacker, Servite HS – Montebello CA.  Ht: 5'10" Wt: 165.  Club Team: Commerce
  • Carlos Heredia Viteri – Attacker, Schurr HS – Commerce CA.  Ht: 6'1" Wt: 195.  Club Team: Commerce.  All League and All CIF 2016

  • Nelis Kreik – Center, Afrikaans Boys HS – Pretoria, South Africa.  Ht: 6'5" Wt: 215.  U19 South African National Training Squad

  • Kyle Kunishima – Attacker, Chino Hills HS – Chino Hills CA.  Ht: 6'0" Wt: 160.  Club Team: CHAWP.  All League and All CIF 2016

  • Quinn LaCoursiere – Attacker, American Heritage HS – Delray Beach CA.  Ht: 5'10" Wt: 160.  Club Team: Scots Water Polo.  All League 2016

  • Chad Portugal – Attacker, La Serna HS – La Habra Heights CA.  Ht: 6'0" Wt: 185.  Club Team: Vanguard.  All League 2016

  • Marc Andre-Roy – Attacker, San Diego Mesa JC – Montreal Canada.  Ht: 6'0" Wt: 190.  Training Member with the Canadian Youth and Junior National Team.  Top 5 Scorer in the State for Junior Colleges

  • Andrew Valencia – Attacker, La Mirada HS – La Mirada CA.  Ht: 6'4" Wt: 200.  Club Team: International.  All CIF and All League 2016.  School record holder for goals in a season with 110

  • Youssef Zaaza – Center, Calabasas HS – Northridge CA.  Ht: 6'0" Wt: 220.  Club Team: Pride WPA.  Three time All League '14, '15, '16.  Three time high school MVP

  • Hans Zdolsek – Utility, Linkoping University – Linkoping Sweeden.  Ht: 6'0" Wt: 180.  Took Gold in the Swedish Championships in 2016.  Top Scorer of the league in 2016

"We are going to be way more balanced than last year," Pudwill stated.  "We will have multiple guys in the water who are very comfortable with the ball and defense is going to be our key for 2017 as it always is.  We are going to work very hard, and use every minute we have to make sure we are in a spot where we want to be in SCIACs."