Senior Joe Ferretti has overcome a rash of injuries to become a senior leader for the Lions as they head to WWPA rival UC San Diego.
LMU will continue the theme of the season as they look to rely on their youthful roster heading into 2013 WWPA Championships.
Sophomore earns first-team All-WWPA honors while freshman Cory McGee claims Newcomer of the Year.
Junior Joe Ferretti was led to the sport of water polo through his sister and to LMU through his grandfather, and he has become one of the Lions' upperclassmen leaders.
Men's water polo earns a sweep in final day of NorCal Invitational, defeating No. 7 UC Irvine in the finale.
As a freshman in the 2011 season, LMU's Joe Ferretti scored 41 goals, was named the Western Water Polo Association's Newcomer of the Year and second-team All-Conference. Then came the injuries. But a month into his final season, Ferretti has battled back from the injuries and has become a leader for the youthful Lions.
At the age of 10, Joe Ferretti was introduced to the sport of water polo by his older sister. As he learned to love the sport and playing at the college level became an option, his grandfather, an LMU alum, led him to his alma mater. In his third season, Ferretti has become a leader for the Lions.
Inside the Lions season preview of the 2012 LMU men's water polo team with an interview from Head Coach John Loughra.
WWPA and home opener. - Sept. 27, 2014
LMU's 15-12 win over Pepperdine in Wells Fargo PCH Cup
LMU vs. UC Davis at the Burns Aquatics Center
LMU 16, Air Force 13 at Burns Aquatics Center
LMU vs. UCLA on Sept. 28
Briefly... Joe Ferritti is in his third season of collegiate water polo at LMU...
Honors... 2013 Honorable Mention WWPA All-Conference... 2011... Second-Team WWPA All-Conference... WWPA Newcomer of the Year... WWPA All-Freshman Team... LMU Freshman of the Year...
Highlights at LMU... 2013... played 26 of 28 games... scored 22 goals with 17 assists, 12 kick outs, 35 steals and seven steals... scored three goals against Pomona-Pitzer (10/4/13)... had six steals in the WWPA Championships... 2012... had an injury shortened season... missed last 14 games of sophomore campaign... had 10 goals with eight assists in 13 games... added 13 steals with six field blocks... 2011...was named WWPA Newcomer of the Year and WWPA All-Freshman with 41 goals in his first season of collegiate water polo... went on to earn second-team All-WWPA... played all 25 games, adding 13 assists, 19 steals and 10 field blocks... scored four goals in the season finale against Santa Clara... had another four-goal game against Air Force in Colorado on Oct. 14...
High School... Graduated from Los Alamitos HS in 2011... earned eight letters in high school, four in swimming and four in water polo... was a two-time All-American in water polo... also earned a pair of All-CIF Division I honors... a three-time All-Sunset League winner... was 2009 L.A. High School Player of the Year... named 2008 and 2010 Offensive Player of the Yearwas on the 2011 Honor Roll... a member of the U.S. Junior National Team... was a silver medalist in the Pan American Games... earned USA Swim All-American Times in the 50-free and 4x100 Relay... was 2010 and 2011 Swimmer of the Year... 2007 CIF Masters...
Personal... Joseph David Ferretti was born on Feb. 21, 1993 in Huntington Beach, Calif... He is the son of Michele and Mike Ferritti... both parents were swimmers and ran track... has two older sisters... Laura was a member of the UCLA crew team while Michele played water polo at St. Francis... he was a coach for United Water Polo Club, teaching 9 to 12 year-olds... his grandfather attended LMU... played with teammate Gavin Wild on the SoCal Water Polo Club... a Sociology major.