The Lions put-up a complete team win on a day it was more about the LMU family.
It was another thriller in the LMU-UC San Diego rivalry to start WWPA play.
Full crowds at Burns Aquatics Center watch doubleheader against a pair of top-10 teams on Saturday.
A 5-1 run pushes sixth-ranked UC Santa Barbara past Lions in their home opener.
Lions earn fifth straight win with 12-6 victory over 14th-ranked UC San Diego.
Of the 24-man roster for the LMU men's water polo team, 20 are underclassmen and the Lions have come to rely heavily on the young class. Freshman Jon Beck is one of three freshman who starts for the Lions and in the last month, he is starting to get the hang of things.
Alumni BBQ game at Burns Aquatics Center on Sept. 24 2016
Conference Challenge Cup from Burns Aquatics Center on Sept. 17, 2016
Home opener for 2016 season at Burns Aquatics Center on Sept. 9. 2016
Western Water Polo Association game at Burns Aquatics Center.
Western Water Polo Association rivalry match-up at Burns Aquatics Center.
At LMU... 2015... finished the season with 23 goals on 59 attempts... added eight assists with 31 points and five steals... scored four goals on five attempts in win over Concordia (10/11/15)... 2014... scored a career-high 31 goals, playing in every game for the Lions... scored four goals in WWPA Championships... scored four goals against Whittier (10/12/14)... 2013... played all 28 games in his first season of college water polo, scoring 13 goals with three assists, seven kick outs drawn, 16 steals and seven field blocks... scored three goals against Santa Clara (11/3/13) in WWPA play and had a key goal in the win over Air Force in the WWPA championships (11/22/13)...
High School... graduated from Capistrano Valley High School in May 2013... was named co-MVP of the Sea View League in 2011... in 2012-13, he scored 102 goals with 13 assists and 44 steals, earning second-team All-CIF honors while helping his team to SVL titles in 2010 and 2011... helped Capistrano Valley to the CIF Division I swim title in 2012 and 2013, swimming with the 200-free relay team that set the Orange County and Capo Valley school record. Capo Valley has won four of the last five swim titles. He plays club water polo for SET Water Polo Club.
Personal... Jonathan Michael Beck was born on Sept. 2, 1994 in Mission Viejo, Calif... He is the son of Jennifer and Gregory Beck... has three sisters, including Mackenzie, who plays for the women's water polo team at LMU... father played water polo and rowed at Loyola University in Chicago... a Business Entrepreneurship major.