Ten men's water polo student-athletes among 2012 WWPA All-Academic selections.
Men's water polo falls to late fourth quarter goal in 10-9 setback to Air Force in WWPA semifinals.
Lions knock-off Santa Clara to complete two-game road swing in Bay Area.
Men's water polo can't overcome fast start by No. 10 Long Beach St.
Water polo to play five games on the week, including match-ups with No. 11 UC San Diego and No. 7 Pepperdine.
LMU vs. UC Davis at the Burns Aquatics Center
LMU 16, Air Force 13 at Burns Aquatics Center
LMU vs. UCLA on Sept. 28
LMU earns 10-9 win over Pepperdine in Wells Fargo PCH Cup match.
LMU 9, Air Force 8 - Nov. 3, 2012
Briefly... Matt Stipanovich is in his fifth and final season of college water polo at LMU... served redshirt season in 2010
Honors... 2012... ACWC All-Academic honors... WWPA All-Academic honors... 2011... Second-Team (Superior Honors) ACWPC All-Academic...
Highlights at LMU... 2013... played all 28 games as a redshirt junior... scored 17 goals with 26 assists, which was second-best on the team... added 19 steals and 11 field blocks, which was also second on the team... scored a pair of goals in the Lions' opening win against Cal Lutheran (9/7/13) and in WWPA win over Air Force (10/27/13)... had a four-assist game against Pomona-Pitzer (10/4/13)... 2012... played 22 games for the Lions, missing games due to injury... scored 16 goals with 16 assists, 11 steals and 13 field blocks, which was second on the team... had six multiple-goal games... scored three goals in win over Santa Clara (10/27/12)... 2011... played in 12 games in first season of action as a redshirt freshman... played 10 of the Lions' last 12 games, scoring against Whittier (10/6/11)... 2010... served redshirt season in 2010...
Prior to LMU... graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School in Saint Louis, Mo., in 2010 with a 4.0 GPA... played water polo, basketball and swam in high school, earning 10 letters in the process... had 106 goals to set school record as a junior, then followed with 87 as a senior... was a three-time All-State selection and three-time All-Suburban Central selection... helped team win state championship in 2010 and was named Player of the Year as a junior and senior... played for the 2009 USA ODP Midwest Zone Junior Team... was a Scholar-Athlete award winner all four years and earned the President's Education Award in recognition of Outstanding Academic Excellence.
Personal... Matthew Stephen Stipanovich was born on June 8, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo., and is the son of Janice and Mike Stipanovich... he has two brothers and two sisters... he was a volunteer for Missouri Special Olympics and did volunteer work for "Christmas on Campus," which benefits children... an Accounting major.