Briefly... Matt Stipanovich is in his fourth 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... 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.