Men's Water Polo

Albert Samuels
Albert Samuels

RS Senior

Villa Park, CA

High School:
Villa Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190




BA: Business '11; MBA '13


Seven Earn Academic All-WWPA Honors

Men's water polo earns seven student-athletes on 2011 Academic All-WWPA team.


Lions Fall in Shootout

Men's water polo drops a back-and-forth contest on Senior Day to No. 8 Long Beach State.


Regular Season Closes With Senior Day Saturday

Men's water polo will close the regular season, a six-game homestand and honor five seniors on Saturday against No. 8 Long Beach State.


Defense Leads Win Over UC Davis

Men's water polo earns another big conference win, defeats No. 12 UC Davis 8-5.


Waterpolo VS. Pepperdine

Matt Balentine Photos September 10, 2011


Waterpolo vs. Navy

Matt Balentine Photos September 17, 2011


Water Polo VS. Princeton

Bianca DiGuiseppe Photos September 29, 2011


Men's Water Polo: LMU vs. Navy

Men's Water Polo - LMU vs. Navy


Men's Water Polo: Centennial Game vs. Pepperdine

Centennial Game, PCH Cup game vs. Pepperdine Sept. 10, 2011

Briefly... Albert Samuels was with the program for five seasons, playing 90 games during his tenure... served his redshirt season in 2007...

Honors... 2011... WWPA All-Academic...2010... WWPA All-Academic selection... ACWPC Academic Honoree... 2009... WWPA All-Academic selection... ACWPC Academic Honoree... 2008... ACWPC Academic Honoree...

Highlights At LMU... 2011... played all 25 games, scoring six goals with 11 assists, 14 kickouts drawn, 19 steals and eight field blocks...2010... played in 28 games on the season, scoring a career-best 22 goals on 58 attempts... scored three goals in the NCAA tournament... also added career highs with 12 kick-outs drawn and 19 steals... scored a goal in both the semifinal and final wins in the WWPAs... scored in 13 games overall... 2009... played in 26 games on the season, scoring six goals with seven assists, eight kickouts drawn, 12 steals and 16 field blocks, which was third on the team... came up big defensively against Pepperdine with three field blocks, a steal and a kickout drawn... 2008...  did not play first 19 games due to injury... finished playing 11 games with a pair of goals... also had four steals and an assist... scored fist goal against Chapman (11/8/08)... 2007... served redshirt season.

Prior to LMU... graduated from Villa Park High School in 2007 with a 4.3 GPA... a four-time scholar-athlete... a four-year letterwinner for coach John Carrich... he was a four-time letterwinner in both swimming and water polo, earning three All-CIF honors and All-America honors as a senior... he was also a two-time first-team All-Century League selection... scored 82 goals with 62 assists and 61 steals as a senior... finished with 202 goals, 137 assists and 216 steals at Villa Park...

Personal... Albert Louis Kugler Samuels was born on March 7, 1989 in Newport Beach, Calif., and is the son of Elizabeth and Martin Samuels... has a sister, who swims at LMU, and a brother... volunteered at Adopt-a-Family and Orange County Rescue Mission... earned Bachelors in Business Administration in May and is in the M.B.A. program.

Career Stats
Year G Att. Gls Sh% A To Ko EJ ST FB 2008 11 7 2 0.286 1 3 1 4 4 1 2009 26 32 8 0.250 7 8 8 16 12 16 2010 28 58 22 0.379 4 13 12 32 19 8 2011 25 42 6 0.143 11 18 14 19 21 12 Totals 90 139 38 0.273 23 42 35 71 56 37


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