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J.D. Ratchford
Player Profile:
J.D. Ratchford 1749154
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Moraga, Calif.
High School: Campolindo
Experience: 1 Letter

Cal Success:

  • Continued his role as one of the team's leading scorers as a sophomore in 2015. Ranked fifth on the team with 24 goals and played in all 31 games.
  • Also had 20 assists, 13 steals, six ejections earned and six field blocks in 2015.
  • Scored a season-high five goals in 13-5 win over San Jose State on Nov. 1 in Berkeley and tallied multiple goals in a game six times.
  • Contributed a goal in Cal's 11-4 win over UC Santa Barbara at the 2015 MPSF Tournament.
  • Appeared in all 29 matches as a redshirt freshman in 2014 and ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 26 goals. Also recorded 13 assists, 13 ejections earned, seven field blocks and four steals.
  • Earned both ACPWC and MPSF All-Academic honors in 2014.
  • Scored first collegiate goal on Sept. 6 against UC San Diego.
  • Scored a season-high three goals three times (La Verne, Whittier, UC Santa Barbara).
  • Tallied multiple goals in a game seven times in 2014.
  • Recorded three goals in three MPSF Tournament matches, finding the net once against UC Santa Barbara and twice against Pepperdine.

High School/National Team/Club Success:

  • Freshman attacker from Moraga, Calif. redshirted during the 2013 season.
  • At Campolindo High School was a 2012 fourth-team All-American, a first-team All-East Bay selection and a North Coast Secition Scholar-Athlete.
  • Scored 242 goals during his high school career.
  • Was a member of the the Lamorinda Water Polo Club, coached by former Cal players Trent Calder and Clarke Tamariki, that were Junior Olympic champions in 2011 and 2012.
  • Also competed in swimming where he was an All-American and North Coast Section finalist in the 100 back.


  • Parents are Andy and Kelly Ratchford.
  • Born July 31, 1995, in Oakland, Calif.

2014 - 26
2015 - 24

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