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Luka Saponjic
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Luka Saponjic 1250170
Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Experience: Redshirt
As a junior in 2010 the 6-5 left-handed attacker was third on the team with 48 goals in 27 matches with 33 assists, 23 steals, 12 ejections earned and 12 field blocks

Was 2010 ACWPC honorable mention All-American and honorable mention All-MPSF

Had two goals in the 2010 Big Splash, four goals in an MPSF match at Pepperdine and four goals each in victories over Pacific and Stanford at the SoCal Invitational

Owns 97 career goals, including five goals in the 2010 MPSF Tournament

As a sophomore in 2009 dad a team-high four goals and scored with four seconds left in the second three-minute overtime period to lift Cal to a 12-11 victory over No. 2-ranked Stanford in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament

Also notched goals against UC Irvine and UCLA in the 2009 MPSF Tournament

For the 209 season had 25 goals in 16 matches with nine assists, 10 steals, three ejections earned and two field blocks

As a freshman in 2008 scored 24 goals in 19 matches with 23 assists, 22 steals, 10 ejections earned and three field block

Had a team-high two goals against UCLA and notched a goal against UC Irvine at the 2008 MPSF Tournament

Tallied a team-high three goals versus Stanford during the 2008 NorCal Tournament

Along with his brother Aleksa (incoming freshman at Cal) was a member of the Serbian National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzen, China

Ended the 2011 World University Games with 10 goals and six assists

Helped Serbia to bronze medals at both the FINA World League Championships in Montenegro and the World University Games in Belgrade in the summer of 2009, scoring four goals in six matches

Won a bronze medal as a member of the Serbian team at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Istanbul, Turkey

Along with fellow Cal senior Ivan Rackov led Serbia to the gold medal at the 2007 European Youth (Under 18) Championships in Malta

Also with Rackov led Serbia to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Junior World (Under 20) Championships in Long Beach, Calif., scoring five goals in the medal round matches

Captured gold medals with Serbia at the 2005 (Sofia, Bulgaria) and 2006 (Oradea, Romania) European Junior Championships

Majoring in political economies of industrial societies

Parents are Nebojsa and Tatjana Saponjic

Born January 6, 1990, in Belgrade, Serbia

2008	24
2009	25
2010	48
Total	97
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