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  Nate Bennett
Nate Bennett

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Merced, CA

High School:
Merced HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
Goalie

Birthdate:
10/05/1983

Experience:
3V

One of Cal's team captains this year...is a member of the USA Senior National Team, traveling to Serbia for the World League Tournament; Long Island, New York for the World League Superfinal and Montreal for the 2005 FINA World Championship this past year...earned first-team All-America honors this summer as a member of the Lamorinda Water Polo Club team that won a bronze medal at the Senior Nationals in Davis, Calif....

AS A JUNIOR (2004): Notched 216 saves in 29 matches...was named the Nov. 21 MPSF Player of the Week after recording 12 saves in the Bears' Big Splash win over Stanford...had 15 saves in Cal's MPSF Tournament first round match versus USC...was selected honorable mention All-MPSF and MPSF All-Academic...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2003): Played in 13 matches, recording 85 saves...tallied 11 saves in a MPSF victory at Pepperdine...had an impressive 16 saves against eventual national champion USC in the Bears' overtime victory in the semifinal of the Stanford Invitational...was a AWPCA All-Academic selection (Superior Class) and MPSF All-Academic pick...

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2002): Recorded 10 saves in 35 minutes of action...

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Merced High School was three-time first-team all-league and twice named first-team All-CIF San Joaquin Section...led his team a 35-4 record as a junior and recorded over 1,000 saves...in the summer of 2003 traveled to the FINA Junior World Championships in Naples, Italy with the USA Junior National Team...in the summer of 2002 was a member of the USA Junior National water polo team that participated in the Moscow Cup in Russia, as well as the Pan Am Games in Boca Raton, Florida...was a 2001 Junior Olympics All-American, a 2003 All-American at the 20-Under Nationals and a 2004 All-American at the Senior Nationals...majoring in American studies with a concentration in technology and world economy...cousin, John Hoffart, played on the UCLA basketball team from 2001-03...brother, Adam, is a sophomore water polo player at UC Davis...parents are Steven and Carol Bennett...born October 5, 1983 in Merced, Calif.

Saves
2002	10
2003	85
2004	216
Total	311

Cal Bears Men's Water Polo