Attila Banhidy
Attila Banhidy

Player Profile

Eger, Hungary

High School:
Szilagyi Erzsebet Gymnasium

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185




Cal's team captain, who is among the nation's top collegiate water polo players with a great understanding of the a versatile athlete with an outstanding outside shot...has established himself as one of the Bears' all-time great players, and will obviously be key for the Cal program again this season...

AS A JUNIOR (2002): Led the Bears in scoring with 57 goals, earning first team All-America and NCAA Championship first team all-tournament honors...was also first team MPSF and first team Verizon Academic All-District VIII...was named Cal's Co-MVP along with Chris Lathrop...led the Bears in scoring in 12 of the team's 27 matches, including a team-high four goals in Cal's 8-7 upset of No. 1 ranked Stanford in the MPSF semifinals...scored nine goals in three MPSF tournament matches and four goals in the two NCAA tournament matches, including a team-high three goals versus Queens College...was a MPSF All-Academic selection...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001): Led the Bears in scoring with 35 goals, earning second team All-America and second team All-MPSF honors...was Cal's leading scorer in six matches, including pacing the Bears with four goals in a 9-7 victory over UCLA in the semifinals of the MPSF tournament...was a MPSF All-Academic selection and the team's Scholar-Athlete of the Year...

AS A FRESHMAN (2000): Was Cal's top newcomer and one of a few true freshmen to have ever started for the Bears...scored 21 goals and earned honorable mention All-America and honorable mention All-MPSF honors...led Cal with four goals Oct. 27 at Long Beach State...scored two goals in the Bears' Big Splash victory over Stanford and had a goal in each of Cal's three matches in the MPSF tournament...

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Gained international experience as a member of the under 18 Hungarian National Team...helped Hungary to a third place finish at the European Championship in 1999...majoring in economics...parents are Csaba Banhidy and Agnes Kovacs...born April 16, 1981 in Eger, Hungary.

2000	21
2001	35
2002	57
Total	113