Men's Senior National Team




Alex Bowen
Alex  Bowen

Hometown:
Santee, CA

Last College:
Stanford 2015

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
09/04/1993

Club:
Stanford


06/23/2016

USA Men Edged By Serbia 10-8 On Day Three Of Action At FINA World League Super Final

Bowen and Hallock add two goals each in the loss; Australia up next in the quarterfinals

06/22/2016

USA Men Defeat Brazil 10-7 For Second Straight Win At FINA World League Super Final

Azevedo scores five goals to help down Brazil

06/17/2016

USA Men's Senior National Team Announces Roster For 2016 FINA World League Super Final

Competition starts on June 21 in Huizhou, China

06/16/2016

USA Men Edge Italy 7-6 In Exhibition Match Played In Italy

Samuels and Bowen score twice in the victory

05/22/2016

USA Men Fall Short In 8-6 Loss To Australia In Front Of Big Crowd At USC

Cupido scores twice in the loss.

06/09/2016

Inside Water ft. Alex Bowen

Olympic hopeful, Alex Bowen shares how he gets pumped up for games, the hobby he practices every day and why he loves San Pedro, Belize. #InsideWater #BeVictoRIOus #RoadtoRio

07/15/2013

The 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain are on their way!

National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships

06/04/2013

Highlights from the 2013 Men's FINA World League Prelims.

2013 Men's FINA World League Prelim - Recap

01/28/2013

U.S. Men defeat Argentina in an exhibition.

Men's National Team vs. Argentina - Exhibition

03/08/2013

USA v Argentina at UANA Aquatic Championships

USA v Argentina in Game 3 of the UANA Aquatic Championships in Calgary, Canada.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Scored four goals in 2015 FINA World Championships...Added eight goals in Team USA's Gold-medal finish during 2015 Pan American Games...Led Team USA to third-place finish with 14 goals in 2015 FINA Intercontinental tournament...Tallied 11 goals in helping Team USA to fourth-place finish at 2014 FINA World Cup...Led Team USA in scoring with 13 goals on the way to fifth-place finish at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 11 goals in Gold medal effort at 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Posted seven goals during 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Helped United States to fifth-place mark at 2013 FINA Junior World Championships...Scored seven goals at 2013 FINA World Championships...Tallied seven goals in helping Team USA to fourth place at 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Added five goals to power United States to second place and a World Championship berth at 2013 UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament...Member of the Junior National Team that took ninth place at 2011 FINA Junior World Championships.

College
Attended Stanford where he scored over 200 goals...Cutino Award finalist in 2015...ACWPC All-American First Team and All-MPSF First Team selection...ACWPC All-American Team (2011)...All-MPSF First Team (2011)...MPSF Newcomer of the Year (2011).

High School
2011 graduate of Santana High School in Santee, CA...Played water polo and competed on swim team all four years...Captained the water polo team as a junior and senior and the swim team as a junior...Helped lead Santana to Grossmont North League titles in 2007 and 2008, and to Grossmont Valley League titles in 2009 and 2010...Holds CIF San Diego Section career goals scored record with 547...Named CIF San Diego Section Player of the Year as a senior...Earned section first-team nods in 2009 and 2010, selected to second team in 2008...Grossmont North/Valley League MVP in 2008, 2009, 2010...Made the league's first team all four years...NISCA All-American Second Team se- lection in 2010...All-California/Hawaii Sixth Team in 2009 and First Team in 2010...Played club water polo for San Diego Shores...Helped team to third-place finish at 2010 Junior Olympics and fourth-place finish in 2011...Named Junior Olympics All-American from 2008-11.

Personal
Born in San Diego, Calif...Parents are Rod and Barbara ... has one younger brother, Eric ... plans to major in engineering and pursue a career in the field.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2015 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KAZAN, RUSSIA, 7TH PLACE
  • 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, TORONTO, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2015 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, BERGAMO, ITALY 4TH PLACE
  • 2015 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, CORONA DEL MAR, CA, US, 3RD PLACE
  • 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
  • 2014 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, DUBAI, UAE, 5TH PLACE
  • 2014 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 FINA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SZOMBATHELY, HUNGARY, 5TH PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 9TH PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE

FUN FACTS
PREGAME RITUAL: SHORT QUICK JUMPS WITH BOTH ARMS BEFORE THE SPRINT.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "IT'S NOT WHETHER YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN, IT'S WHETHER YOU GET BACK UP."--VINCE LOMBARDI
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: MOOSE TRACKS
FAVORITE CHAIN RESTAURANT: IN-N-OUT BURGER
FAVORITE REALITY TV SHOW: THE AMAZING RACE
IF YOU HAD TO MAKE AN IPOD PLAYLIST NAMED AFTER YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: CALM DOWN
AND WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST SONG?: "MR. JONES" COUNTING CROWS
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 10 YEARS FROM NOW?: STILL PLAYING WATER POLO IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER
IF YOU COULDN'T PLAY WATER POLO, WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU PLAY?: BASEBALL
ROLE MODEL: MY DAD
ATHLETIC INSPIRATION: TONY GWYNN

Etc: I would like to thank my mom for being there and supporting me through the stressful times. I would like to thank my dad for getting me started in the sport and helping me become who I am today. I would like to thank my brother, Eric for being a great friend. Thank you John Vargas, Jon Barnea, Leah Mauer, for elevating my play and my character at Stanford -- and Doug Peabody and the rest of the San Diego Shores organization for pushing me and creating great friendships during high school.

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