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Bret Bonanni
Bret  Bonanni

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, CA

Last College:
Stanford 2016

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
01/20/1994

Club:
Stanford


07/07/2016

USA Water Polo Announces 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team

USS Midway Museum plays host to announcement in San Diego, CA

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

05/20/2016

USA Men Take Shootout Thriller 12-11 Over Australia In Claremont On Bonanni Game Winner

Two teams will meet on Sunday, LIVE on NBC Sports Network

05/19/2016

Rosters Announced For Upcoming USA-Australia Series Starting Friday

Action begins in Claremont, CA on Friday and concludes in Irvine, CA on May 26

05/15/2016

USA Men Win GOLD At FINA Intercontinental Tournament Defeating Australia 10-9

Luca Cupido scores the game winner with two seconds left

05/26/2016

Inside Water ft. Bret Bonanni

Olympic hopeful, Bret Bonanni dishes on #InsideWater about how he got started in water polo, his favorite part of the Olympics and what kind of music he prefers. #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
Logged three goals in FINA World League Super Final...Scored team-high 19 goals in 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Posted 12 goals at 2015 FINA World Championships...Led Team USA with 18 goals during the Gold-medal finish at 2015 Pan American Games...Scored 14 goals for Bronze-medal winning Team USA at 2015 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Finalist for 2014 Cutino Award...Led team with 13 goals on the way to fourth place at 2014 FINA World Cup...Posted seven goals in fifth-place finish at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Led team with 13 goals on the way to Gold at 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Racked up seven goals in 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Scored two goals to help United States to fourth-place finish at 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Added four goals en route to silver and a World Championship berth at 2013 UANA World Championship Aquatic Qualification Tournament...As a member of Junior National Team took ninth place at 2011 FINA Junior World Championships

COLLEGE
Competes for Stanford University...Named ACWPC First Team All-American in 2013...Scored a team-high 73 goals in his freshman season...Newcomer of the year (2012)...All-American (2012)...All MPSF (2012).

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Mater Dei High School...Four-year letter winner in water polo...Captain his junior and senior years...Won four CIF titles...CIF Southern Section Division II title (2008-09)...CIF Southern Section Division I title (2010-2011)...All-American first team (2010)...All-American first team (2011)...CIF Section Division I Player of the Year (2010)...Orange County Register Player of the Year (2010)...CIF Southern Section Division I Player of the Year (2011)...Orange County Register Player of the Year (2011)...Scored 435 career goals at Mater Dei, including 124 as a senior in 2011...Played club ball for Regency Water Polo Club...Helped lead team to U.S. Club title in 2011, where he was named MVP.

PERSONAL
Parents are Ed and Kim Bonanni...He has one older brother, Cole...In his off time he enjoys sleeping, being with friends, and surfing.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2016 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, HUIZHOU, CHINA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2016 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, 1ST PLACE
  • 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 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2013 UANA WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS, CALGARY, CANADA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2011 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VOLOS, GREECE, 9TH PLACE

FUN FACTS
Favorite Food: French Toast
Favorite Movie: The Wedding Singer
Favorite Actor: Adam Sandler
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Anniston
Favorite Musical Artists: Social Distortion, Pearl Jam, Sublime, And Rebelution
Favorite Color: Blue
Facebook Or Twitter: Twitter (@Bretbonanni)
Best Halloween Costume: Scream
Special Power: To Teleport Because He Would Travel To Multiple Place Around The World In One Day
Sport To Play Other Than Water Polo: Basketball Because He Played The Sport Before Water Polo
ETC: I'd like to thank my family and friends for being so supportive of my dreams and also the coaches I've had along the way who have helped get me to where I am today in athletics as well as in life.

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