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Brian Alexander
Brian Alexander

Hometown:
La Jolla, CA

Last College:
UCSB 2005

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
05/03/1983

Club:
The Olympic Club



06/01/2012

U.S. Men cruise to second straight victory over Hungary.

Men's National Team vs. Hungary @ UCLA

05/21/2012

U.S. Men dominate a weekend full of water polo.

FINA World League Prelims - Recap

05/11/2012

U.S. Men cruise to 14-1 victory vs. Brazil.

FINA World League Prelims - USA vs. Brazil

03/02/2012

National Team athletes help some average joe's realize the importance of pistachios.

American Pistachios - Two Guys

03/02/2012

National Team athletes learn of the newest trend called a pistache.

American Pistachios - Pistache

A young standout whose scoring ability will help Team USA. Has played for the Victoria Tigers in Australia for two seasons (2009-2010, 2010-2011), was selected to the Australian League All-Star team in 2010 and led the team to a national championship title.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Scored five goals in helping Team USA to Gold and an Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Logged eight goals en route to sixth place finish at 2011 FINA World Championships...Registered five goals in helping the team to a fourth place finish at the 2011 FINA World League Super Final...Tallied four goals at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final in Nis, Serbia...Took fourth place at the 2009 FINA World Championships scoring two goals in six games of action...Served as the alternate for the 2008 Olympic Team...Scored a goal during Silver Medal run at 2008 FINA World League Super Final...Scored a goal in a victory over Canada at the 2007 FINA World Championships... Scored three goals at 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada... Scored three goals at the 2005 ASUA World Championships, including a two-goal game against Brazil... Member of USA Junior National Team in 2002-03... Played in 12th FINA Junior World Championships in Naples, Italy... Led USA Junior National Team in scoring at World Championship with 12 goals... Played for US National "B" Team in 2003 U.S. Cup World Challenge.

PROFESSIONAL
In 2010-2011 played professionally in Australia for the Victoria Tigers...Played professionally in Greece for NO Patras in 2008-2009...Played on Aguas De Valencia, Spain, 2005-2007.

COLLEGE
All-American in 2003 and 2004 for UCSB... Third-Team All-MPSF honors in 2003 and Second-Team All-MPSF honors in 2004... Led UCSB in scoring two consecutive years with 70 in 2003 and 64 in 2004...Team MVP in 2003 and 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL
All-American for Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA...First-Team All-CIF...Scored 91 goals as a senior.

PERSONAL
Enjoys surfing, golfing, reading, the beach, coffee, spending time with his beautiful wife Erica, and playing with his dog in his spare time... Graduated from UCSB with a psychology degree and plans to become a sports psychologist... Admits his most embarrassing water polo moment was when his suit was torn and his grandma told him about it after the game.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, FLORENCE, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD CUP, ORADEA, ROMANIA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGE SUPER FINAL, NIS, SERBIA, 5TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ROME, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO, 4TH PLACE
  • 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES, BEIJING, CHINA, 2ND PLACE (ALTERNATE)
  • 2008 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, GENOA, ITALY, 2ND PLACE
  • 2007 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 9TH PLACE
  • 2006 ASUA CUP, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
  • 2005 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MONTREAL, CANADA, 11TH PLACE
  • 2005 ASUA CUP, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2005 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, HAMM, GERMANY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2003 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, NAPLES, ITALY, 11TH PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT BRIAN
Favorite Food: Italian/BBQ
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Actor: Clint Eastwood
Favorite Song: "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley
Personal Theme Song: "Eye of the Tiger"
Favorite Musical Artists: Jack Johnson and BB King
Favorite Color: Blue
Best Present Ever Received: iPad
Best Halloween Costume: Johnny Bravo
Special Power: Give people happiness
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