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Chay Lapin
Chay  Lapin

Hometown:
Long Beach, CA

Last College:
UCLA 2009

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
02/25/1987

Club:
NY Athletic Club


02/07/2017

2017 USA Water Polo National League Set To Begin February 24; Rosters & Schedules Announced

National League Championship set for April 1-2 in Irvine, CA

04/21/2016

2016 National League Championship Rosters Announced; All Matches To Be Live Streamed

Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex to play host

02/23/2016

2016 National League Week 1 Roundup: New York State Of Mind

National League action returns March 19-20 in Henderson, NV

02/19/2016

National League Rosters Set For Week 1 Play This Weekend In Santa Ana, CA

Competition starts at 9am on Saturday morning; free admission

06/03/2015

USA Water Polo Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame; Celebrates National Award Winners & Retired Olympians

Water polo community gathers in Costa Mesa to honor greats of the game

07/10/2012

Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

Olympic Send-Off

06/07/2012

U.S. Men beat Croatia for first time since 2008.

Men's National Team vs. Croatia @ Rose Bowl

06/06/2012

Announcing the Men's Olympic Team for London.

Men's Olympic Team Press Conference Recap

06/06/2012

The announcement press conference of the 2012 Men's Olympic Team.

Men's Olympic Team Press Conference

06/05/2012

The final training roster for the Men's Olympic Team!

2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team

03/08/2013

USA v Argentina at UANA Aquatic Championships

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

03/08/2013

USA v Argentina at UANA Aquatic Championships

Game 4 of the UANA Aquatic Championships in Calgary, Canada

02/13/2013

2012 Olympic Games

The U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England finishing in 8th place

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Recorded eight saves for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England... Served as backup goalkeeper for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Served as backup goalkeeper in fourth place finish at the 2011 FINA World League Super Final...Member of 2007 Junior World Championship Team in Long Beach, CA.

COLLEGE
Played collegiately at UCLA... Finished his four-year career as one of the most decorated goalkeepers in program history...established UCLA's career saves record, totaling 719 stops through his senior season (2009)...ranks eighth, ninth and 11th on UCLA's single-season saves list...also ranks second and third on the Bruins' single-season goals against average list...only goalkeeper in school history to earn All-MPSF Team honors all four season (only other Bruins to accomplish that feat include Brett Ormsby and Adam Wright)...helped UCLA to the NCAA Championship match against USC as a senior (in Dec. 2009) after having won the MPSF Tournament title at USC (Nov. 2009).

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered in water polo and swimming at Long Beach Wilson for coaches Tony Martinho and Klaus Barth...earned first-team California-Hawaii All-America honors in 2004 and fourth-team accolades in 2003...captured 2003-04 fifth-team NISCA All-America accolades...helped lead Long Beach Wilson to CIF Southern Section Division I titles in each of his four seasons (2001-04). 2004 CIF player of the year.

PERSONAL
Born February 25, 1987 in Fountain Valley, Calif...Chay is the oldest of Paul Chandler and Tammy Lapin's four children...enjoys surfing and playing golf in his free time.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 UANA WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS, CALGARY, CANADA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2012 OLYMPICS GAMES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 8TH PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJRA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, SHENZHEN, CHINA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, FLORENCE, ITALY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2007 FINA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, LONG BEACH, CA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2005 FINA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA, 11TH PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT CHAY
FAVORITE FOOD: STEAK, FISH
FAVORITE SHOW: THE OFFICE
FAVORITE ACTOR: STEVE CARELL
PERSONAL THEME SONG: "SWEETEST GIRL" BY WYCLEF JEAN
FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTISTS: SASHMON, SHAWN MCDONALD, TYRONE WELLS
FAVORITE COLOR: BLUE
BEST PRESENT EVER RECEIVED: MOPED
BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME: CHICKEN
SPECIAL POWER: FLY
WORDS TO LIVE BY: "I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM WHO STRENGTHENS ME." --PHILIPPIANS 4:13
ETC...LIKES TO SURF AND PLAY BASKETBALL OUTSIDE OF WATER POLO... SUPPORTS CANCER CAUSES AND CHARITIES...BEST THINGS ABOUT WATER POLO ARE THE ENVIRONMENT, CLOSE FAMILY, AND THE TRAVEL...STARTED PLAYING BECAUSE HIS MOTHER MADE HIM... ENJOYS THE SPORT BECAUSE EVERYONE IS PART OF A FAMILY IN THE WATER POLO WORLD.

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