Men's Senior National Team




Peter Hudnut
Peter  Hudnut

Hometown:
Encino, CA

Last College:
Stanford 2003 (BA) 2011 (MBA)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 230

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
02/16/1980

Club:
NY Athletic Club


04/21/2016

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

Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex to play host

03/28/2016

National League Week 3 Action Heads To Newport Beach, CA; Rosters Announced

Action starts at 8am on Saturday at Corona del Mar HS; Free Admission

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

04/16/2013

60 seconds with Peter Hudnut.

60 Seconds With - Peter Hudnut

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

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

Returned to National Team after two year hiatus following 2008 Olympic Games

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Logged one goal at the 2012 Olympics... Helped Team USA to a fourth place finish at the 2012 FINA World League Super in Almaty, Kazakhstan... Scored twice in helping Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic qualification at the 2011 Pan American Games...Tallied three goals en route to a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Scored three goals in helping team to fourth place finish at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Florence, Italy...Strong defensive force in 2008 Beijing Games. His strength and size have provided a boost for Team USA at the defender position since 2006... 2007 Pan American Games... Key player on 2005 FINA World Championships Team in Montreal and 2005 FINA World League Series.... selected as alternate for 2004 Olympic Team... Represented Los Angeles Water Polo Club at 2003-2005 Premier League...Currently plays for the New York Athletic Club...Involved in National Team program since 1999.

PROFESSIONAL
Played for C.N. Basceloneta in 2007-2008 (Won Spanish League Championship)....Played for S.S. Lazio in Rome, Italy, for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons

COLLEGE
Three-time All-American, helped lead Stanford to NCAA title in 2001 and 2002... Named First-Team All-MPSF and All-American in 2001 and 2002... Four year starter... Named to NCAA All-Tournament Team on three occasions... In 2000, earned Second-Team All-American and Second-Team All-MPSF honors... Named to All-Tournament second team at 1999 NCAA Final Four.

HIGH SCHOOL
At Harvard-Westlake High School was three-time All-American, three-time All-CIF, four-time All-League, and two-time league MVP.

PERSONAL
Cites former National Team member Jim Toring and former NT coaches Rich Corso and Ricardo Azevedo as his biggest influences in water polo... New Zealand is his favorite vacation spot...Admits his most embarrassing water polo moment was fainting during the National Team Clinic in 1999... Became hooked on water polo after watching a national team practice at 14. After the Beijing Olympic Games Peter started a food company while applying to graduate school. Graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business Class of 2011, and is looking to pursue a career in financial services post London Olympic Games...Will be pursuing a career at Goldman Sachs at the conclusion of his water polo career.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012 OLYMPICS GAMES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 8TH PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
  • 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
  • 2009 VOLVO CUP, Eger, Hungary
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2nd Place
  • 2008 FINA World League Super Final, Genoa, Italy, 2nd Place
  • 2007 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, BERLIN, GERMANY 5TH PLACE
  • 2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
  • 2006 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, ATHENS, GREECE, 5TH PLACE
  • 2005 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MONTREAL, CANADA, 11TH PLACE
  • 2004 TORNEO DI NAPOLI, NAPLES, ITALY, 3RD PLACE
  • 2003 JOBO CURTINI TOURNAMENT, RIJEKA, CROATIA, 3RD PLACE
  • 2003 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, NEW YORK, NY, 3RD PLACE
  • 2003 U.S. CUP, STANFORD, CA, UNITED STATES (USA "B"), 4TH PLACE
  • 2003 FRENCH INTERNATIONAL, NICE, FRANCE, 1ST PLACE
  • 2002 FINA WORLD CUP, BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA, 7TH PLACE
  • 2002 UNICUM CUP, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 4TH PLACE
  • 2002 TRISTAR INTERNATIONAL, KRANJ, SLOVENIA, 3RD PLACE
  • 2002 EIGHT-NATIONS TOURNAMENT, NICE, FRANCE, 3RD PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT PETER
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Unforgiven
Favorite Actor: Clint Eastwood
Favorite Actress: Sarah Hudnut, Lacey Houchen
Favorite Song: Nessun Dorma
Favorite Musical Artists: Kings of Leon, Ben Harper, Coldplay, The National, and Beastie Boys
Favorite Color: Green
Best Halloween Costume: Magnum P.I. with a real mustache
Special Power: To be unbreakable like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable
Any famous friends or relatives: Bill Hudnut was a congressman and mayor of Indianapolis for many years
Etc... got involved with water polo at age 14 through Coach Corso (formerly of Harvard Westlake School, current Berkeley Women's Coach, 1996 Olympic Coach (asst. in 84 and 04)) who told him he could one day be an Olympian... continues to play because he loves the sport and his teammates, and feels that pursuing excellence is fulfilling...
Favorite Quote: "Ruthless striving overcomes all." - Virgil

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