Brian Alexander
Brian Alexander
Hometown: Cambria, Calif.
Position: Assistant Coach
2003: Scored 70 goals during his junior campaign, leading to Third Team All-American honors from the American Water Polo Coaches' Association...Eighth player in Gaucho history to reach the 70-goal plateau and first since 1994...85 career goals rank 23rd in school history...Tallied at least three goals in over half of UCSB's 30 matches...Included two standout performances of six and seven goals against Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Cruz, respectively...Also rewarded with team MVP honors...2002: Scored three goals during his sophomore campaign...All three came during the final three matches of the season, including two against USC...2001: Tallied 12 goals as a freshman and was chosen as the team's Rookie of the Year...Those 12 scores were the fourth-highest total on the team...Scored a season-high three goals vs. Pacific...Had a pair of goals three times, twice against LMU and once vs. La Verne.
High School
Played for coach Jim Brumm at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA...Played center forward in high school...Earned High School All-American...Also selected First Team All-CIF and First Team All-Century League...Alexander was chosen his team's MVP as a senior...A member of the U.S. National Youth Team for two years...Scored 91 goals as a senior...Ranked fifth on Foothill's all-time single-season goal-scoring list...Helped lead his high school program to Century League championships in both 1999 and 2000...1997 Junior Olympic champions in the 13-and-under division...Three-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll.
Born May 3, 1983 in Santa Ana, CA...Son of Tim and Mary Stapf...Was a member of the USA Junior National Team in 2002-03 and played in the 12th FINA Junior World Championships in Naples, Italy...Led the USA Junior National Team in scoring at the World Championship with 12 goals...Alexander also played for the U.S. National "B" Team in the U.S. Cup World Challenge at Stanford in the spring of 2003...Would someday like to play professional water polo in Europe...Majoring in psychology and has hopes of become a sports psychologist in the future.