PEPPERDINE 2013: Was a key contributor for the Waves as a freshman ... Appeared in 21 matches and scored nine goals ... Tallied two goals in a lopsided 26-4 victory over La Verne (9/7).
PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Washington High School in 2012, playing four varsity seasons as an attacker for head coach Mark Lawrence ... Turned in prolific senior season, scoring 103 goals and drew 56 ejections ... Earned Mission Valley League MVP, team MVP and second team All-NCS honors following final prep campaign ... Three-year team captain helped the Huskies win MVAL titles in 2009 and 2011 ... A strong student, named Water Polo Academic American in 2010-11 and made the honor roll three years ... Also competed on the swim team and set a varsity record in the 100 breaststroke (59.87).
CLUB: Competed for Ohlone Water Polo Club (2004-11) and 680 (2010-12) ... Team advanced to Junior Olympics in 2010-11 and won the club and Cal Cup titles in 2010.
PERSONAL: Born in Fremont, Calif. ... Son of Diane Whitty and Brent Liebhardt ... Brother to Jordan Liebhardt ... Comes from an athletic family ... Father, Brent, played football at San Jose State; mother, Diane, swam at Toronto University and brother, Jordan, swam at Cal Lutheran ... A sports medicine major ... Chose Pepperdine for the academic success, the sports medicine program and the quality of the water polo squad.
FAVORITES: Ryane Clowe (pro athlete); San Jose Sharks (pro team); Inception (movie); Top Gear (TV show); The Dirty Heads (band); Deserts, Mexican, burgers (foods); swimming (sport other than water polo) ... Most memorable moment in sports came watching the 2008 NCAA Water Polo Championship Match ... Considers Ryan Lochte to be biggest sports hero.