PEPPERDINE 2013: Redshirted his first season.
CLUB/ODP: Spent two years playing for West Coast Aquatics under the direction of head coach Cameron Brahmst ... Played one season in the Junior Olympics for head coaches Aaron Schilling and Cameron Brahmst.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Newark (Calif.) Memorial High School in 2013 ... Earned three varsity letters for head coach Andy McKean ... Enjoyed prolific senior season ... Set school single-season scoring record with 110 goals ... Recorded a school record 11 strikes in a single match ... Named MVAL MVP after senior campaign ... Named to NCS second team ... All-MVAL second team pick as a junior ... Three-time team MVP for the Cougars ... Three-year letter-winner in swimming and played one year of varsity basketball, helping squad to 2013 NCS Championship and a state semifinals berth.
PERSONAL: Born in Fremont, Calif. ... Son of Benicia Rockwell ... Cousin, David Payne, won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympics in the 110m hurdles ... Plans to major in marketing and advertising ... Chose Pepperdine to fulfill a longtime dream of competing for the Waves.
FAVORITES: Tony Azevedo, LeBron James and Chris Paul (professional athletes); Miami Heat (professional team); Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (book); I Love You Man (movie); Ridiculousness (television show); Iamsu (musical artist); sushi and Mexican (food); basketball (sport other than water polo) ... Lists U.S. Olympian Tony Azevedo as favorite sports hero ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games and doing church activities in free time.