Photos taken by Ray McIntyre during Pepperdine's 21-4 win over Fresno Pacific on Saturday, Sept. 25.
CAREER: Made a successful transition from goalie to field player and amassed 31 goals, 31 steals and 17 assists during last three seasons in Malibu ... A two-time MPSF All-Academic team selection.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared in all 24 matches for Pepperdine in final collegiate season ... Registered a career-best 14 goals ... Recorded first career hat trick against La Verne (9/2) ... Posted three multi-goal matches ... Chipped in three assists and five steals for the Waves ... Scored six goals in eight matches during the MPSF regular season.
PEPPERDINE 2011:Earned MPSF All-Academic honors ... In his second full season as a field player, appeared in all 26 games for the Waves, tallying 10 goals, 15 steals and seven assists ...15 steals was third-best on the team ... Had a season high two goals in a 16-7 victory over Bucknell (10/23) and two more in a 20-2 win over Harvard (10/23) in the Santa Clara Bronco Tournament ... Scored a key goal in important MPSF match with postseason implications as the Waves defeated Long Beach State, 11-9 (10/1) ... Also had goals against USC, UC Irvine, UC Davis, Loyola Marymount and Pomona-Pitzer.
PEPPERDINE 2010:Made transition from goalkeeper to field player, appearing in 26 of 27 games with seven goals, nine assists and 12 steals ... Netted a season high two goals in 12-9 loss to UC Irvine during MPSF conference play ... Also earned two ejections vs. the Anteaters and was credited with a pair of steals ... Notched a goal in Pepperdine's 8-7 sudden victory over Loyola Marymount at the NorCal Tournament ... Blocked a shot in the Waves' 7-5 overtime win at UC Davis ... Picked up a goal, assist, steal and ejection earned in Pepperdine's 9-8 triumph at Long Beach State, which helped the Waves clinch their spot in the postseason MPSF Championship ... Named to the MPSF All-Academic team.
PEPPERDINE 2009:Appeared in two games as a freshman and made 23 saves at goalie.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Dei High School, located in Santa Ana, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Chosen as 2008 All-American honorable mention, All-CIF first team ... Recorded 282 saves in 27 games ... Helped team to a Division II CIF Championship in 2008 (the first CIF title in Mater Dei water polo history) and was a finalist in 2007 ... Made the All-CIF second team as a junior ... A four-time All-Trinity League selection (three times on the first team) ... Helped team to Trinity League championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Also lettered in swimming ... A member of the Principal's List, National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation
PERSONAL: Born in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Cathy and Al Carroll ... Brother of Robert and Sean ... Father played football at St. Norbert College ... A cousin, Jared Funk, plays quarterback at Vanderbilt ... Majoring in sports medicine and would like to go to medical or chiropractic school ... Chose Pepperdine because "the water polo team has a strong bond with one another and the school has a great science program."
FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing, skateboarding and playing video games ... Favorite pro athletes are Michael Jordan and Ricky Williams ... Favorite pro sports team is the Chicago Bulls ... Favorite movie is The Big Lebowski ... Favorite book is Lord of the Flies ... Favorite TV show is Breaking Bad ... Favorite musical artists are Medeski Martin and Wood ... Favorite sport other than water polo is basketball ... Favorite food is masheed potatoes ... Favorite thing about water polo is "it is a mixture of all the sports that I have played my whole life."