PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Damien High School in 2012 after earning three letters as a center under the direction of head coaches Andrew Gates and Grant Miller ... Served as team captain during a strong senior season with 77 goals and drew a school record 52 ejections ... Named Fourth Team All-American ... Also captured First Team All-CIF Division III, All-Sierra League, All-San Gabriel Valley honors ... Prep teammate of current Wave Austin Miller ... Also lettered in swimming ... Honor roll student and earned Class Award in chemistry.
CLUB: Played seven seasons for the Foothill Water Polo Club ... Competed on the Junior Olympic `A' Team each year and on the ODP Coastal Division squad for three seasons ... Selected to try out for the 2011 Junior National Team.
PERSONAL: Born in Upland, Calif. ... Business major ... Son to Daniel and Suzanne Farris ... Brother to Chris, Miles, Mackenzie and Seth ... Father, Daniel, played college football at Cal Poly ... Cousin, Ryan McCormick, earned three degrees at Pepperdine ... Chose Pepperdine for the quality of the water polo program, the reputation and size of the university and the opportunity to excel athletically and academically.
FAVORITES: Drew Brees (pro athlete); New Orleans Saints (pro team); Badge of Honor (book); Hangover (movie); The River (TV show); Snowgoons (band); Chinese (food); LSU Tigers football (sport other than water polo) ... Lists playing in two CIF Championship games as his biggest sports thrill ... lists prep head coach Grant Miller as his biggest sports hero ... Enjoys fly fishing, hiking and spending time with friends during free time.