Photographs taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's mid-summer scrimmage series.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared in a career-high 20 matches for the Waves as a junior ... Scored a pair of goals, including first MPSF strike against No. 6 California (11/2). PEPPERDINE 2011: Appeared in two games for the Waves ... Scored in an 18-6 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9/18) ... Also credited with one steal.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Appeared in seven games ... Scored his lone goal of the season vs. Concordia ... Credited with one assist.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Redshirted his true freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Meadowridge School, located in Maple Ridge, B.C., in 2009.
CANADA:Member of the 2007 U16 Canadian National Team ... Played in the Youth Pan American Games and won a bronze medal.
CLUB: Played for Haney Neptunes (2000-06), Pacific Storm (2003-07) and Fraser Valley Water Polo (2007-09) ... Won six Provincial Titles and was team captain for several seasons with the Neptunes ... Tabbed team MVP of Pacific Storm in 2007 ... Helped team win a silver medal at the 2006 (U16) and 2007 (U18) nationals.
PERSONAL: Born in White Rock, British Columbia ... Son of Joie and Greg Kotylak ... Brother of Nathan and Danika ... Majoring in sports medicine and plans on becoming a dentist ... Most thrilling sports moment was "back-to-back years my local club team won provincials on last-second goals, both of which I assisted" ... Chose Pepperdine for the "great reputation both in the pool and with its academics."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Trevor Linden ... Favorite pro sports team is the Vancouver Canucks ... Favorite book is The Firm ... Favorite movie is Out Cold ... Favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... Favorite musical artist is Billy Talent ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite sports other than water polo is hockey and skiing ... Favorite thing about water polo is "many reasons, the largest being the friendships you make with teammates and how the sport keeps you in great shape."