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Pepperdine Hosts No.1 USC Sunday in Regular Season Finale
Photos of the Waves' game against the #1 Tigers at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
Photos of the Waves' 12-7 victory over Air Force at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.
Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's games at Long Beach and vs. Cal at home.
Photographs from Pepperdine's home game vs. Loyola Marymount on Sept. 11.
CAREER: A key contributor for the past four seasons ... Had career tallies of 35 goals, 76 assists and 34 steals ... Appeared in 98 of 99 matches during his four years.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Started all 22 matches for the Waves and was the fourth-leading scorer with 12 goals ... Ranked second on the team with 17 assists and fifth on the team with 13 steals ... Recorded two goals on two separate occasions, in the season finale against UC Irvine (11/24) and in a 10-8 MPSF victory over Long Beach State (11/2).
PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared in 23 matches as a junior ... Team leader in assists (32) and ranked fourth in steals (10), establishing career highs in both categories ... Scored six goals ... Recorded a pair of goals against #4 California (9/30) and at UC Davis (10/19).
PEPPERDINE 2011: Appeared in all 26 games for the Waves, scoring 14 goals, tallying 17 assists and adding seven steals ... 17 assists were good for third best on the team ... Scored a season-high three goals against UC Santa Barbara (10/30) ... Also tallied two goals in a 20-2 victory over Harvard (10/23) and in an overtime loss to Long Beach State (10/29).
PEPPERDINE 2010: Lone member of the Waves' roster to appear in all 27 games ... Scored three goals, provided 10 assists and was credited with four steals ... Scored his goals against Occidental, Stanford and Cal.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Redshirted his true freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Clovis (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity water polo ... Named to All-American first team, All-Northern California first team and All-TRAC first team in 2008 ... Selected to All-American and All-NorCal first teams in 2007 ... Recorded 80 goals and 70 assists his senior year and 90 goals and 60 assists as a junior ... Helped lead team to league and section titles in 2007 and 2008 ... Three-year member of the varsity swim team.
PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... Son of Grazia and Peter Tragitt ... Brother of Giuliana and Francesca ... Father swam for California ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine "for the opportunity to compete on a team that has the potential to win a national championship."
FAVORITES: Enjoys collecting baseball cards and playing video games ... Favorite pro athlete is Tim Lincecum ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite book is Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ... Favorite movie is Space Jam ... Favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... Favorite musical artist is The Beatles ... Favorite sport other than water polo is basketball ... Favorite thing about water polo is "the bond that the team shares, it's like one big family."