Interim head coach Gary O'Brien is impressed with the level of play that he's seen this spring.
Waves fell 5-4 to host UCLA.
Three Waves scored hat tricks in the loss.
A 20-2 win over Harvard and a 16-7 victory over Bucknell capped off the Waves' weekend in the Bay Area.
It was the third meeting of the season between the two schools and the second straight time it had gone to overtime.
Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.
Photographs from Pepperdine's home game vs. Loyola Marymount on Sept. 11.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's home game vs. No. 3 UC Irvine on October 9.
Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's games vs. Long Beach and Redlands at the 2010 SoCal Tournament.
Pictures taken by Jeff Golden of Pepperdine's game vs. Loyola Marymount on Sept. 11, 2010.
CAREER: Scored 19 career goals for the Waves ... Tallied eight assists ... Scored a career-high three goals against UC Santa Barbara in 2011.
2011/SENIOR: Appeared in all 26 games for the Waves, tallying 13 goals and adding seven assists ... He also nabbed five steals ... Scored a career-high hat trick against Santa Barbara.
2010/JUNIOR: Appeared in 21 of 27 games, scoring six goals with eight assists and three steals ... Registered a season-high three goals in Pepperdine's 20-4 blowout win over Occidental at the Inland Empire Tournament ... Also scored goals in MPSF Conference games vs. UC Irvine (1) and Stanford (2) ... Contributed two of his eight assists vs. Stanford ... Credited with an assist and ejection earned vs. the Anteaters ... Stole a pass in Pepperdine's 7-5 overtime win at UC Davis.
2008-09/FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE: Two-year utility player for head coach Bruce Watson at West Valley Community College ... Served as team captain in his second year ... Scored four goals in consecutive games against both Long Beach State and Golden West ... Placed second with his team at the 2008 state championships and third in 2009 ... Made Dean's List both years and was part of the honors program ... With the swim team, placed second in the 400 medley relay and fourth in the 200 medley at the 2010 state championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2008 from Valley Christian High School, where he was a two-year varsity letterwinner and utility player for head coach Caleb Carlson ... Scored 30 goals as a senior and was named Most Improved Player ... Also lettered in swimming ... Four-year Scholar-Athlete in both water polo and swimming.
CLUB/JUNIORS: Competed for Valley Splash Aquatics from 2004-08 and was with the Stanford club team from 2007-08 ... Made it to the Junior Olympics with the 18U Valley Splash club in 2008 and was its leading scorer.
PERSONAL: Given name is Brandon Lee Picone ... Born in San Jose and raised in Morgan Hill, Calif. ... Economics major ... Son of John Moeller and Clarissa and Steve Picone ... His stepfather, Steve Picone, played baseball for San Jose State ... Brother to Jessica and Natalie Picone.
FAVORITES: San Jose Sharks (pro sports team) ... Patrick Marleau (pro athlete) ... Crime and Punishment (book) ... Family Guy (TV show) ... Bassnectar (musical artist) ... Beach volleyball (sport other than water polo) ... Hobbies include movies, music, beach volleyball and skiing.