Bence Valics made the team for the second time.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Named to the MPSF All-Academic team ... As a redshirt freshman, appeared in 20 out of 22 matches ... Scored four goals ... Had a season-high two goals in a victory against La Verne (9/7) ... A Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Webb Schools, located in Claremont, Calif., in 2012 ... Spent four varsity seasons under the direction of head coach Tom McKinlay ... Set school's single-season goals record with 168 ... A three-time All-CIF and all-league selection ... The Gauls captured the 2010 CIF Championship and the league title ... Earned academic All-American honors as a senior ... Also competed on the swim team ... Owns a 50 free time of 21.8.
CLUB: Competed for the Foothill Water Polo Club ... Helped team take fourth place in the 2012 Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL: Born in Claremont, Calif. ... Son of Phillip and Susan Talleur... Brother to Ashley, Chandler, Connor and Gage ... A pre-business administration major ... Chose Pepperdine for the strong business school and the water polo program.
FAVORITES: Kobe Bryant (pro athlete); Los Angeles Lakers (pro team); 1984 (book); The Other Guys (movie); The Office (TV show); Sublime (band); Goldfish (food) ... Lists scoring the tying goal in the CIF semifinals as top sports moment ... Experienced shark diving in South Africa.