Adam Bennett

Merced, Calif.

High School:
Merced HS '04

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225



2007: ALL-WWPA SECOND TEAM... Appeared in all 29 games for 399 total minutes... Ranked 2nd on team in both goals (38) and assists (22)... Shot 16-for-31 in advantage situations, 38-for-99 overall... Also had 18 steals and 20 drawn exclusions... Season's first WWPA Player of the Week (9/5) after Triton Invitational, scoring 9 goals in four games... Hit season-best 5 goals vs. Cal Baptist (9/2)... Performed six hat tricks in all, including two vs. Santa Clara (9/15 & 11/4), one each vs. Loyola Marymount (10/20) and UC San Diego (9/16).

2006: Shot 10-for-28 (.357) with 4 assists in 30 games... Added 6 steals and 4 field blocks as a reserve... Scored season-best 2 goals in key WWPA win over UC San Diego (10/27).

2005: Saw action in 14 games, logging 51 minutes... Scored 2 goals with 2 assists for 4 total points... Also had 2 steals and drew 3 kickouts... Both goals came against Long Beach State in UCSC Slugfest (9/24).

2004: Redshirted.

MERCED HS '04: Selected to All-Sac-Joaquin Section first team and Cal-Hawaii All-America seventh team as a senior utility player... Also named MVP of Central California Conference that year... Led team in assists, steals and goals... Team went perfect 16-0 and won league title in 2004... Garnered All-CCC honors in two previous seasons, including first-team distinction as a junior... Also played baseball, helping Bears capture conference banner in 2003... Won Academic All-CCC all four years, then added CIF-SJS All-Scholastic accolades as a senior... Played for Merced WPC from 2000-04.

PERSONAL: Born in Merced, Calif.... Communication major... Career highlight was being named league MVP as a high school senior... Would like to see water polo become a professional sport in the U.S.... Favorite piece of advice: "A good pass to a bad player is still a bad pass."