Junior utility becomes program's first three-time honoree
Laidig becomes fifth Aggie (and third straight) to earn WWPA Player of the Year
Top-seeded UC Davis opens with Fresno Pacific at 11 a.m. on Friday
Sophomore attacker achieves highest All-America status by an Aggie since 2011
Aggies and Crimson have battled to one-goal games in past three meetings
2006: ACWPC ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION... ALL-WWPA SECOND TEAM... Started in net for all 30 games, tallying career-high 288 saves... Saves total ranks 3rd in school history... Allowed 234 goals for .552 average... Had 10 or more blocks 15 times, including career-high 19 vs. Air Force (9/24)... Three of his double-figured performances came against Pacific... Registered 16 stops vs. Loyola Marymount (10/22)... Enters senior year with 810 career saves, needing 190 to become just second Aggie to surpass 1,000 milestone.
2005: ALL-WWPA HONORABLE MENTION... Started 29 of 30 games fot 805 minutes in net... Posted 271 saves against 208 goals for .566 average... Saves total is most by an Aggie since Matt DeJong's 291 in 1997, ranking T5th in school record book... Also led team in assists (20) and steals (34)... Posted season's two highest totals in back-to-back games: 15 vs. Air Force (10/30), 17 vs. Loyola Marymount (11/4)... Yielded just 9 goals in those games for .790 average.
2004: Started 30 of 31 games played in net, totaling 786 minutes... Posted 251 saves (7th all-time) against 211 goals for .543 average... Had 11 games with double-figure saves, including season-best 16 vs. Loyola Marymount (10/30)... Recorded 14 saves at Pacific (11/13), then 31 in WWPA Championships (11/18-11/20)... Also had 39 steals and 11 assists from the Aggie cage during the year.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HS '04: Garnered first-team All-Marin County Athletic League honors for three straight years... Selected to All-North Coast Section third team as a sophomore and junior, then made first team in 2003... Team went 48-0 in MCAL play in his career, claiming three straight league titles... Served as team captain in both water polo and baseball as a senior... Played club ball for Marin Water Polo Club.
PERSONAL: Born in Greenbrae, Calif.... Majoring in organizational studies... Parents are Mike & Barbara McGee... Older brother, Jeff, swam for UC Davis... Cousin, Shannon, played for the Aggie women's water polo team from 2000-03... Another cousin, Lauren McGee (Shannon's sister), plays water polo at Cal.