UCSB Men's Water Polo Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

UCSB Head Coach Wolf Wigo
UCSB Head Coach Wolf Wigo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UCSB will be adding eight standout prospects to its roster for the 2015 season it was announced by men's water polo head coach Wolf Wigo on Friday.

"This is a great group of guys and I look forward to spending a lot of time with each of them over the next four or five years," Wigo said.

Characterized by its overall strength and depth, the Gauchos' 2015 recruiting class is one of the program's best in recent years. With the team already sporting depth at the center and goalkeeper positions, UCSB focused its recruiting on attackers and 2m defenders.

With Borislav Janovic and Reed Cotterill expected to get significant playing time in the fall, Wigo commented on each member of the 2015 recruiting class. 

Reed Cotterill – "He is a big, strong player with international experience who can guard or set the center position very well, but is also one of those rare players who feels comfortable on the perimeter. Reed has a great outside shot and a natural feel for the game. He is expected to be a strong contributor from day one." 

Will Hogue – "Will is a big, lanky player with a lot of upside. With more high-level experience and a year in the weight room, he could become a strong contributor for the Gauchos."

John Knox – "He is a versatile player who can contribute on both sides of the ball at any position. John has a great feel for the game and knows how to put the ball in the back of the net." 

Grant Labounty – "Grant is a tough, hard-nosed water polo player with great fundamentals. He can be a great match up defender and can create a lot of problems for other teams in the transition as well as the frontcourt. Grant also plays with the kind of intensity and drive that any coach would want to have."

Borislav Janovic – "He is a member of the Serbian Junior National team with significant international experience. Borislav has a quick, accurate shot and great legs, which is a deadly combination."

Jack Moorers – "Jack is a great, fast and crafty all-around player who can push the counter attack and be very mobile in the frontcourt." 

Charlie Padden – "Charlie is another player with huge upside. He is already playing at an extremely high level and has all the tools necessary to become a great college player." 

Jack Rodosky – "Jack is a strong player with a great water polo IQ and competed at one of the top high school programs in the country. We look forward to Jack elevating the intensity of the trainings and competing for a travel spot."