4 Eric Gardiner
2006: Gardiner was one of eight players to play in all 31 games, drawing seven starts ... was one of the most-improved players on the squad, scoring 19 points (14 g, 5 a) after scoring just three points the previous two years ... tallied three points (2 g, 1 a) in a win over Iona ... scored a pair of big goals in a win over Princeton in the CWPA Southern Division Tournament ... scored a single goal in 10 different games and dished out an assist in five games ... was one of six players nationally to record a 4.00 GPA on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American Academic Team, and ranks first out of 1,073 in the academic order of merit with a 4.00 GPA.
2005: Gardiner played in two games during the season, tallying a goal against Mercyhurst in the CWPA Southern Division Tournament.
2004: Saw action in six games, scoring goals against George Washington (Oct. 20) and Johns Hopkins (Oct. 20).
Personal: Earned two varsity letters in water polo from Damien High School under coach Andrew Gates ... won three varsity letters in swimming ... led water polo squad to Division 5 Championship in 2002 ... was an All-Siera League selection in junior and senior seasons ... also garnered All-CIF First-Team recognition as a senior ... valedictorian of his senior class after being named the Freshman, Sophomore and Senior of the Year at DHS ... Eric Daniel Gardiner ... son of Daniel and Sheili Gardiner ... born Aug. 18, 1986, in Upland, Calif. ... majoring in political science.
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