Sophomore set school record with 56 assists in 2014
Air Force ends the season with a 15-15 overall record
Falcons fell to 14-15 overall, face Santa Clara in fifth-place game on Sunday, Nov. 23, in Los Angeles
Air Force is the No. 3 seed and will face No. 6 Cal Baptist in first-round game, Friday, Nov. 21
Stiefel names first-team; Jackovich named second-team
2013: Played in all 20 games ... ranked second on the team in assists with 21 ... also had six goals ... tied for second on the team with 22 steals.
High School: Earned three varsity letters for water polo ... two-time team captain ... recorded 79 goals, 86 assists and 151 steals as a senior ... two-time Division I All-CIF and all-league honoree ... All-American ... All-Orange County in 2012 ... top offensive player in 2011 and Coaches Award winner in 2012 ... two-time Scholar-Athlete award recipient ... played for the SOCAL Water Polo club team ... gold medalist at the 2012 18U Club Championships and Champions League ... National Junior Olympic 16U bronze medalist in 2010 ... two-time US Water Polo Academic All-American ... also lettered four years in swimming.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 4 ... son of Jurgen and Diane Stiefel ... mother played volleyball at Oklahoma Christian ... father was a three-time Olympian (German National Team) in water polo as well as the team captain for the silver medalist FINA World Cup team in 1983 ... sister, Jennifer, played water polo at USC and for the German National Team ... would like to become a pilot after graduation ... major is foreign area studies ... minor is German ... is the honor NCO in his squadron ... speaks fluent German and Spanish ...hobby is playing hockey in the offseason.