Senior earns honors for second-straight season
Senior captain led Falcons in three road contests last weekend
Smithson, Stedman earn first All-America accolades
Stedman named first-team selection for second-straight year
Junior scored 12 goals in four games at the Inland Empire Classic
The Falcons take on top-ranked USC in the opening round of the National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship.
The Falcons face St. Francis Brooklyn in the third-place game of the National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship.
The Falcons earn a 19-12 victory over the Sunbirds on the final day of the Air Force Tournament.
The Falcons earn a 15-11 conference victory over the Aggies.
The Falcons host the Blue/Silver Scrimmage during Parents' Weekend.
Enters 2013 ranked 19th on the Falcons' career scoring list with 189 points (136g, 53a) ... team co-captain.
2012: Played and started in all 31 games for the Falcons ... earned honorable mention All-America accolades ... first-team All-WWPA honoree for the second-straight season ... second-team all-tournament selection at National Collegiate Water Polo Championship ... led team in goals (64), total points (87) and steals (43) on the season ... fifth on the team in assists with 23 ... named the KAP7 WWPA Co-Player of the Week after his performance in the season-opening Inland Empire Classic ... earned Air Force Co-Athlete of the Week honors on Oct. 9.
2011: Played in 27 games, starting 26 ... named a first-team All-WWPA selection ... led the Falcons in steals with 29 ... ranked second on the team in both goals (45) and total points (57) ... also added 12 assists on the year ... scored a career-best eight goals against St. Francis ... named WWPA Player of the Week following his performance against the Terriers.
2010: Earned a varsity letter, starting every game for the Falcons in his rookie campaign ... named to the WWPA All-Freshman team ... finished third on the team in both goals (27) and assists (18) ... tied for second on the team with 24 steals ... also recorded 32 drawn ejections.
High School: Lettered four years in water polo ... two-time Freeway League MVP ... Freeway League Athlete of the Year for 2009-10 season ... All-American ... first-team CIF-Division 5 honoree in 2008 and 2009 ... registered 98 goals, 29 assists and 62 steals in senior season ... won gold medal at Junior Olympics and National Club Championships ... also lettered four years in swimming ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 ... son of Julie and Randall Stedman ... father is an Academy graduate who competed in both swimming and water polo ... cousin, Garrett Schutz, also attended USAFA ... hobbies include wakeboarding and dirt bike riding ... hero is George Caster ... plans to major in economics ... favorite food is mashed potatoes ... favorite music is classic rock ... favorite quote: "I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom." -General Patton.