U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force water polo team welcomes eight members of the Class of 2018, as announced by Falcon water polo coach Jeff Heidmous. The class arrived at the Academy on June 25 and will begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Members of the water polo class of 2018 are below:
Christopher Brose, Fr. 6-1/187 Utility, North Tustin, Calif. (Foothill) Lettered four years in water polo and two in swimming ... 2013 All-CIF SS Division 1st Team ... 2012 All-CIF SS Division 2nd Team ... 2010 Div. 2 CIF semifinalist ... 2013 CIF Finalist ... Century League Water Polo Champions in 2010 and 2012 ... Century League Water Polo All-League First-Team in 2012 ... Junior Olympian Bronze Medalist in 2011 ... Junior Olympian Silver Medalist in 2008, 2010 and 2012 ... played club for SoCal.
Jack Empey, Fr. 6-2/200 Utility, Arroyo Grande, Calif. (Arroyo Grande) High School: Lettered three years in water polo and volleyball ... first-team all-league and first-team All-CIF Div. IV as a junior and senior ... third-team all-section as a senior and sixth-team all-section as a junior ... USA Water Polo All-American and USA Water Polo Academic All-American as a senior ... Junior Olympics qualifier, ODP regional champs and honorable mention All-American as a junior ... second-team all-league as a sophomore and junior Olympics qualifier ... played club for Coastal Zone.
Garrett Fisk, Fr. 6-5/220 Center, Davis, Calif. (Davis Senior)
High School: Lettered three years in water polo and swimming ... One of 13 athletes selected nationwide to represent the U.S.A. in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Pam American Youth Men's Water Polo Championship (U-17) ... played a key role in earning a silver medal and a berth to the Youth Men's FINA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey ... ODP National Team Selection Camp from 2011-2014 ... Central Zone Cadet Team from 2010-2013 ... Greater Sacramento Region All-City Athlete 2013, 2014 ... 2013 High School All-American second team ... 2013 Sac-Joaquin All-Section MVP ... 2013 Delta Valley Conference Player of the Year ... 2013 Davis Senior HS Water Polo MVP ... 2012 Sac-Joaquin First-Team ... 2012 and 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Final Champions ... played club for Davis Water Polo Club ... played for the Central Zone ODP team.
Justin Harrison, Fr. 6-2/195 Center, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Edison) High School: Lettered four years in water polo ... First-Team All-Sunset League, Second-Team All-CIF Southern Section, Second-Team All-Orange County, Academic All-American, leading scorer in Orange County All-Star game and EHS Scholar Athlete Award recipient as a senior ... NISCA Water Polo All-American, selected to U.S. Men's Cadet National Water Polo Team, First-Team All-Sunset League, Second-Team All-CIF Southern Section, Junior Olympics All-American Honorable Mention and EHS Scholar Athlete as a junior ... Second-Team All-Sunset League as a sophomore ... played club for Hunting Beach Water Polo Club ... played ODP for SoPac.
Ben Harvey, Fr. 5-10/160 Driver, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Oaks Christian) High School: Lettered four years in water polo and three in swimming ... First and second team All-CIF ... CIF semifinalist from 2010-12 ... first in JP Gold Division in Club ... ODP National Training Selection Camp 2012 ... ODP Regional Championships from 2010-12 ... played club for SS Bruin Water Polo.
Jason Lee, Fr. 6-0/195 Utility, Irvine, Calif. (Northwood) High School: Lettered four years in water polo and swimming ... All-League Pacific Coast all four years ... Two-time Silver Medalist and Bronze medalist at Junior National Olympics ... Three-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... SOPAC ODP A Team ... All-CIF Div. I, Orange County Register Player of the Week, Chris Weisz Memorial Tournament MVP, led team in scoring with 67 goals and 45 assists as a senior ... played club for SOCAL Water Polo with fellow freshman teammate Trent Samaha.
Brendan Rodisch, Fr. 6-7/200 Goalkeeper, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (Canyon Crest Academy) High School: Lettered three years in water polo, two in golf and one in track ... First-Team Palomar League and Second-Team San Diego Div. II in 2013 ... San Diego Div. II CIF Semifinals in 2013 ... Two-time San Diego County Union/Tribune All-Academic ... CIF playoffs in 2012 and 2013 ... played club for Del Mar Water Polo Club.
Riley Thomas, Fr. 6-3/185 Attacker, Laguna Beach, Calif. (Laguna Beach) 2013-14: Attended the USAFA Prep School. High School: Lettered four years in water polo and two in swimming ... All-CIF in 2010 and 2012 ... Second-team all-county in 2011 and 2012 ... All-Irvine in 2010 ... played club for SET Water Polo.