Matt Ruple
Matt Ruple
Height: 6-0
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: Carlsbad HS
Position: Utility

Played for Carlsbad High School under coach J.B. Feaster...Named First Team All-League three consecutive years...Earned Second Team All-North County his junior year and First Team All-North County his senior year...Also earned First Team All-CIF his senior year...Led his team to the CIF championships in 2009 and 2010...Helped his team to four league championships...Also competed in swimming, where he won the CIF swimming championships in 2009...Graduated with honors all four years.

Played for Carlsbad Water Polo Club...Helped his team to eighth place at the Junior Olympics.

Matthew Jordan Ruple was born on Nov. 17, 1994 in Laguna Hills, Calif...Parents are Amanda and Jordan Ruple...Has one sister, Rachel...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB, but aspires to become an engineer...Enjoys playing basketball, swimming in the ocean, and going to the beach...Names "A Night At The Roxbury" as his favorite movie...Enjoys listening to Led Zeppelin..."The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton is his favorite book...His most memorable athletic achievement is winning the CIF championship his sophomore year...Names his grandfather as his personal hero.