5 Michael Machado
5 Michael Machado
Birth Date: 01/27/1986
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine Prep
Position: 2MD
UC Santa Barbara

Played in 22 games during his junior campaign...Tallied five assists and four steals while also posting seven field blocks...Scored one goal in the Gauchos' 19-2 victory over Redlands (Oct. 13)...Earned his second consecutive MPSF All-Academic honor and also was named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic team. 2006

Played in 33 of the Gauchos' 35 games during his sophomore campaign...Tallied eight goals and handed out 19 assists...Notched eight steals, eight earned penalties or ejections, and a field block...Scored two goals against both Whittier (Sept. 9) and Pomona-Pitzer (Sept. 10), both during the Inland Empire Classic...Also had a season-high four assists vs. La Verne (Sept. 10)...Named to the MPSF All-Academic Team for his diligence in the classroom. 2005
Scored his lone goal of the season at the Inland Empire Classic in a narrow 11-10 win over Cal Baptist (Sept. 11). 2004
Redshirted. Club
Earned an All-American Honorable Mention nod at the 2006 Men's Nationals in Honolulu, Hawai'i while playing for the Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation...Won the 2007 Beach Water Polo Championships for which he shared MVP honors with teammate Travis Watts. High School
Attended Bellarmine Prep...He was selected All-West Catholic Athletic League after leading Bellarmine to league titles in 2002 and 2003...Also helped his team to the CIF Central Coast Section championship in 2002 and 2003...Played for Larry Rogers...Machado was also a member of the Bellarmine swim team for four years. Personal
Michael Machado was born on Jan. 27, 1986 in San Jose, Calif....He enjoys snowboarding and sailing...The son of Ken and Patty Machado...Is majoring in business economics and hopes to find a career as a business entrepreneur...Lists golfer Arnold Palmer and former UCSB assistant coach Kevin Witt as his personal heroes.