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Mens Water Polo
Support the Men’s Water Polo program on UCI Giving Day!

In his second year at the helm of the UCI Men’s Water Polo program, Coach Klatt guided the Anteaters to a Big West regular season title and Big West Championship victory, bringing UCI back to the NCAA’s for the first time in thirty years. Three Anteaters were placed on ACWPC All-American teams and twelve UCI MWP student-athletes were named to the 2023 Big West Conference All-Academic Team.

Gifts to Men’s Water Polo provide direct support to the program and enable our outstanding Men’s Water Polo student-athletes to continue to excel at the highest level academically and athletically.

Men's Water Polo History of Success

  • The Anteaters captured the Big West regular season Championship then captured the inaugural Big West Championship
  • Returned to the NCAAs in 2023 for the first time in 30 years
  • Three National Championships
  • 153 All-Americans, including three in 2023
  • 13 Olympians
  • Nine Conference Championships
  • Tom Warde inducted to the Hall of Fame on Feb. 2, the 19th men’s water polo player to be inducted
  • Peter Campbell Scoreboard dedicated in October

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration of supporting UCI Men’s Water Polo this UCI Giving Day!

Together we Zot!

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 37
2 CT 1
2 TX 1
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
Men's Water Polo Peter Fischler $5,000 Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Men's Water Polo program will be matched 1:1 by a generous Men's Water Polo alum Peter Fischler up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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