ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
1A - Alexandre Popp
Alexandre Popp
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Menlo-Atherton
Position: Goalkeeper
House Affiliation: Currier

2008 (Freshman):
CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team ... Made his collegiate debut in net against Washington & Jefferson at Cambridge Invitational (Sept. 13) ... Had six saves in win over Queens (Oct. 18) ... Made one stop in win at Connecticut College (Oct. 23).

High School:
Three-year starter on water polo team and two-year letterman in swimming at Menlo-Atherton High ... Captained water polo squad in 2007-08 ... All-Peninsula Athletic League and conference Most Valuable Goalkeeper as senior ... All-Central Coast Section first team ... High School All-American ... Named team Most Valuable Player ... MVP of Division I team at CCS All-Star game ... Palo Alto Daily News Most Valuable Goalkeeper ... Selected as Palo Alto Weekly News Player of the Week ... Team won school's first CCS championship in 2007 ... Blocked 5-meter shot in sudden death overtime to clinch a spot in the CCS final ... Recorded over 300 saves as senior and 215 as junior ... AP Scholar with distinction ... Awarded Bank of America Certificate for Foreign Languages ... Recipient of President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence ... Received Rotary Club of Menlo Park Honor Scholarship ... Tutored non-English speaking students at local Garfield Elementary School.