2013: Started 27 of the team’s 28 games … scored 25 goals with 24 assists and 22 steals … drew 17 ejections while adding five blocks … netted two goals in a game on six occasions … had a goal in each of the team’s first five games and each of the squad’s final seven outings … dished out three assists four times … had a goal and two assists versus Iona (9/15) … picked up a career-high four steals against Navy (9/21) … collected two goals and two assists against Brown (10/20) … amassed six goals during the Eastern Championships.
2012: Played in 25 games, making nine starts ... scored nine goals, added 12 assists, 20 steals, three blocks and drew seven ejections ... won his lone sprint ... made collegiate debut versus No. 3 Cal, recording an assist and a steal (9/7) ... scored first career goal and added an assist versus MIT (9/8) ... scored twice and drew an ejection against No. 13 Brown (9/15) ... made first career start at Johns Hopkins (9/23) ... had two assists and drew an ejection versus No. 17 Santa Clara (9/30) ... notched a pair of goals and a steal against Bucknell (10/6) ... had three steals, a goal and a block versus Navy (11/4).
Loyola High School: A four-year starter at Loyola ... helped guide the Cubs to three CIF-SS Division I semifinal appearances ... squad won the Mission League Championship four consecutive times and went undefeated in league play in 2008 ... was named the Mission League MVP, earned All-CIF-SS first team, All-Southern California second team and California-Hawaii third team All-America honors in 2011 ... named an All-Mission League first team and All-CIF-SS second team selection as a junior and earned California-Hawaii All-America accolades.
Club/National Team: Played for the Los Angeles Water Polo Club for eight years ... named an Junior Olympic All-America on four occasions ... squad won bronze medals at the Junior Olympic U-18 and U-16 levels ... won gold medals at U-16 U.S. Club Championship and Cal State Championship and earned first-team all-tournament accolades at both tournaments ... named the Ironman Water Polo League's "Best Defender" in 2010 ... a member of the USA Youth National Team from 2008-11 ... team won silver medal at the 2011 19U Junior Pan American UANA Games.
Academic: Garnered USA Water Polo Academic All-America recognition in 2010
Personal: Full name is James Alexander Kuprenas … born Feb. 5, 1994 ... youngest child of Cari and John Kuprenas ... has an older sister Katherine.
| Career Highs
|| 2, 8 times, Most Recent vs. St. Francis (11/24/13)
|Assists|| 3, 4 times, Most Recent vs. Bucknell (10/13/13)
|| 4, vs. Navy (9/21/13)
| Ej. Drawn
|| 2, 4 times, Most Recent vs. Iona (11/22/13)
|Blocks|| 1, 8 times, Most Recent vs. St. Francis (11/24/13)
|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Calif.|