2012: Played in 25 games, starting nine ... 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 tallying 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 versus No. 13 Brown (9/15) ... made first career start at Johns Hopkins and made a steal (9/23) ... had two assists and drew an ejection versus No. 17 Santa Clara (9/30) ... notched a pair of goals and a steal versus Bucknell (10/6) ... had three steals, a goal and a block versus Navy (11/4).
Loyola High School: A 2012 graduate of Loyola High School ... a four-year starter at LHS ... 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 ... in 2011 was named the Mission League MVP, and earned All-CIF-SS First Team, All-Southern California Second Team and California-Hawaii Third Team All-American honors ... as a junior, named an All-Mission League First Team and All-CIF-SS Second Team selection, and earned California-Hawaii All American accolades.
Club/National Team: Played for the Los Angeles Water Polo Club for eight years ... during that span, named a Junior Olympic All American four times and earned USA Water Polo Academic All American honors in 2010 ... squad won bronze medals at the Junior Olympic 18U and 16U levels ... won gold medals at 16U U.S. Club Championship and Cal State Championship and earned all-tournament first team accolades at both tournaments ... in 2010 named the Ironman Water Polo League's "Best Defender" ... a member of the USA Youth National Team from 2008-11 ... team won silver medal at the 2011 19U Junior Pan American UANA Games.
Personal: Full name is James Alexander Kuprenas, born Feb. 5, 1994 ... youngest child of Cari and John Kuprenas ... has an older sister Katherine ... undecided on a potential major ... enjoys playing golf, triathlons and art.
|| Career Highs
|| 2, 2 time, Most Recent vs. Bucknell (10/6/12)
|| 2, vs. Santa Clara (9/30/12)
|| 3, vs. Navy (11/4/12)
| Ejections Drawn
|| 1, 7 times, Most Recent vs. Bucknell (11/17/12)
|| 1, 3 times, Most Recent vs. Brown (11/16/12)