LA JOLLA, Calif.
- The UC San Diego men's water polo program has signed junior college transfer Karl Weit to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Denny Harper
announced on Tuesday. A two-year starter at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Weit will join six incoming freshman to complete UCSD's recruiting class for the 2010 campaign.
Weit comes to UCSD after two very successful seasons at Cuesta College. He was voted first-team all conference during the 2008 and 2009 seasons and took home All-SoCal and All-American accolades as a sophomore last year.
Before attending Cuesta, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound two-meter man had a stellar career at Atascadero High School in central California. He was awarded team MVP and first-team all-league for the Greyhounds during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
"We needed size and speed and here he is," Harper said. "Karl will be a major contributor for us in the fall and will also be a positive factor in terms of his strong leadership skills."
Weit joins true freshmen Daniel Lorch, Dane Sequeira, Tyler Ranj, Cameron Ravanback, Joshua Stiling and Lukas Syka on the roster for next season. Those six signed National Letters of Intent last month.
UCSD opens the 2010 season with the annual Triton Invitational September 4-5 at Canyonview Pool. The Tritons finished with an overall record of 14-14 in 2009 and advanced to the Western Water Polo Association Championship game, where they dropped a 5-4 decision to Loyola Marymount.