Men's Water Polo

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    Ely Bonilla
    Ely Bonilla

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Commerce, Calif.

    High School:
    Montebello HS

    Height:
    6-4

    Position:
    Goalie

    Experience:
    1V

    THIS SEASON: Bonilla enters his second season of action at USC as a reliable force in the cage for the Trojan goalkeeping corps.

    2011: Bonilla appeared in six games, including four periods served in a 21-1 win vs. Pomona-Pitzer on Oct. 1... Accumulated 18 saves, including a career-best six vs. the Sagehens... Had three saves in the NCAA semifinal win vs. Princeton... Averaged 6.5 saves per game after his 11 periods played, with nine goals allowed in his first season of action.

    2010: Bonilla redshirted his first season at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Bonilla was named 2008 CIF Divison III Player of the Year at Montebello High, which won CIF titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and four league titles... Was a first team All-CIF selection all four years... Named league co-MVP in 2008 and 2009... Selected 2008 Whittier Daily News Player of the Year and was a four-time first team selection... Played club for Commerce Water Polo... An honor student.

    PERSONAL: Bonilla has not decided on a major... Mother is Clara Valderrama... Has one sister, Scarlett... Lists his most thrilling moment as winning CIF as a freshman...Favorite food is Chinese... Enjoys watching movies and playing video games in his free time... Would like to travel to Spain... Has always wanted to sail the seven seas...Born Jan. 22, 1992.