Men's Water Polo

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    Kostas Genidounias
    Kostas Genidounias

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Athens, Greece

    High School:
    American Community School of Athens

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Driver

    Experience:
    3V

    09/02/2014

    2014 USC Men's Water Polo Outlook

    Tabbed No. 2 in the nation entering 2014, the Trojans are defying the odds and gunning for another crown.

    02/14/2014

    Nikola Vavic Punches In Another National Player Of The Year Award

    The senior is one of six Trojans to earn All-American honors for 2013.

    12/27/2013

    USC's Kostas Genidounias & Nikola Vavic Named Cutino Award Finalists

    For the first time in program history, the Trojans have two nominees for the prestigious national honor.

    12/08/2013

    SIX-PEAT IS COMPLETE!!

    Trojans win an unprecedented sixth straight NCAA championship, beating Pacific 12-11 in OT.

    12/07/2013

    No. 1 USC Shoves Into Striking Distance Of Sixth Straight NCAA Title

    Trojans top St. Francis Brooklyn 10-3 in the NCAA semifinals to move into tomorrow's championship game.

    12/13/2013

    Trojans Grab A Six-Pack!

    USC men's water polo won its sixth straight NCAA championship with a 12-11 overtime victory over Pacific on Dec. 8, 2013

    THIS SEASON: Genindounias enters his final season at USC as a proven playmaker and finisher as well as a defensive standout for the Trojans. He enters the season ranks No. 5 all-time with 178 career goals.

    2013: Genidounias was USC's second leading scorer with 79 goals as a junior, ranking fifth in single-season scoring... Also finished the season ranked No. 5 all-time in career scoring... A finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award, he also was a First Team All-American... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament First Team and MPSF All-Tournament Team... Earned another place on the All-MPSF First Team... Scored six goals at the MPSF Tournament and three at the NCAA Tournament, including two in the national championship game... Scored in 31 games with a team-high 26 multiple-goal outings... Matched his career high with five goals scored at Cal.

    2012: Genidounias was USC's second leading scorer with 68 goals as a sophomore, tying USC's fifth-most single-season goals all-time... Scored the game-winning goal in the NCAA Championship... Named a First Team All-American and to All-MPSF First Team... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament First Team and to MPSF All-Tournament Team... Scored in 27 games with 20 multiple-goal outings... Second on team in assists (40), steals (37) and field blocks (17)... Matched career high of five goals vs. Air Force in the NCAA Semifinals and at Long Beach State... Also scored four vs Stanford in the MPSF Semifinals.

    2011: Genidounias was USC's third leading scorer with 31 goals as a true freshman... Earned All-America Honorable Mention and All-MPSF Honorable Mention... Scored three goals in the NCAA Tournament... Scored in 16 games overall with 10 multiple-goal outings... Set career high with five goals vs. UCLA in the NorCal Tournament championship win.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: Genidounias is a member of the Greek National Team... Competed for Greece at the 2013 FINA World Championships... As a member of the Junior National Team, finished third at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships... Also finished second at the 2009 Junior World Championships with Greece... As a member of the Greek Youth National Team, placed second at the Youth European Championships and was named the MVP of the European Youth Championships in 2010.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Genidounias played club water polo for Athletic Club at Palaio Faliro... Was a member of seven Pan-Hellenic Championship teams, also with one third-place finish... An honor student at American Community School of Athens.

    PERSONAL: Genidounias is majoring in communication... Parents are Sofaklis and Lilly... Has two brothers, George and Dimitris, and one sister, Maria... Lists Michael Jordan as his biggest sports hero... Would like to travel around the world and surf... Hopes to visit Rio de Janiero, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Argentina and Hawai'i... Born May 3, 1993.