THIS SEASON: Lavayen enters his first season of competition at USC.
2012: Lavayen redshirted his first season at USC.
AT GWC: Lavayen played two seasons of water polo at Golden West College... Won 2011 state championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lavayen scored 52 goals as a senior at Santa Margarita High... Scored 21 goals as a junior... Also was on the swim team.
PERSONAL: Lavayen is majoring in English... Parents are Cathy and Alfredo... Has two sisters, Stephanie and Caroline, and one brother, Nick... Stephanie also played water polo at USC... Mother and father went to grad school at USC... father played water polo at San Jose State, and grandfather Richard Eriknoff played football at Minnesota... Enjoys surfing and music in his free time... Lists Alberto Tomba as his biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to climb Mt. Everest... Hopes to travel to Mauritius, Morocco, Japan and Thailand... Born March 3, 1992.