12 James Baker
12 James Baker
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Darien, CT
High School: Darien
Position: ATT
Major: Molecular Biology
College: Pomona

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his third season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Water Polo team, where he is an attacker.

2016: DIII Player of the Year...DIII First Team All-American...SCIAC Player of the Year...First Team All-SCIAC...ACWPC All-Academic.

2015: ACWPC All-American Honorable Mention...SCIAC All-Academic team...Had 45 goals in 2015 which was third most on the Sagehens... Had 5 hat tricks against No. 14th ranked LMU, UCLA, Pepperdine, Chaffey and La Verne.

2014: Earned ACWPC All-Academic Superior status...SCIAC All-Academic team...Finished second on the Sagehens with 38 goals...Scored twice against No. 1 Stanford, giving him eight career goals in two seasons against teams ranked No. 1 in the nation...Had a season-high three goals against La Verne, Washington & Jefferson and Redlands...Scored twice in both meetings with nationally ranked Air Force.

2013: Earned ACWPC All-Academic Superior status...Led Sagehens in scoring with 51 goals...Had four goals against No. 1 USC in only his fourth collegiate match...Added Pomona-Pitzer's only two goals in a loss to No. 1 UCLA later in the year, giving him six goals in two matches against top-ranked teams...Had three goals in a 10-5 win over No. 14 Santa Clara and three goals in a win over Cal Baptist.

High School: Attended Darien High School in Connecticut, where he was a member of the swimming and diving team…An All-State and All-FCIAC selection many times for swimming…Two-time MVP of the swim team and team captain as a senior…Also earned Rookie of the Year award as a freshman…Played club water polo for Greenwich Water Polo, where he was a two-time MVP…Scored over 130 goals his junior and senior years…JO All-American…Youth National team member in 2013 and an all-region selection three times for the Olympic Development Program, where he was a two-time team captain…National Honors Society member and University of Chicago Book Award recipient.

Personal: Attends Pomona College, where he will major in biology…Has a younger sister…Hobbies include soccer, playing sports and hanging with friends…Favorite book is The Power of One and favorite movie is Surf's Up…Plans to attend medical school after graduation…Volunteered as an EMT in Darien, where he has responded to all types of calls.