Woodbridge High School graduate Riley Pittman

Male ‘Athlete of the Year’

Riley Pittman of Woodbridge High wasn’t too sure about starting out in water polo as a youngster.

But with the encouragement of his parents, he did at the age of 7 and it turned out to be a great decision. Pittman, a key member of the Warrior water polo team for four years, committed to play water polo at Stanford University. He capped his career by being named the Pacific Coast League male athlete of the year.

Pittman, an all-CIF and all-league player at Woodbridge, started for the Warriors for four years and helped the team win the PCL title the last two years. Pittman was the Warriors’ leading scorer.

“I would love to help Stanford win a national championship,” he says. “I definitely think that is an achievable goal.”

And beyond that?

“It would be super special to play in the Olympics one day,” he says. “That would be the ultimate dream. I’ve thought of that ever since I’ve been a little kid. I think now, more than ever, it seems like a possibility, but I have to make sure I continue to grow and get stronger and learn from the best at Stanford.”