10 Christian Thornton
Christian Thornton
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    200
  • Year:
    Sr.
  • Hometown:
    Manhattan Beach, CA
  • High School:
    Mira Costa
  • Position:
    UT
  • Major:
    Economics / Finance
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna
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Bio



At CMS
2021 (Senior)
First-Team ACWPC Division III All-American ... First-Team All-SCIAC ... Totaled 38 goals for the Stags (second on the team) ... Had a season-high five points on four goals and an assist against Pepperdine ... Also scored four times in a win over Navy, and had two goals and an assist against USC ... Had a hat trick in a win over Whittier in the regular season finale that gave CMS the No. 3 season in the SCIAC Tournament, then had two goals and an assist against Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC Semifinals, which earned CMS a bid to the USA Water Polo Division III Championship ... Had three goals in a regular season win over Johns Hopkins.   

2019 (Junior)
Ended the season with 38 goals (third on the team) and 12 assists for 50 points ... Had five goals against Whittier in the SCIAC Championship match ... Also had three goals and an assist in a dramatic one-goal win over Pomona-Pitzer in the SCIAC Semifinals. Finished with a team-high three goals in a win over Johns Hopkins in the semifinals of the USA Water Polo Division III Championship ... Scored four times against a Pepperdine team that would go on to reach the NCAA Final Four ... Had three goals in a win at Pomona-Pitzer ... Had two goals and an assist in a 10-9 win over Whittier. 

2018 (Sophomore)
Finished the year with 24 goals and 13 assists ... Scored a season-high four goals against Redlands ... Also had hat tricks against nationally ranked Princeton and Occidental ... Scored two goals and added an assist in a SCIAC semifinal win over Whittier ... Scored twice in a narrow 14-13 loss to No. 11 Pepperdine ... Also had two goals against nationally ranked Brown ... Opened the season with a goal and two assists against Concordia (Irvine).

2017 (First-Year)
Had 18 goals and 11 assists as a freshman in 2017, ranking fifth on the team with 29 points ... Also had 20 steals and drew eight exclusions ... Had a season-high four goals against Occidental ... Had a goal against USC in his college debut ... Had two goals and a season-high four steals against Riverside. 

Personal
Attends Claremont McKenna, where he majors in economics/finance.

Player Profile

Recent Games
Nov 6 Redlands W, 14-8
Nov 10 at Whittier W, 16-7
Nov 19 at Cal Lutheran W, 15-10
Nov 21 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 12-8
Dec 4 vs. Johns Hopkins W, 15-10
Dec 5 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-12
  Overall Conf
Games - -
Points 0 0
Goals - -
Assists - -
Shots - -
Shooting percentage - -
Steals - -
Turnovers - -
Blocks - -
Exclusions Drawn - -
Exclusions - -
Date Opponent Score g a stl to ed blk sh sh%
Sep 4 at Air Force L, 15-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 4 vs. McKendree W, 10-5 - - - - - - - -
Sep 5 vs. Cal Lutheran L, 15-6 - - - - - - - -
Sep 5 vs. Ottawa (Ariz.) W, 15-6 - - - - - - - -
Sep 11 Concordia (Cal.) W, 11-8 - - - - - - - -
Sep 11 Long Beach St. L, 13-5 - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 USC L, 16-5 - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 UC Irvine L, 13-6 - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 Caltech   - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 Pomona-Pitzer L, 11-8 - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Occidental W, 14-8 - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Cal Lutheran L, 12-11 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Navy W, 12-8 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Johns Hopkins W, 9-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Washington & Jefferson W, 13-4 - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Pepperdine L, 15-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Whittier L, 7-5 - - - - - - - -
Oct 9 at Redlands W, 14-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 at Chapman W, 16-9 - - - - - - - -
Oct 16 La Verne W, 13-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 23 at Caltech W, 15-11 - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 Occidental W, 10-9 - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 12-8 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Cal Lutheran W, 10-6 - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Redlands W, 14-8 - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Whittier W, 16-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Cal Lutheran W, 15-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 12-8 - - - - - - - -
Dec 4 vs. Johns Hopkins W, 15-10 - - - - - - - -
Dec 5 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 13-12 - - - - - - - -
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2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - - -
2020-21 - - - - - - - - - - -
2021-22 - - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - - -
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Event Total - - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - -
Result Wins - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - - -

News Mentions

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Six Stags Earn ACWPC All-America Honors; Clark, Thornton Selected to First Team

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Six members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team earned All-America distinction from the Association of...

December 27, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Falls 13-12 in Overtime in National Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Cristian Pang's fourth goal tied the score at 12-12 and forced the national championship match into overtime, but Pomona-Pitze...

December 5, 2021

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Stags to Compete at USA Water Polo Division III Nationals this Weekend

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team will compete at the USA Water Polo Division III National Championships for...

December 2, 2021

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Huge First-Half Run Carries CMS Men's Water Polo Into SCIAC Finals

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Eleven different players scored goals, and senior goalie and league Defensive Player of the Year Noah Smith had a...

November 19, 2021

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Smith Wins SCIAC Defensive Player of the Year; Clark, Thornton, Harrison Named All-SCIAC

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior goalie Noah Smith was named the SCIAC Men's Water Polo Defensive Player of the Year, and was joined on the All-SCIAC...

November 17, 2021

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Smith Has 16 Saves to Lead Stags to Dominant 16-7 Win over Whittier in Regular Season Finale

WHITTIER, Calif. – Senior goalie Noah Smith had a huge performance with 16 saves, and 10 different Stags scored goals, as the Claremont-Mudd...

November 10, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Celebrates Senior Day with 14-8 Win over Redlands

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team honored its eight seniors prior to the game and captured a 14-8 win over...

November 7, 2021

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No. 4 CMS Men's Water Polo Earns Huge Road Win over No. 2 Cal Lutheran

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Rob Driscoll had two goals and an assist in a 3-0 run to close out the third quarter, and Noah Smith had nine saves in...

November 3, 2021

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Late Run Helps Pomona-Pitzer Pull Away from CMS Men's Water Polo

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team started the second half with three straight goals to tie...

October 30, 2021

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Eight-Goal Third Quarter Leads CMS Men's Water Polo to 13-7 Win over La Verne

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team led 4-1 at the half, but broke it wide open with eight goals in the third...

October 16, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Pulls Away From Chapman in Second Half for 16-9 Win

ORANGE, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team used a 6-0 run spanning both halves, with four of the goals coming from senior...

October 13, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Can't Overcome Slow Start in 7-5 Loss to Whittier

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team didn't score its first goal until the final two minutes of the first half,...

October 7, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Finishes 3-1 in the Gary Troyer Tournament

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS men's water polo team battled in the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament and came away with a 13-4 win over the...

October 3, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Takes Two Wins on First Day of Troyer

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Christian Thornton had hat tricks in both games and Noah Smith had a combined 27 saves as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's...

October 2, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Takes 14-8 Road Win Over Occidental

EAGLE ROCK, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team held Occidental scoreless in the first quarter and broke the game open with...

September 23, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Falls 11-8 to Pomona-Pitzer

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS men's water polo team played Pomona-Pitzer tight most of the way in the first of two Sixth Street Rivalry games this...

September 19, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Hangs Tough in Losses to USC, UC Irvine

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo had a challenging Sunday schedule at the Inland Empire Classic, facing No. 2 USC...

September 12, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Defeats Concordia to Earn First-Day Split of Inland Empire Classic

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Noah Smith had 17 saves in goal and Sam Harrison had four goals on offense to lead the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo...

September 11, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Opens at Home This Weekend at Inland Empire Classic

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team will be back at Axelrood Pool this weekend for the first time since a...

September 7, 2021

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Men's Water Polo Splits on Opening Day at Air Force

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Kyle Ballack had a pair of goals in the season opener for the CMS men's water polo team, but Air Force was able to break...

September 5, 2021

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CMS Men's Water Polo Closes Out Rare Air Challenge with 15-6 Win Over Ottawa

COLORADO SPRINGS, Calif. - Sam Harrison and Andrew Wraith each had hat tricks as the CMS men's water polo team closed out the Rare Air Challenge...

September 5, 2021