Bojan Hrlec joins La Jolla United’s coaching staff after an incredibly successful tenure at local club, Del Mar wpc. A native from Rijeka, Croatia, one of the notable hotbeds of European water polo- Bojan will be assisting with our High School club athletes. Bojan is no stranger to the sport, having competed at the youth level at the age of 6 with Kvarner wpc in Opatija, Croatia. After his extensive youth career, Bojan found himself on Croatia’s national pipeline, competing on both the Cadet and Junior National Team from the age of 13-18.
Bojan came to America to continue his successful playing career, attending West Valley College in Northern California from 2010-2012. A two-time All-American, Bojan contributed as the teams leading goal scorer in West Valley’s quest to the 2011 State Championship. After his successful two years at the Junior College level, Bojan transfered to UCI with an athletic scholarship, continuing his impressive playing career from 2013-2015. At UCI, Bojan was named a Division I All-American after leading his nationally ranked team with 63 goals as a Junior in 2013.
Bojan quickly found success at the coaching level after his decorated playing career, facilitating with all age groups at Del Mar wpc from 2015-2018. He was named program director in 2016, followed by club president in 2017- playing a big role in the clubs growth and success over the course of 3 years. Bojan was also a member of the Cathedral Catholic coaching staff, heading the Varsity program in 2017. Bojan will be applying his vast water polo knowledge and experiences that helped him throughout his water polo career.