2010: Named to the All-MPSF Third-Team ... Played in 27 matches and 104 games ... Led the team in blocks (108) and blocks per game (1.04/game), while finishing fourth in both kills (251) and in kills per game (2.41/game) ... Had double-digit kills 11 times and double-digit blocks once ... Finished with a season-high 16 kills on .571 hitting at UC San Diego ... Had 15 kills twice, at UC Santa Barbara in the UCSB Tournament on .522 hitting and vs. Pepperdine on .500 hitting ... Totaled 13 kills twice, the first time at Pacific on .727 hitting and the second time at Stanford on .524 hitting ... Tallied 12 kills twice, the first time against Loyola-Chicago and the second time against BYU ... Finished with 11 kills vs. UC Santa Barbara and 10 kills three times ... Hit a blistering .889 (8-0-9) vs. Cal State Northridge and a powerful .727 (9-1-11) in a win over Cal Baptist ... Had a season-high 11 blocks against UCSD to go with eight kills and a .545 hitting percentage ... Had a season-high four digs four different times and a season-high two service aces twice.
Junior College: Played two seasons at Long Beach City College where he led the team to a state championship as a sophomore and a third-place finish in the state tournament as a freshman ... Was named California Community College Men's Volleyball State Player of the Year, Western States Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Western States Conference as a sophomore after finishing the season with 201 kills, a .555 hitting percentage (201-29-310), 4.3 kills per game, 21 solo blocks and 99 block assists ... Led the conference in hitting percentage and blocks ... In state championship game, finished with 20 kills and no errors while hitting .714 ... As a freshman, named second-team All-Western States Conference ... Junior college coach was Randy Totorp.
High School: Named first-team all-conference at Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas as a senior, while earning second-team all-conference honors as a junior ... Served as team captain as a junior ... High school coach was Patty Delfi.
Quick Facts: Also played soccer in high schoool.
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