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21   Dan Alexander
Dan Alexander

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arcadia, Calif.

High School:
Arcadia HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 195

Position:
MB


2010: Enters season 10th all-time in career blocks at Long Beach State with 369, while ranking fifth all-time with seven matches with double-digit blocks.

2009: Named third-team All-MPSF despite struggling with injuries for most of the season ... Finished 13th in the country in blocks per game (1.36/game), while also ranking 14th in the country in hitting percentage (.402) and 35th in aces per game (0.34/game) ... Finished sixth in the MPSF in blocks and ninth in service aces ... Led Long Beach State in block assists (123), blocks (130) and blocks per game, while also finishing with 205 kills, 2.16 kills per game and 30 service aces ... Finished with double-digit blocks twice, including a career-high 14 (the sixth most in school history) against UCLA ... The 14 were all block assists tying a school record ... Had a double-double (10 kills/10 blocks) in a win over Penn State ... Recorded double-digit kills 13 times, including a career-high 18 at Stanford ... Finished with a season-high .714 (10-0-14) hitting percentage in the season opening win over eventual national champion UC Irvine ... Named MPSF co-Player of the Week on April 13 after helping LBSU to wins over UC Santa Barbara, with 10 kills (.588) and six blocks, and Cal State Northridge, with 10 kills (.467) and six blocks ... Tied a LBSU postseason record with three service aces in MPSF quarterfinal match at Pepperdine, while putting up the third best hitting percentage (.700) in LBSU postseason history.

2008: Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America first-team honors ... A first-team All-MPSF selection ... Played in 103 games, averaging 2.65 kills and a team-high 1.48 blocks per game while hitting .503 ... Finished second in the country in hitting percentage and fourth in blocking ... 273 total kills were third-most on the squad ... Third on the team with 31 service aces ... First on the team with 152 total blocks and 148 block assists ... Hit double-figures in kills 13 times and in blocking three times ... Had a career-high 18 kills and hit .818 against Ohio State on Feb. 22 ... Had 10 block assists on Jan. 30 against Pepperdine, on Feb. 8 against UC San Diego, and on Feb. 29 against Cal State Northridge ... Recorded two double-doubles in kills and blocks on Feb. 8 vs. San Diego and on Jan. 30 vs. Pepperdine ... Led the squad in blocking in 20 matches.

2007: Appeared in 71 games ... Averaged 2.01 kills and 1.23 blocks per game while hitting .375 ... Finished third on the team with 16 service aces ... 87 total blocks were fourth on the squad ... Finished 10th in the MPSF in blocking at 1.25 blocks per game ... Moved into the starting lineup mid-way through the year ... Hit .769 (11-1-13) against Cal Baptist on Feb. 9 and hit .706 (14-2-17) against Penn State ... Was named to the Active Ankle/Long Beach Guesthouse Classic All-Tournament Team ... Hit .500 and averaged 2.00 kills and 1.30 blocks per game as the 49ers defeated IPFW and Penn State ... Had 17 kills against Pepperdine on March 24 ... Career-best 12 blocks (12 BA) on April 6 vs. Hawaii ... Led the squad in blocking in six matches ... Tallied nine blocks on March 29 at BYU and eight at Stanford and at home against Penn State, both victories.

2006: Redshirted for the 49ers.

High School: Selected second-team All-American in 2005 by Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine ... Prepped at Arcadia High School where he lettered three years in both volleyball and basketball ... Was voted Arcadia High School's Athlete of the Year ... Selected first-team All-CIF in volleyball as well as All-Pacific League ... Helped lead Arcadia to three consecutive Pacific League championships ... In basketball, helped lead the Apaches to a second-place league finish and once scored 45 points in a game.

Quick Facts: Named to the Principal's Recognition Roll as a prep athlete ... Competed for the Riptides club team for two years out of Redondo Beach ... Team won the 2005 Junior Olympics and Alexander was named to the All-Tournament team ... A Volleyball Magazine "Feb 50" recruit ... Named a 49er Academic All-Star in Fall 2006.

Major: Communication studies

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