2017 (Junior): Played in 18 matches and earned three starts … Posted 40 kills with a .256 hitting percentage … Finished the year with 27 digs, 13 blocks, six aces, and four assists … Had a season-high eight kills in back-to-back matches against Saint Francis (Pa.) and at Ohio State on Jan. 27 and 28, respectively … Tallied a season-best six digs in the match against Saint Francis (Pa.) (Jan. 27) … Posted a season-high three blocks versus Hawaii (Jan. 20).
2016 (Sophomore): Started 18 of 28 matches played ... Averaged 1.26 kills and 1.24 digs per set ... Recorded a career-high 13 kills at UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 29 ... Added eight digs against the Gauchos ... Had nine kills and a season-best five blocks vs. Stanford (Feb. 5) ... Also finished with five blocks and a season-high nine digs at Cal Baptist on Feb. 10 ... Registered eight kills (.538) and eight digs in a 3-1 win over Lewis on March 11 ... Totaled seven kills and eight digs vs. CSUN (March 18) ... Delivered a career-best two aces at CBU and at USC (Feb. 12).
2015 (Freshman): Appeared in 20 matches, primarily at libero ... Averaged 1.56 digs per set ... Reached double figures five times ... Registered a career-high 15 digs at UCLA on March 6 ... Had 12 digs at UC Santa Barbara (March 4) and 11 vs. Pepperdine (March 26) ... Also finished with 10 digs at UC Irvine (April 3) and at Hawai'i (April 25) ... Played three sets as an outside hitter at USC on Jan. 28 ... Totaled two kills, one ace and one solo block against the Trojans.
High School: Played for Toppvolley Norge.
Quick Facts: Spent five years with Foerde Volleyball Klubb ... Named the most valuable player of the U-19 National Championships ... Two-time MVP at the Nordic Championships (2011, 2012) ... Won a silver medal at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball U-19 World Championships ... Four-year member of the Norway Youth and Junior National teams.
Kills: 13 at UC Santa Barbara (1/29/16)
Attempts: 35 at UC Santa Barbara (1/29/16)
Hitting Pct.: .600, Twice, Last vs. Quincy (1/7/17)
Aces: 2, Twice, Last at USC (2/12/16)
Digs: 15 at UCLA (3/6/15)
Blocks: 5, Twice, Last at Cal Baptist (2/10/16)
Assists: 4, Twice, Last at UC Santa Barbara (1/29/16)
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DeFalco, Tuaniga Named VolleyballMag.com Co-Players of the Year
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A Look Back at the 2018 National Championship Men's Volleyball Season
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National Champion LBSU Men’s Volleyball Team to be Recognized at Long Beach Council Meeting
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Alan Knipe Named VolleyMob Coach of the Year
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