49ers and Anteaters will square off Thursday at 4 p.m. (PT)
49ers will face UC Irvine in semifinals next Thursday
49ers host the Cardinal in MPSF Quarterfinals
Junior Taylor Crabb garners first-team honors
49ers will honor their three seniors prior to the match
2012: Played in two sets at Cal State Northridge (Jan. 20) before being sidelined with an injury for the remainder of the season.
2011: Appeared in 18 matches, primarily as a serving specialist ... Earned the start in a 3-1 win over UC San Diego on April 9 ... Matched his career high with 11 kills against the Tritons ... Finished the season with five digs and two service aces.
2010: Played in 10 matches, starting four times as a true freshman ... Compiled 31 kills (1.15/set), 19 digs (0.70/set) and 11 blocks (0.41/set) ... Registered a career-high 11 kills against UC Irvine (Jan. 8) and at UC San Diego (Feb. 5) ... Hit an impressive .526 (11-1-19) vs. the Anteaters ... Notched a career-best nine digs and seven blocks against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 12.
High School: Lettered four years at Chaparral High School ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Served as team captain all four years ... Led the Wolverines to a state championship in 2007 and 2009, and a runner-up finish in 2008 ... Named a high school All-American by Volleyball Magazine.
Quick Facts: Member of the 2007 USA High Performance Select A1 Team ... Won a gold medal at the 2008 NORCECA Zone Championships with the USA Volleyball Youth National Team ... Also a first-team all-league tennis player in high school ... Comes from a volleyball family ... Mother, Maria, played at the Unviersity of Alaska-Anchorage, while his father, Brett, played club volleyball at Purdue ... Older brother, Ryan, was an All-American at UC Irvine ... Older sister, Sarah, was a four-year letterwinner at Texas A&M.
Major: Kinesiology - Adapted Physical Education