49ers overcome adversity to make 17th MPSF Tournament appearance
LBSU comes back from 2-0 deficit but unable to close it out in fifth set
49ers and Cougars will square off Saturday at 6 p.m. (PDT)
LBSU secures sixth seed in MPSF Tournament, will head to BYU next Saturday
Trojans finish with 14 service aces on the night
2011: Appeared in 17 matches with 13 starts ... Finished third on the team with 2.59 kills per set ... Also averaged 1.19 digs and 0.49 blocks per set ... Recorded nine double-figure kill matches ... Had 16 kills, while committing just one error on 24 attempts for a .625 hitting percentage, in a 3-0 victory against Pepperdine (Feb. 23) ... Nearly had a double-double vs. Lewis in the Active Ankle Classic on March 11, compiling a season-high 17 kills and nine digs ... Also totaled 14 kills at UC Santa Barbara (March 2), 13 vs. Hawaii (March 18), 12 vs. Penn State (March 12) and 11 vs. USC (Feb. 25) ... Notched 10 kills in both matches against UC San Diego and vs. UC Irvine on April 6.
Orange Coast College: Played two years at Orange Coast College ... Advanced to the final four of the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Volleyball State Championship tournament both years ... Led the Pirates to the finals in 2010 and was named to the All-State Tournament Team.
High School: Lettered two years in volleyball at Esperanza High School ... Led the Aztecs to two Sunset League titles and a CIF-SS Division I Championship ... As a senior in 2007, named MVP of the Sunset League, second-team All-CIF, second-team All-Orange County and MVP of the 2007 Orange County Championships ... Also named to the county All-Star team.
Quick Facts: Competed on the Balboa Bay club team for three years ... Named to the all-tournament team at the 2006 Junior Olympics, helping lead his team to the gold medal.
Major: Business Management
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