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
LBSU will host Stanford in an MPSF quarterfinal match next Saturday
49ers will honor their three seniors prior to the match
2013 (Junior): Played in 30 matches, starting 10 of the final 13 contests ... Averaged 1.47 kills, 0.92 digs and 0.45 blocks per set ... Had six double-figure kill matches ... Racked up 15 kills and nine digs at Pacific on March 29 ... Notched a career-high 16 kills the following night at Stanford ... Registered 14 kills and eight digs at Pepperdine (April 6) ... Also reached double digits with 10 kills vs. Cal State Northridge (April 13), 12 vs. Stanford (April 20) and 11 vs. UC Irvine (April 25).
2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 14 matches and 23 sets ... Earned the start at UC San Diego on Feb. 25 ... Finished with three kills, two digs, one block and one assist ... Played in just one set vs. Princeton (Jan. 31), but matched his then career best with six kills ... Committed one error on seven attempts for a .714 hitting percentage against the Tigers ... Had two digs at USC (Jan. 12) and vs. Cal Baptist (Jan. 24).
2011 (Freshman): Played in 25 matches, primarily as a serving specialist ... Earned his first career start against UCLA on Jan. 8, totaling six kills and two digs ... Recorded a service ace vs. UCLA (Jan. 21), vs. USC (Feb. 25) and at UCLA (March 4) ... Had a season-high three digs at Pacific on March 25.
High School: Two-time first-team All-CIF selection at Mira Costa High School ... Led the Mustangs to a CIF Division I championship in 2008 ... Also made an appearance in the CIF finals in 2007 ... Guided squad to back-to-back Bay League titles ... Garnered all-tournament honors after winning the 2009 Best of the West Tournament.
Quick Facts: Finished 19th at the 2011 FIVB Beach Junior World Championships in Halifax, Canada ... Opened pool play with an upsest win over the tournament's second seed ... Member of the 2006 and 2007 USA Select High Performance A1 Team and the 2008 USA Youth National Team ... Helped the Youth National Team to a gold medal at the NORCECA Zone Championship ... Also played for Pacific Palisades Volleyball Club ... Led his squad to the 15-Open title at the 2005 Junior Olympics.
Kills: 19, vs. Pepperdine (1/24/14)
Attempts: 42, vs. Pepperdine (1/24/14)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .786 (11-0-14), at UC San Diego (3/27/14)
Aces: 2, 3x, last vs. Penn State (3/15/14)
Digs: 12, at Hawai'i (1/17/14)
Blocks: 7, vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/3/14)
Assists: 2, vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/3/14)
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