2009: Played in 86 games, finishing with 298 kills (2.47/game), a .260 hitting percentage, 135 digs, 59 blocks and 10 service aces ... Finished 30th in the nation in kills per game, 55th in hitting percentage and 75th in digs per game ... Tied a Long Beach State postseason record with three service aces against Pepperdine in the quarterfinals of the MPSF Tournament (4/24) ... Had double-digit kills in 17 matches and 20-or-more kills in three matches ... Finished with a career-high 23 kills at UC Irvine (2/27), while recording 22 kills against Pacific (4/4) and 21 kills against USC (3/4) ... Had his first double-double at UC San Diego (4/17) when he had 17 kills and a career-high 14 digs ... Had a career-high seven blocks against Pacific (4/4) ... Finished with a career-high .522 (14-2-23) hitting percentage at UC Irvine (1/23) ... Hit better than .400 five times including .450 (10-1-20) vs. IPFW (3/13), .444 (10-2-18) at UC Santa Barbara (2/7/09), .433 (17-4-30) at Pacific (1/31/09) and .400 (17-5-30) at UC San Diego (4/17).
2008: Played in 45 games, averaging 2.13 kills and 0.98 digs per game as a freshman ... Hit .246 ... Had a big weekend in Northern California (Feb. 4-5) averaging 3.25 kills and 1.50 blocks per game in the two wins ... On April 4 at Pacific, had a career-high 14 kills and seven blocks as Long Beach State won in five games ... Then led the squad the next night against Stanford with 12 kills, adding five blocks and hitting 2.61 (12-6-23) ... Hit double figures in kills in four of his last nine matches ... On March 27, at UC Irvine, had 11 kills and seven digs ... On March 21, vs. BYU, had a career-high 11 kills, adding six digs, while hitting .400 (11-3-20) in the four-game win over the Cougars.
High School: Lettered three years in volleyball and two years in water polo at Mira Costa High ... A two-time all-league and All-CIF selection in volleyball ... Helped lead prep team to two Bay League titles and two CIF finals ... In water polo, was an all-league and All-CIF pick, recording 200 saves as a goalie ... Led team to two water polo league titles and a CIF Division III championship.
Quick Facts: Earned Magna Cum Laude honors in Latin in high school ... Played six years for the Riptide volleyball club.
Major: Communication Studies
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