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5   Mike Klipsch
Mike Klipsch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
St. John Vianney HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 221

Position:
S

Experience:
3L


2010: Played in 13 matches and 31 games ... Finished the season with 184 assists and 36 digs ... Had a season-high 61 assists in season opener against California Baptist in the UC Santa Barbara Tournament ... Had two double-doubles with 46 assists and 11 digs against St. Francis (3/12) and 27 kills and 10 digs against BYU (4/1).

2009: Finished the season fourth in the MPSF and the country in assists with 13.49 per game, while ranking 56th in the country in digs with 1.66 per game ... Handed out 1,430 assists, the fourth most by a sophomore in LBSU history ... Set career highs for assists (74 vs. Pepperdine, 3/6) digs (12 vs. Pacific, 4/4), blocks (7 at BYU, 3/20) and kills (4 vs. UC Irvine, 1/23) ... Handed out 70 or more assists twice, 60-plus assists 10 times and at least 50 assists 17 times ... Finished with 71 assists against Stanford (4/3), 68 at Pepperdine in the MPSF quarterfinals (4/25), 66 at BYU (3/21), 65 vs. UC Irvine (1/23), 63 vs. USC (3/4), 63 at UC Irvine (2/27) and against Penn State (3/14), and 60 at BYU (3/20) and vs. Cal State Northridge (4/11) ... Finished with five double-doubles with 71 assists and 10 digs vs. Stanford (4/3), 62 assists and 10 digs at UC Irvine (2/27), 57 assists and 11 digs at UC San Diego (4/17), 56 assists and 10 digs vs. UCLA (1/21) and 50 assists and 12 digs vs. Pacific (4/4).

2008: Appeared in 108 games as a true freshman ... Led the nation with an average of 13.82 assists per game ... Also led the league with an average of 13.77 assists per game in conference games ... Selected as the 2008 MPSF Freshman of the Year ... Named third-team all-league ... On Jan. 18 at UCLA recorded first double-double as a 49er with 56 assists and 11 digs ... On Jan. 11 in Hawaii, had a season-high 69 assists, adding five digs and four blocks ... Had second double-double of the season on April 4 at Pacific with 63 assists and 10 digs ... Fifth on the team with 73 blocks and third in digs with 153 (1.42 dpg).

High School: Lettered two years in volleyball at St. John Vianney High School ... Helped lead team to the 2006 State Championship ... Named second-team All-Metro as a senior.

Quick Facts: A member of the National Honor Society ... Played four years for the St. Louis High Performance club team ... High Performance won the 2007 Junior Olympic Championship and the SCVA Boy's Classic title.

Major: Communication Studies

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