Junior outside hitter picks up first national award
Connor Olbright registers double-double with 29 assists, 10 digs
49ers and Gauchos will square off Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Junior Taylor Crabb leads the 49ers with match-high 19 kills
Taylor Crabb finishes with team-high 10 kills
2015 ALL-MPSF HONORABLE MENTION
2016 (Senior): Appeared in nine matches and 19 sets ... Made one start vs. USC on Jan. 16 ... Finished with four blocks, two kills and two digs against the Trojans ... Had a season-best six kills on .455 hitting against Mount Olive (March 4) ... Also registered four kills (.375) and three digs in a straight-set win over Sacred Heart on Jan. 8.
2015 (Junior): Garnered All-MPSF honorable mention recognition ... Earned the start in 25 of 26 matches played ... Led the Beach and ranked 10th in the conference with 3.09 kills per set ... Also averaged 1.61 digs and 0.68 blocks per set ... Totaled 18 double-figure kill matches, including a season-long streak of eight to close out the year ... Finished with a career-high 23 kills on .500 hitting (23-3-40) at UC Irvine on April 3 ... Also reached the 20-kill mark with 22 vs. CSUN (April 18) ... Registered his first career double-double with 14 kills and a season-best 12 digs at UCLA on March 6 ... Nearly had his second double-double with 17 kills and nine digs vs. USC (March 20) ... Had 14 kills and a career-high five blocks against Pepperdine on March 26 ... Hit an impressive .688 with 12 kills and one error on 16 swings at UC San Diego (April 4).
2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in seven matches ... Earned the start in the first four contests ... Averaged 2.00 kills and 0.79 digs per set ... Registered a season-high 13 kills, four digs and four blocks against UC San Diego on Jan. 5 ... Also had eight kills vs. UC Irvine (Jan. 4).
2012 (Freshman): Played in 12 matches and 31 sets as a true freshman ... Named the AVCA National Player of the Week on Feb. 21 after leading the 49ers to a 3-2 win over top-ranked UCLA ... Finished with 21 kills, five digs and two blocks against the Bruins ... Also registered 12 kills on .409 hitting in his collegiate debut at Pepperdine (Jan. 14) ... Added 10 kills, three blocks, two aces and a season-best .500 hitting percentage vs. IPFW (March 9).
High School: Three-time first-team all-league selection at Long Beach Poly High School ... Led the Jackrabbits to a 20-6 record as a senior ... Tabbed the 2011 Moore League Co-Player of the Year after finishing with 211 kills, 54 digs and 26 service aces ... Helped Poly to a league title in 2010 ... Was a Press-Telegram Dream Team selection as a junior and senior.
Quick Facts: Played one year for OCVC ... Helped the squad to a fifth-place finish at the 18-Open Boys' Junior National Championships in 2011 ... Also played for Manhattan Beach Surf ... Won a bronze medal at the 2008 (15 Open) and 2007 (14 Open) junior national championships.
Major: American Studies
Kills: 23, at UC Irvine (4/3/15)
Attempts: 44, vs. CSUN (4/18/15)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .688, at UC San Diego (4/4/15)
Aces: 2, 4x, last vs. Cal Baptist (3/18/15)
Digs: 12, at UCLA (3/6/15)
Blocks: 5, vs. Pepperdine (3/26/15)
Assists: 2, 5x, last at UC San Diego (4/4/15)
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