2010: Appeared in 16 matches and 36 games ... Averaged 1.50 digs per game ... Had a career-high 15 digs in the 49ers' second match of the season against UC Santa Barbara ... Matched that total with 15 digs against St. Francis in the Active Ankle Tournament ... Finished with 12 digs vs. UC Irvine in the UCSB Tournament ... Had four assists against UC Santa Barbara (1/7) ... Recorded first career kill vs. St. Francis.
2009: Played six matches and nine sets ... Played a season-high three sets at UC Santa Barbara (1/10) where he had a career-best nine digs and four assists ... Finished the season with nine digs and five assists.
2008: Appeared in 39 games on the season, mainly as a back-row substitute ... Had five digs on the year, including a career-high two digs on March 20 vs. BYU ... Had one ace on the season, Feb. 8 vs. UC San Diego.
2007: Redshirted for the 49ers.
High School: Lettered three years in volleyball at Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawaii and one year at Rancho Bernardo High School in California (senior season) ... Helped lead Kamehameha to the 2002 Hawaii state championship and runner-up spots in 2003 and 2004 ... Was a second-team All-ILH selection in 2003 and 2004 ... At Rancho Bernardo his team was CIF runners-up his senior season ... Selected first-team All-CIF, first-team all-league and first-team all-county ... Was named MVP of the North County Invitational and was an all-tournament pick at the Redondo and Francis Parker tournaments.
Quick Facts: An honor roll student as a prep ... Competed for several club teams in Hawaii and California ... With the Outrigger Club he won the national championship in the 14's, took bronze in the 15's and silver in the 16's ... At Seaside Club his team won the 18's championships ... Was an All-American on the 15's team ... A 49er Academic All-Star in Fall 2006.
Major: Health Care Administration
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