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
Junior Taylor Crabb garners first-team honors
LBSU will host Stanford in an MPSF quarterfinal match next Saturday
2013 AVCA & VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2013 ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM
Career: Ranks fourth among the program's all-time leaders with 4,103 career assists ... Became just the fourth 49er to surpass the 4,000-assist milestone.
2014 (Senior): Garnered All-MPSF honorable mention recognition ... Ranked second in the nation with 11.46 assists per set ... Had 1,192 total assists and finished third on the team with 188 digs (2.14/set) and 63 blocks (0.72/set) ... Registered at least 50 assists seven times, including a career-high 63 in a 3-2 win over Ohio State on March 14 ... Dished out 61 assists in a four-set triumph vs. No. 2 BYU (March 7) ... Tallied a career-best 17 digs at Stanford (Jan. 31) ... Notched four-straight double-doubles from March 27-April 5 ... Guided the 49ers to a rally scoring era school-record .582 team hitting percentage at UC San Diego (March 27).
2013 (Junior): Earned AVCA and Volleyball Magazine second-team All-America honors ... Named to the All-MPSF Second Team ... Started every match, compiling 1,336 assists ... Ranked fourth in the nation with 10.86 assists per set ... Had a team-high 216 digs (1.76/set) and was third on the squad with 85 blocks (0.69/set) ... Led the 49ers to a .300 or better hitting percentage in 16 matches ... Tallied a season-best 55 assists in an MPSF semifinal win over UC Irvine on April 25 ... Also finished with 53 helpers at Pepperdine (April 6) ... Registered a team-best nine double-doubles ... Notched 52 assists and a season-high 15 digs in a non-conference win over George Mason on March 15 ... Added 11 digs vs. Hawai'i (Jan. 18) and vs. UC Santa Barbara (March 1).
2012 (Sophomore): Played and started 29 matches ... Compiled 1,144 assists, 179 digs, 57 blocks and 49 kills ... Ranked sixth in the MPSF with a 10.40 assists average ... Finished with two double-doubles on the season ... Registered a season-high 16 digs and matched his season-best with 62 assists in a 3-2 win over No. 4 BYU on March 24 ... Also totaled 57 helpers and 15 digs at Pacific (April 7) ... Had eight matches with 50 or more assists ... Notched a career-high six kills vs. Stanford (Feb. 10) and six blocks at Hawaii (March 31).
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 16 matches, starting nine times as a true freshman ... Led the 49ers with 9.58 assists per set ... Also averaged 1.33 digs/set ... Registered a career-high 62 assists at Stanford in the first round of the MPSF Tournament ... Had two double-doubles ... Notched 58 assists and 10 digs at Stanford (March 26) ... Finished with a season-best 12 digs, while adding 42 assists vs. UC Irvine on April 6.
High School: Lettered at El Modena High School ... Tabbed the Century League Player of the Year as a junior ... Two-time all-league selection ... Received second-team all-county recognition in 2010 ... Garnered third-team All-CIF honors as a junior and senior.
Quick Facts: Member of the 2011 U.S. Junior National Team that took fourth at the FIVB Men's Junior World Championships in Brazil ... Also part of the USA Youth National Team from 2008-09 ... Helped the squad to a 10th-place finish at the 2009 FIVB Boys' Youth World Championships in Jessolo, Italy ... Won a gold medal at the NORCECA Championships in 2008 ... Played for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club ... Finished fifth in the 18-Open division of the 2010 Boys' Junior National Championships ... Tabbed the tournament MVP after leading his team to the 17-Open title in 2009 ... Also won a gold medal in the 16-Open division (2008), earning all-tournament honors ... Named to the Volleyball Magazine Boys' Fab 50 list.
Kills: 6, vs. Stanford (2/10/12)
Attempts: 9, at Pacific (4/7/12)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .667 (4-0-6), 2x, last vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/3/14)
Aces: 2, 9x, last at Pacific (2/1/14)
Digs: 17, at Stanford (1/31/14)
Blocks: 6, 4x, last vs. Pepperdine (1/24/14)
Assists: 63, vs. Ohio State (3/14/14)
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