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 NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Career: Enters senior season ranked eighth in school history in total attempts (2,544) and 17th in kills (1,101).
2013: Named the AVCA National Player of the Year ... Garnered first-team AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America honors ... Was a first-team All-MPSF selection and an MPSF All-Tournament pick ... Led the nation with 502 kills, while ranking fourth in kills per set (4.18), fifth in points per set (4.71) and eighth in hitting percentage (.353) ... Added 209 digs, 72 blocks and a team-best 23 aces ... Registered 29 double-figure kill matches, including eight with 20 or more kills ... Also had four double-doubles ... Totaled 17 kills and 11 digs at UCLA on Jan. 15 ... Topped that performance with 23 kills and 12 digs at Cal Baptist on Jan. 29 ... Notched a career-high 24 kills and 15 digs against UC Irvine (March 9) ... Tallied 23 kills and 11 digs in an MPSF semifinal win over the Anteaters on April 25 ... Added a career-best seven blocks in the final meeting with UCI ... Also recorded 22 kills vs. Hawai'i (Jan. 18), 20 vs. USC (Feb. 8), 22 at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 22), 21 vs. UCLA (March 13) and 20 vs. Cal Baptist (March 21) ... Had 16 kills and no errors on 23 attempts for a career-high .696 hitting percentage against UC San Diego on March 6.
2012: Earned Volleyball Magazine third-team All-America honors and was named to the All-MPSF second team ... Totaled a team-best 303 kills, while also finishing with 210 digs, 72 assists, 42 blocks and 20 service aces ... Averaged 2.75 kills and ranked 10th in the MPSF with 1.91 digs per set ... Led the squad with 16 double-figure kill matches and seven double-doubles ... Had 15 kills and 14 digs at Pepperdine on Jan. 14 ... Tallied 13 kills and 11 digs vs. Stanford (Feb. 10) and 14 kills and 11 digs vs. Pacific (Feb. 11) ... Also finished with 16 kills and 11 digs in a five-set win over No. 1 UCLA on Feb. 14 ... Filled in at the setter position due to injuries vs. UC San Diego (March 15), compiling 36 assists and 11 digs ... Pounded down 18 kills and had 10 digs in a 3-2 victory over No. 4 BYU (March 24) ... Final double-double of the year came at Pacific (16 kills, 14 digs) ... Matched his then career best with 20 kills at Hawaii on March 31.
2011: Garnered All-MPSF honorable mention recognition and was named to the conference's all-freshman team ... Started 23 of 29 matches played ... Finished second on the squad with 296 kills (2.60/set) and 158 digs (1.39/set) ... Also compiled 44 blocks and 13 service aces ... Registered 18 double-figure kill matches, including a season-long streak of 11 matches with at least 10 kills (Feb. 18-March 26) ... Had five double-doubles ... Notched a season-high 20 kills and 12 digs against UC Irvine on April 6 ... Matched that dig total three days later, while adding 13 kills vs. UC San Diego (April 9) ... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles at Pacific (March 25) and at Stanford (March 26) ... Totaled 19 kills and 10 digs against the Tigers before tallying 14 kills and 10 digs vs. the Cardinal ... Had 19 kills and 12 digs in an MPSF Tournament first-round victory at Stanford ... Added 14 kills and eight digs against UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals ... Named to the MPSF All-Tournament Team for his efforts.
High School: Competed in volleyball and basketball at Punahou High School ... Guided the Buffanblu to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior ... Team went undefeated (23-0) in his final season ... Tabbed the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 Division I Boys' Volleyball State Championships ... Two-time first-team all-state selection ... Named the MVP of the Best of the West Invitational in Poway, Calif. ... Inducted into the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Foundation Hall of Honor.
Quick Facts: Member of the USA Junior/Youth National Team ... Captain of the squad that advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 FIVB Men's Junior World Championships in Brazil ... Led the U.S. team to its first-ever NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship in 2010 ... Named the tournament's best spiker as the squad went 5-0 without dropping a set ... Played for Outrigger Canoe Club ... Finished second in the 18-Open division of the 2010 Boys' Junior National Championships ... Garnered all-tournament honors ... Selected to the Volleyball Magazine Boys' Fab 50 list.
Major: American Studies