2008: Averaged a team-high 2.33 digs per game ... Appeared in 108 games ... Named honorable-mention All-MPSF ... Hit double digits in digs 12 times, including 10 of the final 18 matches ... Recorded 12 digs in the win over IPFW on March 14 and was named to the ASICS All-Tournament Team ... Finished 15th in the nation and eighth in the MPSF in digs per game ... On Jan. 11 in Hawaii, had a career-high 19 digs in the four-game win ... Second on the team in assists with 63.
2007: Appeared in 99 games averaging 1.69 digs per game ... Finished second on the team with his 167 total digs, but led the team in dig average ... Hit double figures in digs seven times, including a career-high seven digs at Cal State Northridge on Feb. 15 ... His lone kill of the year came against Northridge on Jan. 5 at the UCSB Tournament ... Led 49ers in digs nine times ... Had 16 digs in a five-game win over Stanford on Jan. 5 and 15 digs vs. the Cardinal in a three-game win on Feb. 2 at the Walter Pyramid.
2006: Appeared in 71 games and 27 matches on the season ... Averaged 0.54 digs per game garnering 38 digs overall ... Also had 12 assists and one kills (at CSUN) ... Had a career-high 14 digs in the five-game loss at CS Northridge ... Had three assists and four digs in the win at UCSB and two assists and five digs at Penn State.
2005: Redshirted for the 49ers.
High School: Played four years on volleyball team at Wilson High School ... A second-team all-league selection his junior season, a first-team all-league, MVP and Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" pick his senior year ... In 2004, helped lead the Bruins to an undefeated Moore League Championship and CIF quarterfinalist finish.
Quick Facts: An accomplished beach player with an "AA" rating ... Also competed on the Riptides volleyball club in Manhattan Beach (2002-04) ... Won a bronze in 2002, a gold medal and all-tournament recognition at the USA Junior Olympics in 2004 ... Named an Academic All-Star in Fall 2005.
Major: Communication Studies
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