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Kobi Pekich
Kobi  Pekich


Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Cavalry Chapel HS

Last College:
Irvine Valley CC



Kobi Pekich Named First Team Academic All-District

The 4.0 student reached the NCAA Championship with Beach Volleyball this past season.


Nieto And Pekich To Compete In USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships

The event will be held from May 11-13 in Hermosa Beach.


Kobi Pekich Named Elite 90 Award Winner For NCAA Beach Volleyball

The Elite 90 Award is given to the participating student-athlete with the highest GPA at each NCAA Championship.


Mike Campbell Named Big West Coach of the Year While Eight Players Honored As All-Big West

Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto and Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich received first-team accolades.


Long Beach State Places Two Pairs On Beach Volleyball All-Big West Team

Nele Barber, Rachel Nieto, Kobi Pekich and Sammee Thomas all receive first-team honors.

Long Beach State (2016): Had the team’s best individual record in 2016, going 21-9 and tying for fifth in school history in single-season wins … Led Long Beach State in kills over 2016 with 484 total, hitting .408 … The 484 kills were the second-most in a single season at the Beach … Earned first-team All-Big West honors with Sammee Thomas … Played primarily with Thomas on the season, going 19-6 as a pair … Went 15-6 at No. 3 in dual matches with Thomas … Won the Silver Flight of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Huntington Beach with Thomas, going 3-0 in a trio of three-set wins over Belton/Bustamante of USC, Drolson/Inouye of UCLA, and Martin/Wheeler of USC … Set a season high with 23 kills in a 21-13, 21-15 win over Campbell/Rodberg of Cal … That was the first of seven straight wins for Peckich/Thomas … Finished the season on a six-match winning streak, including a 4-0 record at the Big West Championships, with a pair of wins over Schreiber/Zalopany of Hawai’i.

Irvine Valley: Played at the No. 1 for Irvine Valley in beach volleyball under Tom Pestolesi for two seasons … Captured the California Community College Athletic Association Pairs Tournament Championship, and helped lead the Lasers to the CCCAA State Championship as well … Won the conference as a team in 2014 during her first season on the Beach … Also played two seasons of indoor volleyball at Irvine Valley … The team posted a 52-2 overall record in her two seasons, winning two conference championships and a state title in 2014 … Made 166 kills, 226 digs, 24 aces and 29 blocks as an outside hitter during the 2014 campaign … Earned first-team All-Orange Empire honors as a sophomore.

Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball: Pressed into service due to injuries on the women’s volleyball team, Pekich played in 14 sets during 2016, making 18 digs and two aces.

High School: Lettered for three seasons in volleyball at Calvary Chapel High School … Earned first-team all-league honors as a junior and senior while serving as team captain … Was a second-team all-league selection as a sophomore.

Personal: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. … Majoring in Liberal Studies.

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