8 Brandon Hopper
8 Brandon Hopper
Height: 6-6
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente HS
Position: Middle Blocker
Major: Environmental Studies
m 5
k/s 1.88
h % .684
a/s 0.13
b/s 1.13
sa/s 0.13
d/s 0.25

UC Santa Barbara

2018: Played in 18 matches and 58 sets as a sophomore middle blocker … Ranked fourth on the team with 46 total blocks (0.79 blocks per set) … Finished with 70 kills, 14 digs and four service aces … Third on the team with a .329 hitting percentage … Tallied a season-high nine kills at Loyola (Ill.) on Jan. 25 and again on Apr. 12 at UC Irvine … Had seven kills on three separate occasions: vs. UC San Diego (Feb. 23), vs. Purdue Fort Wayne (Mar. 9) and at UC Irvine (Apr. 14) … Finished with a block in 16 out of 18 matches played … Season-high seven blocks in a 3-0 sweep at UC San Diego on Mar. 2.

2017: As a redshirt freshman, entered seven matches and 14 sets ... Totaled 24 kills, two aces, five digs, and 16 blocks ... Made his NCAA debut against Mt. Olive in the 2017 UCSB Asics Invitational on Jan. 6, notching one kill on his only swing ... Saw his most extensive playing time in early March, grabbing eight kills on just 11 attempts against Lees-McRae on Mar. 4 before putting forth a standout performance against Harvard on Mar. 13 (set season highs with 11 kills and eight blocks) ... Appeared in five of the team's final nine matches.

2016: Redshirted. 

High School
Played two seasons at San Clemente High School under head coach Ken Goldstone ... Played middle blocker and outside hitter for the Tritons ... Helped his team to a combined 50-16 record in his two seasons there ...  Was an All-CIF Selection in 2015 ... Made the San Clemente High School Hall of Fame ... Included in the Volleyball Magazine's 2015 Fab 50 ... Won a Sea View League Championship in 2014 ... Reached the Quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs in both 2014 and 2015 ... With a 4.0 GPA, was a scholar-athlete in his senior year ... Made the Principal's Honor Roll each year from 2012-14.

Club
Played for the 949 and Balboa Bay volleyball clubs ... Spent five years with 949 and one with Balboa ... With 949, placed second in the 15's Boy's Classic ... With Balboa, got third place at the Junior Olympics (18's). 

Personal
Brandon Thomas Hopper was born on Jun. 13, 1997 to parents Robert and Lynn in Mission Viejo, Calif ... Goes by the nickname "Hoppo" ... Majoring in environmental science at UCSB with a possible aquatic biology minor ... Aspires to be an environmental conservationist ... Has one younger brother, Shane ... Calls signing day his most memorable athletic moment ... Lists Shawshank Redemption as his favorite movie ... Enjoys reading The Last of the Blue Water Hunters ... Calls George Lucas his favorite writer ... Favorite band is Squappy and the Hali Boys ... Plays guitar and surfs in his free time ... Calls Brett Favre his favorite athlete ... Watches Stranger Things... Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Camp in summer 2015 ... Was a member of the A1 USA Volleyball Team that finished in first place. 

Recent Games
Feb 13 UCLA W, 3-2
Feb 15 at UC San Diego W, 3-0
Mar 1 UC San Diego W, 3-0
Mar 8 Lindenwood W, 3-1
Mar 14 at Long Beach State L, 3-2
Mar 15 Long Beach State L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 5 1
Sets 8 2
Kills 15 2
Kills per set 1.88 1.00
Errors 2 0
Total Attacks 19 2
Hitting Percentage .684 1.000
Assists 1 0
Assists per set 0.13 0.00
Service Aces 1 1
Service Errors 3 0
Service Aces per set 0.13 0.50
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 2 0
Digs per set 0.25 0.00
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 9 0
Block Total 9 0
Blocks per set 1.13 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 20.5 3.0
Points per set 2.6 1.5
Matches started 1 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Dec 29 vs. University of Alberta W, 3-0 1 2 3 0 6 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Dec 30 vs. McMaster University W, 3-2 1 5 18 11 45 .156 1 2 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 20.0
Dec 31 vs. McMaster University W, 2-0 1 2 4 1 10 .300 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 6.5
Dec 31 vs. University of Alberta W, 2-0 1 2 1 4 11 -.273 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
Jan 3 Harvard W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 4 Grand Canyon W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 5 Concordia (Calif.) W, 3-0 1 3 9 0 11 .818 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 7 0 12.5
Jan 9 Pepperdine L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Pepperdine L, 3-1 - 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Jan 16 at UCLA L, 3-0 - 1 3 2 5 .200 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Jan 18 at Ball St. W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 19 at Purdue Fort Wayne W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 Lewis W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Loyola (Ill.) W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 BYU W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 BYU W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 vs. Ohio St. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 vs. Penn St. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 UCLA W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 at UC San Diego W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 UC San Diego W, 3-0 - 2 2 0 2 1.000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Mar 8 Lindenwood W, 3-1 - 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 14 at Long Beach State L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 Long Beach State L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 29 CSUN   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at CSUN   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 at Hawai'i   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Hawai'i   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 7 14 24 1.71 3 37 .568 0 0.00 2 0.14 5 0.36 2 14 16 1.14 35.0 2.5
2017-18 18 58 70 1.21 15 167 .329 5 0.09 4 0.07 14 0.24 4 42 46 0.79 99.0 1.7
2018-19 5 8 15 1.88 2 19 .684 1 0.13 1 0.13 2 0.25 0 9 9 1.13 20.5 2.6
Total 30 80 109 1.36 20 223 .399 6 0.07 7 0.09 21 0.26 6 65 71 0.89 154.5 1.9
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 5 8 15 1.88 2 19 .684 1 0.13 1 0.13 2 0.25 0 9 9 1.13 20.5 2.6
Conference 1 2 2 1.00 0 2 1.000 0 0.00 1 0.50 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 1.5
Exhibition 4 11 26 2.36 16 72 .139 1 0.09 4 0.36 13 1.18 0 3 3 0.27 31.5 2.9
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Home 3 6 11 1.83 0 13 .846 1 0.17 1 0.17 2 0.33 0 7 7 1.17 15.5 2.6
Away 2 2 4 2.00 2 6 .333 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 2 2 1.00 5.0 2.5
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 3 6 11 1.83 0 13 .846 1 0.17 1 0.17 2 0.33 0 7 7 1.17 15.5 2.6
Losses 2 2 4 2.00 2 6 .333 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 2 2 1.00 5.0 2.5
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January 3 5 13 2.60 2 17 .647 1 0.20 0 0.00 2 0.40 0 9 9 1.80 17.5 3.5
March 2 3 2 0.67 0 2 1.000 0 0.00 1 0.33 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 1.0