8 Wes Badorek
8 Wes Badorek
Birth Date: 02/26/1978
Height: 6-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor
Position: Middle Blocker
Competed in 22 of the Gaucho's 25 matches, including 61 games...Recorded 53 blocks for a .87 blocks per game average...Had a personal best 11 blocks vs. UC Irvine...Notched 81 kills for a 1.33 kills per game average...Had 19 digs for the season.

Played in 22 of 24 Gaucho matches including 57 games...Was one of seven Gauchos to accumulate over 100 kills...Collected 53 digs and 41 block assists...Had season-high 16 kills against pepperdine on February 4...Got to season-high seven digs against Cal State Northridge on January 29.

Badorek saw limited playing time his freshman season, appearing in the matches against La Verne and Harvard...Had three kills in three attempts against the Leopards...Recorded a solo block in the Gauchos' three-game win over Harvard.

High School
Attended Newport Harbor High School...Earned All-Sea View League honors his sophomore, junior and senior years...Voted the 1996 Seaview League MVP...Also an All-CIF selection his senior year...Earned Junior Olympic All-American honors...Member of Bronze medal winning J.O. teams in 1994 and 1996...Badorek was also an All-League selection in basketball his senior season.

Parents are Jack and Linda Badorek...A Geography major with aspirations of becoming a fireman...Likes to surf in his spare time...Likes the L.A. Lakers...Avid fan of Wilt Chamberlain's autobiography... Favorite athlete is Kurt Rambis...Born February 26, 1978.