|Hometown:||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|High School:||San Marcos|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2009: An Honorable Mention All-MPSF selection for the second straight season ... Led the team in kills (530), kills per set (5.25), total attacks (1,185), service aces (36), receptions (677), and points (601.0) ... His 5.25 kills per set average ranked sixth in the country ... Started all 26 of the matches he suited up for at outside hitter ... His 530 kills rank eighth in UCSB single season history ... His 36 aces rank fifth on UCSB's single season list.
2008: Picked up All-MPSF Honorable Mention accolades ... As a true freshman, started all 27 matches and played in 95 of a possible 98 sets ... Started his first five matches at outside hitter before being moved to opposite for the rest of the season ... Ranked fourth in kills per set and points per set among all MPSF players ... Also ranked in the top-10 nationally in those two categories ... Led the Gauchos in kills (450), kills per set (4.74), attack attempts (992), and aces (25) ... Second in blocks (68) and fourth in digs (112) ... Led UCSB in kills 20 times, attack attempts 21 times, and point production 18 times ... Began his career with 11 or more kills in 12 straight matches ... Posted double-digit kill totals in all but two matches ... Had 20 or more kills 10 times ... Recorded multiple aces eight times.
Played outside and opposite for Santa Barbara Volleyball Club for 11 years ... Coached by Donnal McGraw.
A 2007 graduate of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Played four years at outside and opposite under head coach Jon Lee ... An AVCA High School All-American as a senior ... A three-time All-CIF performer ... Named First Team All-CIF as a sophomore ... A m ember of the 2007 U.S. Junior National Team ... Also played basketball and football and was a member of the Royals' track and field team.
Born Oct. 31, 1988 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Parents are Paul and Karen ... Has a pair of older sisters, Erica and Marisa ... Erica played for the UCSB women's volleyball team from 2000-03 ... Majoring in sociology ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Enjoys the show Californication on Showtime ... Iron Man is his favorite flick ... Can be found thumbing through GQ, Maxim and ESPN magazines ... Lil' Wayne is his favorite musician ... Santa Barbara's East Beach is his choice for best place to play volleyball ... Lists winning Ken Preston's (former UCSB coach) final career match in 2008 as one of his top sporting moments.