|Hometown:||Pacific Palisades, Calif.|
|High School:||Loyola HS|
Played in 44 games during his first year at UCSB...Totaled 58 kills for an average of 1.32 per game...Hit .233 for the season...Posted a career-high 18 kills vs. UC Irvine (2/11)...Had 13 kills and hit .550 vs. UC San Diego (3/3)...Also had a career-best four digs in that match.
Santa Monica College
Led Santa Monica College to the Western States Conference Championship in 2005 after redshirting in 2004.
Appeared in 21 matches for USC as a freshman in 2003, finishing fifth on the team with 113 kills...Averaged 2.02 per game...Also scooped up 54 digs and recorded 17 total blocks.
Played for the U.S. Junior National Team as a high school senior...Team won a bronze medal at Junior Olympics...A member of the U.S. Youth National Team in 2000 and 2001...Team took silver in 2001 and bronze in 2000...Participated in the U.S. High Performance Camp in 1999...A three-time all-American...Earned all-tournament honors at the 1999, 2000, and 2002 Junior Olympics.
High School A 2002 graduate of Loyola High School where he was a four-year varsity letterwinner...Named First Team All-CIF as an opposite hitter in 2001 and 2002... Recognized as the Mission League's Most Valuable Player in 2001 and 2002, serving as the Cubs' team captain both seasons...Third Team All-CIF as a middle blocker in 2000...Also played basketball and soccer at Loyola.
Derek Christopher Otte was born April 25, 1983 in Santa Monica, California...A religious studies major...Can't go without his Xbox 360...The classic "Legend of Zelda" is his favorite video game...Is a fan of the LA Clippers and Elton Brand...Favorite movie is "Gone in 60 Seconds"...Has an older sister, Luzanne...Son of Vince and Mary Ann Otte.