Waves embark on 2013 season with road matches at UC Irvine and UC San Diego.
The Waves tally 113 votes in the MPSF preseason poll, and are predicted to finish in third place.
The Waves host a clinic at Alumni Park for the kids of the USYVL as part of Step Forward Day 2012.
The #9-ranked Waves opened the 2012 season at home this Saturday at 7 p.m. versus Lewis. The Waves and Flyers meet again at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Pepperdine opens 2012 season exactly one month from today and placed eighth on the MPSF Preseason Coaches' Poll.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Did not see action during his first season at Pepperdine ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Pepperdine Student-Athlete Advisory Council Member.
USA:Member of the 2010 USA Beach Volleyball Bilateral Presidential Exchange delegation to Russia organized by the U.S. State Department ... Chosen for the 2010 USAV Beach U19 Preliminary Training Team ... Competed in the USAV 2010 Beach High Performance Championships and the 2008 & 2009 Indoor HP Boys Select A1 Championships.
CLUB:Three-time USA Volleyball Junior Olympic gold medal winner in 2008, 2009 and 2011 with the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club ... Named to the all-tournament team in 2008.
HIGH SCHOOL:Graduated from Corona del Mar High School in 2011 ... ESPN Rise 2011 National Champions ... Cal-Hi Sports State Team of the Year ... CIF Southern California Regional and Section Champions ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection ... CIF Victory with Honor & Pacific Coast League Sportsmanship Awards ... Three-year All-PCL first team ... Orange County All-Star Team ... Daily Pilot/LA Times Dream Team ... ESPN/LA Preps Athlete of the Week ... Varsity Team Captain ... National Honor Society Leader.
PERSONAL:Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Keith and Susan Dean ... Sister Hannah graduated from Pepperdine in 2011 ... Enrolled in Pepperdine's 5-year BS/MBA program and working towards degrees in international business ... Earned Eagle Scout Award and named Scout of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S./Laguna Beach .... Interned with a state assemblyman ... Chose Pepperdine for "its excellent faith-based academics, strong leadership development, exceptional volleyball program, and phenomenal Coach Marv Dunphy."
FAVORITES:Enjoys body boarding, surfing, running, art and music ... Lists his sports hero as John Wooden ... Favorite pro volleyball players are Misty May-Treanor and Bob Ctvrtlik ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Angels ... Favorite movie is Chariots of Fire ... Favorite TV show is The Amazing Race ... Favorite musical artist is Needtobreathe ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are tennis and basketball ... Favorite book is the Bible.