Parker Kalmbach enters the road swing as the reigning MPSF Player of the Week.
The Waves open the season against North Greenville, playing on Saturday at the Upward Star Center and on Monday on the NGU campus in Tigerville, S.C.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Kyle Gerrans and Scott Rhein rewarded for success both on the court and in the classroom.
Pepperdine must now await Sunday's NCAA Selection Show announcement to learn the fate of its 2014 season.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 3-1 MPSF quarterfinal victory vs. the 49ers in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Hawaii, Senior Night. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Pepperdine defeats UCLA 3-1 on March 11 to sweep the season series vs. the Bruins. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA Photos by Martin A. Folb.
CAREER: Through four seasons has appeared in 264 sets and 83 matches ... Served as a defensive specialist/libero as a sophomore before taking over as starting outside hitter in 2013 ... Averaged 2.47 kills in two seasons as a front row player ... Overall career averages: 1.28 kills and 1.01 digs.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Started in all 26 matches as outside hitter and played in all 98 sets ... Averaged 2.66 kills per set while hitting .279 ... All-around contributor who also averaged 0.24 aces, 1.58 digs, 0.24 assists and 3.21 points per set ... Ranked in the NCAA top-100 in all six of the aforementioned statistical categories ... Also averaged 0.60 blocks per set ... Issued career-high six aces in 3-0 win at UC San Diego (2/15), tying the rallying scoring era record for aces in a three set match and ranking in at fifth overall ... Surpassed double digits in kills in 13 matches ... Surpassed double digits in digs five times ... Delivered three kills-digs double-double performances ... Paced the Waves in kills during the MPSF Tournament with 3.29 kills per set ... Put down a career-high 17 kills in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals vs. Long Beach State (4/19) in his final match inside Firestone Fieldhouse ... Swung at a career-best .464 (13 kills-0 errors-28 attempts) vs. Stanford (3/7) ... As a primary passer, delivered a .940 (33 errors-549 attempts) serve receive percentage ... Credited with a career-high five blocks twice (1/22 at CSUN, 4/19 vs. Hawaii) ... Totaled 261 kills, 24 assists, 21 aces, 155 digs, 59.0 blocks and 314.5 points ... MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Started in first 10 of 11 matches of the season before an injury while playing BYU (2/15) cut the year short ... Appeared in 39 sets and 11 matches with 10 starts as an outside hitter ... Averaged 2.00 kills and 1.00 digs ... Surpassed double digits in kills four times including a season-best 12 at Cal State Northridge (2/8) ... Went on a streak of 59 attacks without an error which spanned four different matches and nine sets (Jan. 8-25) ... Calculated a .254 (78 kills-29 errors-193 attempts) season hitting percentage ... Collected six digs vs. Pacific (1/18) ... Posted four blocks at CSUN (2/8) ... Totaled 78 kills, six assists, six aces, 39 digs, 21 blocks and 94.5 points ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Played in 74 sets and 26 matches ... Was the starting defensive specialist in seven matches ... Picked up a career-high eight digs vs. Cal Baptist (2/15) ... Tallied seven digs at BYU (3/2) ... Did not miss a single serve in 69 attempts ...Handed out two assists against Harvard (3/12) ... Totaled five assists and 46 digs as a sophomore ... MPSF All-Academic team ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Saw action in 53 sets and 20 matches, usually coming in to serve or play defense ... Saw time in the front row versus UC San Diego (3/12) and made one attack ... Set a season-high four digs versus UC San Diego (3/12) ... Totaled 27 digs and two assists on the season ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB: Played with the Bay to Bay Volleyball Club since age 14 ... Selected to the All-Tournament team of the Junior Olympics Open Division when a member of the 15-1 and 16-1 teams ... 17-1 and 18-1 teams finished in the top-10 at the Junior Olympics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Enjoys volleyball because "it's my passion. It makes me happy when I play." ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Jose Sharks ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is hockey ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Clay Stanley ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite book is The Sun Also Rises ... Favorite TV show is That `70s Show ... Favorite movie is Stepbrothers.