Rhein one of 43 players to earn MPSF All-Academic status in the sport of men's volleyball.
PERSONAL: Born July 1, 1984 . . . A resident of Carol Stream, Ill. . . . A 2002 graduate of West Chicago High.
2005: Recorded seven kills and seven blocks in NCAA Championship match against UCLA ... started every match at the middle blocker position ... broke a 15-year old school record by hitting .909 (10-0-11) in the MPSF Championship match against Long Beach State (4/30) ... also turned in eight block assists ... recorded first double-double of the season with a 10-kill, 12-block effort against Northridge in MPSF semifinal match (4/28) ... turned in 10 kills with nine blocks against Cal Baptist (4/8) ... hit .643 (10-1-14) with three blocks against UCSD (4/2) ... logged nine kills and seven blocks against Pacific (3/19) ... set a new career-high with nine digs to go along with 11 kills against USC (3/17) ... had fifth double-digit kill night with 13, while hitting .733 against Hawaii (3/4) ... set a new career-high for blocks with 12 against Hawaii (3/2) ... Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week (2/14) ... recorded six blocks against CSUN (2/23) ... hit .583 (8-1-12) with three aces and four blocks against BYU (2/12) ... logged 10 kills on 12 swings with six blocks against BYU (2/11) ... went 15-0-19 with five blocks against Santa Barbara (2/8) ... recorded seven kills on eight swings with two aces and five blocks against UC San Diego (1/28) ... totalled a career-high 16 kills on 25 attempts with just one error and four blocks against Long Beach State (1/27) ... equalled a then-career-best 14 kills Irvine (1/21), committed just one error in the match for a .722 percentage ... also recorded eight block assists ... recorded six block assists against Pacific (1/14) ... had 10 kills and seven blocks against Stanford (1/15).
2004: Started and played in every match of the season ... Finished the year with a .441 hitting percentage, second on the team ... Averaged 2.43 kills-per-game and led the team with 124 total blocks ... Turned in 10 double-digit kill efforts on the season, including a season-high 16 against San Diego ... Recorded four consecutive matches with 10+ kills between March 20 and April 1 ... Burned BYU for a season-best four service aces on Jan. 10 ... Recorded a season-high 10 block assists against Lewis.
2003: Made an appearance 28 of the team's 30 matches, helping the Waves tally an overall record of 24-6 and win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season and post-season tournament titles for the second straight year . . . The Waves advanced to the semi-finals before falling to eventual NCAA Champion, Lewis . . . Totaled 159 kills and a team-best .434 hitting percentage . . . Recorded four service aces, 29 digs, and 107 blocks (8-99) . . . His 99 block assists were a team second-best. . . Hit double-digit kills on four occasions with his best showing against USC and Hawai'i where he established a career-high 13 kills in back-to-back matches . . . Hit a career-high .778 (7-9) versus UCLA where he also had four block assists . . . Had a career-high eight total blocks at Hawai'i (0-8) and versus Lewis (0-8) . . . Averaged 1.75 kills, 0.23 assists, 0.04 aces, 0.32 digs, and 1.18 blocks per game.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at West Chicago High . . . Named the program's "Most Improved Player" in 2001 and "Most Valuable Player" in 2002 . . . A first team All-Du Page Valley Conference selection in 2001 and 2002 . . . Named to the Daily Herald All-Area team both years . . . Helped West Chicago High place fourth at the Illinois state championships in 2001 and fifth in 2002 . . . A first team All-Illinois selection by the Chicago Tribune in 2002 . . . Selected to Volleyball Magazine's "Fabulous 50" list of recruits . . . Also considered Cal State Northridge, Loyola-Chicago, Ohio State and Pacific.