Waves well represented at the St. Petersburg Open over the weekend.
PERSONAL: John Mayer begins his junior season at Pepperdine . . . Born June 11, 1982 . . . A resident of Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... A 2000 graduate of Thousand Oaks High and a 2002 graduate of Los Angeles Pierce Community College.
2004: Finished the season with a team-high .446 attack percentage ... started every match of the season at the setter's position ... Pepperdine hit at a .367 clip with Mayer quarterbacking the offense ... averaged 13.75 assists-per-match ... Logged five 60+ assist matches, including a season-high 67 in the MPSF tournament finals against BYU ... Other 60+ assists matches were UC Irvine (66), Long Beach State (64, 61) and Cal State Northridge (61) ... Turned in three double-doubles on the year with 54 assists and 11 digs against UCLA, 61 assists and 12 digs against Northridge and 50 assists and 11 digs against Stanford ... Recorded a season-best seven kills on nine swings (.778) against UCSD ... Finished the season with 20 aces, including a season-high three twice (BYU, Pacific).
2003: In his first season as a Wave, John led Pepperdine to a 24-6 record as the starting setter, all the way to the NCAA Championships where the Waves fell to Lewis in a five-game decision. Leading the team with 1,427 set assists (an average of 13.46 assists per game), John also proved to be an impressive addition to the already-strong blocking component to the Wave's defense - recording 92 total blocks. John also added 194 digs, six service aces and maintained a .346 hitting percentage.... Had a season and team-high 68 assists in a four-game win over the University of Hawai'i on February 26, 2003 and a personal-best 12 digs against both UC Irvine (April 3, 2003) and in the National Championship Semi-Finals against Lewis (May 1, 2003).
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Helped Los Angeles Pierce Community College win the 2002 California state championship . . . Selected the "Most Valuable Player" at the California state championship . . . Earned South Coast Conference "Most Valuable Player" accolades during the 2002 campaign . . . Redshirted at Los Angeles Pierce Community College during the 2001 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time first team All-Marmonte League pick at Thousand Oaks High . . . Also considered attending Notre Dame.