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Josh Taylor
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Josh Taylor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Punahou School

Height:
6-7

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
2V

04/17/2014

MPSF Announces All-Conference Team

West, Taylor, Kalmbach and Tarantino all recognized by league coaches in this year's all-conference team.

04/12/2014

Waves Win, Tie for First in Final MPSF Standings

Josh Taylor reaches 1,000 career kills milestone in 3-1 win over Hawaii.

04/11/2014

Waves Beat Hawaii, Will Host MPSF Quarterfinals

Pepperdine will host its first-round MPSF Tournament match on April 19.

04/05/2014

Pepperdine Holds Off USC in Five Set Thriller

Matt Tarantino sets new career high with 11 blocks tonight vs. the Trojans.

03/29/2014

Men's Volleyball Takes Down Pacific, 3-1

Pepperdine sits in second place in the MPSF with a 1.5 match lead on UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State and Stanford, all tied for third place.

04/12/2014

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Hawaii

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Hawaii, Senior Night. Photos by Martin A. Folb.

03/20/2014

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

03/12/2014

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine at UCLA

Pepperdine defeats UCLA 3-1 on March 11 to sweep the season series vs. the Bruins. Photos by Martin A. Folb.

02/05/2014

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA Photos by Martin A. Folb.

01/31/2014

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. BYU

Pepperdine def. BYU 3-2. (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

Josh Taylor Career StatisticsGet Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Through two seasons, has appeared in 53 matches and 202 sets ... Averaging 3.31 kills while hitting .266 ... Enters junior season with 668 kills ... Also averaging 1.11 digs.

PEPPERDINE 2013: All-MPSF second team selection ... Started in all 26 matches and appeared in 99 total sets ... Ranked second on the team with 3.08 kills ... Hit .302 (305 kills-117 errors-623 attempts) on the season which ranked 28th in the NCAA ... Surpassed double-digits in kills in 18 matches including a 20 kill performance vs. BYU (2/15) ... Posted first career double-double against Stanford (1/20) with 13 kills and 11 digs ... Registered another double-double vs. Long Beach State (4/6) with 18 kills and a career-high 13 digs ... Averaged 1.24 digs ... Paced the team with a .950 (31 errors-626 attempts) serve receive percentage ... Hit at a .650 (14 kills-1 error-20 attempts) clip at Long Beach State (2/6) ... Also dished three assists vs. the 49ers ... Averaged 0.59 blocks for a season total of 58 ... Other season totals include 305 kills, 18 assists, 16 aces, 123 digs and 350.5 points.

PEPPERDINE 2012: MPSF All-Freshman Team ... Ranked second on the team, eighth in the MPSF and 16th in the NCAA with a 3.52 kills/set average ... Posted a season-high 27 kills at UC San Diego (1/27) ... Eclipsed double-digit kill totals in 19 matches ... Tallied 20+ kills four times ...Appeared in 103 sets and 27 matches ... Made first career start vs. Lewis (1/7) and made 25 total starts as a freshman ... Recorded three service aces against George Mason (3/24) ... Set a season-best with nine digs at Long Beach State (4/14) ... Totaled 363 kills earned on a .236 hitting percentage ... Other season totals include 11 assists, 12 service aces, 101 digs, 49.0 blocks and 404.0 points ... Recorded a .954 (28 errors, 611 attempts) receiving percentage ... Set a season-high hitting percentage of .585 (26-5-36) against Lewis (1/8) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

USA: Member of the U.S. Junior National Team in both 2010 and 2011 ... Won the 2010 NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship, alongside fellow Wave Maurice Torres, to qualify for the 2011 FIVB Men's Junior World Championships ... Competed with the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team in 2009.

CLUB: Played for the Ku'ikahi Volleyball Club's 15s, 16s, 17s and 18s squads.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Punahou School in 2011 ... Four-year member of the varsity volleyball team ... Voted Star Advertiser's All-State Player of the Year as a junior ... Recognized as an all-state first team selection as both a sophomore and junior ... Earned Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 distinction ... Led team to state championship title in 2009 and 2010 ... Also lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL: Hails from Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Graham and Kimberly ... Brother to younger siblings Nikki and Kaili ... Father played basketball at University of the Pacific ... Credits his mother for his involvement and success in the sport of volleyball ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose Pepperdine "because of Marv Dunphy, and for the opportunity to play for a team that has the potential to win national championships."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Bartosz Kurek ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite television show is Man vs. Wild ... Favorite movie is Step Brothers ... Favorite musical artist is Eminem ... Favorite beach activity is body boarding ... Favorite food is chocolate ... Enjoys surfing, bodysurfing, hanging out with friends and spending time with family.

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