Pepperdine opens 2014 regular season against defending NCAA Champion UC Irvine on Jan. 10.
Rhein one of 43 players to earn MPSF All-Academic status in the sport of men's volleyball.
Pepperdine makes its 19th appearance in the postseason MPSF Tournament.
Pepperdine faces Bruins and Gauchos on the road before opening the 2013 MPSF Tournament next week Saturday.
Waves Host Final Two Regular-Season Home Matches, Celebrate Senior Night on Saturday vs. Long Beach State
Prior to Saturday's 5 p.m. match vs. the 49ers, Pepperdine will honors the program's three seniors: James Powers, Maurice Torres and Beau Vandeweghe.
CAREER: Through three seasons has appeared in 166 sets and 57 matches ... Served as a defensive specialist/libero as a sophomore before playing outside hitter during junior season ... Averaged 2.00 kills/set as a front row player in 2013 ... Averaging 0.67 digs with a total of 112 entering senior season.
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.